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Windows 7: Right, New Build

18 Aug 2010   #31
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nJoyo View Post
and which motherboard shall i buy?
Whichever motherboard meets your needs and provides the features that you need.

For example
1). Do you have an ATX case or micro ATX case?
2). Do you feel you need USB 3 and Sata 6.0Gbps?
3). How many SATA controller ports do you need?
4). Do you want 2 PCI Express slots or is that unnecessary?
5). Do you require integrated video, or plan to add a stand-alone video card?
6). How much RAM do you require or plan to put in the box? How many slots do you need?

These are all things that we really cannot answer for you. Everything is dependent upon you and your particular needs.


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18 Aug 2010   #32
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

I have found a good decent motherboard and thinking of getting it, now the question which strikes me is that...when you install all the components. do you just put windows 7 disk into the tray and boot from it? and then it installs or do you have to do a BIOS setup
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18 Aug 2010   #33
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

MSI P55-GD65 Intel Socket 1156 Motherboard - P55-GD65 thats the motherboard i'm thinking to get and now, looking towards purchasing in some good decent RAMs. and will install geforce 9500 GT 512MB graphics card.
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18 Aug 2010   #34
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The default BIOS settings should be fine. If you run into any problems booting from the Windows 7 disc, there are plenty of smart people here that will help get you up and running.
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18 Aug 2010   #35
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

nJoyo:


RAM is an important component and can be very cranky and fussy. You don't want to get any old RAM and you probably don't need high priced RAM. Look at the motherboard maker's site for your particular motherboard and try to find a list of certified or approved RAM known to be OK for your motherboard.

RAM voltage is an important specification. I would not vary from the manufacturer's list, at least as regards the voltage spec.

You will need DDR3 RAM.

Here is a list of approved RAM for that motherboard from Crucial, a good manufacturer:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...model=P55-GD65
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18 Aug 2010   #36
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

ignatzatsonic, don't you think that the DDR3 which crucial offers is abit over priced? for that price, i can get a 4GB
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18 Aug 2010   #37
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If what ignat says is true, the board you picked out only takes DDR3. They are not interchangeable. If your board takes DDR3, then no other type of RAM will fit into to the slot.
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18 Aug 2010   #38
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

For what price?

There are 53 different packages at the link I posted, from 8 gigs on down.

Scroll down a bit and look at the checkboxes on the left.

Uncheck high speed,

Check 2 piece kit

Check 4 gigs

You will be left with 2 selections, both $98 for 4 gigs

That is from Crucial direct. I have no idea what they would sell for in the UK. Get the part numbers from the Crucial page and then price that part number in the UK.
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18 Aug 2010   #39
nJoyo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Operating System
 
 

Right, I've decided the RAM for the motherboard. I've chosen the 4GB kit (2GBx2), Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs), DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module 122.19. tell me if thats good
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18 Aug 2010   #40
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nJoyo View Post
Right, I've decided the RAM for the motherboard. I've chosen the 4GB kit (2GBx2), Ballistix Tracer 240-pin DIMM (with LEDs), DDR3 PC3-12800 memory module 122.19. tell me if thats good
Do you mean part number BL2KIT25664TG1608, selling for $158.99 on the Crucial site?

If so, not good. Wasted money.

Unless you are plan to overclock the RAM, you don't need anything but standard Crucial RAM.

That's why I told you to uncheck high speed on that page listing all the RAM.
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