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Windows 7: Need some advice on chosen parts for my new build


10 Aug 2012   #1
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Need some advice on chosen parts for my new build

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10 Aug 2012   #2
hubnerqup

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It will show a good performance.

There might be only one suggestion,
decrease all the noises of it.
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21 Aug 2012   #3
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yeah i'll sort that out. I might change the processor to a 3570k though, interested in getting into overclocking!
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21 Aug 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The only thing I'd consider is a good aftermarket cooler, and maybe a bigger SSD from Crucial, Samsung, Intel, etc.
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21 Aug 2012   #5
ITtechy

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

A few suggestions I have is to change the ssd. Get like a Intel, Kingston hyperx, or a ocz agility 3 or vertex 3. They are very good drives. I would say the ocz is lower end then the Kingston hyerx but not by much (I have both) with the Kingston ssd I get boot times of like under 10secconds on my i5-2500k system. And about the same on my laptop with the ocz. Also don't waist your money on dominator ram its not worth it. Anything over about 1600mhz there ain't but performance gain. Get something with low latency that's the key. I would also consider getting the sandy bridge CPU instead of a ivy bridge. There is not much performance difference in the to. Plus the sandy can be much cheaper, and the sandy bridge over clock better!
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23 Aug 2012   #6
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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23 Aug 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

If I waded through the rubbish layout correctly, the 2 choices are mostly the same and differ only on these parts:

First package:

Intel Core i5 3570K CPU
MSI H77MA-G43 motherboard, micro ATX
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB RAM

Total package price: 770.25; price of just those 3 parts: 281.91

Second package:


Intel Core i5 2500K CPU
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard, full ATX
Corsair DDR3 Vengeance RAM, 8 GB

Total package price: 752.44; price of just those 3 parts: 274.81

Personally--I'd go with the first package. The processor is slightly stronger. But I would swap motherboards, using the Gigabyte board from the second package instead of the MSI.

And I'd ditch the Coolermaster PSU in exchange for either of these:

XFX Pro 550 watt Core Edition; 59.99, not yet in stock

Antec High Current Gamer 520 watt; 62.99

My changes would add a total of 10 or 12 pounds to the total price.

Good choice on the Samsung SSD.
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23 Aug 2012   #8
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If I waded through the rubbish layout correctly, the 2 choices are mostly the same and differ only on these parts:

First package:

Intel Core i5 3570K CPU
MSI H77MA-G43 motherboard, micro ATX
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB RAM

Total package price: 770.25; price of just those 3 parts: 281.91

Second package:


Intel Core i5 2500K CPU
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard, full ATX
Corsair DDR3 Vengeance RAM, 8 GB

Total package price: 752.44; price of just those 3 parts: 274.81

Personally--I'd go with the first package. The processor is slightly stronger. But I would swap motherboards, using the Gigabyte board from the second package instead of the MSI.

And I'd ditch the Coolermaster PSU in exchange for either of these:

XFX Pro 550 watt Core Edition; 59.99, not yet in stock

Antec High Current Gamer 520 watt; 62.99

My changes would add a total of 10 or 12 pounds to the total price.

Good choice on the Samsung SSD.
I know I just realised that when I left for work, thinking "Hang on.. i think they were the same"

But thanks for the PSU recommendations. I have no idea about the good PSUs out there but I just picked that one out. I'll be looking for a monitor too, know any good ones under £100?

Oh and one extra thing which could help, but not too bothered about - Are there any good cases which look very unique, like the NZXT Phantom? I want my PC to look a bit like a gaming console in a way, thankss
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23 Aug 2012   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Cases are mostly personal preference. Some are mostly interested in looks. Others in airflow and cooling. Others in drive capacity and overall size. My "good" might be your "hopeless". Antec and Coolermaster are two common and pretty well thought of brands, but you have to carefully look over each model.

ATX cases are going to be a larger and may be easier to work on and cool.

I don't stay up to date on monitors. My current one is 4 years old and has worked perfectly. NEC brand. But monitors are hit and miss too. I read negative comments about nearly any brand.
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23 Aug 2012   #10
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I agree to be honest. As long as my PC is good, i am fine with everything else. Don't want to make everything so complicated. Thanks for your help either way.
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