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Windows 7: Best computer for a value of 600 to 650

22 Nov 2011   #81
essenbe

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

I'm not sure what kind of case that comess in, but my advise is do not buy a slim case. I had one, and you are extremely limited on wht you can put in it. It is almost impossible to buy a graphics card for a slimline case, or any other card for that matter. I had a Dell and everything ignatzatsonic says is true. They use propiatary connections for their components so that you will have a difficult time upgrading a PSU. AlSo the video I see is on board video, it is not a card at all.


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22 Nov 2011   #82
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
This would be perfect

Novatech Barebone Bundle - Intel Core i7 2600K - Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR3 Memory - Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P - Coolermaster Enforcer Case & Thermaltake 700W PSU | BB-I7264GT

If I could bump up the memory, SSD and GFX card, the reason I want plenty of RAM is because I'll be using Virtual Machines.

32GB Max Memory
That may be better than the Dell.

Did I miss the hard drive situation on that Novatech bundle?

I'm not excited about Thermaltake power supplies, but you may have to live with it or put it on your upgrade list.

Last question for you to answer:

Is Novatech reliable and honorable or are they THIEVES???

At least you would have standard parts and a full size case.
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22 Nov 2011   #83
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68XP-UD3P (rev. 1.0)
Quote:
0.4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
* Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.
0.Dual channel memory architecture
0.Support for DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
0.Support for non-ECC memory modules
0.Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

Box only.

Quote:
Is Novatech reliable and honorable or are they THIEVES???
reliable and honorable
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22 Nov 2011   #84
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
This would be perfect

Novatech Barebone Bundle - Intel Core i7 2600K - Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR3 Memory - Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P - Coolermaster Enforcer Case & Thermaltake 700W PSU | BB-I7264GT

If I could bump up the memory, SSD and GFX card, the reason I want plenty of RAM is because I'll be using Virtual Machines.

32GB Max Memory
That may be better than the Dell.

Did I miss the hard drive situation on that Novatech bundle?

I'm not excited about Thermaltake power supplies, but you may have to live with it or put it on your upgrade list.

Last question for you to answer:

Is Novatech reliable and honorable or are they THIEVES???

At least you would have standard parts and a full size case.
Looks legit to me

Novatech? - Multiplay Forums

However there are threads about phishing scams sent to your email or something.

How can I upgrade the thermal take power supply?

I can't see the hard drive either.
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22 Nov 2011   #85
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post

How can I upgrade the thermal take power supply?

I can't see the hard drive either.
You likely wouldn't upgrade it unless it broke. If the specs are accurate, it's enough power, but you don't know who made it.

It's probably made by somebody like Fortron or Channelwell and may be of average quality. That's enough, unless you have bad luck.

It may be noisy.

You can change power supplies in 15 minutes with a screwdriver if need be.

But you need to find out about the hard drive situation.
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22 Nov 2011   #86
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

As well as HDD - even spinners are expensive at the moment - you need a monitor, OS, keyboard/mouse, audio. It adds up on top of these base prices.

You can bolt your own together. I also don't think your budget is that large for a FULL high end side system.
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22 Nov 2011   #87
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
As well as HDD - even spinners are expensive at the moment - you need a monitor, OS, keyboard/mouse, audio. It adds up on top of these base prices.

You can bolt your own together. I also don't think your budget is that large for a FULL high end side system.
Maybe it doesn't come with a HDD which may be dropping the price

I'll upgrade each part step by step when I can afford.

I will get a cheap 50 monitor, and cheap mouse and keyboard.
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22 Nov 2011   #88
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another option is to build my own?

I have never had any experience and would be hard to get the parts I need?

I want something close to these specs
- 64+GB SSD
- 16/32GB Ram
- Fast enough GFX
- i7 Core Processor
- Quiet sound
- 64 Bit

And completely upgradable
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22 Nov 2011   #89
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Novatech Barebone Bundle - Intel Core i7 2600K - Corsair Vengence 8GB DDR3 Memory - Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P - Coolermaster Enforcer Case & Thermaltake 700W PSU | BB-I7264GT

Now is it me being an idiot, or has that just been reduced by 100 whilst I have been asking?

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2011-10-20
Product Rating: 5 out of 5
This is the first time I've ordered from Novatech and I'm very impressed. Everything was professionally bundled in the case and after I added my SSD and my DVD drive I was up and running in minutes. Best of all, even though this is 64bit 4GB DDR3 it seems to run faster than my 64bit 8GB DDR2 machine (also with SSD). Great value for money. Highly recommended.
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I'm guessing he had to add it because it didnt come with one

The only problem is a DVD drive, I don't know how to add it, I have an external DVD drive if I can install from that, I did that on my netbook.

With 100 spare I can get an SSD and a monitor then
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22 Nov 2011   #90
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The parts are common and can be bought from many sources.

You probably would not save any money, at least for the first build.

It's the best way to learn, but most people start with a pre-built.

We could easily give you a good list of parts---but that's only half of the problem. You have to assemble it. People do it every day--you should figure on a day to get it right for a first-timer and be prepared to cuss and post to these forums when you have a problem.

About all you need is a screwdriver and the inclination.

There is all kinds of online info on building. Find those sites and print out instructions as best you can.

Quiet sound is relative and something of an art. You would need to go with low speed high quality fans. A gaming level video card is not likely to be quiet---fans become audible when you get much above 1000 rpm.
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