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Windows 7: Buying a new rig

18 Jun 2011   #11
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
It looks fine to me!
I like the Lancoool series. I just got the newer PC-K57 and I love it. The PC-K57 doesn't come with the PCI card holder, but I bought it separately. Newegg.com - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K57 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Your case is tool-less with good, if not great, air flow. It should be quiet with the fans it ships with. If you have all 4 fans going plus the CPU fan, you're more in the range of quiet, but not dead silent, I would suspect. Don't forget, it has an open top. Sound will come out. Still, an excellent case and choice.

Ships with:
Rear - 120mm 1500 rpm
Top - 2 x 140mm 1000 rpm
Front - 1 x 140mm 1000 rpm

You can't go wrong these days with an unlocked I5-2500k or an i7-2600k.

I've used the Samsung F3 HD103SJ and it was a speedy drive. I found the 32 MB cache to be be just fine. I loved the drive until I got into this SATA III madness and sprung for 2 WD drives. I should have kept the HD103SJ.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

The only thing I see that you may want to improve on is the motherboard, in terms of slot flexibility and future card expansion. You're getting a full size case, you might as well get a full sized motherboard, provided it's at the same price or a few dollars more.

Measurements:
214mm x 496mm x 498 mm (W, H, D)
8.43 inches x 19.53 inches x 19.61 inches (W, H, D)

I know you're not in the US, so you can use the Newegg link as a reference.
Take a look at your board and third Gigabyte board. Much can be had for a few dollars more, provided the board is in your area. Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, GIGABYTE, Intel Motherboards, LGA 1155, Intel Z68
How did you know i'm not in the US?
I will consider getting the full motherboard.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heyyou View Post
I have found that after 3 computers over the years, the RAM you have today will be insufficient in a few years. You show 4 GB of RAM which will do the job today, but 4 years from now I doubt it. I just bought a new computer and ordered 8GB of RAM just to be comfy for the future. I know you can easily add RAM if you need it later, but why not just put it in while you're building the computer.
If you would have looked at the amount I'm getting 2 4GB sticks


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18 Jun 2011   #12
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
It looks fine to me!
I like the Lancoool series. I just got the newer PC-K57 and I love it. The PC-K57 doesn't come with the PCI card holder, but I bought it separately. Newegg.com - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K57 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Your case is tool-less with good, if not great, air flow. It should be quiet with the fans it ships with. If you have all 4 fans going plus the CPU fan, you're more in the range of quiet, but not dead silent, I would suspect. Don't forget, it has an open top. Sound will come out. Still, an excellent case and choice.

Ships with:
Rear - 120mm 1500 rpm
Top - 2 x 140mm 1000 rpm
Front - 1 x 140mm 1000 rpm

You can't go wrong these days with an unlocked I5-2500k or an i7-2600k.

I've used the Samsung F3 HD103SJ and it was a speedy drive. I found the 32 MB cache to be be just fine. I loved the drive until I got into this SATA III madness and sprung for 2 WD drives. I should have kept the HD103SJ.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

The only thing I see that you may want to improve on is the motherboard, in terms of slot flexibility and future card expansion. You're getting a full size case, you might as well get a full sized motherboard, provided it's at the same price or a few dollars more.

Measurements:
214mm x 496mm x 498 mm (W, H, D)
8.43 inches x 19.53 inches x 19.61 inches (W, H, D)

I know you're not in the US, so you can use the Newegg link as a reference.
Take a look at your board and third Gigabyte board. Much can be had for a few dollars more, provided the board is in your area. Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, GIGABYTE, Intel Motherboards, LGA 1155, Intel Z68
How did you know i'm not in the US?
I will consider getting the full motherboard.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heyyou View Post
I have found that after 3 computers over the years, the RAM you have today will be insufficient in a few years. You show 4 GB of RAM which will do the job today, but 4 years from now I doubt it. I just bought a new computer and ordered 8GB of RAM just to be comfy for the future. I know you can easily add RAM if you need it later, but why not just put it in while you're building the computer.
If you would have looked at the amount I'm getting 2 4GB sticks
Oh I thought it was 2 sticks equaling 4GB. Great!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2011   #13
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
I know you're not in the US, so you can use the Newegg link as a reference.
Take a look at your board and third Gigabyte board. Much can be had for a few dollars more, provided the board is in your area. Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, GIGABYTE, Intel Motherboards, LGA 1155, Intel Z68
How did you know i'm not in the US?
I will consider getting the full motherboard.
Your public profile shows the map of where you're located.
If you are in fact in the US, then that's good. You have access to Newegg.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Jun 2011   #14
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
I know you're not in the US, so you can use the Newegg link as a reference.
Take a look at your board and third Gigabyte board. Much can be had for a few dollars more, provided the board is in your area. Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, GIGABYTE, Intel Motherboards, LGA 1155, Intel Z68
How did you know i'm not in the US?
I will consider getting the full motherboard.
Your public profile shows the map of where you're located.
If you are in fact in the US, then that's good. You have access to Newegg.
Nope you were right.
I'm an Israeli

Thanks everyone for all the help, if anyone has any additional advice please post it!
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