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Windows 7: Building my PC

10 Feb 2014   #121
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think 8GB in a w7 X64 system is the "sweet spot" unless one runs several virtual machines, uses AutoCAD ro something like that. I have 16GB and rarely see more than 4-5GB in use.


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10 Feb 2014   #122
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

How about if I run windows 8 is it still fine?
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10 Feb 2014   #123
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trooper23 View Post
How about if I run windows 8 is it still fine?
Yes it will be.
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10 Feb 2014   #124
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trooper23 View Post
How about if I run windows 8 is it still fine?
Yes.
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10 Feb 2014   #125
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Ok. Thanks getting all the parts this week.
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10 Feb 2014   #126
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trooper23 View Post
Im sticking to that CPU that I have. Do you guys have any suggestion for motherboard?
Hope this isn't too late.

Asus Maximus VI Hero. You can get it for a good price -sometimes lower than the Asus Z80 pro - especially in a bundle. I like that I can control 3 case fans and a CPU fan independently. Nice features and bundled software as well.

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10 Feb 2014   #127
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trooper23 View Post
Is water cooling worth it to buy?
If you plan to overclock any significant amount with a Haswell, yes - a closed loop even like the Swiftech H220.

Oops, I see I am a bit too late. What you bought should serve you well!
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10 Feb 2014   #128
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trooper23 View Post
Im sticking to that CPU that I have. Do you guys have any suggestion for motherboard?
Hope this isn't too late.

Asus Maximus VI Hero. You can get it for a good price -sometimes lower than the Asus Z80 pro - especially in a bundle. I like that I can control 3 case fans and a CPU fan independently. Nice features and bundled software as well.

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Oh too late already sir. anyways thanks.
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12 Feb 2014   #129
StormTrooper

Windows 8.1 PRO
 
 

One more thing to buy cpu cooling fan and all good to go

Im still deciding which cpu water cooler should I get?
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13 Feb 2014   #130
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

By "CPU cooling fan", do you mean a complete cooler?

As for closed-loop water coolers:

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