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Windows 7: A new build,opinons?


12 Jan 2010   #41

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
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I'm still pushing Red - more bang for your buck.
LOL,i see you are.

As im saving up,cost isnt really an issue (i still wont spend massive money though) and the intel set up gives me what i want where as the AMD doesnt.

At the minute the things im thinking might change are
1156 socket -1366 socket
980 i7 - 920 i7
Whether or not to get an ssd
Watercooling,Fans

I still have to look up alot before i hand the money over but the basic set up,ill stick with it.
AMD doesn't - can you explain? As for the SSD I'd choose a single fat 1TB HDD anyday until prices drop - a lot. Watercooling is most likely unnecessary unless you want to push a chip to 4.0GHz+.

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12 Jan 2010   #42

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post

AMD doesn't - can you explain? As for the SSD I'd choose a single fat 1TB HDD anyday until prices drop - a lot. Watercooling is most likely unnecessary unless you want to push a chip to 4.0GHz+.
An Intel build
I have an AMD build at the minute,i want to try Intel.

Thats what i have to think about,how far im going to push the proccessor.
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12 Jan 2010   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post

AMD doesn't - can you explain? As for the SSD I'd choose a single fat 1TB HDD anyday until prices drop - a lot. Watercooling is most likely unnecessary unless you want to push a chip to 4.0GHz+.
An Intel build
I have an AMD build at the minute,i want to try Intel.

Thats what i have to think about,how far im going to push the proccessor.
A 64 X2? That definitely needs upgrading. You can push the i7 860 (socket 1156) to 3.4GHz + with a good cooler. What GPU are you going for? A 4890 is decent and any new DirectX 11 features in games will be ignored.
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12 Jan 2010   #44

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post


A 64 X2? That definitely needs upgrading. You can push the i7 860 (socket 1156) to 3.4GHz + with a good cooler. What GPU are you going for? A 4890 is decent and any new DirectX 11 features in games will be ignored.
Yup lol
Yeah i seen that,ive seen benchmarks of a 920 going to 4.0Ghz too which is more than i need
For now the plan is the 4870 1GB,maybe get another if the need arises
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12 Jan 2010   #45

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

With Crossfire you may experience micro-stuttering, I'd stick with a single 4890 - it can overclock further thanks to a revised core.
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14 Aug 2010   #46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post

AMD doesn't - can you explain? As for the SSD I'd choose a single fat 1TB HDD anyday until prices drop - a lot. Watercooling is most likely unnecessary unless you want to push a chip to 4.0GHz+.
An Intel build
I have an AMD build at the minute,i want to try Intel.

Thats what i have to think about,how far im going to push the proccessor.
A 64 X2? That definitely needs upgrading. You can push the i7 860 (socket 1156) to 3.4GHz + with a good cooler. What GPU are you going for? A 4890 is decent and any new DirectX 11 features in games will be ignored.
My Last build was an Upgrade from an AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4Ghz to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83Ghz and it runs stock at 3.41Ghz on my Board, Literally by default! (ASUS P5E Deluxe)
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14 Aug 2010   #47

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
I was looking into building a new desktop from scratch,i bought my current one pre made and was planning on upgrading it but decided that id save up and build a newer better one.
Im using a new shop i found, Komplett.ie - Webshop for PC components, Sound & Vision, Digital Imaging and Gaming
It has mainly the same things as Overclockers UK buts a little bit cheaper becasue i can collect to save delivery costs (its only in Blanchardstown,Dublin) and i can get everything quicker and dont need a laser/credit card which can be a pain.
The spec i was going for was:
Product Type Price
MotherBoard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5,X58 216.11
Case Antec Nine Hundred Midi Tower Black 89.62
DVD Drive Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S223C (X2) 43.82
Grahics Card Asus Radeon HD 5750 - 1 GB 135.94
Hard Drive Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 7200RPM 71.70
Hard Drive 2 Seagate 500GB 7200RPM Already Have
Memory Crucial DDR3 6GB 1333MHZ 144.40
Mouse Logitech Cordless Desktop LX710 Laser 58.76
Keyboard Logitech Cordless Desktop LX710 Laser Included^
Monitor Iiyama Pro Lite LCD display 24" (X2) 374.44
Power Supply Corsair TX 650W PSU 82.66
Processor Intel Core i7 Quad Processor i7-860 (2.88Ghz) 259
Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio (PCI) 58.76
Cables Serial ATA cable 50cm (x2) 10
2 metre PoweCable 3.98

1,549.19

So,any massive oversights or something that would be better?
You can compare off my old spec in the System spec tab.

I tried to make the above more readable but the forum is taking the spaces out on me


Cheers
Dan
holy crap,you can buy solid car for that much money!
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14 Aug 2010   #48

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & OSX 10.6
 
 

Hard Drive Cables- Serial ATA(SATA)
Use this for SATA cables, I know the best price I can get for a SATA II Cable not online, is $4 for a 12" Ultra thin at Fry's, and online I can get a 18 inch SATA Data and Power Combo Cable in whatever Colour I want for the same price.
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