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HDD's and SSD's
07-31-2013, 06:16 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-01-2013, 08:27 PM by Got_Milk.)
#1
HDD's and SSD's
Sussing out the HDD for my future pc build...

SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD Retail Box

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX


Will these serve well for a mainstream gamer build based on Teir 3?

What's the go with SSD's? Do i install the OPS on the SSD or the HDD?

Entire build:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4570

MoBo: ASRock B85M-PRO4 Motherboard

Graphics: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC with METRO

PSU: Silverstone Strider 500W ST50F-ES

Ram: G.Skill RipJaws 8Gig (2x4gb) 1600Mz DDR3

SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD Retail Box

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX

Optical: LG CH12LS28 12X BD-R Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive

Case: CoolerMaster Elite 430 Black with window
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07-31-2013, 09:33 PM,
#2
RE: About to order parts - Help an Aussie out!
Looks like a solid build =)

However, The case doesn't have the best cable management.
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Storage:
Samsung 840 120gb
Monitor:
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
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07-31-2013, 10:24 PM,
#3
RE: About to order parts - Help an Aussie out!
Yeww haha thanks bro!

I'm going to order my CPU, GPU, MoBo, Ram, and PSU in the one order online tonight.

As for my HD, Optical drive, Case and OPS; I'm going to visit my local computer fair this weekend and search around online for decent buys. I included 'em in my innitial post simply because they're all available from the same website and give a bit of price indication..

Thanks for the speedy reply brother!
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08-01-2013, 02:41 AM,
#4
About to order parts - Help an Aussie out!
On the OS, would still go with Win7 Pro. Although Win8 has a slight edge, its not enough to justify the large amount of effort to tweak it to remove the touch screen-esque interface and bring back things like the start button. Unless you really enjoy tweaking your OS and not afraid of investing in a few little utilities here and there to make it happen.

Good luck with your build!
CPU: Intel i7-2600K @4.2GHz Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000 80 PLUS Modular ODD: SONY DVD 24x
CPU Cooler: Thermalright SilverArrow Sound: Creative SB X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty PCI-E Case: CM Storm Trooper
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08-01-2013, 06:19 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-01-2013, 06:20 AM by Got_Milk.)
#5
RE: About to order parts - Help an Aussie out!
Yeh definitely intending to use windows 7 for an operating system if I was to pay for one. Was looking into Linux but I think it's a little above my understanding at the moment haha.

Just ordered CPU, MoBo, GPU, and my PSU online!! (:
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08-01-2013, 07:24 PM,
#6
1st time build: Mainstream gamer!
I personally love Windows 8 and the full start screen. It is really fast too compared to a Windows 7 OS I am using.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
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08-01-2013, 07:51 PM,
#7
RE: 1st time build: Mainstream gamer!
Hmmm i just cant seem to get excited about Windows 8!

I guess it would be mad if i was running a touch screen or an iMac or something but i like the traditional layout too much lol. Guess im just a creature of habbit!
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08-01-2013, 09:22 PM,
#8
HDD's and SSD's
You don't need a touch screen with Windows 8. I use a mouse and it works great.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
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08-02-2013, 12:32 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-02-2013, 03:07 PM by pedwards.)
#9
HDD's and SSD's
It works with a keyboard and mouse yes, but let's be honest... It's primary function was to be designed for tablets and touch-screens, now MS is backpedaling a bit. Personally I found too many annoying I/F design changes that Im not a fan of, and really was not in the mood to essentially mod it back to Win7 look and feel. Besides isn't a significant change in performance going to Win8 from benchmarks I've seen unless Win8.1 is the holy grail of updates, which I doubt.

At the end it comes down to preference, oh and if your a big fan of WEI, then you get a brand new scale. Big Grin
CPU: Intel i7-2600K @4.2GHz Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000 80 PLUS Modular ODD: SONY DVD 24x
CPU Cooler: Thermalright SilverArrow Sound: Creative SB X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty PCI-E Case: CM Storm Trooper
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