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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:57 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:32 PM
Hi caitlynboutros .
Sorry if this appears to be a but is not meant as such.
And I was about to go ahead with it, but my brothers say I have to get one of my guy friends to approve it
Please do not buy any parts before posting a final build so we can do a compatibility check. I urge you to reconsider the build you have proposed. Although we are unpaid volunteers, many on the forum have years of experience configuring builds, some running their own computer hardware firms. We try to spec balanced systems suited for a persons specific requirements, (try hard to keep as close to budget as possible) and usually, with many viewers on a topic, we get it as good as possible.
CPU. by stepping back a generation and non K, you loose, 4000 integrated graphics, basic speed, native support for DDR3-1600, to name a few. Complete comparison,
> http://ark.intel.com...are/52209,65520 $14 saving.
Mobo. Is slightly better featured, will have another look.
RAM. By buying 2 stick in separate packets, instead of 1 packet with 2 sticks, and although they may have the same specifications, they could come from different production runs, so may not be happy running together. cost $8 more.
HDD. No good for a boot drive. Significantly lower performance, usually used in laptops being smaller. should only be used on a desktop for storage or backup. $26 more.
GPU. lower performance, especially on larger monitors. $46 saving.
Case. Specs are pretty good but, not a good buy. If you read the cooling solutions carefully, you will find it is only supplied with 1 blue led front fan. so the min you would need to buy is a 120mm rear fan and I think not enough airflow without installing a top fan. $66 saving. I will find a better solution.
CPU. Please read this review. > http://www.anandtech...ferent-prices/6
Will post a revised list this evening.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:20 AM
Yes, I agree, load time is much better, gaming is a little better but other factors have to considered
Budget for one, I think better to spend more on the core components to get the best performance ie. $30 more on the CPU and $50 more on the GPU. A SSD can be added later.
Also when you have a separate DATA drive, you need to go through the process of optimizing the OS, SSD, HDD to get the system to perform correctly. In this instance the build will give an excellent gamer, at the very beginning.
Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:19 PM
How are you going with the selection of parts". An update would be appreciated.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:57 PM
So sorry for not replying sooner - got caught up in study and 2 jobs!! hahah
Finally I have a full day off and some spare time to look at this again!!
This I think may be my final compilation:
Your thoughts are, and always will be, appreciated!!
Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:42 PM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:43 PM
...except for the internet. I don't know what's wrong, but even when I plug in my network cable, it doesn't connect. Do you know why this might be?
Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:23 AM
was the Windows 7 you installed an OEM or full retail version?
Check that both ends of the Ethernet cable are inserted correctly.
With the computer on, but no browser running, > switch of the router, ? Waite for 2 minutes, > switch on the router and wait for all light to be steady.
Start the browser. If you have an error, please post it and then try this,
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:00 PM
Have you sorted out your problem yet? An update would be appreciated.
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