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Windows 7: Needs advice regarding pc parts

10 Dec 2009   #41
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I would disagree with that choice or CPU and motherboard, but I suppose we all have our preferences.

The i5 would be MUCH better.

But it looks good, good luck on the build, you will be more than happy I'm sure.
Well actually i prefer Intel, but since the AMD Cpu's are dirt cheap i went with one of those instead

Thanks, i hope i'll get it done without getting electric shocked or frying the cpu


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10 Dec 2009   #42
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Sergio:

One additional point:

You have stipulated that video editing is one of the priorities for this PC.

Given that, if I had to prioritize components, I would give particular weight to sheer processing power, regardless of whether you go with AMD or Intel. Video processing is very CPU-intensive.

A particular video editing job might take 2 hours on machine A and 50 minutes on machine B simply because of raw power.

You should also investigate whether or not video related apps can take proper advantage of dual or quad cores. If they cannot and are single threaded, then raw processing power (GHz) from one core becomes even more important.

Good luck. You will learn plenty by building and will probably second guess yourself after the fact on your component choices---completely normal. All you can do is try to minimize that.
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10 Dec 2009   #43
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Good luck. You will learn plenty by building and will probably second guess yourself after the fact on your component choices---completely normal. All you can do is try to minimize that.
This is right, you WILL second guess your choice in components. I would think VERY hard about that i5 before you go forward. You will wish you had gone that way for a few bucks. 80 more and you could have an i7860 like mine. I started with a Core 2 Quad Q8200 and had second thoughts. I then HAD () to get an i7860
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10 Dec 2009   #44
sergiogarcia9

 

Well, new rig

Since it is cheaper than buying each part seperate i will get this


Novatech Barebone Bundle - AMD II X4 620 Quad Core - 4GB DDR2 800Mhz - Nvidia MCP61P Motherboard - 4 Bay ATX Tower Case & PSU

Together with this i will get a 500 GB HDD.
I will get a better GFX card later.

Link:
Novatech : BB-6204G Novatech Barebone Bundle - AMD II X4 620 Quad Core - 4GB DDR2 800Mhz - Nvidia MCP61P Motherboard - 4 Bay ATX Tower Case & PSU : novatech.co.uk
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10 Dec 2009   #45
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

OK; you should be happy with that. It often happens that buying is cheaper.

What you lose is the learning and the control over components.

Good move to upgrade from AMD Phenom II X2 545 to AMD II X4 620 Quad Core.

The former is ranked 164th on the list below and the latter is ranked 80th.

PassMark Software - CPU Benchmarks - List of Benchmarked CPUs

For comparison, my CPU is ranked 212th, but it is 3 years old.
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10 Dec 2009   #46
sergiogarcia9

 

I dont lose it as it is not assembled when i get it It is all the parts seperate so i will have to build it myself
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10 Dec 2009   #47
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Will you have to install the motherboard, CPU, and heatsink? That's where the cursing is.
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10 Dec 2009   #48
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Will you have to install the motherboard, CPU, and heatsink? That's where the cursing is.
Okay, next time i'll have to read the whole text

"Our PC barebone systems are assembled on our own manufacturing lines by our skilled production team here in Portsmouth."

Anyhow, i will have to install other parts later such as a GTS250 GFX card
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10 Dec 2009   #49
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Glad you found one that will suit your needs. And not coming with preinstalled bloatware is a plus! Fabe
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10 Dec 2009   #50
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I guess you will have to put in video, DVD, and hard drives. If you are buying new drives, stick with SATA for both HD and DVD if you have enough connectors. Those IDE ribbon cables are annoying.

Hope that you get a good manual for the motherboard that will explain the various plugs and connection points.

You might investigate the motherboard manufacturer's site to see if there is a newish BIOS. No telling what BIOS will be on the board when you get it. I wouldn't change BIOSes unless I was having problems though.

If you buy OEM drives, you will probably have to supply your own cables.

Don't know about the fannage on your setup. You might consider swapping fans at some point if the included fans are noisy. They often are. On the other hand, your case may not have space for any? It's usually easy to put a low RPM low noise fan on the front side to blow over your hard drives and keep them a few degrees cooler. Likewise, if you have an exhaust fan on the back side, you can easily swap it out for a quieter unit.

You should have it up and rocking within a couple of hours if you have all your parts ready.
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