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Windows 7: Cheaper build. Is this good?

18 Mar 2013   #1
sisrace

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 
Cheaper build. Is this good?

Hi my last build got crazy expensive. I may have money for it if. Then i will get it. But i had to get another system too if it was to expensive so i came up with this. Sends the link. Sorry for the swedish webbsite but the components is pretty much the same name vise. The psu is modular.

Kundvagn - 2013-03-19 - Inet.se


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18 Mar 2013   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Thats actually a good deal, however, I would add an SSD to really take advantage of your system. Even if you don't add an SSD, that is a pretty sweet system.
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18 Mar 2013   #3
sisrace

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 

Will add an update.. Looking on better parts right now
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18 Mar 2013   #4
sisrace

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 

Better. Tweaked some stuff. And changed cpu. Kundvagn - 2013-03-19 - Inet.se
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18 Mar 2013   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

First ditch the grounding wrist band. Just keep touching metal and don't shuffle your feet on the carpet. Then up the ram to 1866 and consider GSkill if your on a budget...it's crazy good or jump to the Crucial tactical tracer. Then consider two must haves a 128gb SSD and a good after market CPU cooler air or sealed water, both are falling in price every day, consider the Crucial m4 and the Thermaltake Frio or the 2.0 sealed water or other similar brands.
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19 Mar 2013   #6
sisrace

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
First ditch the grounding wrist band. Just keep touching metal and don't shuffle your feet on the carpet. Then up the ram to 1866 and consider GSkill if your on a budget...it's crazy good or jump to the Crucial tactical tracer. Then consider two must haves a 128gb SSD and a good after market CPU cooler air or sealed water, both are falling in price every day, consider the Crucial m4 and the Thermaltake Frio or the 2.0 sealed water or other similar brands.
Dont whant a ssd. The budget it tight as it is
Did remove the anti static band.
Going to add a cheap air cooler. Becouse i wont overclock. When i will i will get a better one. A thing amd does better is that some of their cpu coolers is really good compared to intels i3 and i5 stock coolers
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19 Mar 2013   #7
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
First ditch the grounding wrist band. Just keep touching metal and don't shuffle your feet on the carpet.
I would respectfully take issue with you on that one but i have no wish to highjack this thread so i have started a new Topic on the subjectand would appreciate your looking at it! As soon as the Topic is up I will post a link to it here! Should be withing an hour or two!

EDIT Here's the link to the new topic:
Static Electricity and earth straps
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19 Mar 2013   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Sisrace,
It seems you have a good handle on your needs and budget. I can't wait to see and hear about your first home build !
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19 Mar 2013   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I totally respect the use of a grounding band. I have two and I used to use the first one until my first build. Somehow I forgot to wear it and all came out well. Now on my umpteenth build all on carpet I haven't had an issue yet. But I agree that it's a risk I'm taking. By constantly touching the case and other things I discharge any build up. And as your only as good as the actual ground your making and 99% of the time you'll place the clip on the case it's all the same.
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19 Mar 2013   #10
JackALope52x

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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
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