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Windows 7: What Hardaware should I buy for a new computer?

06 Oct 2011   #11
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

GTX 570 is a great card, although so is mine when I overclocked the hell out of it lol, for reference I scored 3889 on the passmark test Jaidyn linked to which is pretty amazing for a 560ti


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06 Oct 2011   #12
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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Looks good but there's a couple of things I would change. I would buy G.Skill RAM rather than Corsair as timings don't matter on Sandy Bridge as much as frequency. I would definitely go with a Z68 chipset board as well as a different brand of GPU such as EVGA, msi, or ASUS. Also, you probably won't need an 850w PSU. I would go with something like a Corsair TX750 or even from the HX series which still gives you a fair bit of headroom for upgrades.
Seeing as he does not require an operating system I would agree to spend an extra 10-20 on the gpu and get an evga or msi. I was really trying to keep it within his budget.

The Z68 board is not needed surely if he is buying a nice gpu? Don't really matter too much.

The PSU I always say go for the best you can afford at the time, you never know if you will want to sli or crossfire in the future!

But apart from that I agree with you Jaidyn haha
Thanks. By the way, I neatened my previous post a bit so your quote is wrong.

The Z68 chipset is much better, especially with the use of SSDs as it uses SSD Caching while the P67 chipset doesn't. Even if he wasn't buying an SSD, it would still be worth getting a Z68 board as some even have a small SSD built in as a cache making the system a lot faster.

As for the PSU, it's not just the wattage you need to look at. The TX series is good but the HX or Professional series is even better. What's more, it has an 80 Plus Silver rating rather than a bronze. Now that the OP doesn't need an OS, and if he can stretch his wallet a bit, it would be a good idea to go with an HX850.

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Thanks Jaidyn for the GPU benchmark link, helps in deciding GPU. I do think I should go for 570.
No worries.

I cannot argue, for 1 I am too tired and 2 I think you are right lol
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06 Oct 2011   #13
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 



LOL, thanks.

No, but seriously, before you build, take a look at what both Paul and I said. It's always good to have more than one opinion on anything.
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06 Oct 2011   #14
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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LOL, thanks.

No, but seriously, before you build, take a look at what both Paul and I said. It's always good to have more than one opinion on anything.

100% agreed!
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