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Windows 7: Advice on components needed


16 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Advice on components needed

Hi all,
My old girl is nearly seven now and giving a few hiccups so I've decided to get my mate to build another comp for me and would appreciate some info from the knowledge base here.
You can see my system specs so here is what I want to do.
Keep the Antec 902 and replace the CPU, M/board, HDD and Graphics card. I've been told I should replace the PSU as well but is that necessary? If so what wattage?
I'm looking at 1150 pin (is that the way to go?)
The i5-4440, 4570, 4670 or even go to the i7-4770 or 4770K. The price difference is not all that much so which is the best way to go?
I'm lost with which motherboard to go for but obviously want the best I can get/afford to suit the CPU. Recommendations??
WD HDD maybe 500Gb - 1Tb. Green, blue, black??
Maybe a SSD for the operating system??
Video card - thinking 2Gb GTX760. Any other ideas??
As far as RAM would 1 single x 8Gb be OK or better to go 2 x 8Gb??
I can get parts cheap here at the minute so would appreciate some ideas.

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16 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lffoar View Post
Hi all,
My old girl is nearly seven now and giving a few hiccups so I've decided to get my mate to build another comp for me and would appreciate some info from the knowledge base here.
You can see my system specs so here is what I want to do.
Keep the Antec 902 and replace the CPU, M/board, HDD and Graphics card. I've been told I should replace the PSU as well but is that necessary? If so what wattage?
I'm looking at 1150 pin (is that the way to go?)
The i5-4440, 4570, 4670 or even go to the i7-4770 or 4770K. The price difference is not all that much so which is the best way to go?
I'm lost with which motherboard to go for but obviously want the best I can get/afford to suit the CPU. Recommendations??
WD HDD maybe 500Gb - 1Tb. Green, blue, black??
Maybe a SSD for the operating system??
Video card - thinking 2Gb GTX760. Any other ideas??
As far as RAM would 1 single x 8Gb be OK or better to go 2 x 8Gb??
I can get parts cheap here at the minute so would appreciate some ideas.


Keeping your case is fine if you are happy with it. As far as the PSU, how old is your current one?

As far as the cpu, do you plan on overclocking? What do you plan to do with the new build..Gaming, video editing, or normal web surfing? This will help determine what cpu you need.

For motherboard Asus is a good choice, depending on your needs. I like MSI myself. Again this will depend on what you will use the computer for.

I would use an SSD for OS, and a WD black or blue for data.

The 760 is a good choice for graphics card.

Ram i would go with either 2x4gb or 2x8gb
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16 Mar 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Are you planning on overclocking? If not you won't need a CPU with the K in the name, example, i7-4770K, the i7-4770 would do.
You PSU would probably be ok if it has the PCIe and 4/8 pin EPS connector for the CPU.

RAM should always be in pairs to enable the faster dual channel mode. 2x8GB is a good choice.
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16 Mar 2014   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Something like this would rock your world for a long.....very long time!

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16 Mar 2014   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Alan, the CPU and board are not compatible.
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16 Mar 2014   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Sorry make that a Haswell 4570K.....trying to do to many things ! Good catch Britton

Intel Core i5-4670K Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 3.4GHz, 84W, Fan, 1200 MHz Graphics Core Speed - BX80646I54670K at TigerDirect.com

Even saved 10 bucks with Haswell. I think I was thinking the most recent chip I used in my latest rig?
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16 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the input guys, just what I was looking for
Dude:
PSU is same age (7yrs or so). I was told capacitors or some such wear out??
No, not interested in O/Clocking. Comp is on 12 hrs a day, downloading, burning, web surfing and will play games as well.
My current Asus has been great up to now but am open to ideas on different makes.
What size/brand of SSD would you reckon?
Black or blue WD - is there a big difference?
GPU. Go for the 760
RAM. Go for 2 x 8Gb

Britton:
Didn't have a clue the K signified something to do with O/C
All I know about the PSU is it's a Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w APFC Gaming PSU. As far as connections I'm clueless
I'll take your advice about RAM being in pairs and go for 2 x 8Gb.

Linnemeyerhere:
Great, I've got my mate checking to see if they are available and at the right price.

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16 Mar 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Capacitors can degrade over time and lose their capacity. New PSUs of good quality would have solid Japanese ones which are much more reliable. Corsair, Antec, Seasonic are good, they would have the needed connectors.

Yeah, the K CPU are what is called "unlocked" so they can be overclocked easily and cost a bit more.

The WD black are supposed to be more reliable drives.

I like the Samsung SSDs and have a EVO 240GB and a 256GB Pro series, they are one of the fastest on the market.

For PSU connectors, see this:
PSU, simple test | PC Help Forum
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16 Mar 2014   #9

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Getting there fellers!
Just got off the phone and can get:

GPU. Gigabyte 2Gb GTX760
RAM. 2 x 8Gb Patriot Viper green or G-Skill Ripjaws-X
PSU. Antec VP 650p
HDD. WD black SATA3 1Tb
SSD. Samsung 840 EVO series SATA3 250Gb

Now for the CPU.....Following advice from Britton re the "K" it's either i5-4440, 4570, 4670 or the i7-4770. Which is best, fastest, most reliable?

There are heaps of motherboards available but I can't list them all here so given the above, what do you recommend?
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16 Mar 2014   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

If you are not going to oc, get 4670. That is gonna be a nice rig when you get it!
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