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Windows 7: Building a new computer in the future


09 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Here are the links to Newegg you requested.

SSD:

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
OCZ Vector 256GB
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB

Those are all 240/256GB models, but they all offer a 120/128GB solution.

PSU:

Corsair AX750 Gold
SeaSonic X750 Gold

Those are both 750watt models, but they come in 650watt and higher. You'll just have to wait until you have a definite parts list before you can pick a PSU that matches your system.

Also, since you are in Canada, all of these parts are probably available at NCIX as well as Newegg.......so shop around!
Thanks! I did used the psu calculator on Newegg and got around 430Watts, dunno if that is too little.

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09 Mar 2013   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I would wait until the new Intel platform comes out and you get a final parts list together. Fact is, with one GPU, you may only need 400-500 watts........I would still get either the AX650 or X650 Gold. I'd rather have power to spare than not have enough and brick some components.
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10 Mar 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I also have another question about cpu, Is it true that the higher the Ghz the better, more CPU boost the better, the more cache the better, the more cores, or is it the other way around? Also how do you read Intel and AMD, by like the i7, i5, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, FX, Phenom, Athlon, and other models?
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10 Mar 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

That is actually a tricky question. Technically, you want a really high clock rate and a slew of cores, all things being equal.....but things aren't always equal. Intel chips have a platform name, for example, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, etc, and they all have a socket type they are linked to. Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge are both Socket 1155, Haswell will be Socket 1150 and Intel's Extreme lineup, Sandy Bridge-E/Ivy Bridge-E are both Socket 2011. Intel CPU's are usually identified by socket type and i3/i5/i7. Intel Socket 2011 have six core processors, which theoretically would be the best performance, but the trick is buying a processor that meets your needs. Not everyone needs six cores........some just need a good dual core CPU, or a solid quad core with or w/o hyperthreading.

I am not up-to-date on AMD CPU's to be honest. I know the FX series has several levels of performance, such as quad core, 6-core, and 8 core CPU's. The good thing about AMD is you can get their top of the line CPU, right now the FX-8350, for around $200. Unless you are on a serious budget, there is no reason not to get at least a six core or above CPU.

Hope that answers some questions.
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10 Mar 2013   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

so the newest cpu out right now for Intel is the Ivy bridge, and for AMD it is the FX?
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10 Mar 2013   #16

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razor505 View Post
so the newest cpu out right now for Intel is the Ivy bridge, and for AMD it is the FX?
The current latest Intel cpu is the Ivy Bridge. However, the even newer Haswell is due out sometime in June. How fast do you need this computer? If not soon, it could be well worth the wait for Haswell and the new MOBOs that will support it.

Someone else will have to reply on the AMDs.
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10 Mar 2013   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The newest AMD chip is the FX "Vishera" line of processors. Like I, and Lady Fitzgerald, said above......wait until May/June and see what Intel's "Haswell" has to offer. Then you can decide if you want to build off of the new platform, or take advantage of deals on Ivy Bridge parts, or even go with a nice AMD build. When you say "future" build, I expect that to mean not in the next week or month....give it a few months until reviewers get some Haswell chips to test out. It's worth the wait to make an informed decision.
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11 Mar 2013   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the help, but now I have another problem, today I turned on my computer and now its not responding on startup, and it keeps restarting. How should I fix this, or is it the end of my computer?
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11 Mar 2013   #19

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razor505 View Post
Thanks for the help, but now I have another problem, today I turned on my computer and now its not responding on startup, and it keeps restarting. How should I fix this, or is it the end of my computer?
You have provided nearly no information. Does it restart without any screen display, or after it completes the BIOS messages and tries to start Windows?
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11 Mar 2013   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It goes through BIOS screen then it says your windows did not startup right, and asks me if I wanted to start safemode, with network, command console, boot at the most recent working windows, and start it normally. Anyone of those I choose, the screen goes black, then the blue screen flashes, and then the computer restarts. But I dont want to redo the computer and lose all my data.
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