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Windows 7: A new build,opinons?


11 Jan 2010   #21
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
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.
yes...the new X58 boards require triple channel RAM


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11 Jan 2010   #22
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You may as well build a cheaper AMD system that will match the i7 920 - the Phenom x4 965 has dropped in price. Match it to a 790GX board such as a Gigabyte MA 790 GPT UD3H.

Incidentally, that card is too weak for gaming at high resolutions.
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11 Jan 2010   #23
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post

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.

Thats quite impressive,i think ill look a bit more into this,thanks
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
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.
I dont mind noise too much,my case is usally open more than closed,plus it looks s^*t cool lol

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.
Sorry,i did overlook it,it is 3am but that was a big mistake even for me
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11 Jan 2010   #24
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

As I said, is this for gaming? The GPU is weak.
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11 Jan 2010   #25
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post

yes...the new X58 boards require triple channel RAM
Thank you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
You may as well build a cheaper AMD system that will match the i7 920 - the Phenom x4 965 has dropped in price. Match it to a 790GX board such as a Gigabyte MA 790 GPT UD3H.

Incidentally, that card is too weak for gaming at high resolutions.
Ill have a look at an AMD build,but i have heard good things about the i7 hence why i went Intel
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11 Jan 2010   #26
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
As I said, is this for gaming? The GPU is weak.
Not specifically,all i need to do is play COD MW2 etc,my current XFX HD 4650 1GB can do that comfortably,so im sure the new one can play at the higher resolutions if OC'd
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11 Jan 2010   #27
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Yes, but this is the PC I built for myself:

Excellent gaming performance in 7

The only thing you could change is the CPU to a 965 - I went dual-core just for gaming as quad is just starting. Also, get an 80% efficient PSU. You will not regret it. The price for it was just right.
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11 Jan 2010   #28
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Come to terms with your socket choice first.

I have not looked at the Intel roadmap in several months.

The last I looked, the roadmap for 1366 was unclear over the longer term. I think there will be a 6 core processor (Gulftown) in the next few months, but beyond that it wasn't clear recentlly.

The roadmap may have been updated??

There is certainly no issue with 1366 being high performance as it stands now, but if you are the type to upgrade processors, you might be faced with a motherboard upgrade when you do change processors---depending on what Intel has up its sleeve for that socket.

The 1156 roadmap is clearer and not lacking in power either.

Pick your poison.
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11 Jan 2010   #29
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Yes, but this is the PC I built for myself:

Excellent gaming performance in 7

The only thing you could change is the CPU to a 965 - I went dual-core just for gaming as quad is just starting. Also, get an 80% efficient PSU. You will not regret it. The price for it was just right.
Nice
The PSU is 80% efficent

I had a look at the 3dmarks site on the bench test's the 4890 usally scores about 3000 more than the 5750, i could go for the 1GB 4870 GDDR5,theres only a deficit of 1400 in the scores and costs about 10 more than the 5750

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Come to terms with your socket choice first.

I have not looked at the Intel roadmap in several months.

The last I looked, the roadmap for 1366 was unclear over the longer term. I think there will be a 6 core processor (Gulftown) in the next few months, but beyond that it wasn't clear recentlly.

The roadmap may have been updated??

There is certainly no issue with 1366 being high performance as it stands now, but if you are the type to upgrade processors, you might be faced with a motherboard upgrade when you do change processors---depending on what Intel has up its sleeve for that socket.

The 1156 roadmap is clearer and not lacking in power either.

Pick your poison.
I wouldnt be one for changing proccessor no,so that wouldnt be a problem
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11 Jan 2010   #30
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Then you are pretty much set, assuming you want Intel and the 1366 socket.

SSDs give a very obvious bang, the shortcoming being price per GB.

You might want to run with the stock cooler and fans in the beginning. After you familiarize yourself with the the PC, you can consider overclocking and experiment with it while monitoring temps.

If temps go beyond your comfort zone, replace heatsink. If they don't, continue at stock.
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