Pc build

Hi Experts,

I am looking at building a PC up that will be fast and responsive, good at watching HDD videos.

here is my 2 questions:

1 - I want to use a intel core i5 3.5GHz processor, what motherboard would be best? I know the socket is LGA1150 but the motherboards vary from £70 to £400 on that socket. does the extra cost really help?

2 - I have never installed windows 7 on a SSD before, do you just simple install the OS and select the SSD? then have another HDD for storage inbuilt?

all the best, peggiegreg
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1. Go for mid level. The component quality is better (like the solid capacitors). The chipset is probably of the faster type too. Better airflow design, better cooling units. More feature (LED, diagnostics display). Of course, go through the feature first before buying. For a trustworthy fast system, I usually choose around 100 - 150 price tag

2. Installation won't be a problem for you, there's NO difference than what you did before with a "normal" hard disk. What you described is exactly as you should do it.

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Robin CMSenior Security and Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
You almost certainly won't need such a fast processor for video playback. The important thing is that the graphics card (or integrated graphics) can do the video decoding in hardware.
Have you seen the Ultra Compact Form Factor (UCFF) PCs such as the excellent Intel NUC? I've had one of these with an i3 processor playing back 1080p video on a 1920x1200 24" monitor without breaking into a sweat. You can also get them with an i5 or even an i7 if feel you need it.
peggiegregAuthor Commented:
thanks kimputer,

answered my questions and gave me the answers I was looking for :)
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