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Windows 7: A new build,opinons?

11 Jan 2010   #11
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Got to really hand it to Windows 7 Forums - View Profile: ignatzatsonic in this thread...

Thought I would jump in but his recommendations are spot on what I would say


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11 Jan 2010   #12
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Your build won't work - you are matching an X58/1366 LGA motherboard with an 1156LGA/P55 CPU. The RAM is wrong too - for that processor you need dual not triple channel. I would also go for a cheaper AMD build.
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11 Jan 2010   #13
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Got to really hand it to Windows 7 Forums - View Profile: ignatzatsonic in this thread...

Thought I would jump in but his recommendations are spot on what I would say
Indeed,i wasnt expecting a reply of this calibre at all,and its very much appreciated

Pity i cant give him anymore rep,must have given him some last week
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11 Jan 2010   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

As above - this needs reconfiguring.
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11 Jan 2010   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Just looked at your supplier.

I do see the Antec 300:

Komplett.ie - Antec Three Hundred Midi Tower Black

As an aside, case gurus seem to think very highly of the Antec Solo:

Komplett.ie - Antec Solo Miditower, Piano

A bit cheaper than the 900.

The Solo gets quite high marks for being a quiet case.

Too many openings in a case is often just a way for noise to escape. Cases often run just as cool with fewer holes if the fans are appropriate. I personally would avoid vents on the top side.

If noise typically does not bother you, then go with your first choice. Antec generally gets high marks, but some are quieter than others.
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11 Jan 2010   #16
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
As above - this needs reconfiguring.
+1 to frostmourne...in the heat of the moment that detail was overlooked

He is correct...if I was you Minotaur I would consider going up to an 920
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11 Jan 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would add a little 30Gb OCZ Vertex for Windows7. That would give you an unbelievable speed boost (read the comments on the link) - and 30GIG is enough for only the OS. Make sure it has firmware level 1.4 which has Trim support. Else you'll have to flash it to get 1.4.
They're is this option as they dont stock SSD's for OCZ.Would it really make that much of a difference?Ive never used an SSD before so you'll have to enlighten me as to why id spend more for an SSD woth 32GB than a 1TB 7200rpm HD?
Komplett.ie - Corsair SSD Extreme X32 2,5" 32GB

Well, I have 2 SSDs. One OCZ 60GB Vertex and an Intel 80GB. The speed boost is absolutely amazing (and I have only an old AMD 4800+ CPU on one system and a Q6600 on another system). Boot times of 12 sec are common and program calls are instant. Data access time is a few nanoseconds versus 15 to 20ms on a spinning disk (that is thousands of times slower). And data transfer rates are over 200MB/sec sequential read versus a typical 50 to 70MB on rotating disks. One guy reported 600MBs with a quad Raid0.

On the picture note that the program cannot report access times in nanoseconds. 0.1ms is the smallest unit it knows.

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11 Jan 2010   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Frostmourne could be right.

I haven't even looked at the mobo and assumed Minotaur had already scoped that out.

If you are locked into that mobo, you may have to switch processors.

If you are locked into that processor, you may have to switch mobos.
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11 Jan 2010   #19
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Your build won't work - you are matching an X58/1366 LGA motherboard with an 1156LGA/P55 CPU. The RAM is wrong too - for that processor you need dual not triple channel. I would also go for a cheaper AMD build.
Thanks for pointing that out,i can use the i7 920 2.66Ghz and just overclock it i suppose,i could go for the i7 940 but for the extra .30mhz id prefer not to pay an extra 150

Will the triple channel work with the 920?

Thanks for pointing that out.
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11 Jan 2010   #20
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Frostmourne could be right.

I haven't even looked at the mobo and assumed Minotaur had already scoped that out.

If you are locked into that mobo, you may have to switch processors.

If you are locked into that processor, you may have to switch mobos.
Have to - 1156 does not go into 1366, and neither does dual or triple channel. AMD can also be a bit cheaper.
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