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01 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 
Need help choosing new Destktop PC parts for building it!

Hey!
I need help choosing parts for building a Desktop PC! I will use it for gaming, programming, watching HD movies, and I want to watch 3D (if my budget can).
My budget is $1,500
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I want my processor Intel, and i7 if it is good!

These are what I choose for RAM and Storage:

RAM: Corsair XMS3 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Kit
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB Hard Drive

Note: I want to add WiFi adapter, and I want the Mobo to have so much PCI slots!
Note 2: I don't mind if the Mobo is so big, because the case I will choose is Full Tower!

Thanks!

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01 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

No need to post more than one time.
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01 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
No need to post more than one time.
I posted that thread in General Discussion which is in the wrong forum, so I moved it to here and I request to delete the old one!
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01 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by addas View Post
Hey!
I need help choosing parts for building a Desktop PC! I will use it for gaming, programming, watching HD movies, and I want to watch 3D (if my budget can).
My budget is $1,500.
I want my processor Intel, and i7 if it is good!

These are what I choose for RAM and Storage:

RAM: Corsair XMS3 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Kit
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB Hard Drive

Note: I want to add WiFi adapter, and I want the Mobo to have so much PCI slots!
Note 2: I don't mind if the Mobo is so big, because the case I will choose is Full Tower!

Thanks!
Triple channel RAM would be an X58 motherboard (Socket 1366). That's fairly old tech (2008), to the point where it may be hard to find a new Socket 1366 CPU for sale.

It replacement is Socket 2011, X79 chipset. That'd give you quad channel memory. All of the available CPUs for it are I7s:

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, CPUs / Processors, Processors - Desktops, LGA 2011

If your interest is gaming, you might prefer a Socket 1155 board. That's more of a mainstream line. (Dual channel RAM, but with performance improvements, so that they don't fall so much behind the X58 systems.)

PCI slots are also considered "legacy" interfaces. Newer boards tend to have PCI-E (PCI Express) slots, which are incompatible despite the similar name.

I suggest a little more study before requesting specific recommendations. Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge E, Ivy Bridge, SSD, Geforce GTX 6X0, Radeon HD 7XXX, all to come up to date.
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13 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 

Thank you bro! I studied again and again and I found Socket 1155 is the best. These what I chose:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme9

RAM: Patriot Memory G2 Series Extreme Performance Division 2 Edition Enhanced Latency Kit 16 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB Hard Drive

Video Card: ????

Case: ????

Power Supply: ????

Can you help me choose the best video card and power supply, and nice cool gaming case?

-Video Card : Budget $500 MAXIMUM
-Case: Budget $160 MAXIMUM
-Power Supply: I will pay if it is so expensive, but I want the BEST!

Thanks!
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13 Sep 2012   #6

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I think most would tell you to avoid that particular Seagate drive. I think the 7200.11 series had problems. Look for another Seagate, a Samsung, or a Western Digital Caviar Black.

I wouldn't build a machine nowadays without an SSD for Windows and the operating system. Probably a Samsung with 80 to 128 GB capacity. Use the HDD for your data and possibly gaming installations.

You likely would not have problems with the Patriot RAM, but I'd lean toward Crucial, G Skill, or Corsair. 8 GB is enough for nearly anyone, but suit yourself. 1600 is a good speed.

Case is largely personal preference. Some people like windows in the side panel and flashing lights. Others just want build quality and functionality. Get a mid-tower ATX case. Good brands generally: Antec, Coolermaster, Fractal Design, and a few others.

Power supply: if you will have a single powerful video card, look for something in the 500 to 600 watt range from Seasonic, XFX, or certain models from Corsair and Antec. If you might have 2 powerful video cards, look for something in the 750 to 800 watt range from those same manufacturers.
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13 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 

I don't want SSD because I put so much data in the desktop, so I need so much space in desktop, and everytime I install a program or game it comes to the C:\Program Files (if C:\ is the installed directory of the OS) which it has the SSD, so is there anyway to make Desktop data to the HDD instead of SSD, and Install programs automatically to the HDD also?
Sorry for this question, but I am a beginner
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13 Sep 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Put your data on the 1 TB hard drive.

Put your operating system and applications on the SSD. I have Windows 7 and 55 applications installed on an SSD--total space occupied is 30 GB.

Windows 7 by itself typically takes about 18 or 20 GB when updated with Service Pack 1.

Gaming applications can take up a lot of space. If your games will not fit on your SSD, you can instead install them to the 1 TB drive without affecting gaming performance.

The SSD will make your PC snappier overall and is the best single thing you can do for it. I'd MUCH rather have an SSD with 8 GB of RAM than only an HDD with 16 GB.
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13 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You likely would not have problems with the Patriot RAM, but I'd lean toward Crucial, G Skill, or Corsair. 8 GB is enough for nearly anyone, but suit yourself. 1600 is a good speed.
My problem with RAM is the Mobo, My mobo only support some RAMs of 8 GB and one of them is the Patriot, see the link: ASRock > Z77 Extreme9

and my CPU only support: DDR3-1333/1600 memories!

Any ideas for another RAMs ?
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13 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Put your data on the 1 TB hard drive.

Put your operating system and applications on the SSD. I have Windows 7 and 55 applications installed on an SSD--total space occupied is 30 GB.

Windows 7 by itself typically takes about 18 or 20 GB when updated with Service Pack 1.

Gaming applications can take up a lot of space. If your games will not fit on your SSD, you can instead install them to the 1 TB drive without affecting gaming performance.

The SSD will make your PC snappier overall and is the best single thing you can do for it. I'd MUCH rather have an SSD with 8 GB of RAM than only an HDD with 16 GB.
Thanks! I will ask programming team on how changing the Installation Directory!
Thanks!
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