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Windows 7: Questions on a gaming computer

31 Aug 2012   #31
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solomonkane View Post
Just curious, should I go with Win7 Home Premium or Pro?
They differ in features only---not speed or performance.

Here is what Professional has that is not available in Home Premium:

Domain join, Remote Desktop host, location aware printing, EFS, Mobility Center, Presentation Mode, Offline Folders, Group Policy (GP) controls, advanced backup, XP Mode, support for 192 GB of RAM, and support for 2 CPU sockets.

If you don't know what that stuff is, you aren't likely to need it.

$100 will buy a good SSD.


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31 Aug 2012   #32
solomonkane

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

So with some much needed advice from the forums, here is my parts list as it stands now:
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
GPU: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 GC
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS
Optical: Pioneer Black 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner
Hard Drives:
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
&
Samsung EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB for Storage
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3
Monitor: ASUS VH232H
Keyboard: Tt eSPORTS CHALLENGER ULTIMATE
Mouse: Ergoguys XL-750F Black 7 Buttons USB Wired Laser 2500 dpi A4 Tech 3xfire Oscar Gaming Mouse
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31 Aug 2012   #33
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I will say this, and it may seem a bit odd coming from a computer nut such as myself, but ONLY get a bluray burner if you are 100% sure you will actually be BURNING blurays.
As I know of no one that actually does. There is little point when everything can be moved around completely using digital means now.

I'm only saying this because those burners screw up a lot more often than the readers.
A reader + a dvd rw is actually rather cheap.
Flip side full double layer bluray blanks...
well you might as well just buy whatever it is retail...
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31 Aug 2012   #34
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Tough little rig. You'll be happy with that set-up, me thinks.
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31 Aug 2012   #35
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I will say this, and it may seem a bit odd coming from a computer nut such as myself, but ONLY get a bluray burner if you are 100% sure you will actually be BURNING blurays.
As I know of no one that actually does. There is little point when everything can be moved around completely using digital means now.

I'm only saying this because those burners screw up a lot more often than the readers.
A reader + a dvd rw is actually rather cheap.
Flip side full double layer bluray blanks...
well you might as well just buy whatever it is retail...

Yup very useless everyone i know still use regular DVD to record also for that extra hundred just buy a water loop and after market radiator fans you plan to over clock air simpley will not cut the mustard
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31 Aug 2012   #36
solomonkane

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

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31 Aug 2012   #37
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Newegg.com - LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - CD / DVD Burners


Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

personaly you can get the sameburner for a little less don't let it being 24.99 vs 17.99 fool you it is the same drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835209049 I didn't see you list an aftermarket Heatsink im going to assume you were going stock which is ok for regular use but overclocking you need something with guff
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31 Aug 2012   #38
solomonkane

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Cool, thanks
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31 Aug 2012   #39
solomonkane

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Um, what's OEM?
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31 Aug 2012   #40
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I posted a waterloop as well

Most people prefer corsair h80 or 100 but this works about the same or better
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