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Windows 7: New build. Before i order the parts, what do you guys think?

19 Aug 2015   #1
AtifAzim1995

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
New build. Before i order the parts, what do you guys think?

Hey guys,

Here is my parts list:

Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3, Zotac GeForce GTX 970, Corsair 200R - System Build - PCPartPicker United Kingdom

I am going to use this PC for university work, gaming, music production and some light video editing. I was wanting a computer that will last me and has decent parts.

Again,
What do you guys think

Thanks


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19 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Personally I would go with Corsair ram vengeance 1866 or dominator if the budget allows
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19 Aug 2015   #3
AtifAzim1995

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Personally I would go with Corsair ram vengeance 1866 or dominator if the budget allows
Other than that. All is ok?
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19 Aug 2015   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I put together a new system for someone similar to yours recently and went this way
New build
I went for the 300R case and my cabling may be a bit messy but it is performing well and the user is also at Uni and running Grand theft Auto 5 with no problems. I'd probably up the memory to 16GB.
Your GPU is going to give you much better performance but I'm not able to comment on the Zotac brand.
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19 Aug 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well the psu seems a bit low you might get at least a 750w incase you want to upgrade your gpu later 600w doesn't give you much headroom for upgrades,
cpu is interesting never seen it before seems to be a server processor not sure if that good or bad ?

Zotac well the gpu's I've look at of them they seem to take a little more juice than other 4gb cards no minimum psu spec's for that one just shows 165w max I'll guess that is what it uses ?
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19 Aug 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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19 Aug 2015   #7
AtifAzim1995

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

I posted another similar build on the r/buildapc subreddit before coming here. Someone said on there that this CPU is the same as a non overclocked I7-4790k without the integrated graphics but still has 4 cores and 8 threads. Previously, i was going to go for an I5-4690K and a EVGA GTX960 2GB.
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20 Aug 2015   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AtifAzim1995 View Post
I posted another similar build on the r/buildapc subreddit before coming here. Someone said on there that this CPU is the same as a non overclocked I7-4790k without the integrated graphics but still has 4 cores and 8 threads. Previously, i was going to go for an I5-4690K and a EVGA GTX960 2GB.
The i5 4590 and 4690 appear to benchmark closely. Do you really need to overclock and do you need 8 threads vs 4. I run Handbrake and 8 threads are useful on my main PC. Gamers should comment but I think the GPU and more than 8 GB Ram is a high priority. Also the PSU rating would depend on if you want to run more than one graphics card.
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20 Aug 2015   #9
AtifAzim1995

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AtifAzim1995 View Post
I posted another similar build on the r/buildapc subreddit before coming here. Someone said on there that this CPU is the same as a non overclocked I7-4790k without the integrated graphics but still has 4 cores and 8 threads. Previously, i was going to go for an I5-4690K and a EVGA GTX960 2GB.
The i5 4590 and 4690 appear to benchmark closely. Do you really need to overclock and do you need 8 threads vs 4. I run Handbrake and 8 threads are useful on my main PC. Gamers should comment but I think the GPU and more than 8 GB Ram is a high priority. Also the PSU rating would depend on if you want to run more than one graphics card.
Well, what do you recommend?
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20 Aug 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well figure this,
If you want to dual gpu = sli
You'd have 2 of the same gpu's to start with
In this cards case 500w x 2 = 1000watt psu plus you still need some head room so a 1200watt psu

Not really worth it in a old rig.

You could very well get a 980ti version gpu that has 6gb memory and be better served for tomorrows games
But then again I'm sure todays games are more of a focal point
Which 4gb cards are fine for todays games with an older rig as long as the psu can handle it and the rest of the systems needs for on demand power.
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