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Windows 7: The Missing Pieces!

01 Nov 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
The Missing Pieces!

Hello!

Right so I bought:

Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 8GB


So now I feel like buying a new Harddisk and a Graphic Card.

About the Graphic Card.. I was looking at a ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 (1 GB)
, how do you feel about it?

I was thinking about either a WD Caviar Blue, Green (or whatever it's called), and Black. Or even another like Seagate, Samsung.

I'm willing to throw a throw a few bucks in this project.


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01 Nov 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Now is not a good time for a mechanical hard drive. Due to floods in Thailand, the prices of mechanical hard drives have more than doubled.

With that said, I've got numerous Caviar Blue's at work...and they are good all purpose drives. I have a Caviar Black at home and it can get a bit noisy from time to time. I've also got about 4 of the Samsung 2TB HD204UI's (at work and at home), and for a 5,400 RPM drive these things move about 100MB/sec steadily, silently and with very little heat.
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01 Nov 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Now is not a good time for a mechanical hard drive. Due to floods in Thailand, the prices of mechanical hard drives have more than doubled.

With that said, I've got numerous Caviar Blue's at work...and they are good all purpose drives. I have a Caviar Black at home and it can get a bit noisy from time to time. I've also got about 4 of the Samsung 2TB HD204UI's (at work and at home), and for a 5,400 RPM drive these things move about 100MB/sec steadily, silently and with very little heat.
Yeah I was going to suggest a couple of drives, but they're not worth it right now....not at those prices.
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01 Nov 2011   #4
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

I see, that explains a lot.

The otherday, I was checking on a price for the Caviar Black, and it was quite low. After the flood, as you said, it was doubled.
It's sucks that the price is high. But on the other side, there's a bunch of poor people in Thailand.

Talking about Graphic Card, how do you like the one I mentioned?
Quote:
ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 (1 GB)
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01 Nov 2011   #5
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I really don't know much about graphics cards but if this is your card, ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP look at the user feedback. I tend to look as much at the lower ratings as the higher ratings.
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02 Nov 2011   #6
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I really don't know much about graphics cards but if this is your card, ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP look at the user feedback. I tend to look as much at the lower ratings as the higher ratings.
Interesting.

I do feel a very very small lag in like the simplest games for the lowest requirements. I think that's a call for an upgrade regarding either the Harddisk the game is running on (which is almost 3 years old), and a new Graphic Card (which is 3-4 years old).

Don't you think?
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02 Nov 2011   #7
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

For a gpu I'd suggest an ati radeon hd 6950 2gb.

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02 Nov 2011   #8
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I really don't know much about graphics cards but if this is your card, ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP look at the user feedback. I tend to look as much at the lower ratings as the higher ratings.
Interesting.

I do feel a very very small lag in like the simplest games for the lowest requirements. I think that's a call for an upgrade regarding either the Harddisk the game is running on (which is almost 3 years old), and a new Graphic Card (which is 3-4 years old).

Don't you think?
Yes, I agree. The only question is which one to go with.
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02 Nov 2011   #9
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
For a gpu I'd suggest an ati radeon hd 6950 2gb.

I'm not the quite ATI fan as i'm not an AMD fan.

I'll stick with Nvidia.
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02 Nov 2011   #10
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Value

In light of the high prices for mechanical disks I would give serious consideration to an SSD.
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