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Windows 7: New PC Build - What Do You Think About These Parts?

03 Jan 2015   #11

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

The i5 will fly, I built a mini-itx build with a i5 it's a beast and over clocks very well with a H80i. Yes you should clean install W7 on a 128gb ssd like these:

Crucial MX100 CT128MX100SSD1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -

Mushkin Enhanced MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -

Then just use the 1TB for data, music, videos and games.

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04 Jan 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Ok, I will consider getting an SSD. Thanks
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04 Jan 2015   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

It may seem like we're ssd sales people but when you see first hand how fast they are you'll understand and thank us !
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04 Jan 2015   #14

Windows 10 Pro

TBH, i would always want to buy an overclockable CPU. you dont have to OC, but 3 years down the road, instead of buying an entire new CPU and MOBO, just overclock and buy a heatsink and it will be good for a while. plus, one dosent have to OC much at all to gain a decent amount of performance. you can most likely OC a 3770k to 4.0-4.2GHz on all cores with stock or less then stock voltage while also keeping the same temps roughly
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05 Jan 2015   #15

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graysull View Post

In the future, I am planning to purchase a better heat sink fan for the CPU. I also, in the future, wanted to buy the Rosewill fans for their look. I am set on Windows 7, a HDD, 16GB of ram, and an i7 processor. I am willing to not use overclocking; I found an Intel i7 3770 for $35 less. Is this a better choice if I do not want overclocking? Also, is there any money I am spending that I don't need for my uses?

Just be aware that your RAM and case selection will affect what air CPU coolers that you can install. That RAM is awful tall and not many air coolers can clear it. The case looks OK though.

Also as far as CPU choice - I would go with the 4790k, especially if you do not plan to OC right away - since it is 4GHz stock. The rub is the cooler supplied with it isn't adequate at high loads.
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