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Windows 7: Is this PC a good build?

28 Feb 2015   #41
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Someone who did nothing but game might well prefer a standard hard drive and a $300 video card than an SSD and a $230 video card. And maybe a $140 CPU rather than a $190 CPU if it meant a better video card could be bought with the saved money.

An SSD is noticeable mostly when you boot and open applications. For other stuff, it's nice, but not a night and day difference from an HDD.

All that is stuff you have to sort out with your father and uncle.

You've got $70 worth of headphones, mice, and keyboards that can likely be reduced if necessary.


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28 Feb 2015   #42
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Okay i will follow your steps. I was thinking to have 3 harddrives anyway.

2 TB
298 GB (from my HP Laptop)
223 GB (from my Samsung Laptop)
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28 Feb 2015   #43
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Now then? I have updated my build to the cheapest i can get.
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28 Feb 2015   #44
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I see you got rid of the SSD and have gone with a GTX 960 2 GB video card.

And you moved down to an i3-4150.

Rather than an i5-4590 and a GeForce GT 630 video card.

I'll leave it to gamers to tell you if that was wise.

People will try to tell you that the Green drives are slow. I can tell you that they are faster than a "fast" 7200 rpm drive from say the 2011 era. Others will tell you they aren't reliable. Well, you can find horror stories on every hard drive.

Do you need 2 TB of new storage? If not, look at the 1 TB WD blue series, for about $55.

GeForce says this about that card:

GeForce GTX 960 | Specifications | GeForce

120 W Graphics Card Power (W)
400 W Minimum Recommended System Power (W)

So, if you are going with that card, you could probably go with a 450 watt PSU.

I don't know how well that video card/CPU combination will play your chosen games.
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28 Feb 2015   #45
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Well, 1TB is enough thats for sure. I'll be waiting for responses about my choice. Devlin said i cant run Advanced Warfare on it so thats a shame. I would love an i5 but thinking about the videocard i must cut off some money.
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28 Feb 2015   #46
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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01 Mar 2015   #47
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Updated.
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01 Mar 2015   #48
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

In terms of budget, getting an AMD card will cut your budget down, you can get a 3GB 280X a lot cheaper than gtx960, could also get a top end AMD CPU cheaper than intel as well, i3 i wouldn't recommend for high end gaming due to it only being a dual core, where as most games are now having quad cores as minimum requirements. Il spec a build for you for your budget and see what i can come up with.
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01 Mar 2015   #49
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

  • *BASE_PRICE: [+829]
  • BLUETOOTH: None
  • CABLE: None
  • CAS: NZXT Source 340 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, Side-Panel Window [+9] (White/Black Color)
  • CASUPGRADE: None
  • CD: None [-13]
  • CD2: None
  • COOLANT: Standard Coolant
  • CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.50 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
  • CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
  • DOCKINGSTATION: None
  • ENGRAVING: None
  • FA_HDD: None
  • FAN: AMD Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink [-30]
  • FLASHMEDIA: None
  • FREEBIE_TB: None
  • GLASSES: None
  • HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
  • HDD2: None
  • HEADSET: Cooler Master Storm Ceres-300 Gaming Headset [+35]
  • HS_HANGER: None
  • IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
  • KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
  • MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/2133MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V3)
  • MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P 1080P (23.6" Viewable) 2ms LED Backlight, DVI, HDMI Input [+169] (Single Monitor)
  • MOPAD: None
  • MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance AMD 970 ATX w/ 1 GbLAN, 3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 1 PCI, 1 M.2 [+26]
  • MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
  • NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
  • OS: Windows 7 Professional [+31] (64-bit Edition)
  • OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
  • POWERSUPPLY: 550 Watts - Corsair CSM Series CS550M 80 Plus Gold Certified Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply [+54]
  • RUSH: Standard Process Time: Ship within 8 Business Day
  • SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR [3 Year Labor, 1 Year Parts] LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
  • SPEAKERS: None
  • TEMP: None
  • TVRC: None
  • USBFLASH: None
  • USBHD: None
  • USBX: None
  • VIDEO: AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Single Card)
  • WNC: None
  • _PRICE: (+1119)
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01 Mar 2015   #50
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Can you please make another build, all the parts are not in the list and most parts are priceless(they have no price).
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