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Windows 7: Going to build this for my dad... any problems?

23 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
This sounds a great rig bit I think one of the most important things in a system is the display.
It's where you interact with the computer.
Could you not get a larger screen?
I suppose it would have to come from a saving elsewhere which would be a pity as everything looks good and tight.
20" is enough for him... he has to look on a 17" monitor so...

EDIT : Bigger than 20", I doubt it'll fit on the desk.

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My dad wants to build himself a new PC Exclusively to play Left 4 Dead 2 (go figure...) and I would like to have advice.

Case : - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GPU : - SAPPHIRE 100289L Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
PSU : - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
RAM : - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
Mobo : - ASUS P5QL/EPU LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU : - Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Optical drive : - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
Storage HDD : - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST380815AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
SSD : - Corsair Extreme Series CMFSSD-32D1 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Monitor : - Hanns·G HZ201HPB Black 20" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 X-Contrast 15000:1(1000:1) Built-in Speakers
Win7 : - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit French 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Is there any problems with this build.
(Note : He is not going to pay more than that... I've already need to order twice (credit limit is @ 800$))
I would recommend an amd processor and motherboard because of the higher performance/price ratio that amd offers, the amd athlon II x4 620 paired with a 785g motherboard should be cheaper than any intel offering while providing better performance
Nah. He wanted a computer like the one he has already (the current one goes to my bro) and it has a Core 2 Dup E6700 in... And, I'm an Intel fanboy... also... won't rebuild the whole thing for the AMD CPU.
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23 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
You're dad's not an overclocker is he?

Should be fine.
Highly unlikely, or he would be putting this computer together himself.
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24 Apr 2010   #13

windows 7

u dont need the ssd. there is no point to that. just get a cheap higher capacity hdd.
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24 Apr 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zorack8000 View Post
u dont need the ssd. there is no point to that. just get a cheap higher capacity hdd.
just to say... the config of the other machine :

Mobo : Asus P5N-D
CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz
RAM : DDR2 667MHz 2GB (2x1GB)
Hard drives : 73GB 10k RPM; 200GB 7.2k RPM
GPU : BFG Tech nVidia GeForce GTX260
Audio : On-board
PSU : ? (That is the only thing that I don't know but a good bet is Antec)
Case : Antec
Monitors : 2x 17" LG & Acer.
OS : XP Pro x86 (soon to be Win7... hopefully)

So, he's accustomed with a fast OS drive. So, he wanted something fast and he also like new technologies... so. SSD all the way.
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24 Apr 2010   #15

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

You and your father are extremely lucky, in my opinion. I'm stuck with 8 year old hardware while my mom has a less than half year old box that she never uses. Go figure...

By the looks of it, should be good. Go for it :)
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