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Windows 7: Newbie New Build

12 Feb 2012   #11
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Sorry, The components I have are:
OS
Keyboard
Mouse
Monitor
Possibly use the old video card and PSU.

Parts I would need:
Processor
Motherboard
Ram
Hard drive
DVD drive
Possibly CPU heat sink and fan, (Have new Arctic cooler freezer 64 sink/fan)

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12 Feb 2012   #12
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

linnemeyerhere, I looked at the tiger deal, but this seems like overkill? This system isn't really for gaming, but I would like nice graphics for movies and picture editing. gaming would be lower end games such as Riven, Mist, etc.
As well given the use vs. cost, don't want to over build.

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12 Feb 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N2Abyss View Post

Parts I would need:

Processor
Motherboard
Ram
Hard drive
DVD drive
Possibly CPU heat sink and fan, (Have new Arctic cooler freezer 64 sink/fan)
OK.

Mobo 110 (Intel brand if not overclocking); add maybe 40 if you will
RAM 4 GB 25
HD 100, without knowing size needed.
DVD 25

That's 260 to 300, excluding CPU.

If you can go to $500, the logical choices are Intel 2500 if not overclocking (210) or the 2500K if you are (230).

Non-overclocking total 260 plus Intel 2500 = 470
Overclocking total 300 plus Intel 2500K = 530.

You can make minor adjustments on that--8 GB RAM, stepping down slightly to Intel 2400, etc.

Anything seriously wrong with that?

Motherboard brands if overclocking: Asus or Gigabyte. Choose the one with the features you need. No need to go hog wild.

RAM: G Skill, Crucial, or Corsair: 1.5 volt, 240 pin ordinary stuff.

Hard drive: WD, Seagate but not the 7200.11 series, Samsung; whatever your budget allows.

DVD: commodities; shouldn't matter. I use Samsung.

Cooler: stock Intel unless you are significantly overclocking. The Freezer 64 has a good rep if it will fit.

You'd have to confirm that your existing power supply has correct connectors. If it is from the last 3 or 4 years, it should.
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12 Feb 2012   #14
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

You can use your PSU and add these fine products as well.
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Don't under buy on the case or PSU as they will or should outlast all the other items and soldier on through several revisions.


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12 Feb 2012   #15
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Defiantly not overclocking [This system isn't really for gaming, but I would like nice graphics for movies and picture editing. gaming would be lower end games such as Riven, Mist, etc.]

Could you give more information on the (Mobo 110) so I know exactly what I'm shopping for? does this board include onboard graphics? or do you recommend utilizing my old Sapphire Radeon HD 3470 card or something newer?
Also could you please clarify the Ram 4GB or 8GB?
As I understand it, the Intel 2500 is the CPU I would need?
I just looked at Corsair's carbide series 300r case and Professional series HX650W PSU, This PSU may be overkill for what you mention, but if I go with a video card I don' want to get caught with my pants down!

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12 Feb 2012   #16
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

linnemeyerhere, could you post the link for the page you just posted?

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12 Feb 2012   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The Intel processors INCLUDE graphics. You don't need a separate card if not gaming.

Stand by. I'll go to Newegg and see what I can come up with for all components.

Windows 7 runs fine with 2 GB RAM. I have 4 GB RAM and rarely use over 3 GB.

Many people get 8 because RAM is so cheap now, but they don't often use it up.
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12 Feb 2012   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

N2Abyss,
Ram is cheap currently and I would look to get mobo approved ram in at least 2x4gb sticks and leaves two empty slots for growth if desired later.

http://biz.tigerdirect.com/cgi-bin/ShoppingCart.asp
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12 Feb 2012   #19
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

linnemeyerhere, I can't get to your cart!

N2
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12 Feb 2012   #20
ignatzatsonic

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