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Windows 7: Building a new rig and need a fair bit of advice :)

28 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Building a new rig and need a fair bit of advice :)

hello call me Rishi

well i building myself a new computer from scratch im taking the my HDDs from the one i am using now a 500gb and a 2tb

the reason i want to build is cuz the one im using now is a piece of crap ill post the WEI score sheet if anyone want to see it lol

right down to business

GPU

Mother Board

Case

i need some help with water cooling
how much ram i may need
if anything can be improved
bluray drive
case fans
power supply
and anything else you guys can think of thanks

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28 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to tell us a bit more about what you use your computer for? Your needs will really dictate video card recommendations, RAM, etc.

Plus, are you certain of overclocking? Because without that, you often have no need for watercooling.
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28 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

i may overclock im not 100% sure

i use my pc for everything some gaming but i really want tot start using my pc as a gaming rig , photo-shopping, downloading, creating dvds, converting files (like mkv to mp4)
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28 Jun 2010   #4

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heartagram616 View Post
i may overclock im not 100% sure

i use my pc for everything some gaming but i really want tot start using my pc as a gaming rig , photo-shopping, downloading, creating dvds, converting files (like mkv to mp4)
you may overclock??? your getting a rampage extreme and you MAY overclock!!

save yourself 200 quid and get a cheaper mobo and get the Haff 922 , its 30 quid cheaper and you get a frre cooler

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/219208
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28 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heartagram616 View Post
i may overclock im not 100% sure

i use my pc for everything some gaming but i really want tot start using my pc as a gaming rig , photo-shopping, downloading, creating dvds, converting files (like mkv to mp4)
you may overclock??? your getting a rampage extreme and you MAY overclock!!

save yourself 200 quid and get a cheaper mobo and get the Haff 922 , its 30 quid cheaper and you get a frre cooler

Coolermaster HAF922 Windowed Version bundled with FREE.. | Ebuyer.com
thanks mate ill deff buy that case

well i aint overclocked before ive been thinking about it can i revert the speed back to stock?

i just need some help on the other things i listing in the 1st
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28 Jun 2010   #6

 
 

Anything overclocked can be reverted back to stock speeds
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29 Jun 2010   #7

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heartagram616 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heartagram616 View Post
i may overclock im not 100% sure

i use my pc for everything some gaming but i really want tot start using my pc as a gaming rig , photo-shopping, downloading, creating dvds, converting files (like mkv to mp4)
you may overclock??? your getting a rampage extreme and you MAY overclock!!

save yourself 200 quid and get a cheaper mobo and get the Haff 922 , its 30 quid cheaper and you get a frre cooler

Coolermaster HAF922 Windowed Version bundled with FREE.. | Ebuyer.com
thanks mate ill deff buy that case

well i aint overclocked before ive been thinking about it can i revert the speed back to stock?

i just need some help on the other things i listing in the 1st
do you have a budget we can work with?
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29 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Without a budget for the build:

Using the build for things like video encoding and heavier photoshop work & light to moderate gaming...

--> Amount of RAM and CPU speed are going to be the things youll want to focus on here first and foremost IMO.
With graphics being a 3rd on the priority list (depending on budget).

Of course with a i7 build, 6GB of tripple channel should be enough. Video encoding will also benefit from higher RAM bandwidth (Games not so much) .. so perhaps looking toward 6GB of DDR3 1600 or something along that woud be a good idea.
Depends how much encoding you plan to be doing really.
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29 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

budget id say upto 2,500

would overclocking the GPU benefit playing games?
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29 Jun 2010   #10

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heartagram616 View Post
budget id say upto 2,500

would overclocking the GPU benefit playing games?
If this is your first attempt at overclocking you don't get a $300.00 motherboard. You'll only give yourself migraines trying to get the board stable given all the options you're completely unfamiliar with. There are many boards which are very overclocking friendly which cost 1/2 the price.

Having said that, to answer your question: yes and no... but mostly no. Yes, in many games OC'ing the core will give you better fps, but there are caveats. Given that you're going to be using a 1366 i7, you're bottleneck will be the GTX 470 in many cases, so overclocking becomes pointless, as no matter how much faster you make the cpu, the gpu will be dancing as fast as it can already.

Please don't take my comments to mean you will not have great game performance; on the contrary, the rig will no doubt spank much you-know-what, big time.
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