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Windows 7: New Build

17 Jul 2011   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
New Build

For interest -
I just bolted the following together. I want it for other purposes but it looks like a gaming machine!
Budget: $1500 (came very close)

Case: Lian Li Lancool PC-K60 (2 top 140mm exhaust fans; 1x140mm bottom intake, 1x120mm exhaust)
PSU: Seasonic M12 II 80 Plus - 520W
CPU: i7 2600k
Motherboard: AUSUS P8Z68 Deluxe
Graphics: NvidiaGeForce GTS450
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600
HDD: Seagate Baracuda 1TB (to start)
DVD/CD: LG Super Multi Blue CH10. BD-ROM, DVD Rewriter
OS: Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
Monitor: LED 24" LG E24411V
Keyboard: Undecided!
Want wireless keyboard but wireless mouse doesn't seem adequate for
fine photo retouching. Any suggestions.

WEI-
Processor: 7.6
Memory: 7.8
Graphics: 7.2
Gaming Graphics: 7.2
Primary HDD: 5.9

Motherboard was probably an overkill.

PS: Macrium linux boot disk doesn't work on it.
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17 Jul 2011   #2
1foxracing

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

For editing images I prefer a Pen Tablet, I currently use a Wacom Intuos4 Large seen here
Intuos4 Large
Much more expensive than a mouse but I find it outstanding for my needs with Photoshop CS5.
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18 Jul 2011   #3
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm obsessed with monitor quality. Can't seem to find your LG. Is it a TN or an IPS panel?
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18 Jul 2011   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I just picked up a Logitech G9 gaming mouse and it's crazy good for precision mousing !

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Also picked up a wireless Logitech Illuminated keyboard to go with my wired version.

New Build-hpim1318.jpg

The wired is my fav, but the wireless is also da bomb.


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18 Jul 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I'm obsessed with monitor quality. Can't seem to find your LG. Is it a TN or an IPS panel?
It's a TN ~$200. I'd like an IPS panel because I do some amateur photography and use Photoshop. But IPS panels are much more expensive - I'm struggling with the decision!

@linnemeyerhere
Thanks I'll have a look at that one.
I bought a MS Destop 3000 (not that cheap). The keyboard felt cheap and the wireless mouse was totally useless. Luckily the store had a good refund policy.
I mainly want the wireless keyboard to put it easily out of the way to use deskspace when needed.
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19 Jul 2011   #6
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi mjf. Take a look at these. They're a bit over your budget but not much. Both IPS and both with pro ergo stands. Well worth another $70.

ViewSonic VP2365wb Review - Watch CNET's Video Review

Dell UltraSharp U2311H 23inch Monitor Details
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19 Jul 2011   #7
PompeyFC

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

surprised you didn't / are not paying abit extra for a SSD?
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19 Jul 2011   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Very nice. Interested in the Linux boot disk...why won't that work?
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19 Jul 2011   #9
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Great build, but the mobo as you say was probably a bit of an overkill. Anyway, an SSD would be nice wouldn't it? Perhaps a small one, just for the OS. That way, you can boot your WEI up to something up in the high 6s or maybe even 7s.
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19 Jul 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Interested in the Linux boot disk...why won't that work?
I really don't know. I've heard it may be related to the Intel i series Sandy Bridge processors. I haven't got a clue why this should affect things.

A solution is to build a pe disk. I use the easier solution of the Macrium pe built into the Hirens Boot CD.
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while I'm here
I picked up a Logitech MK520 combination wireless keyboard and mouse for $65. I'd highly recommend it. High quality and accurate mouse tracking.
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