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Windows 7: New PC components

09 Feb 2011   #1

Window pro 8 64bit
New PC components

New PC components
Im mainly gonna be using this PC for my Media Center
The OS is gonna be on its own SSD
Any Advise for me would be appreciated

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10 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I highly recommend upping your power supply to at least 750 if you're gonna run a 400 series NVIDIA card. Also, you did remember to get a DVD drive right? you're gonna need it to install an OS. Also, are you only getting an SSD or are you getting another HDD for storage? I'm just going by whats in your list.

edit: make sure your mobo is compatible with the x6 CPU, not all mobos can support it out of the box. you'll have a difficult time trying to flash the BIOS to make it compatible if its not out of the box ready and you dont have a spare CPU lying around or another computer to work off of.
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10 Feb 2011   #3

Window pro 8 64bit

yeah This is Just the INfo I needed, Yeah I have a a DVD writer 3 1TB Drives for data and media, do you think ill be better going for the quad core?
Im running 64bit Windows 7 would there be much visible benefit Maxing out the RAM @ 16 gig or should I just run 8 gig
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10 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Honestly just stick with 8 GB for now. If your mobo can support 16 thats great, but 8 is more than enough for the time being.

There is no doubt that the x6 is better than any x4 AMD has to offer, but my only concern is out of the box compatibility. I would definitely get it, just do some research to make sure that particular mobo model will be capable of handling it. If you plan on overclocking, make sure to get an aftermarket heatsink. ZALMAN makes some great ones.
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10 Feb 2011   #5

Window pro 8 64bit

The company Im buying from mount the processor to the board and flash the bios if necessary as a free service for warranty reasons for $40 dollars they mount the board to the case mount the ram etc probably worth it really.

Looking at the Gigabyte Web site it does say it supports the six core
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10 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Looks like a nice system, and the extra power will come in handy later in incase you want to add another GPU or hard drives ,fans ect.
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