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Windows 7: The time has come (update opinions)

28 Oct 2011   #1
Maguscreed

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The time has come (update opinions)

I'm tired of the core of my system, and it seems the mobo (the second one of the same model) died this afternoon.
I am faced with replacing the same old motherboard with yet another one that will fail completely within 2 years (if the previous two are any indication)

So I'm looking to update
Power Supply
Motherboard
CPU
RAM

I will continue using my current case (plenty of room it's a full tower), graphics, monitor, hard drives, and periphs for the moment

Anyhow I was looking at something like this,
Newegg.com - EVGA P67 FTW 160-SB-E679-K2 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M4A1600C9

Have to keep the price tag under 800, but I do want performance parts.
My problem is I'm not so sure on the motherboard, for one thing I currently have an ati graphics card, so tri-sli may not be so realistic.
It doesn't have to be intel either.
I'm more interested in raw performance/least issues than I am with brand loyalty.
A crossfire motherboard option is also fine, as a second ati card may be coming.
Any specific suggestions are welcome.
If you can include a new case keeping the price in check all the better.


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28 Oct 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Looks like a good setup to me except I would use Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 which is 8GB, but 2x4GB. That way you'll only use one memory controller and should run faster. Although I'm and AMD man, I'd stay with Intel for the CPU at this time.
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28 Oct 2011   #3
essenbe

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

In order to future proof it to an extent, I would consider some of the newer model motherboards coming out with pcie 3.0, which rumor has it will be the next generation of cards. I may also consider the HX serise of Corsair PSU's. Modular is great.
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28 Oct 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah my current psu is modular.
This time around it's just maximum bang for buck.
I'm still wondering if someone can present a amd based system to challenge it.
Like I said crossfire would be more useful to me than sli too.
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28 Oct 2011   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Im looking at a very similar build myself. Same board in fact.

looks to be a great board but ...
If you do not care about the ECP Panel & Gauge, you can save a bit going with the other P67FTW. They are identical other than those 2 toys and $20 difference.


If you have no plans on a Crossfire/SLI config, you could just go with a 650 or 750 at most PSU.
Would be a bit cheaper, and far more power than youll need ... unless of course you want the Crossfire/SLI option later, then the 850 would ceratinly be the better choice.

I too would say just get 2x4GB of RAM rather than 4x2.
Personally, Id choose Gskill Rips over the Corsair RAM, but thats just a personal opinion.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231455
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28 Oct 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I've had so many problems with installing os when more than 2gigs are installed, which was the thinking behind that
I initially had considered 16gig and no replacement psu. (current 1 is 1000 watt but has many, many, many operational hours on it.)

I'll tell you one thing having to use this old fx-60 rig during the meantime is going to kill me....
Waiting for windows to open up is so 8 years ago.
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28 Oct 2011   #7
essenbe

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

A G Skill tech rep said that 2X4GB is better than 4X2GB because it is easier on the system and will run better. I am running 2X4GB Ripjaws x @1866 1.5V with no problems. It also allows you to go to 16GB a lot cheaper.
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28 Oct 2011   #8
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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28 Oct 2011   #9
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Looks count too. Plus they are low profile and most coolers will fit over them.
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28 Oct 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I have a set of that RAM, very solid even on my AMD board. Paired with a 2x2GB set for 12GBs total. GSkill support is really, well, supportive too.
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