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Windows 7: New custom build pc...What you think?

18 Dec 2010   #1

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New custom build pc...What you think?

Hi everyone,
I have just sold my old custom build pc and now ready to go for next one. Just want to know your opinion... Would this parts be ok or maybe to choose something else. So here we go:
*ASUS AMD 890FX/SB850 USB 3.0 and SATA 6 GB/s Extended ATX Motherboard Crosshair IV Extreme

*OCZ Technology High-Performance Modular 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Single +12V Rail Low Profile Cabling Power Supply Unit OCZ750FTY

*Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X 1 GB DDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

*Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1333C9 XMS3 8 GB PC3-10600

*AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz 4 x 512 KB L2 Cache 6 MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor - Retail HDZ970FBGMBOX

*Ironclad, Full Tower, 11 Bay

*Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD10EALS

Thats all just to start with. I plan to get second graphic card later and ssd but not sure which one yet.

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18 Dec 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

You sure you need 1TB drive? I'd do like a 60GB SSD and maybe 600GB HHD (unless you really need more, can always buy more later, so you don't have to reinstall your system)

Isn't the Ironclad an expensive case that isn't really needed so much, there aren't cheaper ones that work just as well?

I wouldn't choose ASUS, though they have amazing motherboards. Their BIOS can be hard to use (not as thourough as others) and their support sucks. Try Gigabyte perhaps? And you want to buy AMD? Its completely fine, just preference tells me to buy intel i5 or i7 CPU. 8GB Ram is plenty, shoot 6GB is plenty
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18 Dec 2010   #3
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit

the am3+ boards should be out soon...
a ssd boot drive as Dust said....
AMD hex core?....
if you game how about a 5830?
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18 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I would also vote for a 60GB SSD. It will make your system a LOT faster. Else I think DustSailor covered it pretty well.
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18 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)

Hello there, i'm assuming that if you want to add a 2nd Graphics Card to your build is because you are a "medium/high" gamer, so i would recommend a higher wattage power supply, probably a 80 plus gold certified 850w+ PSU, and a better Video Card, the rest is OK!
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18 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Do you really have a need for a full tower case? They are often hideously large and often just take up tons of space that ends up wasted. Not to mention, you run into issues with cables being not long enough to reach everything. I would instead look at a very nice midtower case like the Corsair 600T.
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