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Windows 7: First Build Feedback Please

16 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
First Build Feedback Please

This is the plans for my 1st new build, I'd like your feedback, does it all sound compatible?
Any suggestions?

Already purchased the case and PSU.
This unit will not be overclocked, so hopefully the 212 EVO should produce adequate cooling.

Case...............Corsair Obsidian 550D
PSU................Corsair AX760 80 Plus Platinum Fully Modular (not the AX760i digital)
CPU................Intel I5 3570K 3.4 GB Ivey Bridge
Mobo..............Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Cooler.............Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
RAM................Corsair Vengeance 8GB 2X4 DDR3 1600
HDD................2 WDs Caviar Black, 1 TB each
Video Card.......Asus HD7770 Radeon
Optical Drive....Asus DVD/CD Rewritable Drive DRW-24B1st

Oops, almost forgot: It WILL be Windows 7!


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17 Feb 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Dallas 7,
Looks to be a fantastic first build but do factor in a SSD as they have fallen to such a reasonable level, place the OS and all the software and even as many games as will fit on a 128gb and don't look back !
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17 Feb 2013   #3

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On another key point is noise and if it was me I would bank on replacing all the standard case fans with premium fans for noise. I like Noctua's but the new Corsairs are very good and can be ordered for volume and quite additions.
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17 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I would go nvidia, but that`s just me.
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17 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Dallas 7,
Looks to be a fantastic first build but do factor in a SSD as they have fallen to such a reasonable level, place the OS and all the software and even as many games as will fit on a 128gb and don't look back !
Do you set SSDs up just like a standard HD?
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17 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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17 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Just 3 suggestions:

1) SSD
2) DVD/CD with LightScribe - Makes a nice way to label ones you want to save.
3) Self contained water cooler like the Corsair H80 - Leaves more room around the MB for air flow.

Jim
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17 Feb 2013   #8

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Dallas 7,
In a nut shell yes. The performance gain is so large that no new build of any performance envelope is complete without one. You can go 128gb and be safe or right to a 256gb and have all room for software and updates for many years. With a clean/fresh install it's also much faster loading the OS and Software it will blow your mind !
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17 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
On another key point is noise and if it was me I would bank on replacing all the standard case fans with premium fans for noise. I like Noctua's but the new Corsairs are very good and can be ordered for volume and quite additions.

I'll remember that linnemeyerhere. Thanks for the comeback, I appreciate the help.
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17 Feb 2013   #10

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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.
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