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Windows 7: Building your own tower.

10 Aug 2014   #51
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To pick a motherboard you really need to understand a lot of things.
1. How much to spend.
2. What are all the things you will be using the computer for.
(You did mention O/C)
3. What other options you desire. How many usb ports, sata ports and what speed. Their us just and array of things to look at.

Just some examples.

Amazon.com: asus rog 1150


http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/...form_Products/



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10 Aug 2014   #52
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
i have concluded that the I5 4570 Haswell is the best CPU. Mostly because of the overclock.
You're not going to go anywhere overclocking a 4570.

You need a K model processor. And a Z97 motherboard.

You were told this in this thread a week ago.

Get a smallish SSD for Windows, probably 120 or 128 GB. Prime candidates would be Crucial MX100 or Samsung 840 EVO. Circa $80.
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10 Aug 2014   #53
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

okay.. So "K" version is the kind i need to look for. And is that done through the bios, or just lets it happen.
About the duel graphics cards. To prevent bottle necking what do i need to look for.
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10 Aug 2014   #54
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
i have concluded that the I5 4570 Haswell is the best CPU. Mostly because of the overclock.
You're not going to go anywhere overclocking a 4570.

You need a K model processor. And a Z97 motherboard.

You were told this in this thread a week ago.

Get a smallish SSD for Windows, probably 120 or 128 GB. Prime candidates would be Crucial MX100 or Samsung 840 EVO. Circa $80.
i read up on many places stating that a 4570 I5 CPU can get up to 4.4 when over clocked almost out preforming some I7's. Am i reading wrong?
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10 Aug 2014   #55
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Okay my bad. So i got confused on K and non K versions when looking at CPU. K is for OC. Got it.
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10 Aug 2014   #56
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You said a week ago you had a $700 budget.

Is that still valid?

For all of these parts?

CPU K model, beginning at about 230
Motherboard; 100 plus; Z97 from Gigabyte, Asus, Asrock, or MSI
Case; 50 plus; NZXT, Coolermaster, Fractal, Antec
RAM; 75 if 8 GB 1.5 volt 1600 speed; Crucial or Corsair, 240-DIMM. 2 sticks of 4 GB
Windows 7; 90?
At least 2 hard drives; say Crucial MX100 SSD 75 and WD Blue 1 TB 60; that's 135

That's 680 plus tax and shipping

Go shop for that from your preferred seller and post the results in this thread.

Existing single video card.

Existing PSU and monitor and everything else.

You've got to come to terms with those limitations.

Get more money or forget overclocking or anything other than existing video card.
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10 Aug 2014   #57
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The 1st thing you need to do, is pick out the motherboard and cpu, then go from there.
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10 Aug 2014   #58
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
i read up on many places stating that a 4570 I5 CPU can get up to 4.4 when over clocked almost out preforming some I7's. Am i reading wrong?
You keep talking about Overclocking, why not just get a nice setup and enjoy it. If you don't know what you are doing, an overclock can ruin your system.
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10 Aug 2014   #59
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

this is a learning process..
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10 Aug 2014   #60
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevSaint View Post
this is a learning process..
Go ahead and get a K processor if you can afford it.

But I'd build it with no intention of immediately overclocking because as you say, you're learning.

If you have intentions of doing anything other than a mild overclock, you'll likely need to buy another CPU cooler--30 bucks on up.

I'd skip the K processor if it meant I had to go with an inferior case, motherboard, or power supply for budget reasons. At your limited budget, you are on the borderline of having to do that. I certainly wouldn't go without an SSD to get a K processor. If you give up on the K processor, then you don't need a Z motherboard and can use that money elsewhere also.

If you can sock away another $20 or $30 a month and get to say $850 budget by the end of the year, you might be better off.

Overclocking is mostly a hobby. People do it because they enjoy fiddling and the feeling that they are getting more than they paid for. It's rarely done because someone's time is so precious that it really matters whether job X is completed in 3 hours rather than 3.5 hours. You wouldn't even know you had an overclocked PC the vast majority of the time. There's a reason why businesses don't overclock their PCs as a matter of course--the time saved is rarely critical and it introduces complications.
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