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Windows 7: Got a new Rig


24 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Got a new Rig

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What, if any, should be first on my list to upgrade? I was looking into a few different cooling options, such as water cooling, maybe adding an extra fan or 2.

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24 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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24 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Jesus dude! I'm not trying to run Battlefield 4 on Ultra lol. The only thing I'd be playing MAYBE is WoW with a friend occasionally, definitely Minecraft
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24 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

LOL Ya

But definitely an ssd with Windows 7.
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24 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Definately agree with AddRAM. An SSD is always a worthwhile upgrade, and a dedicated GPU will always come in handy, any idea on a budget?

Edit: Just seen that is already comes with a MSI Geforce GTX650 1Gb. So all thats i would recommend would be an SSD
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24 Oct 2013   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

X3 on an SSD. You will be blown away by the decrease in boot time and program opening time. some programs will also have increased data access speed. Adding a good SSD will give you the best improvement for your money.
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24 Oct 2013   #7

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I would pass on the SSD as the first upgrade. While it well certainly decrease boot time, program startup time, it well do very little to improve the game playing experience.

Your box has Nvidia GT650 embedded graphics, not exactly a barn burner. Install a good stand alone GPU, you well see a major improvement in FPS and a much more enjoyable game play.

The system drive is 1% of the overall experience, the GPU is 90%.
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24 Oct 2013   #8

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
I would pass on the SSD as the first upgrade. While it well certainly decrease boot time, program startup time, it well do very little to improve the game playing experience.

Your box has Nvidia GT650 embedded graphics, not exactly a barn burner. Install a good stand alone GPU, you well see a major improvement in FPS and a much more enjoyable game play.

The system drive is 1% of the overall experience, the GPU is 90%.
This is true but he stated he would mainly only play WOW and wow can be played on ancient systems I used to run it just fine on an old laptop with dedicated graphics that was like 6 years old ^^ blizzard optimize WOW to work on everything and leaves us who want insane graphics in the dark ha-ha.
In my opinion windows 7 since 8 is well just.....hides in a corner. and an ssd I brought one after recommendations on here and at first I thought eh seems not worth it for a few seconds of boot time and a few faster file load times but it really was an great upgrade
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24 Oct 2013   #9

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well with everything said so far I would say don't do a thing and just use it, you have a great rig as it sits for your needs. If it was me I would :
1) Aftermarket quality air or sealed water cooling
2) Go with a 128gb SSD
3) Dedicated GPU card
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24 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
I would pass on the SSD as the first upgrade. While it well certainly decrease boot time, program startup time, it well do very little to improve the game playing experience.

Your box has Nvidia GT650 embedded graphics, not exactly a barn burner. Install a good stand alone GPU, you well see a major improvement in FPS and a much more enjoyable game play.

The system drive is 1% of the overall experience, the GPU is 90%.
If you didn't catch what he said, I'll reiterate: He will play WoW occasionally, which is mainly CPU dependent, and definitely Minecraft. He should try out the graphics that come with it first to see if it does what he wants and if it needs to be upgraded.

The system drive is 1% of the overall experience..........I don't quite understand this. If you mean gaming experience, then yes it doesn't make that much difference. When he's not playing games, the system drive is 99.9% of the overall experience. An SSD will make every aspect of normal computer use faster.....boot/reboot times, program startup time, file access time, file transferring times....almost anything you can think of. The reason is simple, the storage component of a computer is THE slowest piece of the puzzle. It is slower than current CPU, GPU, and RAM speeds.....by quite a bit. An SSD is exponentially faster than a mechanical hard drive and closes the gap between the other components and the storage device, hence why it is the biggest improvement short of building a totally new system.
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