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Windows 7: Advice on First and New build

10 Nov 2010   #1
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Advice on First and New build

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10 Nov 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would say for a budget build and such that 8GB of RAM is probably overkill.

Also, without question...get a better quality power supply. These are really the heart of any system. I'd say at 750 watts of power...you want to spend no less than about $100 on it.
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10 Nov 2010   #3
Xisuma

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

750W seems a bit much, im no expert (do research) but i have 3 HDDs 4 big fans, lights, graphics card and sound card all on 450W. id also like to recommend 2 PC builders

PCSPECIALIST.CO.UK - Custom PCs, Custom Computers, Custom PC, Desktop PC, Custom Built Computers, Gaming PC
: : : CyberPower PC UK : : : (they do over clocking)

useless if your not in the uk.
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10 Nov 2010   #4
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah the reason Im getting this cheap psu from geeks cause i have a psu i bought there for like nothing (500w) extremely cheap, and it works i trust the 33 dollar power supply cause of what geeks do to get there items, but yeah I was planning to over clock the CPU cause i heard it over clocks well with this motherboard
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10 Nov 2010   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Might want to peruse this thread. It's about a cheapo power supply that blew and took out the mobo, CPU and most likely RAM and video.
Recommended PSU - Please Help

If it's worth risking to you, go for it. Personally, I ensure quality cases and power supplies.
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10 Nov 2010   #6
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

3 things pop out.

#1, open box + BIOSTAR board = mehh , motherboard is not really the place to cheap out on a new build, I'd go for an ASUS or GIGABYTE here.

#2, 750W seems like a lot for a build like this, I'd go for something in the 550W/600W range (Corsair, Antec, etc).

#3, 8GB ram, 100% overkill, 4GB should be plenty.
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10 Nov 2010   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Mostly agree with Slacker

1) Asus or MSI moboard. Leave the Open Box alone.

2) Right on with the PSU.

$70 after rebate for example.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

$70 no rebate $2 shipping. Five Star customer rating of 143 reviews
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

3) 4GB of Ram is plenty. 2x2GB You can add 4GB later if you really need it. Not likely.
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10 Nov 2010   #8
walkerdrive

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

On RAM it depends what games you play. If you play any of the new, RAM hungry games, 8GB would be better. Otherwise go with 4GB.
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10 Nov 2010   #9
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well people are saying a lot about the motherboard whats a good mother bored from the 70-120 dollar range? Cause I'm tight on money for senior year of high school pictures gown etc =/
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10 Nov 2010   #10
Genesis4455

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Might want to peruse this thread. It's about a cheapo power supply that blew and took out the mobo, CPU and most likely RAM and video.
Recommended PSU - Please Help

If it's worth risking to you, go for it. Personally, I ensure quality cases and power supplies.
Yeah ill go with that ill find a power supply on new egg thats reliable i dont feel like replacing a whole computer or a house for that matter if it decided to burn the house or something =/
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