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Windows 7: Multi use PC. Components shortlisted, need opinion.

12 Aug 2014   #11
agarwal29

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I had a good reply typed up, but mistakes were made, things were lost, and I'm not typing it all over again. Here is the short, dirty version:

Wait until Intel Haswell-E and the X99 chipset comes out in a couple of months, and also when Nvidia releases their 8XX line of graphics cards.

DDR4 RAM will be out then, get either 16 or 32GB of it(you'll need it for what you are wanting to do).

The case is subjective.....some like great airflow, some like quiet cases. Take a look at the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe.....should be coming out very soon and is a phenomenal case.

SSD's.......I would actually get 2 if I were you, one for your OS/Programs, and one to do your work from. You can transfer RAW images/Video to the 2nd SSD and do your editing from there, which will be SO much faster than working from a regular spinner. Get a Seagate or Western Digital bulk drive for long term storage of videos/pictures/music/etc......they have 6TB drives out now, so capacity isn't an issue.

For the power supply, I always recommend SeaSonic........either the X-Gold series, or better.

That's a very general list to start off with. You have a couple of months to research everything, and if you need any further advice just jump back to this post and ask!
Okay, so I will be waiting for new processor, mobo, graphics card and RAM.

Initially I think I will get 1 SSD and will add 1 more in the future, if needed.

SeaSonic OK, I was going to ask about the watts, but that would depend on the new processor, GPU and stuff.

I will do more research thanks.


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12 Aug 2014   #12
agarwal29

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You have got some great suggestions so I will just give some general thoughts.

1. Always get more quality power supply than you need.
It will allow you to upgrade later without replacing it. It will also run quieter cooler and longer. I prefer Corsair and Seasonic.

2. Always get larger case than needed. Gives you room for upgrading later.
It will also give you more options for cooling. You will also enjoy the extra room for assembling and harness routing.

3. CPU cooling is very important. I would never use a stock cooler.
Their are many AIO options. One of my computers I use a H80i on a
i7-960 which are known to run hot and it works quiet well. Except the damn fans are to noisy. Got 2 Noctua fans coming to solve that problem.

4. Now lets talk fans.
Their are two brands that I use and recommend.
Noctua and Phanteks. They cool great and they are quiet.
If a fan can't run quiet at a full 12V I don't want it.

Example: The system in my specs has 7 140 mm Phanteks case fans and 6 XSPC radiator fans (push/pull) all at 12V. Also 2 water pumps.
It runs quiet and cool.
The two stock fans for my other computer with the H80i make 10 times the noise of the computer with all the fans and pumps. I can't use it much until my new Noctua come in. Just too noisy.

Now because you are waiting for a while before you buy I recommend doing some research on fans and cpu coolers. That is a good reason to choose a full tower because you have more room and therefor more options on quiet cooling.

P/S the XSPC fans on my radiator also run very quiet. I have never looked to see if they make case fans.
OK, thanks.

1. I will decide that after the new stuff gets released. Point taken to buy a PSU with overhead.

2. OK.

3. I think I won't get liquid cooling, I am scared of something bad happening.

I will take a note of that while purchasing, thanks for your help.
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12 Aug 2014   #13
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Unless you go with several graphics cards, the SeaSonic X750 Gold is a very high end PSU with power to spare.....and you can usually find it on sale for a killer price.

As far as how you cool your CPU, All In One water coolers are as safe as anything else(unless you damage it during installation) and I will not build a high end system without one. There are pro's and con's to air/water coolers, but for my money all in one liquid coolers are where it's at.
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12 Aug 2014   #14
agarwal29

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Unless you go with several graphics cards, the SeaSonic X750 Gold is a very high end PSU with power to spare.....and you can usually find it on sale for a killer price.

As far as how you cool your CPU, All In One water coolers are as safe as anything else(unless you damage it during installation) and I will not build a high end system without one. There are pro's and con's to air/water coolers, but for my money all in one liquid coolers are where it's at.
Okay, I will keep that in mind.

Thanks to everybody for their help.
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