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Windows 7: Helping a friend build a PC

15 Mar 2010   #31
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Use the CD that comes with the motherboard to ensure everything works driver-wise. In Windows 7, GPU and motherboard drivers come in as optional Windows updates in the Update Center, so you should be up to date on the most common components.

To pick and install the most commonly used apps for your new computer, use Ninite.com. You pick what you want, it spits out an installer that's a couple of kb is in size, and downloads and installs everything in the background using default options. It won't install any bundleware that's normally included with any of the programs.


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15 Mar 2010   #32
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

PSU you want would be a Corsair HX 650. As I've said, have the latest drivers from the motherboard's manufacturer on hand.
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15 Mar 2010   #33
ccatlett1984

 

You need to install the catalyst control panel from ATI, without this you can't do crossfire. This is the main reason that you need to install the drivers from ATI's website. Its not just the standard display driver, its all the stuff that gets intsalled along with it.
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15 Mar 2010   #34
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
PSU you want would be a Corsair HX 650.
I would agree with this. I have the older Corsair HX 620 and it's a great power supply.
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15 Mar 2010   #35
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

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15 Mar 2010   #36
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

ATI Catalyst? Display Driver

^ This would be the drivers for the full software suite for the Radeon HD 4350

Thanks ccatlett1984, I was not thinking of the full software, but I will...
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16 Mar 2010   #37
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Corsair always, nothing like a great PSU.
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16 Mar 2010   #38
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

The OCZ will be fine...
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16 Mar 2010   #39
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
The OCZ will be fine...
I concur with this.
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16 Mar 2010   #40
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

So as far as I know, the kit is coming tomorrow....
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