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Windows 7: Going to build this for my dad... any problems?

23 Apr 2010   #1
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Going to build this for my dad... any problems?

Oi!

My dad wants to build himself a new PC Exclusively to play Left 4 Dead 2 (go figure...) and I would like to have advice.

Case : Newegg.ca - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GPU : Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100289L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
PSU : Newegg.ca - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
RAM : Newegg.ca - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
Mobo : Newegg.ca - ASUS P5QL/EPU LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU : Newegg.ca - Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Optical drive : Newegg.ca - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
Storage HDD : Newegg.ca - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SSD : Newegg.ca - Corsair Extreme Series CMFSSD-32D1 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Monitor : Newegg.ca - Hanns·G HZ201HPB Black 20" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 X-Contrast 15000:1(1000:1) Built-in Speakers
Win7 : Newegg.ca - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit French 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Is there any problems with this build.
(Note : He is not going to pay more than that... I've already need to order twice (credit limit is @ 800$))
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2010   #2
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Oi!

My dad wants to build himself a new PC Exclusively to play Left 4 Dead 2 (go figure...) and I would like to have advice.

Case : Newegg.ca - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GPU : Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100289L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
PSU : Newegg.ca - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
RAM : Newegg.ca - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
Mobo : Newegg.ca - ASUS P5QL/EPU LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU : Newegg.ca - Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Optical drive : Newegg.ca - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
Storage HDD : Newegg.ca - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SSD : Newegg.ca - Corsair Extreme Series CMFSSD-32D1 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Monitor : Newegg.ca - Hanns·G HZ201HPB Black 20" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 X-Contrast 15000:1(1000:1) Built-in Speakers
Win7 : Newegg.ca - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit French 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Is there any problems with this build.
(Note : He is not going to pay more than that... I've already need to order twice (credit limit is @ 800$))
Nice... I should be so lucky...

My only suggestion is that you should probably go with a Western Digital HDD... I find the Seagates are rather noisey and I've had reliability problems with them as well. WD has never let me down yet. A little more than 80gb might also be a good idea... they fill up pretty fast these days.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2010   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Go for it. . .it doesn't do the job then what will. Should be one Hell of system. . .
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23 Apr 2010   #4
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
My only suggestion is that you should probably go with a Western Digital HDD... I find the Seagates are rather noisey and I've had reliability problems with them as well. WD has never let me down yet. A little more than 80gb might also be a good idea... they fill up pretty fast these days.
It was the cheapest hard drives. My dad only has like 5GB of music that he doesn't want to extend too much, about 1GB of "jokes" he receive by e-mail... he really doesn't need much so that's why I don't buy anything bigger. Reliability-wise, you're right but if it fails, it's not a big deal... it was cheap and you can easily change it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Go for it. . .it doesn't do the job then what will. Should be one Hell of system. . .
Thanks

Guys, anything cooling wise? Are the stock fans enough?
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23 Apr 2010   #5
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Guys, anything cooling wise? Are the stock fans enough?
You're dad's not an overclocker is he?

Should be fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2010   #6
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Guys, anything cooling wise? Are the stock fans enough?
You're dad's not an overclocker is he?

Should be fine.
Nah. Thanks for the precision.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2010   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

If you order before 4/30 you might consider this.

Newegg.com - MSI R5750-MD1G Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Same price as the one you selected and a step up.

Jim
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2010   #8
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
If you order before 4/30 you might consider this.

Newegg.com - MSI R5750-MD1G Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Same price as the one you selected and a step up.

Jim
1. It's 25$ more expensive
2. replace .com by .ca
3. Will he (my dad) need it? No.

Thanks for the suggestion anyway!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2010   #9
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This sounds a great rig bit I think one of the most important things in a system is the display.
It's where you interact with the computer.
Could you not get a larger screen?
I suppose it would have to come from a saving elsewhere which would be a pity as everything looks good and tight.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2010   #10
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Oi!

My dad wants to build himself a new PC Exclusively to play Left 4 Dead 2 (go figure...) and I would like to have advice.

Case : Newegg.ca - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GPU : Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100289L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
PSU : Newegg.ca - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
RAM : Newegg.ca - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
Mobo : Newegg.ca - ASUS P5QL/EPU LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU : Newegg.ca - Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Optical drive : Newegg.ca - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
Storage HDD : Newegg.ca - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SSD : Newegg.ca - Corsair Extreme Series CMFSSD-32D1 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Monitor : Newegg.ca - Hanns·G HZ201HPB Black 20" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 X-Contrast 15000:1(1000:1) Built-in Speakers
Win7 : Newegg.ca - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit French 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Is there any problems with this build.
(Note : He is not going to pay more than that... I've already need to order twice (credit limit is @ 800$))
I would recommend an amd processor and motherboard because of the higher performance/price ratio that amd offers, the amd athlon II x4 620 paired with a 785g motherboard should be cheaper than any intel offering while providing better performance
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