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Windows 7: Need Advise for Buying New Hardware!

28 Jun 2013   #11
essenbe

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

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In my budget i can get a i5 4670k (not above that), 2TB WD Green HDD and a decent mid-range mobo like H87 chipset... of course later after few months i'll be saving money and will buy new GPU as well and increase the size of RAM to 8GB at least
Boogieboy, my only point was if you are sure you won't want to overclock in the future, there is no reason to buy the 15-4670K. The "K" means it has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking. Other than that and price, it is the same as the i5-4670. The "Z" boards are for overclocking but must have a "K" Cpu to go with it. The "H" boards don't have the overclocking options, so the more expensive "K" CPU's will do no more than the non K ones. I was only trying to save you from spending extra money for something you can't/won't use.

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But I was only reffing that site for some of what is going on and if you want one of the best sites for RAM info is Welcome to the G.SKILL TECH FORUM Tradesman there is a real wizard and got mu Ivy sorted for me - running 8GB 2400 @ 1866 cos the board throws the teddy out of the window if I try to go higher LOL!!
John, what is a Teddy? I don't think I have ever seen a computer do that.


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28 Jun 2013   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

LOL!! just another English euphemism for spitting the dummy or a car seizing up is "throwing a leg out of bed" (con rod through block LOL!!)
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29 Jun 2013   #13
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
If that is the res you are with, then what I suggested would game just fine, that 550Ti is middle of the road, so don't expect to be 60 FPS locked on the latest MMOs or anything.

Just because it's new hardware release, doesn't make it better than the previous, they enjoy playing version # marketing gimmicks like everyone else.

Plus, I'd wait rather, than be buying a better CPU upgrade, in such a short period of time.

Beware those Green HDs may have poorer performance for gaming: Latency.
Look for sub 5ms latency and of course 7200RPMs. [If you struggle to find that stat on a drive, there is likely a good reason, it's too high! ]
Green drives I think are best left for bulk storage, not actual heavy use.
[correct me if I am wrong, np]
I agree on the point of Market Gimmicks but currently i'm working in a gaming Zone right now and there we have i5 3450's Ivy Bridge, 8GB RAMs and 550Ti's and trust me people only come here to play Lan Games like Company of Heroes, COD4, Generals, UT3, CS 1.6 and many older titles.... 550Ti really suffers in almost every new game.. i was using a XFX HD6850 Black Edition before on my C2Q Q6600 and believe me it was way too better than a 550Ti and i think it's considered to be a low-end card now if im not wrong

I also used WD Black, Blue and Greens and honestly i never noticed any difference between Blue and Green at all not even the score was never changed in WEI with all 3 drives it was same yes Blacks are a bit faster but the difference is way to little in real life performance. I'm getting Green coz of power consumption and storage as i have plans getting a Intel SSD later this year as the primary drive
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29 Jun 2013   #14
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
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In my budget i can get a i5 4670k (not above that), 2TB WD Green HDD and a decent mid-range mobo like H87 chipset... of course later after few months i'll be saving money and will buy new GPU as well and increase the size of RAM to 8GB at least
Boogieboy, my only point was if you are sure you won't want to overclock in the future, there is no reason to buy the 15-4670K. The "K" means it has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking. Other than that and price, it is the same as the i5-4670. The "Z" boards are for overclocking but must have a "K" Cpu to go with it. The "H" boards don't have the overclocking options, so the more expensive "K" CPU's will do no more than the non K ones. I was only trying to save you from spending extra money for something you can't/won't use.
Yes essenbe im aware of K series and actually i did'nt want to go in depths when i started this thread coz i have plans to get a SSD, Surround Sound System, 1080p LED Monitor, GTX 760 and 8GB of RAM till the end of this year and also the weather here in my country is really hot so i have plans to Overclock the CPU in winter season along with a decent CPU Cooler yes i understand and i respect your advise and totally agree with you and also want to save some money and get a better performing Rig so i can game without problems... but i was looking at the new H87 mobo's by ASUS and ASRock they don't have OC'ing options?
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