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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [4]

06 Mar 2013   #191
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I would just try to find a good SSD on sale. If you spend the money on the old machine......it might not seem so old anymore! Plus, the SSD can go with you if/when you upgrade. I would look at the Samsung 840 Pro, OCZ Vector, Plextor M5 Pro, or Corsair Neutron GTX in 128GB. Best combination of price/performance/capacity in my opinion.


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06 Mar 2013   #192
Chalky Emultion

 

I'll check for them, thank you
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07 Mar 2013   #193
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bungee18 View Post
Crankypenguin, looks like a cool rig. Remember to post the pics when you are done.

Cheers,

J
As promised I am posting some pics of my rig. My cooler came in today I wish my case was bigger. And I started saving up for a modular PSU + Case. I am still waiting on my RAM cooler..boy how am I going to squeeze that in there *holds head* In case anyone is wondering, the cooler installation wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. This was my first liquid install so I had some anxiety, but the instructions are really idiotproof. It took me about 2 hours total as I like to take my time and do everything slow and always double check. I used arctic 5 themal paste kit ( it comes with two bottles to remove old thermal compound and prepare the cpu chip for new cooler. Basically you prepare the latches, take out motherboard, put on new back bracket, stick back mobo into place, screw on cooler and you're done. PS : The noise level has stayed about the same. Nothing too loud, quite bearable...I don't have a decibel meter but the PC is about a 1.5 meter away from my ears and It does not bother me any.

I know that this is not a *high end* cpu by any means, but I also consider this the best bang for the buck you can find while being careful with you spending habits. If I added another say 1 tousand Euros, I would probably have a 8core AMD, with a better motherboard and Mushkin ram...but when I think to myself..would I really notice the difference on the day to day basis doing common tasks..I think not. Now that Ive stated what I wanted to state, any suggestions would be welcome from you guys. Thanks for looking in my thread.

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07 Mar 2013   #194
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

crankpenguin,
Congrats on the cooler install and it looks great. I have the big bother to yours and I'm very pleased. Take your time and keep us posted on future upgrades but in the meantime some zip ties and careful bundling could help with the looks some if you even care about that. Of course a new case will give you all the room you need for growth and added cooling power.
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07 Mar 2013   #195
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had a question guys, do any of you know of a program that could help control / monitor my liquid cooler..if such a thing is possible? Would appreciate any input. And yes, i've been googling it for over and hour and no real hits.
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07 Mar 2013   #196
indianacarnie

 

Nice machine there crankypenguin, good job!
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10 Mar 2013   #197
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Check out me laptop

I asked around at work to see if anyone had any dead laptops.

I got one from the boss, it would not power on at all, got another one from a work mate, it had no HDD or Ram.

I used the power adapter from the 2nd one on the first one and it fired up straight away
It had XP on it so yesterday I put Windows 7 on it. It runs surprisingly ok for an old girl! (I would not like to try it for any form of gaming, but for web surfing its fine).

Not bad for free.


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10 Mar 2013   #198
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 



It would be higher if I had an SSD
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10 Mar 2013   #199
indianacarnie

 

Nice lappy for free there paulpicks21

Yes indeed Gary an SSd would smoke on your system. Mine went from 5.9 to 7.9 with my M4.
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10 Mar 2013   #200
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I went ahead and ordered a Crucial 256gb M4 SSD from Amazon along with a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter. I hope this will compliment my computer nicely
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