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Windows 7: New PC build- are these components good?

14 Nov 2013   #31
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Sad times I'll try to enjoy the time I have! Thanks anyway, I think I'll go with the Fractal Define Mini as it has gotten good reviews and when talking to my friends they all said they would get it if they could.

Thanks for all your advice on everything, its really helped me out.


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14 Nov 2013   #32
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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Have you used any cases in my budget,
Not recently. Because of my poor eyesight I cannot build my own systems any more. That is regrettable, but what can you do.
Wolfgang, you can invite me over to assemble the components you buy for you !
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14 Nov 2013   #33
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My reference system has a powered (8) port USB 2.0 plus (4) USB 3.0 in the front and the mobo has seven (5) 2.0 and (2) 3.0 for a total capacity of 18 external USB ports.
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14 Nov 2013   #34
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111 View Post
Sad times I'll try to enjoy the time I have! Thanks anyway, I think I'll go with the Fractal Define Mini as it has gotten good reviews and when talking to my friends they all said they would get it if they could.

Thanks for all your advice on everything, its really helped me out.
Are you looking at the first generation Arc Mini or Arc Mini R2?
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14 Nov 2013   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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Have you used any cases in my budget,
Not recently. Because of my poor eyesight I cannot build my own systems any more. That is regrettable, but what can you do.
Wolfgang, you can invite me over to assemble the components you buy for you !
Thanks for the offer. I bit far though from your place to Florida or Germany.
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14 Nov 2013   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
My reference system has a powered (8) port USB 2.0 plus (4) USB 3.0 in the front and the mobo has seven (5) 2.0 and (2) 3.0 for a total capacity of 18 external USB ports.
That's the way to go - I like.
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14 Nov 2013   #37
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Are you looking at the first generation Arc Mini or Arc Mini R2?
Sorry, I should have been more specific, I was referring to the Fractal Design Define Mini (not part of the Arc series), Fractal Design
I think its fairly new, so you may not have seen it.
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14 Nov 2013   #38
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tomtom111 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Are you looking at the first generation Arc Mini or Arc Mini R2?
Sorry, I should have been more specific, I was referring to the Fractal Design Define Mini (not part of the Arc series), Fractal Design
I think its fairly new, so you may not have seen it.
Oh, my mistake......I thought the whole time you meant the Arc Mini series. Yes, I have seen that case.......good choice!
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15 Nov 2013   #39
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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18 Nov 2013   #40
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Right, I hate myself for asking this- but Intel or AMD? (And I know I said Intel's were out of my budget but I'm interested to see if it'd be worth it) More specifically do you think I should get an Intel i5 3470 or an AMD FX 6300? You already know what I'm going to be using it for, but is it worth a 50 premium for the Intel? Would it be worth the extra? (Bearing in mind I'll have to get another motherboard (so another 10 or 20 gone))

Thanks
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