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Windows 7: System Build

01 Aug 2010   #11
jm1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks! Sadly, the 500-watt went up in price. But, better yet I found a 550-watt that's actually cheaper after the rebates.


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01 Aug 2010   #12
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Good to hear 550W should give ample power for your setup
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01 Aug 2010   #13
jm1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Great! Even better!
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08 Aug 2010   #14
jm1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

As an update, I ordered the parts exactly a week ago. I've received most of the parts, besides the motherboard. It's supposedly Backordered from TigerDirect, and I am getting two different stories - The supervisors say they've ordered 300 from the manufacturer and are likely to receive them early this week and the regular reps say we're unlikely to ever get that product again. We'll see...
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10 Aug 2010   #15
jm1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Yay! The motherboard's coming tomorrow! Wish me luck on the build!
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10 Aug 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good luck. To the person who said to go with more than 4GB of RAM to really make Windows 7 64-bit shine, I would disagree. You have not really presented any reason why more than 4GB of RAM would be necessary.

As far as thermal paste goes, if you got a retail CPU, it's likely already got paste on the heatsink.
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10 Aug 2010   #17
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Good luck Please post back with the results. Especially if you require any more help or suggestions. Fabe
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11 Aug 2010   #18
jm1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

How do I know if Thermal Paste has already been applied to the CPU? Thanks for your help!
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11 Aug 2010   #19
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jm1 View Post
How do I know if Thermal Paste has already been applied to the CPU? Thanks for your help!

It usually does not come on the CPU. It is usually on the Fan/Heatsink combo. Usually about a 1.5" x 1.5" silvery square in the center
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11 Aug 2010   #20
jm1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for that! I purchased the retail box version, so I am assuming it already has the paste applied.
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