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Windows 7: Buying new desktop - Need your help!

29 Jul 2010   #1
Reverence

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 
Buying new desktop - Need your help!

CPU: Core i7 940, s1366 8MB Tray

CPU Cooler: Generic CPU Cooler for s1366

Mother Board: GIGABYTE H57M-USB3 s1156 Core i3/i5/i7, Intel H57, DDR3 2200, 2xPCI-E, VGA, HDMI

RAM: DDR3 III 1600Mhz 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws Edition Dual Channel

Hard Drives: 2 x WD Caviar Black 500 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM in RAID 0

Graphic Card: GIGABYTE HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 DX11 2xDVI HDMI PCI-E

Sound Card: On Board 7.1 Channel Audio

CDROM: LG DVD+-RW

CASE: Chieftec Dragon CD-07-B-B Mid-Tower (No PSU)

POWER Adapter: Enermax Tomahawk 500W Active PFC 12cm

Hello thats the configuration I had in mind.

I will be happy to get some feedback and recommendations.

Thanks a lot!


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29 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

For that kind of setup I'd get a PSU with a little more power. Like 650watt. Also, as long as you spending money, I'd get a SSD for the OS and us one or two HDD for data. Larger hard drives tend to have slower read times when the OS is installed on them. Larger area it as to search through and all that. But those are just my recommendations. Its all up to you.
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29 Jul 2010   #3
Reverence

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 

What kind of SSD and how big?

And about power adapter you have a recommendation for a good one?
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29 Jul 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I don't really have a recommendation on the PSU. The main thing is to check all the minimum requirements your parts have. Usually a 650w+ PSU can handle most setups. I just don't want you to buy one and find out it doesn't provide enough power.

As for SSD. It depends on how many programs you use. Your OS, programs and games would go on the SSD. Either that or get a smaller HDD. A 80GB HDD shouldn't cost very much and it will have better read times than a 500GB one. The larger the drive, the more space has to be searched for your files. Their fine for data, just not the best for OS and programs.
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29 Jul 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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29 Jul 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A 60GB Vertex2 would be my SSD recommendation. They go often on sale. Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
*wishes I had an extra $175*
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29 Jul 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is really only $155 after rebate. But if you are well organized, you can very well fit Win7 on a 30GB Vertex. And those I have seen for as low as $80.
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29 Jul 2010   #8
Reverence

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions anymore suggestions.
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30 Jul 2010   #9
Reverence

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 RC
 
 

Anymore suggestions or commendations for some site who can help me to choose hardware.
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30 Jul 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reverence View Post
Anymore suggestions or commendations for some site who can help me to choose hardware.
There is always NewEgg or Tiger Direct.
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