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Windows 7: Building a Own System (or Bare Bones System)

01 Jun 2011   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'd agree with that. Often, a barebones "kit" is meant to dump a bunch of parts together that aren't selling. In my opinion, if you are going to build it yourself....then design it yourself as well. The entire point, aside from saving money (sometimes a lot of money) is to have your choice over every component. What would be the point of letting someone else do that for you....when Dell or HP can do that for you as well. This way, you can ensure the motherboard, memory, PSU....components that are usually skimped on...will be exactly what you want.


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01 Jun 2011   #12
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

When you say the Intel chipset being super-stable and easy to work with, what do you mean exactly by that?

Well, yes, I guess the 2500K is better. Soz. If you would like to save some cash, then go with AMD. AMD processor's will be able to compete and be better than Sandy Bridge in fall.
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01 Jun 2011   #13
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Personally, I agree with DeaconFrost on almost every point he has made. The advantage to building your own computer is that you get to pick the kind and quality of parts you want in your computer. Saving a few bucks in the process is a bonus. As far as what kind of CPU you buy, decide that for yourself. Google the benchmarks and see for yourself which is better. You cannot build a computer based on what AMD or Intel is coming out with in the future. We know they are both coming out with new products in the next year. However, no one knows how they will perform- they haven't been released yet. When you are ready to build, choose from what is available now. The fact is, no matter what you choose, in 6 months there will be something better. So just choose what will be best for you and how you use your computer.
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01 Jun 2011   #14
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Yes, essenbe, you are completely right. I think the OP has enough information to be able to decipher what he wants, if he has problems, he can come post it here.
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01 Jun 2011   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
When you say the Intel chipset being super-stable and easy to work with, what do you mean exactly by that?
Intel chipset require one driver file, that's all inclusive across all chipets. You run it, and move on to the rest of your hardware. They routinely offer the best performance (chipset, remember) and require very little, if any BIOS options to be changed. They run stable all the time, even with overclocking. Especially recently, in the last few years, the top performance systems all use Intel chipsets. Most OEM systems use Intel chipsets as well. There are reasons for this, aside from pre-existing relationships with Intel.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Well, yes, I guess the 2500K is better. Soz. If you would like to save some cash, then go with AMD. AMD processor's will be able to compete and be better than Sandy Bridge in fall.
AMD is far behind in the performance game. It's been a known fact for several years now that AMD's game is the budget arena, where they can at least compete. AMD has a long way to go to catch Sandy Bridge, and your comments suggest Intel is sitting around twiddling their thumbs, and doing nothing. In short, if you are looking in the budget arena, you have choices between Intel and AMD. If you are going into the performance or mobile arena, Intel is the only game in town. I'd love to see that change, as competition is great for the consumer...but that's just the way it is now.
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01 Jun 2011   #16
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Ok, thanks for saying. I wish AMD was better, competition is good for the industry.
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01 Jun 2011   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I couldn't agree more. While I may be a big fan of Intel, I want that competition to keep my prices in check, and keep the innovation on full throttle. The day Intel gets to sit back and take it easy...is the day we all suffer.
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01 Jun 2011   #18
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

That day in a way is today, as Intel has Ivy Bridge in the works, while AMD doesn't even have (is making) a Sandy Bridge processor.
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01 Jun 2011   #19
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

I built my first system this year. I started with a barebones system from Tigerdirect. After building it and using it for a couple of months, I have replaced the case (original was a cheap piece of junk) and the heatsink (went to liquid cooled). If I were to do it again, I would reasearch and buy individual parts that I want instead of barebones.

Barebones are cheaper but components may be poor quality as well.
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01 Jun 2011   #20
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
That day in a way is today, as Intel has Ivy Bridge in the works, while AMD doesn't even have (is making) a Sandy Bridge processor.
AMD is coming out with Bulldozer. It is rumored to be released this month. That sounds reasonable as they have already released AM3+ motherboards. However, how they will perform, no one knows. I received an email today from Newegg. You can buy a 1090T for 169.00 today. A year ago it was $100 more. Are they clearing stock because Bulldozer is coming out or is it that they can't compete with Sandy Bridge? AMD has always competed on price, but Sandy Bridge has put a stop to that. I own both, so that should show that I'm not a fanboy of either side. But, it should be noted that rather than rebuilding my AMD, I went Sandy Bridge and am glad I did.
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