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31 Aug 2012   #41
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Original Equipment Manufacturer. For example: The copy of Windows that comes preinstalled on a computer is OEM, as opposed to a retail copy.


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31 Aug 2012   #42
solomonkane

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Oh, ok.
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31 Aug 2012   #43
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solomonkane View Post
Um, what's OEM?
Original Equipment Manufacturer.

In practice, it can mean someone like Dell or HP.

Or it can be used to distinguish hardware or software packaging--an OEM hard drive probably does not have cables and software, while the same drive in a "retail" package would have those pieces. An OEM Windows 7 license is restricted to the original motherboard and has no support from Microsoft, unlike a retail license.
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31 Aug 2012   #44
solomonkane

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Nothing I need to worry about?
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31 Aug 2012   #45
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solomonkane View Post
Nothing I need to worry about?
Depends on the individual item.

I would worry about OEM on a Windows license.

I would not worry about OEM on most hardware, although in some cases OEM and retail might not have identical warranties.

Retail SSD packages might include a mounting bracket to allow you to mount the drive in a standard drive bay---but you can buy the bracket separately or you can just tape the drive in the bottom of the case. That's what I did on an older case. Worked fine---SSDs have no moving parts anyway.

I typically buy OEM drives and retail CPUs and OS licenses.
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31 Aug 2012   #46
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Not if you have the appropriate hardware/software that whatever OEM device in which you're referring corresponds to
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31 Aug 2012   #47
solomonkane

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I just noticed that the case I picked the Antec Twelve Hundred V3 has
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
HD Audio In and Out
on the front while the Mobo I picked the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 has
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
D-Sub + DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
2 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.0
1 x IEEE 1394
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s
on the rear. Will this be a problem?
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31 Aug 2012   #48
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solomonkane View Post
I just noticed that the case I picked the Antec Twelve Hundred V3 has
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
HD Audio In and Out
on the front while the Mobo I picked the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 has
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
D-Sub + DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
2 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.0
1 x IEEE 1394
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s
on the rear. Will this be a problem?
It shouldn't be a Problem if your Mb can utilize all of that most of the new MB can handle that type of set up and alotof boards are backwards compatible with usb 2.0 3.0 also if you get the latest you can roll with PCI 3.0
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31 Aug 2012   #49
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The case specs are front panel.
The ports for the motherboard will be rear panel and not a problem.
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31 Aug 2012   #50
solomonkane

Windows Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

So, I just won't be utilizing the front ports right?
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