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Windows 7: How is my build?

03 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How is my build?

Hello all, I am new and I have created my second custom PC...
Specs:

Intel Core i7 4820K at 4.60GHz OC
Corsair CX750M PSU
8GB (1X8GB) Corsair DDR3 1600MHz RAM
ASUS RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION
Corsair H100i
Zalman Z11 Plus
Seagate 4TB HDD
NVIDIA GTX 750 <---I had to cut costs, if I could I would've got a 780/780ti

Future plans...
Corsair AX1200i PSU
Thermaltake Level 10GT Case
Custom watercooling loop
Dual SLI 780ti (or maybe quad, not sure if it is overkill or not)
256GB SSD (I need good cheap recommendations on this)
Red LED fans (140mm I also need recommendations please on good airflow and low noise)
Gaming keyboard and mouse (recommendations please, preferably with red keys)

Temps:
Idle CPU = 35 degrees
Full load = 45 degrees
Motherboard temp = 31 degrees



Here are some pics, please ignore the bad cable management, as the mobo was a tight squeeze and wire gaps were cut off in some areas.













Say what you'd like, advise me please oh wise ones of custom builds

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03 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to the forum Ishraq.

Nice build with some good hardware.

Because I use the same cpu at 4.6 I recommend watching your cpu temps.
Your Corsair cooler is a great AIO cooler but because I don't use one I don't know if it will handle 4.6 under load.
What do you have your vcore set at.

What method are you using to get your temp readings? What program?
At a 100% load 45C is a great temp if the reading are correct.

I use the newest Real Temp program.
The newest programs are a must with that cpu.

See my System Specs.
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03 Jun 2014   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Welcome to SF Ishraq. Nice build with quality components. Many great choices for the SSD and the longer you wait the lower the pricing but I still feel the Samsung 840 pro is the choice, so start watching.
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03 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Welcome to SF Ishraq. Nice build with quality components. Many great choices for the SSD and the longer you wait the lower the pricing but I still feel the Samsung 840 pro is the choice, so start watching.
Or the Samsung 840 EVO if pro is too expensive. I reccomend the Corsair Vengeance K70 for your keyboard. They come with either Cherry MX Red, Blue, or Brown switches. I'd look up about them and the differences if I were you and even test each for the feel if possible. I remember reading about them in a website but I don't remember it unfortunately so you have to search it up yourself.

Also, is that fan on the motherboard a chipset cooler?
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03 Jun 2014   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I agree that the Samsung 840 Pro would be the best choice for an SSD but the EVOs are also a good choice when on a budget.
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04 Jun 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Welcome to SF Ishraq. Nice build with quality components. Many great choices for the SSD and the longer you wait the lower the pricing but I still feel the Samsung 840 pro is the choice, so start watching.
Or the Samsung 840 EVO if pro is too expensive. I reccomend the Corsair Vengeance K70 for your keyboard. They come with either Cherry MX Red, Blue, or Brown switches. I'd look up about them and the differences if I were you and even test each for the feel if possible. I remember reading about them in a website but I don't remember it unfortunately so you have to search it up yourself.

Also, is that fan on the motherboard a chipset cooler?

Lol tbh that is actually just an 80mm fan stuck on it. I dont have the tools to screw it in or anything

What's the difference between the EVO and PRO? I mean in performance terms... also in the windows experience index how can I get 7.9 for storage
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04 Jun 2014   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The PRO version is most suitable for cases where the number of writes is extremely high--as in a corporate database that is being hammered 24 hours a day. I found a study saying the projected life is about 60 years if 10 GB per day are written to it. Compared to 20 years for the EVO.

There's very little chance you would know whether you had the EVO or the PRO in day to day operation.

Or buy the PRO because it costs more and you might feel that gives you some bragging rights.

Windows Experience scores are good for bragging rights and not much else.

Here's a comparison of the 256 GB versions:

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/05/sam...-review-256gb/
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04 Jun 2014   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The biggest advantage of the Pro over the EVO for most of us is the longer warranty. There is a speed advantage now that RAPID is available for the Pros but most people won't notice that. Most of us won't use an SSD enough to be concerned with the comparatively lower life of an EVO. For a small SSD, such as the 120-128GB range, I feel the Pro is worth the money. For a bigger SSD 250-512TB, it depends a lot on budget and the cost of the equipment using it. For example, I couldn't justify getting a 512GB Pro for a notebook that cost less or only a bit more than the SSD itself; however I was able to justify the cost of the EVO. It might have been different for a $1000 laptop. For over 512GB, the EVO is the only game in town when using a single drive machine.
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04 Jun 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The biggest advantage of the Pro over the EVO for most of us is the longer warranty. There is a speed advantage now that RAPID is available for the Pros but most people won't notice that. Most of us won't use an SSD enough to be concerned with the comparatively lower life of an EVO. For a small SSD, such as the 120-128GB range, I feel the Pro is worth the money. For a bigger SSD 250-512TB, it depends a lot on budget and the cost of the equipment using it. For example, I couldn't justify getting a 512GB Pro for a notebook that cost less or only a bit more than the SSD itself; however I was able to justify the cost of the EVO. It might have been different for a $1000 laptop. For over 512GB, the EVO is the only game in town when using a single drive machine.
Can I also use RAID 10 on these and also can I use RAIDs on the ASMEDIA SATA ports too?

Plus thanks for the thorough explanation, if there was a thanks button, I'd press it.
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04 Jun 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The PRO version is most suitable for cases where the number of writes is extremely high--as in a corporate database that is being hammered 24 hours a day. I found a study saying the projected life is about 60 years if 10 GB per day are written to it. Compared to 20 years for the EVO.

There's very little chance you would know whether you had the EVO or the PRO in day to day operation.

Or buy the PRO because it costs more and you might feel that gives you some bragging rights.

Windows Experience scores are good for bragging rights and not much else.

Here's a comparison of the 256 GB versions:

Samsung 840 Pro Review (256GB) | Ubergizmo
Thanks, I think I can brag with a PRO...
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