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Old 02-24-2009, 08:55 PM   #31 (permalink)
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K..i need vista to run the new computer properly right? : o

Whats the difference between this Vista Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems



And Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 - Operating Systems ( the one originaly recommended) ?

They are both 64-bit and they are both "Ultimate" but one is a lot cheaper..

other than that..and the sound card thing..i think I'm about ready to click buy

Already made a account with this egg store ^_^

Oh, i read that if you own Windows XP- you can upgrade to Vista for a discount is this true?
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1. I keep hearing "heat sink" and "cooling unit" and how vital it is for computers, i didn't see anything like a cooler thingy in the list..but i read the tower case is suposta to give good airflow- dose that mean i don't need once, and why no one recommend one?
The heatsink is a fan that sits on your Intel core i7 920 Nehalem 130w CPU(central processing unit) to keep it cool. I didn't see a fan for the CPU coming with the motherboard? Sometimes it comes in the CPU box? Need help here?
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4. If i mis-plug something in when I'm building it, will it hurt the computer? :P
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I'm sure Zac can plug everything in himself..but if its easy enough- i would like to do it for him and surprise him big
With your previous gpu(video card) experience, your already familiar with plugging cards in the right place. The thing I would do is when everything gets in lay it out and get familiar with the build instructions. I'm impatient sometimes but if I take time reading and understanding directions the repition makes it easier for me. You already know what the computer case is, motherboard is and a the power supply unit. These are the three biggest components.
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K..i need vista to run the new computer properly right? : o

Whats the difference between this Vista Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems



And Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 - Operating Systems ( the one originaly recommended) ?

They are both 64-bit and they are both "Ultimate" but one is a lot cheaper..

other than that..and the sound card thing..i think I'm about ready to click buy

Already made a account with this egg store ^_^
In other words, you are asking the difference between OEM and Retail..

Differences between OEM and Retail

That's a sticky in the Windows section that explains it by our resident Windows smart guy, Alex
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sound card is not needed, by no means. it is just a little nice thing to have. the onboard sound will suffice.


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The heatsink is a fan that sits on your Intel core i7 920 Nehalem 130w CPU(central processing unit) to keep it cool. I didn't see a fan for the CPU coming with the motherboard? Sometimes it comes in the CPU box? Need help here?

the stock heatsink that comes with the core i7 will be fine.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:38 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Ok! great thanks guys!

I think i have the final build now

Monitor : Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support - Retail
Model #:ET.FP3WP.001
Item #:N82E16824009125

Computer tower case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:Twelve Hundred
Item #:N82E16811129043


Motherbord : BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #:TpowerX58
Item #:N82E16813138135


Video card: XFX GX285NZDFF GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail ( 2 of them)

PSU : CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail ( Yes i learned a computer acronym! yay me! )

CPU : Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Model #:BX80601920
Item #:N82E16819115202



Memory : OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK - Retail
Model #:OCZ3P1866C9LV6GK
Item #:N82E16820227380 ( I think its the memory : P )


C drive... is it a C drive? : o SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
Model #:SH-S223F
Item #:N82E16827151171

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:WD1001FALS
Item #:N82E16822136284

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
Model #:66R-02034
Item #:N82E16832116493


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Oh..now some of these things said they come with free "Far Cry 2, and Call of Duty: World at War" Do i need to click on anything to get them? I'm not sure what Far Cry is, but i know he liked Call of duty 2 and 1- so I'm sure he would like this one ^_^
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it all looks very good.

good choice on case
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They are both 64-bit and they are both "Ultimate" but one is a lot cheaper..
for the extra $55 bucks I'd go with philbar's suggestion bc this can be installed on 3 machines.

This system being this new Clover shouldn't have a problem with getting other hardware's 64-bit drivers will she?

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Oh..now some of these things said they come with free "Far Cry 2, and Call of Duty: World at War" Do i need to click on anything to get them? I'm not sure what Far Cry is, but i know he liked Call of duty 2 and 1- so I'm sure he would like this one ^_^
World of Warcraft has a $15 a month fee to play. But that they're giving for free is just a book I believe.
Now I'm getting jealous.lol jj
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C drive... is it a C drive? : o SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F
This is what you put your music cd's and dvd's in etc...

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Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
This Hard drive is the C drive.....tomato....tomato
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Hehee, thank you all so much
I hope he likes it =^.^= <---- kitty face :P


i hope you wont mind if i pop back in if i have trouble hooking things up xD
Hopefully i wont..but you never know :P

I feel smarter just talking to you all ^_^

Oh..well maybe i will get the retail..do you think its worth it?
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Oh..now some of these things said they come with free "Far Cry 2, and Call of Duty: World at War" Do i need to click on anything to get them? I'm not sure what Far Cry is, but i know he liked Call of duty 2 and 1- so I'm sure he would like this one ^_^
They should either come in the box with the product or be automatically be added to your newegg cart with that item.

There isn't really a need to get Vista Ultimate, Vista home premium is almost exactly the same but is a lot cheaper.

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

Also you could save $245 by getting a single hD 4870x2 instead of the 2 GTX 285's. The HD 4870x2 should still be able to max out any game at 1900x1200.

Newegg.com - XFX HD-487A-CDF9 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Oh it is..? :/ i know less about operating systems than i did about computers in general :P

hopefully someone else will say something.. :P I'd love to save money..but i also want to give him the very very best- that wont change to anything less than max for a couple years

What do you all think about Puddle Jumper's suggestions?




*off topic :x* Crap..i need 100 posts to go to the buy sell part of the forum? : (
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