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Windows 7: First time building my own PC. (need help)

27 Mar 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

A mobile processor is a processor for use in netbooks. It uses very little power and not much heat.


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27 Mar 2010   #12
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Ok well im going with the E6300

Now the specs

System Manufacturer/Model Number - Me
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x64
CPU - Intel Pentium E6300 @ 2.8 GHz
Motherboard - Asus ATX P5P43TD Pro
Memory - 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz (2x2GB)
Graphics Card - ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2
Sound Card - Integrated
Monitor - Samsung TV (for now)
Screen Resolution - 1920x1080
Keyboard - Dell
Mouse - Dell
PSU - BFG - 450-Watt ATX
Case - Thermaltake ATK Soprano Mid-Tower Case - Black
Cooling - Generic Fan that i had laying around
Hard Drives - Seagate 500 GB 3.5" 7200 RPM for Desktops

After a few alterations i brought it down to 580$. Is this good for that price?
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27 Mar 2010   #13
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

$580 doesn't seem too bad, particularly if you're dealing with Best Buy. (Sorry, but I think that a lot of their PC component prices are atrocious. Not all and not always, but I still prefer to do business with Newegg.)

You may want to price out an AMD based system. For example:

Asus M4A77TD (Socket AM3, DDR3, $85 [$10 rebate available]):

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

AMD Athlon II X4 630 (2.8 GHz, quad core, $100):

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

In this price range, AMD is more than competitive with Intel's offerings. (I'm using Intel at the moment, but I've had a couple of Athlon64 systems, that were better than Intel's offerings at the time.)
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27 Mar 2010   #14
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Yea I know AMD has better specs for the price usually, but I want an Intel for better Hackintosh compatibility, because I plan on installing 10.6.2 on this rig too.
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27 Mar 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Yea I know AMD has better specs for the price usually, but I want an Intel for better Hackintosh compatibility, because I plan on installing 10.6.2 on this rig too.
Yeah, if you want to go the Hackintosh route, you gotta stick with Intel. And it's usually not a bad choice as they have the edge in processing power and have since the release of the Core 2 Duo.

I screwed around a bit with setting up my box as a Hackintosh using the EFI-x module. In the end, I found that I really didn't like OSX all that much and have removed all of it. Some would say it was a waste of money (about $360 for the module and my copy of OSX), but I think it saved me from purchasing a MAC anytime soon. I did get a macbook pro for awhile at work to play with, but my experience with that wasn't all that much better either. Guess the whole MAC OSX thing is just not me.
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27 Mar 2010   #16
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

I planned this rig with OSx86 in mind. All of it can get a full support with a kext I found. I am going to use the SnowOSXUniFlash, that always works. I just needed a good hackintosh after trying it on my laptop, which is probobly the most imcompatible laptop for a hackintosh. Plus I wanted a more powerful Computer. I plan on keeping the accounts synced and mabye have a private TV session always open so I can connect to it at any time.
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27 Mar 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
I planned this rig with OSx86 in mind. All of it can get a full support with a kext I found. I am going to use the SnowOSXUniFlash, that always works. I just needed a good hackintosh after trying it on my laptop, which is probobly the most imcompatible laptop for a hackintosh. Plus I wanted a more powerful Computer. I plan on keeping the accounts synced and mabye have a private TV session always open so I can connect to it at any time.
Well, best of luck to you. Some people really love it. For me, I considered the OSx86 project...but I wasn't interested in having to use hacked copies of the OSX installer. That's the reason that I went the EFI-x route....it allowed me to use a retail off the copy of the Leopard installer. I just don't trust hacked copies of the OS...since I fear that something nefarious could be installed without my knowing.
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27 Mar 2010   #18
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Well part of the reason im using the Universal one, was I helped with it a bit, so i know pretty much whats in it.

My simple philosophy is that if it can be updated through Apple Software Update, then its fine, because when you update OSX itself (from 10.6.1 to 10.6.2) it removes anything that OSX seems to be harmful to the OS. I tricked OSX into thinking it was 10.6.1 just to run the 10.6.2 update, and it worked.
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