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Windows 7: advice for new pc

07 Aug 2013   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Hiya mate, he says he will be using it for 3D rendering, animation, photoshop as well as gaming.
Would an i7 not be better in this situation?
I really don`t think it would make a difference, the i5 3570k is that good.

Compare the chips yourself.


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07 Aug 2013   #12
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Hiya mate, he says he will be using it for 3D rendering, animation, photoshop as well as gaming.
Would an i7 not be better in this situation?
I really don`t think it would make a difference, the i5 3570k is that good.

Compare the chips yourself.

So I just spent the last 20 mins looking into this, I did a search on google "i5 3570k vs i7 3770k for 3d rendering"

In every result there were people talking about them on forums and reviews, and they all said the same, for gaming the i5 3570k hands down, but if you are planning on doing a lot of 3d rendering then the extra money for the i7 is worth it as it can save you time.

I don't really care myself as I don't do any 3d rendering, but you asked me to compare them myself so I did.

Paul.
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07 Aug 2013   #13
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you are doing anything that relies on more than 4 cores.......photoshop, sony vegas, etc, you need the 3770K or better. That's what Hyperthreading was made for. Most people that do editing/rendering go for the six core Intel processors if they can afford it for a good reason: 6 cores and 12 threads is a monster CPU!
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07 Aug 2013   #14
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Agree with many of the statements posted. Go with the 3770k, get the fastest 16gb of ram and I would look towards 2 sticks of 8gb and that leaves you an option later to get to 32gb and other creative things.
Then cooling....you can never have enough capacity so a good sealed water cooler or a great after market air cooler like a Noctua will pay for itself.
This brings me to case fans and spending a bit more now and getting a cool and quiet case by upgrading the cheap fans that come with cases or at the very least speed controlling them. If background ambient noise is not an issue then disregard if you like.
Lastly for me the PSU is critical and I'm sure the Antec is good but Seasonic is better and it's one area that people will often sell themselves short.

Please post you finished rig in our "Show us your Rig" section as it will be handsome and a kick ass rig!
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07 Aug 2013   #15
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
This brings me to case fans and spending a bit more now and getting a cool and quiet case by upgrading the cheap fans that come with cases or at the very least speed controlling them. If background ambient noise is not an issue then disregard if you like.
I'd highly recommend the Cooler Master Silencio 650 for a quiet case. Even under gaming load I can barely hear my rig, even with an aftermarket air cooler, extra case fans and GTX 780 running hard. It keeps temperatures at a very acceptable level too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Lastly for me the PSU is critical and I'm sure the Antec is good but Seasonic is better and it's one area that people will often sell themselves short.
Indeed. Another component I'd be happy to recommend is the Corsair HX Gold Modular series. I have the HX850-80 and it's a great PSU, very quiet to compliment the case, efficient and of course allows for better cable management which ultimately helps with airflow.
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09 Aug 2013   #16
soulfood

XP windows Professional
 
 

what is a best (or a really good one) power supply (wattage) for me? some say 700W, 650W, 850W, 1000W,
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09 Aug 2013   #17
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soulfood View Post
what is a best (or a really good one) power supply (wattage) for me? some say 700W, 650W, 850W, 1000W,
Recap what parts you are going to use. You don't have to link any of the parts, just what they are.

Cpu, Motherboard, Ram, Video Card, etc.
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10 Aug 2013   #18
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I also include in this issue (although I have like 5 months with my new pc), which drivers are needed in addition to the basic install coming from the cd ? Now I see that there are drivers for motherboard, sound, network ... etc., in the manufacturer's website.

Sorry for the intrusion :P
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