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Mr10
07-12-2010, 9:13 AM
Hi guys,

I am trying to build a computer from scratch for the very first time, and i got some very newbie question here...

Is this the FULL operation software I will need? I am looking at window 7_64bit. This is not a upgrade right?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758

What about this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116717


What are the different? i am trying to build a PC to replace my very old one i am currently using and also trying to keep the cost under 800.

Thanks in advance.... Also if you guys run into any deals please let me knw!!

Beldin
07-12-2010, 10:10 AM
The first link is a version for OEMS. You may need to show some proof of building a new system for Newegg. IF not, then Newegg "may" get in trouble with MS (not your problem). If you can buy that version then get it. The other version looks like it has both 32 (which you do not need) and 64 bit DVD where this one may only have 64 bit according to the reviews.

bigmike82
07-12-2010, 11:16 AM
The OEM version is perfect for what you're doing.

JDay
07-12-2010, 12:28 PM
Hi guys,

I am trying to build a computer from scratch for the very first time, and i got some very newbie question here...

Is this the FULL operation software I will need? I am looking at window 7_64bit. This is not a upgrade right?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758

Get this one, just be sure you're buying hardware at the same time.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116762&cm_re=windows_7_ultimate_oem_64-bit-_-32-116-762-_-Product


What are the different? i am trying to build a PC to replace my very old one i am currently using and also trying to keep the cost under 800.

Thanks in advance.... Also if you guys run into any deals please let me knw!!

The one I posted is the full version of Windows 7, it has all the features. It's also an OEM copy which just means you have to buy qualifying hardware with it (i.e. CPU, Motherboard). OEM copies are nice since you get a large discount off the full price with them.

JDay
07-12-2010, 12:30 PM
Or you can just get a Technet subscription and get keys for most Microsoft software.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/default.aspx

Mr10
07-12-2010, 3:24 PM
Thanks guys for all the info!!

Here is what deals i found today. In case you are interested on what i found.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0331303
Core i7-930 Processor Boxed $199.99
Processor Core i7 930 Operating Frequency 2.8GHz Number of Cores Quad-Core Number of Threads 8 Processing Threads Level 2 Cache 256KB (per core) CPU Voltage 0.8V - 1.375V Smart Cache 8MB Thermal Power 130W Processor Architecture 45nm SOI Processor Data Width 32-Bit/64-Bit Socket Type Socket 1366

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359
200

Memory
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

Video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339
EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$134.99
($104.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate Card

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152173&nm_mc=AFC-SlickDeals&cm_mmc=AFC-SlickDeals-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&AID=10440897&PID=404255&SID=147293
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$15 off with promo code HDDSAMSUNG1, ends 7/18
69.99 – 15 = 55 x2
=$110


Let me know if you spot a part or brand that su@ks or can be had for cheaper...

Thanks again !!

JDay
07-12-2010, 3:51 PM
I'd go with a Western Digital hard drive over that Samsung. Get a 7200 rpm drive too, much faster. If you can spend a little more you should also get the new Nvidia GTX 260 video card ($200), it's a very fast card for the price (beats the Radeon 5870 in benchmarks).

bigmike82
07-12-2010, 8:23 PM
Yeah, WD makes outstanding drives. I'm a huge fan of the Caviar Black, but any of them will work well for you. I think Newegg had the 2TB Green ones for 150.

JDay
07-12-2010, 8:34 PM
Yeah, WD makes outstanding drives. I'm a huge fan of the Caviar Black, but any of them will work well for you. I think Newegg had the 2TB Green ones for 150.

I'd stay away from the 'Green' series unless you don't care about drive performance, they run at either 4800 or 5200 rpm as I recall. That is how they got the power savings into them.

KaHuNaZ
07-13-2010, 5:13 AM
I agree... going with the Western Digital drives would be your best bet. Pictures and data are sometimes irreplaceable, and WD drives have a good rep. I just picked up two 640gb wd caviar black's to run in raid-0 for 69.99 a piece. The 1TB drives were 89.99

Mr10
07-13-2010, 8:02 AM
thxs for the info!

FluorideInMyWater
07-16-2010, 5:29 PM
just a side comment.
not really worth it to build ur own computer anymore unless your doing some highly customizable **** to it. once u factor in OS cost plus everything else its no longer cost effective like it was say 10 years ago.