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Windows 7: Building a new computer in the future

08 Mar 2013   #1

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Building a new computer in the future

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08 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

How far in the future is this going to happen? I ask because Intel's Haswell platform should be out in a few months, and it may be the way to go.

As far as the other components go: the CoolerMaster case is a good one I believe....lots of airflow and lots of room. May be a little overkill though.

Corsair Vengeance RAM is what I use and have never had a bad stick from them.

As for the SSD, many here have the M4 and say it is a really good drive......you may want to look at the prices of the premium drives as they are coming down some. Samsung 840 Pro, OCZ Vector, Plextor M5 Pro, and Corsair Neutron GTX are all great drives that are probably the fastest out there.

The cooler you have listed is an awesome bang-for-the-buck cooler. I have recommended them plenty of times, however, if you plan on doing major overclocking, you may want something with a little more performance.

For the power supply, I usually recommend a full modular Corsair, or SeaSonic. The Corsair AX series is probably as nice as it gets, along with the SeaSonic X Gold series.......both are made by SeaSonic.

Those are just my general recommendations, but the list you have will definitely make a really nice gaming rig! I would definitely wait and see what Intel's Haswell platform has to offer, and it should be out very soon.
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08 Mar 2013   #3

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I am thinking of building around this year, because my Acer Am3400, is going to break down anytime, since after I upgraded the graphics with a Nvida GTX 650 ti factory overclock, frame rates in game is still around the 70 fps for some games, even though I overclocked it to 1000 mhz core clock with 5400 mhz memory clock. I think its the cpu fault, or the ram.
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09 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I agree--Wait until June when the Haswell is due out. Ivy Bridge was just a die shrink of the Sandy Bridge with lack-luster boost in performance of around 3%. Haswell will be a new microarchitecture that is supposed to have a pretty substantial boost in performance. Word on the street has it at around 30% over the Ivy Bridge. This could be the biggest bump in overall performance in years. And it's expected to support Thunderbolt, the 10GB/s IO port. Even if you don't want to ride on the knife edge of technology, there will more than likely be a price adjustment to the Ivy Bridge series.
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09 Mar 2013   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I agree--Wait until June when the Haswell is due out. Ivy Bridge was just a die shrink of the Sandy Bridge with lack-luster boost in performance of around 3%. Haswell will be a new microarchitecture that is supposed to have a pretty substantial boost in performance. Word on the street has it at around 30% over the Ivy Bridge. This could be the biggest bump in overall performance in years. And it's expected to support Thunderbolt, the 10GB/s IO port. Even if you don't want to ride on the knife edge of technology, there will more than likely be a price adjustment to the Ivy Bridge series.
Ivy Bridge also supports PCIe 3.0 and onboard graphics, which Sandy Bridge doesn't. Some Ivy Bridge boards also support Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt isn't all that practical right now since what peripherals that support it right now are scarce and seriously expensive.
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09 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

You're right about PCIe 3.0 but Sandy Bridge very much supports onboard graphics. I'm running it at this very moment.
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09 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

When I searched up which Intel Processor is good for gaming, some people recommended the Sandy Bridge, I don't know if that post was old, or if the Sandy Bridge is the newest processor.
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09 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
How far in the future is this going to happen? I ask because Intel's Haswell platform should be out in a few months, and it may be the way to go.

As far as the other components go: the CoolerMaster case is a good one I believe....lots of airflow and lots of room. May be a little overkill though.

Corsair Vengeance RAM is what I use and have never had a bad stick from them.

As for the SSD, many here have the M4 and say it is a really good drive......you may want to look at the prices of the premium drives as they are coming down some. Samsung 840 Pro, OCZ Vector, Plextor M5 Pro, and Corsair Neutron GTX are all great drives that are probably the fastest out there.

The cooler you have listed is an awesome bang-for-the-buck cooler. I have recommended them plenty of times, however, if you plan on doing major overclocking, you may want something with a little more performance.

For the power supply, I usually recommend a full modular Corsair, or SeaSonic. The Corsair AX series is probably as nice as it gets, along with the SeaSonic X Gold series.......both are made by SeaSonic.

Those are just my general recommendations, but the list you have will definitely make a really nice gaming rig! I would definitely wait and see what Intel's Haswell platform has to offer, and it should be out very soon.
Also would you be able to give me the links on Newegg for the SSD and power supply?
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09 Mar 2013   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
You're right about PCIe 3.0 but Sandy Bridge very much supports onboard graphics. I'm running it at this very moment.
You're correct. I was thinking of the Sandy Bridge-E. That one does not support onboard graphics.
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09 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

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!
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