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Windows 7: My first computer set-up

07 Jul 2009   #1
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 
My first computer set-up

So my father got some money lately and he knows that i wouldn't mine a new computer so he asked if i wanted to build or buy an already made one.. so i said i wanted to build one cos i wouldn't find a built one that is what i wanted and if i did would be probably cost way more then building it myself.

So out of his money i maybe getting around 1 to 1 and half grand to build computer a computer..

i could some ideas what i would like in this computer such has

  • Intel quad core
  • DVD burner
  • between 4 to 8 gig ram
  • a good video card (i don't do gaming)
  • 2 x 1tb internal hard drives (networked computers)
What would you build with 1 to 1 and half grand?

Links to parts would be nice also


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10 Jul 2009   #2
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

So i have priced around and i am going with this

P5Q SE2 (mother) - $152
seagate 500 gig (1 hdd) - $71
4Gig kit 800 (2x2gig) - $63
1G 9400GT Galaxy (GPU) - $50
Q9650 (CPU) - $433
Coolermaster Extreme Power+ 500 (power) - $79
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10 Jul 2009   #3
digitalrurouni

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

If you are going to game mate I would up the juice on the video card.
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10 Jul 2009   #4
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

You can get a 1TB drive for ~$15 more. I think that is well worth the extra cost.
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10 Jul 2009   #5
ccatlett1984

 

I wouldnt get a 1tb for your system drive, you want a smaller/faster drive for your OS. I'd put the data on the 1tb drive.
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10 Jul 2009   #6
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
I wouldnt get a 1tb for your system drive, you want a smaller/faster drive for your OS. I'd put the data on the 1tb drive.
Personally I go with SSD for my OS\Apps but unless you go with Raptors you won't see performance benefits of choosing a smaller drive. It seems like he is under a budget so I wouldn't think the raptors or really any faster drive would be an option.
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10 Jul 2009   #7
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitalrurouni View Post
If you are going to game mate I would up the juice on the video card.
Im not a huge gamer =)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikinho View Post
You can get a 1TB drive for ~$15 more. I think that is well worth the extra cost.
The shop i am getting ALL my parts from arnt 15 bucks more.. also im Australia so its about 100 bucks more

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
I wouldnt get a 1tb for your system drive, you want a smaller/faster drive for your OS. I'd put the data on the 1tb drive.
The 500gig will be running my OS and Program i have another HDD (500) that is holding all my personal files now
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10 Jul 2009   #8
Antman

 

Even allowing for your location, you have plenty of budget. Definitely quad core due to support for hyper-threading. Whatever CPU you choose, don't think you have to go for raw GHz - there is plenty of headroom available for OC, moreso on slower procs than faster ones.

Definitely get your RAM now. READ VERY CAREFULLY what the mobo specs say about max RAM. I can put 8GB on my P5B Deluxe, but only 533/667, not 800 or 1066, which is fully supported at 4GB.

Extremely large HDDs greatly increase the likelihood of being affected by bit error rate. I may be a bit cautious, but all of my archival drives are 500GB. Of course, I am always running out space.

Tell your Dad you love him.
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10 Jul 2009   #9
Ballistyx

Windows 7 RC build 7100x64 // 7260x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Even allowing for your location, you have plenty of budget. Definitely quad core due to support for hyper-threading. Whatever CPU you choose, don't think you have to go for raw GHz - there is plenty of headroom available for OC, moreso on slower procs than faster ones.

Definitely get your RAM now. READ VERY CAREFULLY what the mobo specs say about max RAM. I can put 8GB on my P5B Deluxe, but only 533/667, not 800 or 1066, which is fully supported at 4GB.

Extremely large HDDs greatly increase the likelihood of being affected by bit error rate. I may be a bit cautious, but all of my archival drives are 500GB. Of course, I am always running out space.

Tell your Dad you love him.
Thanks for the info i am rining the place later today once they open and i will ask them about what i can get on my price and on what i have already picked out

=) my dad knows i love him
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10 Jul 2009   #10
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

With the leftover dosh you could have one fierce barbie, eh mate?
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