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Old 02-08-2007, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking well i bought it and its on its way

antec p80 case
asus p5bn-e mobo
320gig hard drive
evga 8800 gtx
corsair ddr2 800 2gig
creative xtreme gamer sound card
650 antec truepower ps.
asus dvd burner with lightscribe

and windows xp media center addition with coupon for vista
does anybody know how much the coupon is good for and how it work?

i want vista but want them to figure out the bugs before i make the jump

ive never built a computer before but, u guys got me interested so im hoping all goes well

is there any advice for this noob -------------- thanks to everbody

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Old 02-08-2007, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't go vista.


Nice build, would have gone a different route on the ram but that's ok.


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Old 02-08-2007, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Vistas a uses alot of power to run its 3d desktop and visuals, your computer can no doubt handle it but wont do quite as good with games, and i heard vista doesnt work with a few virtual drives like alchol 120
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You'll need Vista for DX10 games but for current DX9 games, there is a slight performance hit. With an 8800GTX though it won't make much of a difference.
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Old 02-08-2007, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no i mean how the coupon works

how much its good for and how long u have to use it ect.
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