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Old 08-06-2011, 09:03 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It does seem to be, actually. That's very surprisingly cheap.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:46 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Mobo: ASUS 1155 P8P67 R3
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Totalling at 283.76

This quite good?
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The Corsair memory has compatibility issues with a lot of aftermarket CPU Coolers because of the height of the modules. You would be better off going with a set of G.Skill - G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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Oh wow, thanks for that..!

Also, having trouble trying to find any cpu coolers with the correct socket (on Amazon, I can find them on scan though it's). Am I right in thinking that it needs to be compatible with the Socket 1155?
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1155 and 1156 have the same hole spacing making them backwards compatible (what works for one will work for the other).
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Ah thanks, that explains alot! Not knowing alot about coolers, is this Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro R2 any good?

Continuing on from that, is it worth getting a OEM licence of a full licence OS?
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Apologies for double posting, though I'm on a device in which the edit function doesn't work. The motherboard would support a 64 bit OS would it not? And are there any advantages with using a higher or lower bit OS?
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Apologies for double posting, though I'm on a device in which the edit function doesn't work. The motherboard would support a 64 bit OS would it not? And are there any advantages with using a higher or lower bit OS?
The edit feature only allows edits within the first 24 hours so you are fine.

It is the CPU that does or does not support 64-bit. If you are talking about the 2500 or any other new CPU then yes it does support 64-bit computing.
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Oh wow, I totally should have known that, thanks alot!

Should I just buy an OEM licence instead of the full Win7 version?
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That is totally up to you. An OEM version cannot legally be moved to a different motherboard, while a retail version can. If you plan on staying with this for a while then an OEM version will work well for you, but if you plan on moving on to new hardware in the foreseeable future you will want a retail license.
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