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Windows 7: A New (*upgrade) System Build, Components and Case Questions

02 Feb 2013   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That all looks like a good setup although I would still go with some higher frequency RAM, especially with the 3770K and the board supporting up to 2600 (expensive stuff). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...PC3%2020800%29

I like the case a lot other than it has no side window to show off the clean cabling you can do with it. It's the same size as many full tower cases.

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02 Feb 2013   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The Antec P280 does have a windowed version.

I've been doing some reading online and I came across, on a lot of sites, that the 3570K is better than the 3770K
for gaming is that true?
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02 Feb 2013   #23

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post
The Antec P280 does have a windowed version.

I've been doing some reading online and I came across, on a lot of sites, that the 3570K is better than the 3770K
for gaming is that true?
Usually because having HyperThreading enabled has a history of causing "jittery" gaming performance. Not only that, but HyperThreading results in higher temps, and it reduces your maximum potential overclock.
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02 Feb 2013   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post
The Antec P280 does have a windowed version.

I've been doing some reading online and I came across, on a lot of sites, that the 3570K is better than the 3770K
for gaming is that true?
Usually because having HyperThreading enabled has a history of causing "jittery" gaming performance.
Yep following up that I've decided to go with the 3570K instead due to the above and reading about "coding pitfalls" over at Intel's website.


I can't really see much advantage to Memory frequencies such as 2400Mhz over say 1600Mhz
and it costs nearly twice as much, can some one enlighten me please?
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02 Feb 2013   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This upgrade will run me around 1750$, is that reasonable?
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02 Feb 2013   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry for triple posting ..

Update v3 - the buying list so far:

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4Ghz s1155 6MB
Corsair Hydro H100i
Asus P8Z77-V PRO
Corsair 2x8GB Vengeance DDR3 1600MHZ Dual Channel CL10-10-10-27
SeaSonic 1000W Platinum-Series
Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black Case
Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24'' With LED IPS


So?
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02 Feb 2013   #27

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As you can see by my specs I'm a Corsair person but in the price range I would choose the P280 case. I would like it better if the hard drive bays were moveable. Personal choice. From what I seen the P180 is made for 240 radiator with 120 mm fans. A H100i should be no problem. Using my 3 brain cells it looks like it could be push pull also, but a push pull only helps about 3 C. The P280 has many option for adding fans so you could change/adjust air circulation any way needed. I have watched videos on the Corair 500R, 500D, and the 650D and I would choose the P280. The P280 is also very quiet. Just my thoughts.
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http://youtu.be/gIwvek4tDf8
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02 Feb 2013   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
As you can see by my specs I'm a Corsair person but in the price range I would choose the P280 case. I would like it better if the hard drive bays were moveable. Personal choice. From what I seen the P180 is made for 240 radiator with 120 mm fans. A H100i should be no problem. Using my 3 brain cells it looks like it could be push pull also, but a push pull only helps about 3 C. The P280 has many option for adding fans so you could change/adjust air circulation any way needed. I have watched videos on the Corair 500R, 500D, and the 650D and I would choose the P280. The P280 is also very quiet. Just my thoughts.
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Antec P280 Silent Case Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips - YouTube
I read some user reviews about the legs breaking off too easily as well The C70 seems to have an over all
better build quality.
What do reckon of the Fractal Design Define R4 (it's at about the same price point) ?

I have another query:

I've seen benchmarks and compared the Asus P8Z77-V Pro and the non Pro version (P8Z77-V)
very very similar the one "major" thing I've noticed is that it has 12 phase rather than 8 on the non pro.
Is it going to play much of a factor?, I'm looking to lightly OC my CPU (around 4.2 / 4.5).
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02 Feb 2013   #29

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post
Sorry for triple posting ..

Update v3 - the buying list so far:

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4Ghz s1155 6MB
Corsair Hydro H100i
Asus P8Z77-V PRO
Corsair 2x8GB Vengeance DDR3 1600MHZ Dual Channel CL10-10-10-27
SeaSonic 1000W Platinum-Series
Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black Case
Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24'' With LED IPS


So?
Not bad, but the PSU is a waste of money unless you want to have like 3-4 7970s or 3-4 GTX 680s.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
As you can see by my specs I'm a Corsair person but in the price range I would choose the P280 case. I would like it better if the hard drive bays were moveable. Personal choice. From what I seen the P180 is made for 240 radiator with 120 mm fans. A H100i should be no problem. Using my 3 brain cells it looks like it could be push pull also, but a push pull only helps about 3 C. The P280 has many option for adding fans so you could change/adjust air circulation any way needed. I have watched videos on the Corair 500R, 500D, and the 650D and I would choose the P280. The P280 is also very quiet. Just my thoughts.
---------------------
Antec P280 Silent Case Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips - YouTube
I read some user reviews about the legs breaking off too easily as well The C70 seems to have an over all
better build quality.
What do reckon of the Fractal Design Define R4 (it's at about the same price point) ?

I have another query:

I've seen benchmarks and compared the Asus P8Z77-V Pro and the non Pro version (P8Z77-V)
very very similar the one "major" thing I've noticed is that it has 12 phase rather than 8 on the non pro.
Is it going to play much of a factor?, I'm looking to lightly OC my CPU (around 4.2 / 4.5).
For that kind of an overclock, the 8-phase design is enough.
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02 Feb 2013   #30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I would much rather have more power available than I need, than to need more and not have it and damage components.
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