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Old 08-18-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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Exclamation Upgradable Gaming Rig Final Buy List

I know it is time consuming, but if some of you would take a look at this final buy list I would appreciate it. I'm new at building, so I need all the hope I can get!
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Optical Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136180

Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112238

HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
(I also have an old 80g HD I would like to use for extra storage)

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873

Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017

DDR3 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145297

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

In my cart this comes to $788.00

What do you think of these components? I am looking for a good gaming rig that is upgradable as far as GPU and RAM goes, and I'm sure I can always up the CPU as new ones come out.

Thanks so much for your time!!!

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Thats a nice setup there, everything looks great.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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next question. I guess ill be installing win7 64. My old HD has SOME version of windows. Will that qualify me for a much cheaper upgrade as oppose to buying the OS outright, if I use that disk for the OS. It is 80G will that be adequate?

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Go with this Power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151096

i would put the OS on the new HD
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next question. I guess ill be installing win7 64. My old HD has SOME version of windows. Will that qualify me for a much cheaper upgrade as oppose to buying the OS outright, if I use that disk for the OS. It is 80G will that be adequate?

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Yes if you have vista, also 80 GB as a OS Drive is plenty.
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Yes use the 80gb as OS drive, and for the PSU the one you picked is just fine if not better than the one VINMAN46 suggested. The SeaSonic is not SLI nor CrossfireX Certified.
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gaaahh.. its an older version of windows.. def not vista. Just hate to spend so much on an OS!!!

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again, a noob question:

once I get the thing built and assembled, how do I actually get the OS on there? Maybe i'm thinking wrong, but there wont be any drivers or such for the optical drive, so how can I use it to get the OS on the HD? Know what I mean?

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Once you assemble everything, turn on your PC and go into the BIOS, make sure your system boots from the CD/DVD drive, when done restart. Pop in the OS cd and follow the on screen instructions.If you have XP or a newer verison of Microsoft you can just buy the upgrade verison of windows 7.If it's older than XP than you could buy an OEM OS which is half of the regular price. Once everything is installed and running you can start installing your drivers.
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once I get the thing built and assembled, how do I actually get the OS on there? Maybe i'm thinking wrong, but there wont be any drivers or such for the optical drive, so how can I use it to get the OS on the HD? Know what I mean?
Back in the Windows 95 / 98 days that may have been a problem, but it's not been around since at least XP. I've never had a problem installing Windows XP/Vista/7 on a system due to missing CDROM drivers. It's an inherently integrated part of the bootstrap process now as a whole.
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/offtopic Oh the days of writing autoexec.bat's and config.sys' to load the CD ROM drivers. I remember doing a presentation in 7th grade on how to write those and reinstall windows but got an F on it because "it wasn't an interesting topic". Stupid peons...
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