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Windows 7: Help to buy new CPU

18 Apr 2010   #11
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Hi Alder,

Cnet has a review of it:
Acer Aspire Z5610 Desktop reviews - CNET Reviews

For general usage that system will be fine, even has 4 gigs of ram.
Nice of you to think of a touchscreen for your husband, since he uses one at work.
Will help him acclimate better.

The gpu is a 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4570.
There is some very knowledgeable ATI users on this forum, so hopefully they can chime in it's gaming abilities.


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18 Apr 2010   #12
alders

 
 

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19 Apr 2010   #13
stomper

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanvean View Post

The gpu is a 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4570.
There is some very knowledgeable ATI users on this forum, so hopefully they can chime in it's gaming abilities.
@alders , I have been using the ATI HD4850 card for the last 1.5 years and I'm very pleased with it, but lately it's taking a bit strain, especially with the new Battlefield BC 2, I can run everything on max but as soon as I push the anti anilalizing higher than x2 it starts to struggle.

ATI's 4800 Series: HD 4850, 4870 reviewed

So if you looking for a gaming PC I would say the ATi 4570 will be fine for "now" but a few months from now you're gonna be dissapointed.
If you can go for something in the ATI 5000 series....

.... ATI Radeon? HD 5770 Graphics

Hope this help a bit.
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19 Apr 2010   #14
alders

 
 

Thank you so much you are making things a little clearer for me. I am certainly impressed with the advice
on the sevenforums and am enjoying reading all the tutorials and advice.
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19 Apr 2010   #15
HILLBILLY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

G'day Alders,
I'd like to know what king of gaming/graphics work you will be doing with the PC, as well as budget.
If you're into gaming, or hardware intensive work, I may be able to help.
With reguards to the rig you linked to, there's not much info about the parts, and I'd be tempted to ask them to swap in a bigger Graphics card and a bigger power supply.
If you can get a new Radeon 5770 you'd be much better off for gaming, better performance, DirectX 11 support, that sort of thing. I'm not sure about over in NZ, but across the ditch in Aus the 5770's are usually priced around $20 more than the GTS 250s, and have a damn good performance advantage over them. Well w orth it if you ask me.
With reguards to the rest of that PC, the CPU looks perfect, the Core i5 750 is one of the better ones in the new range, and will easily handle most of the stuff you can throw at it. Coupled with 4 Gig of DDR3 RAM, that thing would fly.
The 1 TB hard drive looks good, 64MB cache and 7200 RPM means it'll be a fast little sucker. The only other thing I can tell you about it, is the CM-690 II case is a pretty damn nice one.
As I said, I'd probably go with a bigger PSU and 5770 graphics card, the rest however looks fine.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alders View Post
...I am certainly impressed with the advice
on the sevenforums and am enjoying reading all the tutorials and advice.
If you wanna see a few awesome machines, have a read through the https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...-your-rig.html thread
There are some awesome set ups in there, and may help you decide on what you want.
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19 Apr 2010   #16
sergiogarcia9

 

You should be good off with that system. It good a mid gfx card (where high cards are GTX 295's and such) a excellent processor (alltho i would recommend AMD instead) and a big Hard Drive. The ram is good as well

Also i would reccomend min. a 500w PSU
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19 Apr 2010   #17
alders

 
 

As for the budget not sure how far I can push husband. This one is the next one up in price.
PB 3590 Intel I7 860 2.80G P55 USB 3.0 Motherboard , 4GB DDR3 1600MHz , 1TB 7200RPM HDD , ATI 5770 1G VGA , 550W Extreme PSU , CM690 II Ad

Question I was given OEM Win7pro as a gift (not been used) can I use it on this machine as has no OS.
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19 Apr 2010   #18
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You most certainly can use your Windows Seven Pro. Naturally the i7 would be a great upgrade if you can slide it by the husband. Fabe
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19 Apr 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alders View Post
As for the budget not sure how far I can push husband. This one is the next one up in price.
PB 3590 Intel I7 860 2.80G P55 USB 3.0 Motherboard , 4GB DDR3 1600MHz , 1TB 7200RPM HDD , ATI 5770 1G VGA , 550W Extreme PSU , CM690 II Ad

Question I was given OEM Win7pro as a gift (not been used) can I use it on this machine as has no OS.
This looks like a very nice and powerful PC. And it is ready for the future (USB3). I would love to have one of those. And, of course, you can use the Win7 OEM on it.
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19 Apr 2010   #20
sergiogarcia9

 

That PC looks excellent All you might want now is some more ram, but that you can always upgrade later
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