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Windows 7: Budget Custom Build!

18 Nov 2015   #11
Dimerz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
get a 120/128 GB SSD for the same price for the Operating System, you can buy a 1 TB drive for storage later.
I disagree with this as i find it a waste of money to buy a ssd when i can just buy the 1TB, if i buy the ssd then the 1TB it would be more expensive than just buying a 1TB straight away. Do you see where im coming from?


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18 Nov 2015   #12
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

While you are correct, I think AddRAM is suggesting the SSD for the speed and performance advantages. An SSD will run your system at warp speed, while the 1 TB will be a dog, performance wise. You may decide to get an SSD later, but it will be more difficult to clone your OS to an SSD if it is sitting on a 1 TB drive, no?
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18 Nov 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dimerz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
get a 120/128 GB SSD for the same price for the Operating System, you can buy a 1 TB drive for storage later.
Do you see where im coming from?
No not at all unless you're simply not willing to spend the money for one of the best upgrades to a machine first
Hdd's bite and are only for data not os's
The only thing I would disagree with is you should get a larger ssd
120-128gb is way too small
250-256gb is more realistic.
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18 Nov 2015   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The OP has already stated he has a budget of about 600 and is primarily a gamer.

Take him at his word. I'd think CPU and video card are higher priorities than drives in his use case. He also needs to buy case, RAM, motherboard, and power supply: 7 items total.

Come up with a selection of parts for him from Newegg or Amazon that includes an SSD and a HD and all the other parts for 600 that is optimized for gaming, with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and programming as a secondary purpose.
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18 Nov 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Gaming and 600.us/ uk... don't mix unless the 600 was just for buying a bunch of games
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19 Nov 2015   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Gaming and 600.us/ uk... don't mix unless the 600 was just for buying a bunch of games

I have to Agree $600 US will get you a few parts to start

You want to have a decent budget or better yet figure out what you can do without until you get more cash

Like you can get a mid Range GPU if you can't afford a nice one but save money and return it for the better one

Most people on tight budgets do this without any long term suffering also gives you a chance to catch brand new tech while upgrading

I waiting till after haswell for 6th generation and crossing over from a 3770k to a 6700k well it was all good in the end and worth it
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19 Nov 2015   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Wow; I just looked at the prices of Corsair DDR-3 ram.

I had no idea the price of ram had dropped to low.

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory (CMD16GX3M2A1866C9) at Amazon.com
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19 Nov 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A CPU and a Board built for gaming will eat up $600 easy

My latest purchase

Sabertooth Z170 $260
6700K (Overkill) $329 + $20 Tax = $350
32 GB Dominator Platinum 2666 (overkill) $315

That`s $925

And that`s not including $140 for the Samsung 850 Pro, or the $1400 I spent in May for the 2 980Ti`s, or the $200+ for the PSU but you see how easily it adds up.

You can buy a 1 TB Hard drive for under $60, at least we can anyway

Putting windows on a hard drive is a waste of time, but do what you wanna do.
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20 Nov 2015   #19
Dimerz

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

But thats probably because its not your first build AddRam, i can always upgrade this build after and so i think getting the ssd will be more clever to keep the OS on. What are the advantages of having a ssd or hdd?
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20 Nov 2015   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

"and so i think getting the ssd will be more clever to keep the OS on"

There you go, now you`re talking sense

Everyone`s told you what the advantages are, it`s like night and day.

And you are right it`s not my first build, it`s taken me over 3 years to get this far, and I`ve just bought everything for my Z170 build and I`m willing to scrap my 6 month old Z87, I know, I`m crazy

Our point is, don`t waste money buying a hard drive for windows, put it on a ssd, you can get a hard drive next week or next month.

Just as an example, I was in Micro Center getting my 6700K when I saw they had 1 TB WD Blacks for $59.99 and Blues were only $39.99, If I had more money with me I would`ve gotten 2 blacks for that price.
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