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Windows 7: Is this nice for a beginner system build with lots of horsepower?

15 Mar 2013   #1
sisrace

 
Is this nice for a beginner system build with lots of horsepower?

This is a Budgetbuild!
Have a budget of about 8000Kr (about 1300$)

The system:

Case: Zalman Z11 Plus Black
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 EXTREME4, ATX
CPU: Intel core i5 3570K 3,4Ghz (ivy Bridge)
PSU: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Modular
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD7950 3072MB Windforce
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm SATA 6Gbit/s
RAM: Patriot 8GB DDR3 2400MHz Viper DIV2
Aftermarket cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

! NOT GOING TO OVERCLOCK !

Mostly going to do gaming. some video rendering and recording. but thats not that big of a deal.
The thing i Mostly whant is lot of Fps with lot of quality.
I'm the sort of guy that takes Quality instead fps. but theres a limit. I hate lag. A LOT. so it usally is beeing fps instead of quality. that takes the fun from the game almost...


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15 Mar 2013   #2
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Yep, that should be able to handle any game you throw at it... beginner you say? That's better than what I currently run! Yep, that's a nice rig.
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15 Mar 2013   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Looks good to me.

I take it that the RAM is 2X4GB. DDR3-2400 may be a waste, but not a major one.

If your budget can stand it, I suggest adding a 120GB or larger SSD to run the OS and applications. (Larger if you want to run games from it.) There are a number of good 120GB SSDs that can be had in the US for less than $100.

And, of course, a larger heat sink & fan (or a closed loop liquid system) for the CPU so you can overclock the heck out of the 3570k. It'd be a shame to buy a k suffix CPU and not OC it.
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15 Mar 2013   #4
sisrace

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Looks good to me.

I take it that the RAM is 2X4GB. DDR3-2400 may be a waste, but not a major one.

If your budget can stand it, I suggest adding a 120GB or larger SSD to run the OS and applications. (Larger if you want to run games from it.) There are a number of good 120GB SSDs that can be had in the US for less than $100.

And, of course, a larger heat sink & fan (or a closed loop liquid system) for the CPU so you can overclock the heck out of the 3570k. It'd be a shame to buy a k suffix CPU and not OC it.


I did stay away from ssd's becouse of the prize, worthness, the way they do "burn" out after a certain amount of overwrites. I do really enyoy if you could help out with the ssd i could possibly use and still not blow the budget. Like change the ram to 1600 or higher. Dont need more than 8gb and whant it to be fast becouse i usally run servers on it like minecraft. Btw the ram was my biggest question here. I whant it to be "futureproof" and i do really easy get more than i need in performance. But like i said. Please tell my why i should use a ssd becouse i dont see the overall use in it. And then show me a good kinda cheap one. If the performance boost is big enough you could change ram and something other. The gpu cpu and motherboard is a must tho. I really whant that. BUT the psu is a other thing im not sure about. I whant it to be partially modular. Like the 16 pin motherboard connector and the cpu/pci-e (not sure) power really dont need to be modular.
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15 Mar 2013   #5
sisrace

 

NOTE! This dont include cd reader and soundcard becouse i already have it on some other computers. The soundcard: a soundcard from the fijutsu scaleo x old computer. And ive heard old soundcard is better than new becouse of the limitations in the new one. Look at it. My uncle said it was one of the old proffecional soundcard. And in the scaleo x do have two dvd burners and in my new old computer i have one too.
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15 Mar 2013   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 



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15 Mar 2013   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Then the most transformational addition as others have mentioned.

Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD2BAA Solid State Drive - Newegg.com
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15 Mar 2013   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

For what my opinion is worth the RAM sisrace buy it in a kit mate I got my G Skill 2400 and leave it at 1866MHz and it runs fine my specs are similar except for the board

Oh yeah am with linne on the SSD mate I have Samsungs but anything pretty much without a Sandforce controller.
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15 Mar 2013   #9
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
For what my opinion is worth the RAM sisrace buy it in a kit mate I got my G Skill 2400 and leave it at 1866MHz and it runs fine my specs are similar except for the board

Oh yeah am with linne on the SSD mate I have Samsungs but anything pretty much without a Sandforce controller.
I'm happy with my Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD. Also with an OCZ Vertex 3 drive on another system. Sandforce controllers all. (My oldest SSD uses Indilinx.)

Intel uses Sandforce controllers on their Cherryville and Maple Crest series drives. I doubt that most people would steer you away from those.

That said, if I was buying a drive today, I might go for a Samsung 840 or the Corsair Neutron.

MLC SSDs haven't been popular long enough for there to be a lot of information about longevity, but I think they ought to be good for a few year's normal use at least. I expect that they're no more to be feared than spinners. (Those are bad enough to begin with. Spinning drives may be DOA, expire five minutes after the warranty, or work trouble free for 10 years.)

As regards the RAM, I can't comment. My favorite online retailers don't carry the Patriot DDR3-2400, so I can't see what price premium it commands over DDR3-1600.

As for the old sound card, it probably is a PCI card. The Asrock MB has PCI slots in addition to the PCI-E(xpress) ones, so you'd be OK with that. I hope that it has decent Windows 7 drivers, whatever it is.
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15 Mar 2013   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace View Post
NOTE! This dont include cd reader and soundcard becouse i already have it on some other computers. The soundcard: a soundcard from the fijutsu scaleo x old computer. And ive heard old soundcard is better than new becouse of the limitations in the new one. Look at it. My uncle said it was one of the old proffecional soundcard. And in the scaleo x do have two dvd burners and in my new old computer i have one too.
Well if you want my opinion again for what it is worth I have Asus Xonar DG cards in all my machines and the sound is just the best. This is also not expensive to buy ($35 here) and will drive up to 5:1 and 7:1 systems with a great GUI for effects but there again what I like I expect there will always be those who don't.
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