Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: [Build Help] In Need of a Quick Build Overview

18 Jun 2012   #1
aquitas

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
[Build Help] In Need of a Quick Build Overview

A friendly admin I've been working with on some personal computer BSOD issues has pointed me in this direction regarding hardware. I'm creating a budget build for my mom as a surprise gift and want to make sure that everything works. She already has a HDD and an Optical Drive so i left those out. Here's the current build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-3300 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($58.11 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($46.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($20.49 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Intel 330 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $228.54
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

A few concerns I have:

1. The CPU is a mobile version and has a an integrated card.
Q: Will it being a mobile version create an issue?
Q: Will the integrated card be able to output on a monitor for basic day to day computing stress.

2. Will I need to purchase a separate mount for the SSD?

3. Will the SSD's quick load times be noticeable on a system with a low of specs as this or should I just stick with her sole HDD?

4. Are there any problems with this build that you can see?

5. Are there any performance improvements that can be had through other products in the same price range?

Thank you in advance for your advice. It's much appreciated!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Jun 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

2: I seriously doubt it. With no moving parts, you can mount an SSD securely in the bottom of the case or in a drive bay with duct tape.

3: I'd guess it would still be quite noticeable in booting and opening applications. Probably the best move you could make and that is a good price.

I don't know anything about AMD, so can't offer more help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2012   #3
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Hi aquitas

To mount properly you will need a 3.5inch drive adapter for the SSD to fit the case (some come with most dont and i cant see any mention of one with your drive)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jun 2012   #4
aquitas

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for your input guys. I'll wait for more replies regarding the other questions before I buy the parts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2012   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Hi aquitas

To mount properly you will need a 3.5inch drive adapter for the SSD to fit the case (some come with most dont and i cant see any mention of one with your drive)
An adapter bracket is pictured at Newegg. Doesn't guarantee that it's actually included, or that it will fit the mounting holes in the case for a 3.5" drive if it is included.

The GA-A55M-DS2 only has 3Gb/s SATA. The Intel SSD listed supports 6Gb/s. It may not make a great real-world difference, but I believe that you can get an A75 board without spending a lot more money. May be worth considering.

The A4-3300 is a $60 CPU. Whether getting an $80 or $110 CPU would give you a much superior system, I can't say. (Haven't used an AMD CPU since the Socket 939 days.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jun 2012   #6
aquitas

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Hi aquitas

To mount properly you will need a 3.5inch drive adapter for the SSD to fit the case (some come with most dont and i cant see any mention of one with your drive)
An adapter bracket is pictured at Newegg. Doesn't guarantee that it's actually included, or that it will fit the mounting holes in the case for a 3.5" drive if it is included.

The GA-A55M-DS2 only has 3Gb/s SATA. The Intel SSD listed supports 6Gb/s. It may not make a great real-world difference, but I believe that you can get an A75 board without spending a lot more money. May be worth considering.

The A4-3300 is a $60 CPU. Whether getting an $80 or $110 CPU would give you a much superior system, I can't say. (Haven't used an AMD CPU since the Socket 939 days.)
The A4-3300 is a mobile card. Will this pose an issue or will it work as it should? And will the integrated GPU on it be able to output on a monitor larger than the average laptop resolution?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 [Build Help] In Need of a Quick Build Overview




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can I install Icon Packs designed for Build 7600 on to Build 7601?
Can I install Icon Packs designed for Build 7600 to Build 7601? An Icon Pack was saying install on to 7600 only and after I checked my regedit, I learned that I have 7601 (Probably SP1, I don't know). Would I have any problems if I install the icon pack? Thanks.
Customization
Quick question win 7 build 7600
Hi gents, I am using an old version of win 7 RFC.... after 6 months of not using my pc i hooked it up on the net 3 days ago ... I found out that my RFC build is now being seen as "an illegal version of windows" Now after yesterday, my soundcard suddenly is not detected...
Windows Updates & Activation
Add Quick Launch to Taskbar - Build 7000
I tried this tutorial, but it does not work ... http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/888-quick-launch-enable-disable.html I didn't try Method 3 , but just because that's not how it is supposed to look. Any other way to add quick launch to windows taskbar? thanks in advance.
General Discussion
Upgrade from Build 7100 to Build 7264?
Hi All, I am currently running OS 7 Beta RC Build 7100. Were do I get this newer version, is there a big difference? And am I able to upgrade to the newer Beta? I realize that October is fast approaching for the RTM but I plan to keep running the Beta for a couple of months past the Grand...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 Build 7260 (first candidate build of RTM)
Windows 7 has reached RTM builds and there will be several candidate builds in RTM. first candidate build of RTM is build 7260. 6.1.7260.0.win7_rtm.090612-2110 - RTM branch build compiled on 12 june.
General Discussion
Windows 7 Build 7012 Screenshots Emerged & Build 7013 Details
Windows 7 Build 7012 Screenshots Emerged & Build 7013 Details http://www.blogsdna.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/windows-7-logo.jpg We all are waiting for Windows 7 Beta 1 build 7000 to get release but it seems some one out their already have access to Windows 7 Build 7012. Here is...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:26.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App