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31 Aug 2012   #21

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Also, if I decide to run dual GPU's, would this one cut it?


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31 Aug 2012   #22

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I don't know after reading those reviews for the mobo people seem awful butthurt about some strange things.
Mostly they go on about usb3 several of them actually claimed to have my board and said it didn't work right either. I have to wonder if these people are the same guys that rate a case one star and bash it because one screw hole didn't align perfectly with their strange customizations...

You always have to remember with stuff people are far more likely to complain than to offer positive feedback. That being said I've dealt with ASROCK support twice and have no idea what they are talking about there either.

All the newer chipsets support both sli and crossfire.
That particular board actually supports quad sli/crossfire
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31 Aug 2012   #23

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Being a total noob at this, I've had to rely heavily on customer reviews. It's nice to get some solid input here on the forums, I should have come here to begin with
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31 Aug 2012   #24

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I think I might go with the
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
as opposed to the
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
It's only $10 more and seems to have better features.
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31 Aug 2012   #25

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Probably a good move for that little money.

Uses a bit less power.

As far as I know, there is no reason to get a "K" processor if you have no overclocking intentions.

Maybe you have overclocking intentions, I don't know.
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31 Aug 2012   #26

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

At some point I will probably overclock, but to start I'll just go with how it comes.
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31 Aug 2012   #27

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solomonkane View Post
At some point I will probably overclock, but to start I'll just go with how it comes.
From what I have read, the 2500K may overclock to a higher level than the 3570K, but on the other hand the 3570K does a little more work per clock cycle than the 2500K, so it likely doesn't much matter.

And how high any given processor will overclock is a bit of a crapshoot anyway--so I'd probably stick with the 3570K.
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31 Aug 2012   #28

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Just curious, should I go with Windows 7 Home Premium or Pro?
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31 Aug 2012   #29

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Personal preference is for pro.
Home is perfectly acceptable on a home gaming box though.
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31 Aug 2012   #30

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I'll probably go that route since it will save me $100 that I can spend elsewhere. Besides, that's the one I'm used to.
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