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Windows 7: Help w/ my gaming build plans?

4 Weeks Ago   #1
FrankieD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Help w/ my gaming build plans?

Hi all!

In another thread I'd been discussing my custom build plans and got directed here.

Think I can get some help on what I should do? I'm trying to budget this the best that I can, as I don't have a steady source of income due to my age (seventeen).

My build plans were this: Finalized Build - FrankRDs Saved Part List - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Qua... - PCPartPicker
After taking advice, they turned in to this: 7Forums Help - FrankRDs Saved Part List - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-C... - PCPartPicker

I already have the GPU listed in both and have been using it for a few months now.

Recently I've been slowing down on gaming, but would like to pick it back up.

I know that 4TB is probably overkill, but seeing as a single game cant take up 80+ gigs, it's reasonable.

Thanks in advance for the help!


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would only change the cpu cooler and go liquid but I suppose you could do that later everything else looks good
Hydro Series™ H110i GT 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
FrankieD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Awesome, thanks! Good to hear that the build is good so far
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can save some money by getting 2 of these instead of the WD.

Seagate BarraCuda ST4000DM005 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com

The only difference is the cache size 64 vs 128 and you`ll never notice it.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
FrankieD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You can save some money by getting 2 of these instead of the WD.

Seagate BarraCuda ST4000DM005 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com

The only difference is the cache size 64 vs 128 and you`ll never notice it.
Thanks! I will definitely change that up. Much appreciated!
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The drives you had picked out were actually Data Center drives (they are going crazy now with different types)

If you wanted performance WD`s then you get the Blacks, but they are $199, if you had money to burn then sure, if not the ones I linked are just fine, I`ve had them in for almost 4 months now, and no issues with them at all. And they both run at 28/29C

I`ll have to get a temp on the gaming drive while I`m killing Zombies
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
FrankieD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sounds like the drives suggested are going to do just fine! Those temps would be helpful once you've got them
I'll be playing things like Elder Scrolls Online, general sandbox games, and similar.
If the temps stay good during some good ol' fashioned zombie killing, then it should be fine for the previously mentioned.
I've racked up quite a library from HumbleBundle and Steam sales!
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