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Windows 7: New ~$1,500 gaming/everyday build: Intel Skylake forcing me go to AMD?

03 Jan 2017   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I have ordered. Should be here in about a week.

CPU: $419.00
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E 6-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80671I76800K Desktop Processor

Motherboard: $399.99
ASUS X99-DELUXE II LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com


The mother board was my choice.
The Intel cpu was a Suggestion by a member here and I agreed-ed.
Members on this forum also helped change my choice for video card and power supply.

After 10's and 10's of hours doing research I posted a list of hardware and requested suggestions and opinions on my choices. Waa Laa I got several suggestion. Some I used and some I didn't.
**This method should also work for others.

That is what I call, members working together trying to help another member, (Me)

One can install Windows 7 on a Z170 and a X99 motherboard. One just has to choose.


Jack


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03 Jan 2017   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
lol z170 and skylake is cheap compared to that
Dual core skylake is supposed to be pretty badass

Of which can always be upgraded later
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03 Jan 2017   #23
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
MS will support skylake till the end of life of win-7
Besides all this so called support is making chipset drivers available through the update system and who in the heck uses MS chipset drivers
I did some checking and MS has indeed extended full extended support to the original EOL of Win 7 and 8.1. I stand sit corrected.

One reason I got Haswell-e instead of Broadwell-e is, unless one needed (or wanted) more cores than Haswell-e, there wasn't enough gain with Broadwell-e to justify the increased cost (six cores are more than enough for me, speed is plenty fast, especially since I don't overclock, and there were no additional SATA ports with Broadwell-e). Also, I was concerned MS may try to pull another retroactive restriction like they tried with Skylake. Also, MS may do the same with Skylake-e before it is actually released, having (possibly) learned its lesson with the Skylake debacle.
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03 Jan 2017   #24
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As long as win-7 usage numbers stay high Intel will most like feed those demands sells = $$
Unless Intel is getting bought out by MS it is still a business for profit.
https://www.netmarketshare.com/opera...10&qpcustomd=0
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03 Jan 2017   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Good point ThrashZone.

Why would Intel or any other company cut off half of the worlds market.
They wouldn't is the answer to my own question.

Jack
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03 Jan 2017   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Money talks and BS walks
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03 Jan 2017   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Switch to this quarter and the numbers change a tad
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04 Jan 2017   #28
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Maybe we could each post a pic of our motherboards and what cpu we have and what we paid for it for you to look at and compare, sound ok
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
What I have ordered. Should be here in about a week.
Thanks guys that is a good idea and I really like it even so your systems are above my budget.
Very appreciated.

My struggling point right now is about what skylake (going with i5 6600K) motherboard and video card to choose from what is available in AU shops.
I'll give you some suggestions, I'm willing to pay around $160 for a full ATX mobo (best value for the price) also I know that I should spend around $ 400-500 for the video card.

Quote:
One can install Windows 7 on a Z170 and a X99 motherboard. One just has to choose.
I also was considering the X99 based motherboards but these systems are much more expensive.
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04 Jan 2017   #29
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is a shop I know and I can pick up.

Motherboards listing: Intel Motherboard - Umart.com.au

Video cards: Graphics Cards - Umart.com.au

Of course if you've different options, they'll be very welcome.
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04 Jan 2017   #30
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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