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Windows 7: Spec for new PC

27 Dec 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Spec for new PC

My old PC has died
The mobo and CPU are kaput so it is time to bite the bullet and invest in new. Below is the spec I intend to purchase. Cost will be just under £700. I think it looks good value, what do others think?

Case COOLERMASTER ELITE 311 BLUE CASE
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3770 (3.4GHz) 8MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® P8H77-M: M-ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0Gb/s, CrossFireX™
Memory (RAM) 8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
Graphics Card INTEGRATED GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR (GPU)
1st Hard Disk 180GB INTEL® 330 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 500MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 16MB CACHE
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
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27 Dec 2012   #2

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Sounds good to me , I take it you will be making it yourself .?
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27 Dec 2012   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

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27 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

why have you selected two HDD?
why not choosing one 1T HDD instead!
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27 Dec 2012   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
why have you selected two HDD?
why not choosing one 1T HDD instead!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
1st Hard Disk 180GB INTEL® 330 SERIES SSD,

2nd Hard Disk 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM
Is why.
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27 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's brilliant choice dude
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27 Dec 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I should have pointed out in my first post that although I have built my own PC's before this one comes ready built with a full 3 year warranty for under £700. You get to choose exactly the components you want together with a choice of Win 7 or 8 pre installed but absolutely no bloat ware so you get the PC in the condition you get after a clean install!
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27 Dec 2012   #8

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Is the intergrated graphics good enough for your needs John ?
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27 Dec 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Is the intergrated graphics good enough for your needs John ?
Yes more than adequate thanks. I was trying to keep the cost down below £700 so a better graphics would have been a luxury. It's always difficult to know when to stop in the configuration but the wallet shouts a bit if I go too far! This rig should last me well. If i needed better graphics in the future there's no reason why I can't fit a new card but I doubt I shall need it. My main consideration was power for photo (RAW format) and HD Video editing. The fact that I mentioned HD video might lead someone to suggest I need a Blue Ray burner. Very few of my videos are more than 30 mins long so I use a hybrid system. I can get 25 - 30 mins of HD video on a standard single side DVD and it plays perfectly in a Blue Ray player attached to my TV.

Thanks for all the responses.
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27 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I went with a build to order PC about 2 years ago and have been very happy with it, although I would like to build one from the ground up sometime. Your proposed build looks good to me. I would be interested in knowing how well the onboard GPU works. I am not a gamer and would like to go that way myself.
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