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Windows 7: Newbie New Build


12 Feb 2012   #21

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

ignatzatsonic, No case yet unless I use my old Gateway case, but as I mentioned I am looking at the Corsair carbide series 300R case. I just didn't want the main guts to run over $500.00. this is more a Hot Rod Office PC than a gamer.
Thanks a lot for the links and your time, I'll look everything over and post later if I have more questions. (And I'm sure I will!)

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12 Feb 2012   #22

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The Antec 300 is a good basic case for ATX or Micro ATX motherboards.

60 dollars.

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Unless you are absolutely positive, I'd get a case because OEM cases can be a bit non-standard which can lead to complications. I have no idea about your particular Gateway case.
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12 Feb 2012   #23

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Then just go to http://www.tigerdirect.com
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12 Feb 2012   #24

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

All sorts of options come to mind and this would still be one banging bad ass rig !
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12 Feb 2012   #25
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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I've bought a lot of stuff from TigerDirect.ca and don't have any complaints. I've just recently started buying from NewEgg.ca, now that they ship to Canada. Prices seem to be lower but shipping time is quit a bit longer than from TigerDirect. For me anyway. Also the last order from NewEgg, a PC case, arrived damaged. There wasn't a mark on the box either? I guess sooner or later that stuff happens, but if it happens again they have lost my business.
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12 Feb 2012   #26

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Or AMD FX Quad and add your GPU then upgrade later for a stage two GPU.
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12 Feb 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Since you want to go with AMD, I would recommend getting an AMD APU processor. They're relatively fine, I recently used a dual core APU in a recent build and it's totally fine for normal usage.

Unless you're going for gaming, I'd stay away from Intel, I find it's a little too pricey for daily usage.

Also, the graphics card you have, is it CrossFire enabled?
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12 Feb 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OH! Before I forget, do have in your budget for a 32 or 64 gig Solid State Drive? Using that as your primary drive for programs and Windows, it will make you fly! The hard drive can be used to store media files and other files.
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12 Feb 2012   #29

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Coke Robot, yes the Video is crossfire ready.
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12 Feb 2012   #30

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Coke Robot, I just looked at the AMD APU and it looks interesting! The most gaming I do is low level quest games such as the old Riven.
Can you sugest a part number for the processor and a suitable motherboard, so I could check prices?

N2
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