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Windows 7: New build recommendations

27 Dec 2014   #31
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How can I know that the RAM I listed is compatible with the motherboard, PCPartPicker says it is but I'm not sure.


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27 Dec 2014   #32
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaakow22 View Post
How can I know that the RAM I listed is compatible with the motherboard, PCPartPicker says it is but I'm not sure.
I don't think you'll have any issues with that ram it's the bomb. If you want to check then you go to the mobo site and under approved CPU's there will be a field for approved/tested ram modules but even if it's not listed I feel very confident you won't have any problems.
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27 Dec 2014   #33
ignatzatsonic

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can you tell me what is the difference between the Green Blue and Black.
For an operating system drive, you'd typically choose between blue and black.

Both are 7200 rpm and I think the recent versions have the same cache.

When benchmarked, the black comes out ahead, but you may not notice any difference at all in day to day use.

The black drives have a longer warranty. The last time I checked it was 5 years, compared to 3 for the blue.

It's entirely personal choice. You have to decide if you want to pay more money for a longer warranty and slightly better performance, possibly not noticeable.

The greens rotate more in the 5200 to 5400 rpm area. Lots of people call them "slow", but the fact is that my 3 TB green is about 10% faster than my primary data drive---a Samsung 103SJ 1 TB drive. The Samsung was among the very fastest 7200 rpm drives you could buy when I bought it 3 years ago. The WD greens have made significant improvements in platter density, which tends to compensate for the slower rpm.

I wouldn't agonize over the hard drive model or brand. They have degenerated to commodity level products. They can all fail at any time without warning. I'd shop on the basis of price, return privileges with your dealer, customer service reputation of the manufacturer, and warranty length. Occasionally, certain models have design defects and you should avoid them, but I can't recall any significant issues with the current WD drives.

All other things being equal, I don't think I'd pay more than $10 more for a black drive, which would mean I'd be buying blue. The added warranty length doesn't attract me at all.
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27 Dec 2014   #34
TVeblen

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30 Dec 2014   #35
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright then, thanks everyone for helping me in my new build, after looking some benchmarks I decided for the R9 280X and the reason why I wanted an NVIDIA card is the ShadowPlay feature that can record games without dropping the FPS but whatever.
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30 Dec 2014   #36
linnemeyerhere

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That R9 280X is a killer card for the coin, enjoy and don't look back ! Post pictures of your build in "Show Us Your Rig"
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17 Jan 2015   #37
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually after reading some of the user reviews of the Gigabyte GA 970A UD3P i saw that about 25% of people got a broken board or it broke after a few weeks, I don't want to send my board back and that stuff so I think it would be better to get another board. And I think it would be better to get an AMD FX 8350 instead of the FX 8320 because there isn't a huge price difference but it's half GHz more. And is XFX a good GPU manufacturer?
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18 Jan 2015   #38
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

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I will get an HSF when I will plan to overclock, I still can't decide for the GPU if it will be a GTX 760 or R9 280X, and I will take the WD10EZEX but can you tell me what is the difference between the Green Blue and Black.
I have green, blue and black drives. I like the WD10EZEX 1TB blue the best. They are quieter than the blacks - the blacks have lots of head noise, but these blue perform just as well but much quieter. The WD10EZEX are very fast because they have a single 1TB platter. I have two in RAID0.
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28 Jan 2015   #39
Jaakow22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As the GTX 960 came out I was thinking of putting that card in my rig because it is cheaper and has better benchmark scores than the R9 280X.

Is 2Gb of VRAM going to be enough for 1080p gaming because the GTX 960 has 2Gb of VRAM and the R9 280X has 3Gb?
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