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Windows 7: Custom PC

12 Apr 2011   #11

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I would quibble with these items:

Intel Core i3 2120 3.3GHz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - Retail; I would upgrade to at least i-2400

Novatech 750W ATX Power Supply for AMD and Intel Motherboards 20Pin + 4Pin; I would not get a no-name PSU and the wattage is overkill.

1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA II 32MB Cache Retail Hard Drive; I would not buy Seagate

4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10666 DIMM Memory; I would not buy no-name RAM and I might consider 8 GB

Windows Ultimate Edition 7 English DVD - Retail; I would not buy Ultimate unless I had specific reasons to need its added functionality. Do you know what it has that Home Premium does not have?

And you should be sure you get a B3 version motherboard. If not, it will have the chipset defect and be subject to recall. The motherboard you list is not a B3.

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12 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7

If u are willing to get a PC that can run crysis smooth Under 500$ then these are some good hardware i recommend :

1)Amd Phenom X4 3.00Ghz(any model that has 3.00 Ghz)
2)4GB RAM (id suggest u get corsair RAM,they are the best)
3)500GB HDD (1TB unless u watch a lot of porn)
4)ati radeon Hd 4870(6850 will also do great)
5)Asus Rampage Extreme(for the AMD processors)
6)650 Watt PSU(from corsair aagain)
7)Cpu cabinet depends
8)Cooler Master if u wish to overclock

Cheers =)
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12 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Price isn't a big problem ,

I will consider about changing the processer and PSU and I do know the differences between ultimate and home premium ;-)

However of the brand is a problem then what HDD would you recommend

Many thanks for your views,

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12 Apr 2011   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post

However of the brand is a problem then what HDD would you recommend
I would get a Samsung or Western Digital HDD.

I would get Corsair, Crucial, or Kingston RAM.

I would get an Antec or Seasonic PSU.

I would get a B3 motherboard.
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12 Apr 2011   #15

Windows 7

yes Western Digital is the best HDD brand out yet.
They provide excellent Hard drives with 5 years warranty and their after sales customer service is excellent.
Let me tell you my incidence with them.
I had a 4.3 years old 80 GB hdd....which had some bad sectors on them(due to my careless attemts )and i requested a replacement order.Withing 1 hour a courier person came and took it for replacement.and after 3 days my new HDD came,and to my astonishment they sent a 500gb SATA II hdd.Well what else to say i was damn happy.
Trust me go for Western Digital,excellnt company.

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12 Apr 2011   #16

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

I would also recomend WD. They really stand behind their products. I had a trashed 1tb(my fault). RMAed it. They upgraded me for free just for sticking with their drives! Now I have a 2tb!! Also if you "trade in your remaining warranty" they will give like $30 off a new drive from their website. Check them out. Don't think you can go wrong. Also if you do not set up RAID1 then go with a back up drive anyway. I know from experience. When you get a lot of media, and then your hdd crapps out it takes a lot of time to get it all back!!
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