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Windows 7: Which of these processors would you recommend

24 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kersey View Post
Thanks for all the advice and info guys.

The spec I'm probably going to go for is below...not building myself though.
The price is 339:

AMD Athlon II X4 635 (4x 2.9GHz) 4000MT, 2mb
Standard AMD CPU Cooler
Case Fans - Standard case fans
Power Supply - 400w Standard
Memory - 2gb Kingston DDR3 1333mhz
Hard Drive - 500gb SATA2 Hard Drive
Dual Layer DVDRW Drive
512mb Nvidia GeForce GT240

What do you reckon??
If it's within your budget you may want to go for more RAM to future proof it for future OSes (or to go 64 bit) but other than that I can see that being a good PC for your purposes.

Do you plan on running Windows 7 32bit or 64bit?


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24 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I can't really go for any more RAM at the moment but will add in future when the coin allows.
I'll be putting 32bit Win XP on it as I have an original disc that I've bought for the pc that died, so wouldn't get the most out of it if I bought more RAM now.
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24 Aug 2010   #13
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Can you afford a 500W power supply? It will give you a little more breathing room.
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24 Aug 2010   #14

windows 7

That is not a bad build. My only question is what manufactures power supply are you going with?
The best advice I can give is do not skimp on the power supply. A good 400w PS will do. But a cheep one will be you worst enemy. As Mellon Head as said 500 or 550 would be better.
Hope this helps.
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25 Aug 2010   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I have a choice of upgrading the power supply to either '450w Powercool 80 + Dual Rail' or a '550w Thermaltake' at a small extra cost.
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25 Aug 2010   #16
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

I'd go for the Thermaltake. More Wattage.
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26 Aug 2010   #17
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Of the two, Thermaltake all the way. Those Powercool PSU's are nothing more than some POS no-name things that get passed off as the house brand by most of the UK retailers, with the only reviews on any of them on said retailers websites.
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