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Windows 7: Cheaper build. Is this good?

19 Mar 2013   #11
sisrace

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Hey sisrace,

I too like to live life dangerously and choose not to use a grounding band when I work on computers. My work space has wood floors and a marble topped desk so there is really nothing that can build up a charge for me. Obviously your situation will be different, so make sure you are being careful if you chose not use the band.

The build looks good but I noticed that you got rid of the 1TB HDD and went with a 500GB HDD instead. 500GB should be fine for JUST gaming but if you plan on putting music, photos and movies on your drive as well I would recommend something much bigger.

I think that you are getting good deals with the components you are buying, but I think it is possible to make a few changes without sacrificing performance. For example your case. It might be better to find another case that isn't so "name brand". I know there are some brands like Gigabyte, DIYPC and even Diablotek that sell really clean cases for around 20$ - 30$. Yes the may not look as nice as your more expensive case but they will get the job done at a fraction of the price. Also your PSU. I love Corsair and think they make great products but they can be a bit expensive at times. I would look at some other brands like Sea Sonic (who actually makes PSUs for Corsair) because they are typically the same PSU just rebranded and cheaper.

I hope I was able to help and good luck on your build. Oh and don't forget to post pictures.

-JackALope


I whent for the 500gb becouse even on my old computer i only used like 60% harddrive at maximum. And i could always plonk in another one when i whant to


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20 Mar 2013   #12
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh well that sounds good then. As long as it is a 7200 RPM or faster drive, you should be good.
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23 Mar 2013   #13
sisrace

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Oh well that sounds good then. As long as it is a 7200 RPM or faster drive, you should be good.


Well in my laptop its a 5400rpm 500gb drive and thats really fast. Faster than my old 7200rpm desktop hdd and my freinds 7200rpm on his desktop...
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23 Mar 2013   #14
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackALope52x View Post
Oh well that sounds good then. As long as it is a 7200 RPM or faster drive, you should be good.


Well in my laptop its a 5400rpm 500gb drive and thats really fast. Faster than my old 7200rpm desktop hdd and my freinds 7200rpm on his desktop...
But 5400RPM cannot be faster than 7200RPM. It's probably other factors making the laptop seem faster. Less bloatware or fewer programs on Start Up. Many many reasons!
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23 Mar 2013   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace View Post

Well in my laptop its a 5400rpm 500gb drive and thats really fast. Faster than my old 7200rpm desktop hdd and my freinds 7200rpm on his desktop...
This would also depend on the RAM and CPU. If all is equal or near so, a 5400 drive will never be faster than a 7200. Slap a 7200 in your lappy and see.
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23 Mar 2013   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Also I find that upping the cache to 64 will also speed things considerably, always purchase primary drives with the largest available cache and the fastest rotation you can afford.
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23 Mar 2013   #17
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I completely agree with the last three comments. Your other 7200RPM HDD my have felt slower because of what was on it or other slower computer components could have been playing a part in it. Also as linnemeyerhere has already stated, you want to make sure your primary HDD is on the faster side, especially if you are not getting any SDDs.
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