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Windows 7: Help for Desktop Build


07 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Help for Desktop Build

I dont know what motherboard and videocard is good.

Here is what i want to build.

Processor
Intel Core i5 2500k

Motherboard
ASUS P8Z68-V LE if using CM 690 ii Advance USB 3.0
-or-
Asus P8P67-M if using CM 690 ii Plus white

Memory
KHX1600C9D3K2 / 8G

Videocard
Sapphire HD 6850 1 gig ddr5 256bit

Hard Disk
Western or Seagate

Casing
Cm 690 ii Advance Usb 3.0 or Cm 690 ii Plus White.

PSU
Zumax 800W

Monitor
Samsung 18.5 LED


Questions...

- What to choose? Hard Disk Sata 6gb/s or Hard Disk Sata 3gb/s ?

-Is the memory KHX1600C9D3K2 / 8G compatible on the 2 motherboards?

-I googled and found out that plenty users using Sapphire HD 6850 having problem. Anyone tested this brand model on windows 7 32 and 64 bit?


Please help me to decide on motherboard if my list are good?




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07 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

I have the core i5 2500k and an ASUS P8Z68-LE motherboard.

I personally use Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz Ram, but Asus ram compatibility is almost anything lol.

Hard Drive youd want a SATA lll 6gbps drive as minimum, but as the price of mechanical hard drives is so stupidly high, id suggest a small SSD and wait for mechanical drives to drop.

As you want 8gb RAM you will have to have a 64bit OS, so regardless of people experiences with the card, your only interested in 64bit users.
I personally prefer XFX cards and own an XFX 6950 2gb, can fault it at all, great solid card
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07 Jan 2012   #3

XP, Win7 Pro, Ubuntu LL
 
 

" ... as the price of mechanical hard drives is so stupidly high, id suggest a small SSD and wait for mechanical drives to drop."

That's very good advice. OS and programs on an SSD absolutely rock. The HDD is a bottleneck in most any system ...
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09 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

thanks for the reply.

Anyone use sapphire hd 6850 1 gig ddr5?
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10 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would suggest a corsair PSU they are known to be VERY reliable and the warranty/customer service is great, I have never heard of the brand "Zumax", you really do want a good quality PSU for a stable/reliable system. As for the graphics card I am very nVidia biased (never owned a ATI) but I would say a GTX 570 + would be great, can run basically all games on max settings no problems. Not sure about ATI cards sorry!
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10 Jan 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

I had a Sapphire 6870 that I had to RMA. I replaced it with a Gigabyte 6950 that is great. But, I also agree on the Corsair PSU. When building a new system, never try to save money on a PSU. Get a very good quality one. The PSU can go out and take the rest of the system with it. I always recommend Corsair, Antec or Seasonic PSUs.
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11 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I will look for corsair PSU.

I have other question that never been answer yet.

- What to choose? Hard Disk Sata 6gb/s or Hard Disk Sata 3gb/s ?
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11 Jan 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

If you are talking about a mechanical hard drive, I say 3Gb/s. There is no mechanical hard drive that can go 3Gb/s much less 6Gb/s. If you are talking about an SSD, 6Gb/s would be good.
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16 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

@essenbe,

I think your wrong?

Please kindly look at this.

WD Caviar Black
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16 Jan 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

WD Caviar Blacks are a good choice, but can be more expensive. The other brand I would consider is Samsung.
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