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Windows 7: Lets build a powerful gaming pc

17 Mar 2012   #121
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The Passmark ratings rate the GTX 570 as better. But noticeably better, I don't know.
Which GTX570? ram1280 or 2500ram?

Or maybe this is not really important?

6970-gtx570
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

I'll buy one of these

XFX-RADEON-HD-6970-2GB-DDR5

eVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2.5 GB GDDR5

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The final combination (almost)

CASE


Motherboard


Power Supply Corsair 850W


CPU

Memory RAM


GPU this? XFX-RADEON-HD-6970-2GB-DDR5

OR this? eVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2.5 GB GDDR5


OS Hard Drives :: Solid State Drives :: Intel - SSD 520 SERIES - 120GB - 2.5


STORAGE WD Caviar Black WD1502FAEX


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17 Mar 2012   #122
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi, late to the party again.
Good idea to drop the RAM cooler and go with the 1600MHz Corsair.
I;m no gamer but the nVIDIA GPU looks better and more GDDR5 can't be a bad thing.
Recheck your PSU needs, with that card maybe a bit higher one will work better and run in the 60%-70% sweet spot.
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17 Mar 2012   #123
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

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17 Mar 2012   #124
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just remember there are only two types of drives:
1) Those that just died.
2) Those that are about to die.
Moral to the story is back up, back up, back up. Also WD has a generous warranty if your register the drive but does you F,all if your don't back up. Maybe as expensive as drives are these days the cloud based real time back up plan is also important?
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17 Mar 2012   #125
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

3. drives that last for years. I have one running after 6 years and another 7 years, nearly 24/7.
Unless you really need 1.5 TB I would look in the 750-800GB range.
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17 Mar 2012   #126
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
3. drives that last for years. I have one running after 6 years and another 7 years, nearly 24/7.
Unless you really need 1.5 TB I would look in the 750-800GB range.
I am thinking to add 2 of these sata-3.5/wd-caviar-green-hard-drive-750-gb-3.5-sata-600-buffer-64-mb.

I\we always keep the exact same files in 2 storage\backup hard disks.

E:\ games,videos,photos,music...

F:\ games,videos,photos,music...

I prefer WD Green because (if i am not wrong) automatically reduce\stop the spin when is in nonuse\idle stage.

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So for me this is the last combination,

CASE

Power Supply Corsair-Modular 850W

Motherboard

CPU

Memory RAM

GPU eVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2.5 GB GDDR5

OS iNTEL-SSD 520 SERIES-120GB-2.5"

STORAGE 2X WD Caviar Green 750GB
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17 Mar 2012   #127
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

yes Saviour, the WD Green has "Intellipower" which slows or stops the platters according to use. The downside may be lower performance too since they would need to spin up when you do something. I am not particularly worried about how much electricity I use.
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17 Mar 2012   #128
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

panais,
I'm going to be really upset if you don't take and post tons of pictures all through the build. This is going to be a wicked nice build and expect to make a run or two to the local computer store for cables and small parts if needed as it's always hard to think of all the situations you run into on a build like this.
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17 Mar 2012   #129
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
panais,
I'm going to be really upset if you don't take and post tons of pictures all through the build. This is going to be a wicked nice build and expect to make a run or two to the local computer store for cables and small parts if needed as it's always hard to think of all the situations you run into on a build like this.
I'll try my best
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17 Mar 2012   #130
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yea, the major issues with greens are they are slow.

I know alot complain that the Blacks are loud etc .. and my 1TB Black is louder than my Blue. I can't deny that.
If Im really listening for it, I can hear it when it spins up.

BUT... at least in my case, its a non issue as my case fans actually cover it up.


Its a sacrifice you must make. A bit extra noise for speddier response, or slower response and much quieter.

We all have different expectations, but thats pretty much what you need to decide.
As a storage drive, its not going to matter either way.
For a game drive, you may notice some difference.




But overall, I think you have a pretty sweet build going there.
And I agree ... PICTURES!!!
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