Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New build: Z97 vs X99

04 Jun 2015   #21
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
There`s nothing wrong with what you have for gaming, except maybe 3 things.

1 You need a decent set of ram, I had 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz running at 1866 just fine on that board. Get yourself a good set of 1866, either a 4x4 or 2x8 kit of Corsair Vengeance or GSkill Trident X.
2 You need a 980, 970`s have known memory issues.
3 Where do you have Windows ? On the Kingston or the Crucial ssd ? The Kingston is too small.
1. Okay.

2. Agreed, I've noticed I cannot play GTA V without it crashing every now and then but this might also be the CPU and I don't really know which it is, I mean in the eventviewer it says it is the GPU but when in-game it looks more like a CPU problem, starts lag really badly when I try out the steam overlay(shift+tab)..

3. First I had it on the Kingston then I bought the Crucial and migrated Windows there, unfortunately I saw that it took a bit longer for Windows to start hence my move back to the Kingston.

4. Well this is why I would also like to get a new system, would be fun to get to have the chance to have an M.2 slot or even a SATA Express slot.

You know we are moving forwards.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Jun 2015   #22
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

SATA Express is already dead for all practical purposes. Some high end boards have it on them but there is pretty much nothing available to use it. Try to find an SSD or even a cable for it. PCIe and the mini PCI-e forms, like m.2 and m.4 are leaving SATAe in their dust and do not require the clunky, oversized connectors of SATAe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2015   #23
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I noticed the m.2 slot my board did not come with anything but a cover preinstalled over it
I took it off and saw the mother board battery under it
Shit I was wondering if it came with a battery in it lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Jun 2015   #24
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Use the Crucial for storage then, and get one of these and do a fresh install on it.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

Use the Kingston for a coaster, it`s too small for anything really.

Along with a decent set of memory and a 980, you should never have an issue with the Sabertooth Z77 and the 3570K.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2015   #25
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

For a boot drive on a desktop machine (especially one that runs 24/7, like mine does), I would prefer one of the Samsung 850 Pros over the EVOs. I use the EVOS in my notebooks because I need the drive to also handle storage (I use 500GB models) and I have a hard time justifying a drive that costs as much or more as the notebook. Besides, my notebooks get very light use so those EVOs will still more than easily outlive the notebooks.

For best operation and longest life, an SSD should maintain at least 20-25% unused space on it (for pretty much the same or similar reasons HDDs should have 10-15% free space on them). That pretty much makes the minimum size for an SSD 120-128GB unless you are a gamer and want to put your games on the SSD, in which case you would need to go larger.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2015   #26
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The 850 EVO rocks


Attached Thumbnails
New build: Z97 vs X99-samsung.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2015   #27
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The EVO is an excellent SSD. However, it will not last as long as the PRO for continuous or heavy use (high volume of writes). The PRO does perform better although, in actual use, the difference probably won't be all that noticeable. The PRO doesn't cost much more than the EVO. In fact, right now, the 256GB PRO costs the same as the 250GB EVO at Newegg (Amazon has the EVO running $40 cheaper than Newegg; the Pros are the same price as Newegg). Prices fluctuate quite a bit so it's a good idea to shop around.

Again, for someone who doesn't run their computer 24/7 and don't thrash the SSD, the EVO is an excellent choice. For constant and/or heavy use, the PRO is the better choice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2015   #28
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Use the Crucial for storage then, and get one of these and do a fresh install on it.

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 250GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

Use the Kingston for a coaster, it`s too small for anything really.

Along with a decent set of memory and a 980, you should never have an issue with the Sabertooth Z77 and the 3570K.
Ew a clean install, I don't know.

So a pack of memory 16gb, a 980Ti and watercooling and I should be fit for fight.

And maybe a 3770K upgrade perhaps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2015   #29
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Come on, a clean install on the new drive is the best thing you can do It`s a must.

This is an excellent cooler if you can fit it.

Hydro Series™ H110i GT 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

A Ti, a Kingpin, a Classified or even a plain 980, you won`t go wrong.

Ti`s aren`t even in stock yet

http://www.evga.com/default.asp
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2015   #30
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Jean, the Pro is $147 at Newegg plus tax. The Pro will always be higher.

The EVO is $119 no tax directly from Samsung

$117 at Newegg plus tax.

How is that the same ?

The European prices for Newegg are totally higher anyway, I didn`t even know that Newegg could be used in Europe.

SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E120B/AM 2.5" 120GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

And only the 120GB EVO shows up, better to look directly at Samsung`s site.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New build: Z97 vs X99




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
preposed build log for my new under 5 k computer system build
CASE - Rosewill Gaming Super Tower Computer Case BLACKHAWK-ULTRA primary drive ssd - Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 512 SATA_6_0_gb Solid State Drive MZ-7PD512BW sound card - ASUS PCI-Express x1 Sound Card XONAR ESSENCE STX/90-YAA0C0-0UAN00Z CPU - AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Can I install Icon Packs designed for Build 7600 on to Build 7601?
Can I install Icon Packs designed for Build 7600 to Build 7601? An Icon Pack was saying install on to 7600 only and after I checked my regedit, I learned that I have 7601 (Probably SP1, I don't know). Would I have any problems if I install the icon pack? Thanks.
Customization
Upgrade from Build 7100 to Build 7264?
Hi All, I am currently running OS 7 Beta RC Build 7100. Were do I get this newer version, is there a big difference? And am I able to upgrade to the newer Beta? I realize that October is fast approaching for the RTM but I plan to keep running the Beta for a couple of months past the Grand...
Installation & Setup
Can I Update Win 7 From Build To Build Without Format
Hi All I'm Tired Of Still Formatting My PC When Evered Anew Build Is Released Can I Update Win 7 From Build To Build Without Formatting ? Thanks
General Discussion
Windows 7 Build 7260 (first candidate build of RTM)
Windows 7 has reached RTM builds and there will be several candidate builds in RTM. first candidate build of RTM is build 7260. 6.1.7260.0.win7_rtm.090612-2110 - RTM branch build compiled on 12 june.
General Discussion
Windows 7 Build 7012 Screenshots Emerged & Build 7013 Details
Windows 7 Build 7012 Screenshots Emerged & Build 7013 Details http://www.blogsdna.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/windows-7-logo.jpg We all are waiting for Windows 7 Beta 1 build 7000 to get release but it seems some one out their already have access to Windows 7 Build 7012. Here is...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App