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new computer build

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Oldw

so its been a while since i built my own pc… 8 years to be exact

just to give you an idea of how long that is from a PC building enthusiasts perspective – my “box of parts/cables” which i have had stashed in the attic is full of mostly useless junk now, thanks to technology becoming obsolete.

the build is a mid range gaming pc – i splurged on a nice 27” led monitor for $200 though

should be able to put it together next week

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I think you should get a solid state drive, believe me its worth it

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I think you should get a solid state drive, believe me its worth it

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I think you should get a solid state drive, believe me its worth it

i can always upgrade in the future – i actually had one ordered for my laptop back in the winter but cancelled the order after reading some reviews on it

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I think you should get a solid state drive, believe me its worth it

i can always upgrade in the future – i actually had one ordered for my laptop back in the winter but cancelled the order after reading some reviews on it


i went with the samsung 840 pro, mlc memory, decent speed, acceptable price

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Definitely throw in an SSD big enough for the OS at least, but if you wanted to splurge again grab a 256gb and install your games and applications and say goodbye to loading times.

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Bort wrote:
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Bort wrote:
I think you should get a solid state drive, believe me its worth it

i can always upgrade in the future – i actually had one ordered for my laptop back in the winter but cancelled the order after reading some reviews on it


i went with the samsung 840 pro, mlc memory, decent speed, acceptable price

i will probably put one in my laptop at some point

the desktop i put together can be upgraded to an 8 core machine in the future, and more ram (up to 32gb) can be added

its very interesting to me some of the stuff thats become available for a good price since i stopped building pcs 8 years ago

in 2005 i bought the best video card money could buy at the time – the bfg nvidia gtx 7800.. factory overclocked and would run at 110ºC under load, but had a life time warranty… paid over $300 if i remember correctly

now you can get a 1 gb card for under $100 with multi GPUS lol.

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jmpaul320 wrote:
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I think you should get a solid state drive, believe me its worth it

i can always upgrade in the future – i actually had one ordered for my laptop back in the winter but cancelled the order after reading some reviews on it


i went with the samsung 840 pro, mlc memory, decent speed, acceptable price

i will probably put one in my laptop at some point

the desktop i put together can be upgraded to an 8 core machine in the future, and more ram (up to 32gb) can be added

its very interesting to me some of the stuff thats become available for a good price since i stopped building pcs 8 years ago

in 2005 i bought the best video card money could buy at the time – the bfg nvidia gtx 7800.. factory overclocked and would run at 110ºC under load, but had a life time warranty… paid over $300 if i remember correctly

now you can get a 1 gb card for under $100 with multi GPUS lol.


i’ve found that once you build upgrading doesn’t happen, your better off getting a whole new computer when the time comes (i’m also a 6-8 year computer user)
perhaps you should use that card on your new computer as a secondary display, see if you can ever use that lifetime warranty :bigsmile:

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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maybe around christmas time i will see if i can get a good deal on a 256gb ssd for programs and OS

i might expariment with some mild overclocking in the future too – which is why i bought a cpu cooler, although the mobo is somewhat budget – so i dont want to push it too hard

im actually a little nervous about putting this thing together haha… havent seen the inside of a pc in quite some time Smile

my wife will be working next weekend from 8-8 both days, so i should have enough time to get her together

last time i put a pc together i had to run to circuit city (now out of business) at 9 pm to get a floppy drive (!!) to load my “third party” raid driver haha.

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Bort wrote:
jmpaul320 wrote:
Bort wrote:
jmpaul320 wrote:
Bort wrote:
I think you should get a solid state drive, believe me its worth it

i can always upgrade in the future – i actually had one ordered for my laptop back in the winter but cancelled the order after reading some reviews on it


i went with the samsung 840 pro, mlc memory, decent speed, acceptable price

i will probably put one in my laptop at some point

the desktop i put together can be upgraded to an 8 core machine in the future, and more ram (up to 32gb) can be added

its very interesting to me some of the stuff thats become available for a good price since i stopped building pcs 8 years ago

in 2005 i bought the best video card money could buy at the time – the bfg nvidia gtx 7800.. factory overclocked and would run at 110ºC under load, but had a life time warranty… paid over $300 if i remember correctly

now you can get a 1 gb card for under $100 with multi GPUS lol.


i’ve found that once you build upgrading doesn’t happen, your better off getting a whole new computer when the time comes (i’m also a 6-8 year computer user)
perhaps you should use that card on your new computer as a secondary display, see if you can ever use that lifetime warranty :bigsmile:

my 2005 build died in 2007 actually … Sad

i never got a new power supply because i just got married and didnt have $

its still in the attic

amd athlon 4800+
bfg nvidia 7800gtx
asus a8n sli mobo
dont remember the ram

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Everything looks fine except for your ram, get 2 × 4GB sticks instead for dual channel operation. Your memory bandwidth will be horrible with a single stick of ram. A single stick of SDRAM back in the P3/Athlon days might have been okay but not now.

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Everything looks fine except for your ram, get 2 × 4GB sticks instead for dual channel operation. Your memory bandwidth will be horrible with a single stick of ram. A single stick of SDRAM back in the P3/Athlon days might have been okay but not now.

maybe ill just order a second 8gb stick Smile

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That can work as well, even better :bigsmile:

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That can work as well, even better :bigsmile:

i just grabbed another 8gb stick Smile

in my family members name of course… so i can get the $20 rebate (limit one per household) Smile

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I guess it only really matters if you use your PC for gaming, but I'm intentionally holding off on a new PC build until more details regarding Steam machines is released. May be a waste of time, but as a Linux lover but also a gamer, SteamOS holds a lot of appeal for me.

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Why the 92mm case fan? Nothing in your build takes 92mm as far as I can see.

Toshiba 1TB is a bit better than the Blue and $10 less at Micro Center.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=981829

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Good luck on the build. I would also use at least a 120GB SSD and W8 64. The boot time is amazing.

 

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Gj wrote:

Why the 92mm case fan? Nothing in your build takes 92mm as far as I can see.

Toshiba 1TB is a bit better than the Blue and $10 less at Micro Center.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=981829


for longevity WD in my experience does better

add 120gb mlc ssd and win 8 64 bit with classic shell, totally worth it, boot time about 5 seconds

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"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Bort wrote:
Gj wrote:

Why the 92mm case fan? Nothing in your build takes 92mm as far as I can see.

Toshiba 1TB is a bit better than the Blue and $10 less at Micro Center.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=981829


for longevity WD in my experience does better

add 120gb mlc ssd and win 8 64 bit with classic shell, totally worth it, boot time about 5 seconds

My current computer freezes about 3-5 times a day depending on usage. It takes literally 5 minutes to hardboot and turn back on. I’m used to that crap by now. I went over to a friends house to work on a group project, turned on his desktop with Win 8 and an SSD, blinked and just stared in shock as it was up and ready in under 10 seconds. Ridiculously worth the extra money even if you only turn it on once a day.

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Bort wrote:
Gj wrote:

Why the 92mm case fan? Nothing in your build takes 92mm as far as I can see.

Toshiba 1TB is a bit better than the Blue and $10 less at Micro Center.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=981829


for longevity WD in my experience does better

add 120gb mlc ssd and win 8 64 bit with classic shell, totally worth it, boot time about 5 seconds

My current computer freezes about 3-5 times a day depending on usage. It takes literally 5 minutes to hardboot and turn back on. I’m used to that crap by now. I went over to a friends house to work on a group project, turned on his desktop with Win 8 and an SSD, blinked and just stared in shock as it was up and ready in under 10 seconds. Ridiculously worth the extra money even if you only turn it on once a day.


i wanted to throw my last computer out the window because it would take so long to boot and reinstalling windows was like pushing a rock up a hill, these days when i see other people waiting for their computer to boot i feel sorry for them.

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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The first computer I built myself was an AMD 386 40 MHz clone in 1990-ish with a 20 MB hard drive, and I’ve built all my desktops since then. My current work computer has a couple year old Phenom II 6 core CPU with 16 GB of DDR3 memory, a pair of Samsung SSDs and a pair of 2TB Samsung hard drives. My two software development machines are virtual machines and each has its own SSD. I can boot both Windows 7 VMs at the same time in under 10 seconds all without glitching the YouTube video I’m watching on the host machine with my morning coffee. Hardware has come a long way since the days when you come back to your desk in the morning with coffee and the computer still isn’t done booting Wink

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Hardware has come a long way since the days when you come back to your desk in the morning with coffee and the computer still isn’t done booting Wink

i avoided windows in those days

now if windows 3.0 could be put in a core i7 4770 with full driver support…

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all this talk about SSD!

i added one!

120 gb samsung 840 evo for 99.99 from amazon

($60 after use of reward points)

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Congrats!

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jmpaul320 wrote:
all this talk about SSD!

i added one!

120 gb samsung 840 evo for 99.99 from amazon

($60 after use of reward points)


Smile

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I have the cooler, it’s good, but:

AMD?
no ssd?
7,2 HDD?

believe me PCs have developed some in those 8 years Wink

combination of ssd and slower hdd is the way to go
with LED monitors – beware the pwm

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At some stage I’m going to be swapping one into my laptop, I’m finding that since I bought my present laptop a couple of years ago, HP G62 with a Core i5 M460 on Windows 7 home premium 64bit, (I know it’s outclassed now) that I can do everything that I need to do on it including lots of Photoshop (Elements 9) while on the net with 5 or 6 tabs open (Firefox) without any slowdown. The start-up time has got longer despite all the “housekeeping” clearing unused programs and running virus scans, spybot and adblock etc. I’ve been really impressed with SSD’s performance and want one but there’s lights and knives to buy. Smile

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For those of you who still boot have you heard of suspend to ram and turning off the hybrid sleep mode (which is useless and just wastes your time and ssd and is unbearable with a lot of ram)?

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Leave them on.

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jmpaul320 wrote:
all this talk about SSD!

i added one!

120 gb samsung 840 evo for 99.99 from amazon

($60 after use of reward points)


Good choice, I was going to add a +42 on that one… It beats any CPU upgrade.

Personally I would go for an Intel CPU and mainboard, as they are pretty far ahead of AMD at the moment. Although it might be a bit more expensive.

Not sure about the 27 inch 1920×1080 monitor. The resolution is rather low for 27 inch. And I would strongly recomment an IPS screen, for a lot better enjoyment of your nice new Deft-X beam shots :). I prefer the extra height of my 24 inch 1920×1200 screen.

The current generation of nVIDIA graphics cards is very good and a bit more power efficient and quiet than AMD. But AMD 7870 is not a bad choice.

Some nice articles:
CPU: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html
Graphics: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-3.html
SSD: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-benchmark,3269.html

If you want a really good power supply, I can recommend Seasonic. They even have fanless ones that are really efficient and don’t get warm at all. But they are expensive. They have several models listed and tested here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_PSUs . The Corsair is probably pretty good already, at least some of them are made by Seasonic, not quite sure about the model you picked.

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thanks for the info – if for some reason the monitor is crummy i can return for free to amazon and just buy another one… the monitor is actually coming tomorrow, so i can try it with my laptop

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