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Windows 7: First Build Feedback Please

17 Feb 2013   #11
MSchild

Windows 7/8/8.1 x64 &&& Debian-Based Linux
 
 

I can't speak on the SSDs, as the last I knew there were issues getting the performance out of them due to wait-states in the CPU. But like I said, I can't really speak on them, as I've never used them and all I know is things I've read.

I would however offer this: IMHO, I like the ATI graphics, and if I'm going ATI on the GPU, I'm definitely going to go AMD on the CPU and mobo chipsets as well. Of course, mixing and matching components from different manufacturers is nothing incompatible, but when I build a machine I never do. Its a take it or leave it sort of thing I suppose, but to me, it just makes sense.


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17 Feb 2013   #12
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
The devil is in the details and I won't begin a build without a supply of premium fans as well as an assortment of quality cables. Also I love zip ties and if you take your time you can keep things nice and clean both on top and back of mobo. Another little tip is only plug your optical and the ssd drive into the mobo at first and make sure the ssd is in the number 1 sata header which will be a sata III header when you load your OS.

Oh and +1 on the sealed water coolers, I've switched from air to water and I'm not looking back, not only for performance but also a cleaner easier install.

linnemeyer that is a VERY nice looking rig! Oh, and like you, I like "organized"!
I've actually considered the water cooling. I really ike the clean uncluttered look of it as well as the more efficient cooling. I have to admit though that water hoses in my computer might worry me a little.
Several years ago I had a 26 gal aquarium suddenly crack the front glass for no obvious reason and water started pouring out into our living room. Needless to say it created instant panic, and it wasn't even close to an expensive computer. LOL

How long have you had the water cooled unit? It looks great. Is that Computer overclocked? Truthfully I haven't ruled out the possibility of a water cooler, but don't tell my wife! LOL I'm pressing my budget already.
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17 Feb 2013   #13
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I really appreciate everyones tips/suggestions, it helps to hear other people's perspectives.
"Seven" is a great forum. Thanks to all.
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17 Feb 2013   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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17 Feb 2013   #15
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSchild View Post
I can't speak on the SSDs, as the last I knew there were issues getting the performance out of them due to wait-states in the CPU. But like I said, I can't really speak on them, as I've never used them and all I know is things I've read.

I would however offer this: IMHO, I like the ATI graphics, and if I'm going ATI on the GPU, I'm definitely going to go AMD on the CPU and mobo chipsets as well. Of course, mixing and matching components from different manufacturers is nothing incompatible, but when I build a machine I never do. Its a take it or leave it sort of thing I suppose, but to me, it just makes sense.
So, if you were going for an nVidia graphics card, you'd use an nVidia CPU and chipset?

Sorry. Couldn't resist.
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17 Feb 2013   #16
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I've never looked at one of those radiators up close, only in pictures, but does air from the fan actually
blow "Through" the radiator? I mean are there open slots so to speak in the radiator that allow air to actually
"pass through" the unit freely?
If so, then the the fan/radiator could be positioned to
actually exhaust warm air from the case, serving a dual purpose. Am I correct?
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17 Feb 2013   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yes the air passing through the hot fins cools them and so good fans that are quiet and can force good static pressure are essential. For this very reason alone I found quality Noctua fans and then used them everywhere. Here are all my water systems.
Corsair H50 in Push/Pull
Corsair H100 in Push/Pull
Thermaltake Extreme 2.0 in Push
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17 Feb 2013   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSchild View Post
I can't speak on the SSDs, as the last I knew there were issues getting the performance out of them due to wait-states in the CPU. But like I said, I can't really speak on them, as I've never used them and all I know is things I've read.

I would however offer this: IMHO, I like the ATI graphics, and if I'm going ATI on the GPU, I'm definitely going to go AMD on the CPU and mobo chipsets as well. Of course, mixing and matching components from different manufacturers is nothing incompatible, but when I build a machine I never do. Its a take it or leave it sort of thing I suppose, but to me, it just makes sense.
So, if you were going for an nVidia graphics card, you'd use an nVidia CPU and chipset?

Sorry. Couldn't resist.
Not written in stone, but it would be best. It`s all about your pocketbook and availability.
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17 Feb 2013   #19
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Check out this wicked new bad boy on the block.

Swiftech H220 Liquid CPU Cooler Review | 3dGameMan.com
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17 Feb 2013   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It better cool my house for that price LOL
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