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Jan 20, 2017 15:19 |  #31

John from PA wrote in post #18250568 (external link)
However, there are some good deals on Win 7 machines that include the free privilege to upgrade to Win 10.

Talking desktops, maybe, because the hardware is upgradable (although I haven't found any advantage at all to Windows 10 for photo and video editing over Windows 7).

Laptops...it's doubtful that there is any real advantage to upgrading the operating system of laptop hardware that is currently suitable for Windows 7. Better to get a Windows 10 laptop with the hardware capabilities supported by Windows 10.


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Jan 20, 2017 17:17 |  #32

Any comments on this setup? Found it locally. Was built 3 months ago.

Case: Corsair Spec-M2
Cpu: Intel 3rd Gen i5-3470 Ivy Bridge
Mobo: ASUS P8H77-M PRO LGA 1155
Ram: 6GB DDR3 1333 - Super Talent(fairly generic)
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Psu: EVGA SuperNova B2 750w
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OS: Windows 10 Pro OEM

$575 Firm on the price.

I would upgrade the RAM to 1600mhz at least 16GB



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Jan 20, 2017 22:40 |  #33

A 3xxx series machine shouldn't have been built 3 months ago, they're up to 7xxx. It's a reasonably capable processor, but if you're buying now I'd probably go for a newer CPU.


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Jan 21, 2017 01:09 as a reply to  @ post 18250470 |  #34

https://www.newegg.com …d&Order=PRICE&P​ageSize=36 (external link)

the cheapest Z97 mobos are under 70 bucks..... not "heaps" more than your 52 dollar board
Also, ive had these super cheap mobos in the past and two of them stopped working after like two years


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Jan 21, 2017 02:53 |  #35

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https://www.newegg.com …d&Order=PRICE&P​ageSize=36 (external link)

the cheapest Z97 mobos are under 70 bucks..... not "heaps" more than your 52 dollar board
Also, ive had these super cheap mobos in the past and two of them stopped working after like two years

Yeah I had to get an older model for my 2600K processor when I thought the last motherboard failed. Turned out to be RAM. I wasn't saying buy a $50 motherboard exactly, more like you don't need a $400 one even if you need a fast PC.


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Jan 21, 2017 03:17 |  #36

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Yeah I had to get an older model for my 2600K processor when I thought the last motherboard failed. Turned out to be RAM. I wasn't saying buy a $50 motherboard exactly, more like you don't need a $400 one even if you need a fast PC.

I do agree with you on that one. Most of the "Gaming" mobos should be avoided. they are often overpriced and offer features that most users don't need.
Personally I believe you still need to get a mobo that cost around 100-150 bucks if you want to overclock and upgrade down the road


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Jan 21, 2017 09:36 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #37

It wasn't built brand new. Some parts are refurb. But a good solid build. Which is what my budget allows for. I've priced newer gen systems and the CPU's really go up in price. This would be a solid performer for what I need at this price. Already found a friend with a monitor, keyboard, speakers. And a sale on 16GB of RAM on newegg. https://www.newegg.com …00-_-20-231-558-_-Product (external link)

Maybe down the road upgrade the CPU as much as the mobo will allow.



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Jan 21, 2017 12:38 |  #38

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #18251052 (external link)
I do agree with you on that one. Most of the "Gaming" mobos should be avoided. they are often overpriced and offer features that most users don't need.
Personally I believe you still need to get a mobo that cost around 100-150 bucks if you want to overclock and upgrade down the road

Sure, but I don't think most people should bother overclocking, the gains aren't worth it IMHO. I'm very technical, I tried it out once and did it just fine, but there was virtually no real world gain.


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Jan 21, 2017 14:01 |  #39

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Sure, but I don't think most people should bother overclocking, the gains aren't worth it IMHO. I'm very technical, I tried it out once and did it just fine, but there was virtually no real world gain.

Yes. If we're talking about getting a rock-solid system that can be relied upon--particularly if for work that pays the mortgage--then we're not talking about overclocking...which injects risk with very little gain, as you said.


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Jan 21, 2017 19:40 |  #40

Better deal.

i5-4670k
z87x ud4h Mobo
AMD Radeon 7770 1gb
corsair cx750m PSU
2 - 1TB HDD's
1 - 128GB SSD


I just need to get Windows.

$350

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Jan 23, 2017 06:26 as a reply to  @ lvph2's post |  #41

is that a working system or just parts?

The z87 mobos need a BIOS update to be able to handle Devil's Canyon cpus like the i5 4690k and i7 4790k
my current board which i purchased back in 2014 required a bios update when I upgraded to the i7


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Jan 23, 2017 06:30 as a reply to  @ FuturamaJSP's post |  #42

It's a working unit. Just need windows. There were using as a video server or something. I figure for the price, it's a no brainer vs the Ivy Bridge I was about to buy for more.



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Jan 23, 2017 06:55 as a reply to  @ lvph2's post |  #43

yep! definitely a bargain
the GPU may be a bit outdated but should be fine for LR and Photoshop


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Jan 23, 2017 06:59 as a reply to  @ FuturamaJSP's post |  #44

So all in, including a Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speaker setup I scored for $60. And windows 10 pro.

As well as 16GB RAM I ordered last night for $70

$530

Not too bad I guess.



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Jan 23, 2017 07:34 as a reply to  @ lvph2's post |  #45

Great price for an already working system with a 4th gen unlocked i5

You may will have to get a better gpu in the future if you want to start editing videos but that shouldn't cost more than 300 bucks, a gtx 1060 should be more than enough


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