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Windows 7: help new pc

10 Oct 2011   #1
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 
help new pc

I want to buy a new pc. and i'm pretty sure i want the following: CPU-Intel i7 2600k 3.4Ghz 8mb cache LGA 1155 approx $340
motherboard- gigabyte GA-Z68X UD3R $175
RAM - DDR3 8GB (2 * 4GB) GSkill $75
hard drive-500GB, hard drive- 2TB
graphics card - Asus GTX 560 Ti 64MB $260
case - coolermaster centurion 5 II $70
power- coolermaster 6Z-650 80X $94
DVD rom- samsung $24
i have excluded kb/mouse/monitor/speakers, 'cause i've already got 'em.
so, my question: can anyone give me some advice about whether this a good setup or not, or would an alternative piece fit in better? thank you



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10 Oct 2011   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would personally go with a Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec Power supply.

Beyond that, seems like a good build.



Im getting ready to build myself soon, and this was one thing that came up.


You may consider is the i5 2500k over the 2600k, and save $100.
(you could put that towards a SSD for the OS)

For gaming & general use, they both seem about the same.
Depends what you use your PC for the most.

If your doing alot of CPU intensive tasks that can take advantage of the hyperthreading, the 2600k would certainly be better.
If not, you may not miss much going with the 2500k.


Just something to consider.
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10 Oct 2011   #3
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 

why would you go for corsair, seasonic or antec power supply
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10 Oct 2011   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Generally regarded as better PSUs.

Which Cooler master are you looking at? Have a link to it?
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10 Oct 2011   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I would personally go with a Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec Power supply.

Beyond that, seems like a good build.



Im getting ready to build myself soon, and this was one thing that came up.


You may consider is the i5 2500k over the 2600k, and save $100.
(you could put that towards a SSD for the OS)

For gaming & general use, they both seem about the same.
Depends what you use your PC for the most.

If your doing alot of CPU intensive tasks that can take advantage of the hyperthreading, the 2600k would certainly be better.
If not, you may not miss much going with the 2500k.


Just something to consider.
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11 Oct 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Other than the PSU recommendations, you should look into a BD-RE (Blu-ray burner) drive rather than a DVD ROM. They are about $80 on the low end for some LG models, but are good ones.
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11 Oct 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Antec has my vote too. And where is the SSD for the OS - that would make a huge difference in performance terms.

Earlier this year I bought a laptop with an i7. It was OK but when I replaced the HDD with an SSD, the thing was flying.
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11 Oct 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You'd be fine with a CoolerMaster PSU, but there are other brands considered "better". I use Cooler Master or OCZ in my builds.

Aside form that, I'd consider dropping the 500 GB drive for an SSD. I am running a 128 GB SSD in my system, and it did make a huge difference in everyday usage.
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