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Windows 7: Making a new Tower


15 Apr 2011   #1

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 
Making a new Tower

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15 Apr 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

If you are not going to overclock, you shouldn't need Ballistix RAM, but Crucial is a good brand.

That's a good basic case.

Many here would try to steer you away from Seagate hard drives toward WD or Samsung, but you can obviously have good or bad luck with any of them.
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15 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Just a suggestion for an alternate source of information. Toms Hardware Tom's Hardware: Hardware News, Tests and Reviews is FULL of people building home built computers, tracking the best configurations based on specific price-points and usages and they love to look over build specs and provide alternatives.

You might want to check it out.

Ski
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15 Apr 2011   #4

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hello,

I might think of overclocking later and I prefer Seagate to WD. So all the components listed will work well with each other?
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15 Apr 2011   #5

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I can't say that. I know next to nothing about AMD.

The power supply and case are certainly compatible with each other and should be fine.

But you need to check on the motherboard/RAM/processor compatibility. That's all AMD stuff and I can't help.
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15 Apr 2011   #6

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Can you call someone like whs to come help me? Im sure he knows loads about AMD
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15 Apr 2011   #7

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I can't contact any member any easier than you can yourself. I don't know WHS personally.

I'd guess others will comment on this thread if you have a bit of patience.
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15 Apr 2011   #8

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Anyone other than ignatzatsonic (thanks for the help btw) can help me check to see if all the components I have chosen for my desktop build will work together?
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15 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I would personally switch out the PSU and cooler with these ones,
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Power Supplies,Power Supplies,Antec,401W - 450W

rest of the parts look fine.
And I have used 4 of those Antec 300 cases in the past and I liked them.
We build my dad a new machine recently with almost the same parts you chose and it's working great.

I personally like WD drives, especially the Black series, like this one,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-320-_-Product

But I do have Seagates in my machine as well (6 WD and 3 Seagates currently inside)
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15 Apr 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Zepher made a good recommendation on the cooler. It does a great job, but I haven't checked if it mounts OK on an AMD motherboard. If it does, go with it.
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