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Windows 7: Time for a new PC, opinions?


14 Dec 2013   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Usually I/O refers to the connections on the back side of a motherboard, it means Input/Output.


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14 Dec 2013   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for all your replies, all going well i hope to order the machine today!

I hope its still running the latest games at playable framerates for the next 4 years like my old machine, its only really struggled for last 6 months
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14 Dec 2013   #23

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Will01 View Post
Thanks for all your replies, all going well i hope to order the machine today!

I hope its still running the latest games at playable framerates for the next 4 years like my old machine, its only really struggled for last 6 months
What was the final list of components that you settled on mate?

Be sure to update with Pics when you get it. We love pics
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14 Dec 2013   #24
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Oh yes Will pictures in this thread. Show Us Your Rig [6]
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14 Dec 2013   #25
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Usually I/O refers to the connections on the back side of a motherboard, it means Input/Output.
However you want to define it I would look at all board I/O including headers on the board for bringing ports out to the front of the case. It's certainly nice to bring USB 3 to the front.
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15 Dec 2013   #26
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

True Michael, I have my keyboard, mouse, scanner, and UPS in back USB ports. With the on-board headers and some pass-through cables I have 4 each USB 2 and USB 3 connectors on the front.
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16 Dec 2013   #27

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

In principle, your PSU should be fine, even with overclocking. The graphics card says it requires a 6 pin and an 8 pin PCI-E power connector. Your PSU has two, and as long as one is an 8-pin... But the PSU is a bit low end and may be marginal on the 12V:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...=Story4&reid=1

If you want to replace it I would recommend a Seasonics X-650 (or 750-850 if you will ever SLI).

I would look at other vendors for the graphics card. In my little experience the EVGA are noisy. Might try MSI or Gigabyte or ASUS.
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18 Dec 2013   #28

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

Haswell z87 boards are dead boards now so i would say dont invest in dead boards as well as chipsets......

haswell refresh z97 being the new Q2 14 no FVR on cpu would seem better for overclocking.... i could be wrong
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18 Dec 2013   #29

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Good to know BT. I'm thinking wait or go back to 77 platform as it really hasn't been surpassed by much if anything.
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18 Dec 2013   #30

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

What i would suggest as surly people would have said hopefully if your on a budget APU if your struggling for money same for FX

Having owned the haswell or as most people say hasfail i found the temps due to the fact the voltage regulator is on the cpu its hard to work with.... haswell refresh is aimed at fixing them problems moving the voltage regulator back on to the board meaning better temps........

FX 6300-8350 what ever is in your price band

APU you would have to ask some people which is the best for you due to im APU dumb lol

If you have a better budget just wait for the next intel products in Q2 2014 which will bring chipset Z97......as i have said Z87 motherboards are end of life pointless in my option spending on something that has no upgrade path etc.
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