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January 4, 2014 6:50:51 AM

Building my new PC tomorrow, includes 4770k, Gigabyte Z87X-D3H, 8GB Patriot Viper RAM, MSI GTX 780, bequiet powerzone 850w PSU, Sandisk 128GB SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda, and Corsair 650D Case.

Staying away from drivers etc, what do I need to install to boost performance, ease of use etc.

I know to download the basics such as drivers, steam, Skype, chrome etc, but what else should I get. This is for a gaming computer by the way.

Thanks in advance

PS Windows 8.1

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January 4, 2014 6:56:31 AM

Razer Game Booster (turns off unnecessary background programs) and NVIDIA Experience (to see what GPU drivers to get).
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January 4, 2014 6:57:28 AM

harryderouich said:
Building my new PC tomorrow, includes 4770k, Gigabyte Z87X-D3H, 8GB Patriot Viper RAM, MSI GTX 780, bequiet powerzone 850w PSU, Sandisk 128GB SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda, and Corsair 650D Case.

Staying away from drivers etc, what do I need to install to boost performance, ease of use etc.

I know to download the basics such as drivers, steam, Skype, chrome etc, but what else should I get. This is for a gaming computer by the way.

Thanks in advance

PS Windows 8.1


Your preferred anti virus and malware applications.
Temp monitor
Some sort of Office application.

I find ninite.com to be VERY useful in setting up a new PC.
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January 4, 2014 7:09:05 AM

USAFRet said:
harryderouich said:
Building my new PC tomorrow, includes 4770k, Gigabyte Z87X-D3H, 8GB Patriot Viper RAM, MSI GTX 780, bequiet powerzone 850w PSU, Sandisk 128GB SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda, and Corsair 650D Case.

Staying away from drivers etc, what do I need to install to boost performance, ease of use etc.

I know to download the basics such as drivers, steam, Skype, chrome etc, but what else should I get. This is for a gaming computer by the way.

Thanks in advance

PS Windows 8.1


Your preferred anti virus and malware applications.
Temp monitor
Some sort of Office application.

I find ninite.com to be VERY useful in setting up a new PC.


Recommended free anti virus/spyware/malware?
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January 4, 2014 7:17:19 AM

harryderouich said:
USAFRet said:
harryderouich said:
Building my new PC tomorrow, includes 4770k, Gigabyte Z87X-D3H, 8GB Patriot Viper RAM, MSI GTX 780, bequiet powerzone 850w PSU, Sandisk 128GB SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda, and Corsair 650D Case.

Staying away from drivers etc, what do I need to install to boost performance, ease of use etc.

I know to download the basics such as drivers, steam, Skype, chrome etc, but what else should I get. This is for a gaming computer by the way.

Thanks in advance

PS Windows 8.1


Your preferred anti virus and malware applications.
Temp monitor
Some sort of Office application.

I find ninite.com to be VERY useful in setting up a new PC.


Recommended free anti virus/spyware/malware?


MalwareBytes
Microsoft Security Essentials
CCleaner
Spybot S&D
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January 4, 2014 7:36:09 AM

USAFRet said:
harryderouich said:
Building my new PC tomorrow, includes 4770k, Gigabyte Z87X-D3H, 8GB Patriot Viper RAM, MSI GTX 780, bequiet powerzone 850w PSU, Sandisk 128GB SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda, and Corsair 650D Case.

Staying away from drivers etc, what do I need to install to boost performance, ease of use etc.

I know to download the basics such as drivers, steam, Skype, chrome etc, but what else should I get. This is for a gaming computer by the way.

Thanks in advance

PS Windows 8.1


Your preferred anti virus and malware applications.
Temp monitor
Some sort of Office application.

I find ninite.com to be VERY useful in setting up a new PC.


Oh and I forgot, what programs do you recommend on ninite? I haven't heard of most of them :D 
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January 4, 2014 7:43:03 AM

harryderouich said:
USAFRet said:
harryderouich said:
Building my new PC tomorrow, includes 4770k, Gigabyte Z87X-D3H, 8GB Patriot Viper RAM, MSI GTX 780, bequiet powerzone 850w PSU, Sandisk 128GB SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda, and Corsair 650D Case.

Staying away from drivers etc, what do I need to install to boost performance, ease of use etc.

I know to download the basics such as drivers, steam, Skype, chrome etc, but what else should I get. This is for a gaming computer by the way.

Thanks in advance

PS Windows 8.1


Your preferred anti virus and malware applications.
Temp monitor
Some sort of Office application.

I find ninite.com to be VERY useful in setting up a new PC.


Oh and I forgot, what programs do you recommend on ninite? I haven't heard of most of them :D 


Depends on what you want it to do:
VLC
Notepad++
TeamViewer
Foxit Reader
FireFox
CDBurnerXP
IrfanView
7-Zip

Those are some of my typical choices for a new build. Select the applications, get the installer, run it...let it do its thing.
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