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Windows 7: New Rig

05 Dec 2010   #1

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 
New Rig

Hey all, haven't used SevenForums in a while so don't know if anythings changed. Anyways I was thinking of buying a new system from Cyberpower and wanted to ask whether my planned system will have any bottlenecks/overhead. Here is my planned spec:
•CASE: NZXT Phantom Full Tower (Black)
•CD/DVD: 24X Double Layer DVD±RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-980X Extreme Edition
•HDD: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache HDD
•RAM: 12GB (6x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Corsair XMS3
•MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6X58D-E
•PSU: 700 Watt (Generic)
•GPU: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB (SLI)
Feel free to make any suggestions.


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05 Dec 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

StoneHeart welcome back to SF,
The set up looks wicked but such a rig missing a SSD in todays world is a glaring omission in my opinion. And a Crucial Real SSD, OCZ Vertex or Intel and load the OS and app's. only. I use a 64gb and it's more than enough and it will transform your experience !
Also I would consider a upgrade on the PSU to 900-1100w and go modular from a quality brand name, don't skimp on power !
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05 Dec 2010   #3

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
StoneHeart welcome back to SF,
The set up looks wicked but such a rig missing a SSD in todays world is a glaring omission in my opinion. And a Crucial Real SSD, OCZ Vertex or Intel and load the OS and app's. only. I use a 64gb and it's more than enough and it will transform your experience !
I always thought SSD's were used for boot-up speed which is not an issue for me, though I could add one after buying the system because I will be installing Windows 7 Ultimate x64 myself. My main issue is price, this sytem will be paid for over a period of 48 months with 19.9% APR and buying an SSD from Cyberpower will cost a LOT. so now I can ask for relatively cheap SSD's, any suggestions??
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05 Dec 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My Crucial Real SSD Sata III at 64gb was only $135.00 delivered USD. Yes adding this later will decrease boot but who really cares about that? It's the quickness of loading applications that I love the whole computer just feels more snappy and yes it's addicting. Load Photoshop and blink it's there, load any application, game, browser and it's just a fraction of the time to load. Boot and shut down are much faster but nothing can be done yet with the BIOS time but from there on it's totally transformational !
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05 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StoneHeart View Post
Hey all, haven't used SevenForums in a while so don't know if anythings changed. Anyways I was thinking of buying a new system from Cyberpower and wanted to ask whether my planned system will have any bottlenecks/overhead. Here is my planned spec:
•CASE: NZXT Phantom Full Tower (Black)
•CD/DVD: 24X Double Layer DVD±RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-980X Extreme Edition
•HDD: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache HDD
•RAM: 12GB (6x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Corsair XMS3
•MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6X58D-E
•PSU: 700 Watt (Generic)
•GPU: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB (SLI)
Feel free to make any suggestions.
Is it gonna be used for gaming?
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05 Dec 2010   #6

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StoneHeart View Post
Hey all, haven't used SevenForums in a while so don't know if anythings changed. Anyways I was thinking of buying a new system from Cyberpower and wanted to ask whether my planned system will have any bottlenecks/overhead. Here is my planned spec:
•CASE: NZXT Phantom Full Tower (Black)
•CD/DVD: 24X Double Layer DVD±RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-980X Extreme Edition
•HDD: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache HDD
•RAM: 12GB (6x2GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Corsair XMS3
•MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6X58D-E
•PSU: 700 Watt (Generic)
•GPU: 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB (SLI)
Feel free to make any suggestions.
Is it gonna be used for gaming?
What do you think?

OF COURSE, and maybe a little first time folding.
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05 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I agree on the SSD being lightning fast as I have a 64gig C and a 256gig D in my laptop. really fast.

but, 500 gigs for your hard disk is pretty small by todays standards. I would recommend
at least 2 hard disks of 500gigs each if you can afford it.

Rich
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05 Dec 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yeah 2 GTS 450's and 12gb of ram and a top line i7, it better be used for some serious fun and powerful computing.
When you get it you should open it up and clean up the cable routing take pictures and send them in under the "show us your rig" Also if any openings don't have optional fans I would fill them with high quality fans.
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05 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

2 GTS 450's are too slow for that price, for that system you should have/need at least a pair of 470's or a pair of 6870's. More to the point, you can build an Intel or AMD system that will be just as good for half the price. What is the PSU? Rail info? Its more important than the rest of the system.
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05 Dec 2010   #10

Micosoft Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
I agree on the SSD being lightning fast as I have a 64gig C and a 256gig D in my laptop. really fast.

but, 500 gigs for your hard disk is pretty small by todays standards. I would recommend
at least 2 hard disks of 500gigs each if you can afford it.

Rich
Believe me, I would not know what to do with all that space, though I may upgrade to a 640gig sataIII model
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