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Oh, and make sure that if you are looking to purchase Windows that it is OEM (original equipment manufacturer). This is required for custom builds; the one you listed won't work. The product underscor3 listed is perfect.



> http://www.amazon.co...8608689&sr=1-11 this OS software will work and the licence is transferable for a major upgrade or complete new build.

> http://www.newegg.co...6-986-_-Product- Not specifically required, you can use the Retail pack.
Windows OEM OS software is only available with the purchase of computer hardware, it is cheaper because the licence is tied to that particular build and is not legally transferable to a new build or if you do a major upgrade and change the Mobo or CPU.


I must be mistaken. I swear I've heard that custom computers will only work with OEM copies many times. Thanks for clearing it up.

Oh, and your Amazon link is broken. :)
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Your build is A-OK. There is no need for a motherboard upgrade.


Why would you not upgrade to one of these Motherboards?

> http://www.newegg.co...5^13-130-275-TS

The Socket AM3+ boards give the builder the opportunity to take advantage of any enhancements that will come with AMD Bulldozer CPUs.
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I must be mistaken. I swear I've heard that custom computers will only work with OEM copies many times. Thanks for clearing it up.


Not to worry, you should see where I was mistaken on the Forum.:)

Oh, and your Amazon link is broken. :unsure:


Worked for me. Only goes to the Windows7 64bit Retail pack.


Try this one.

> http://www.amazon.co...8608689&sr=1-11
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I decided to go with this mobo.

ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 AM3+ AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813157248

I also just went with a OEM OS rather than retail because OEM was cheaper. Is there something majorly different about the OEM versions compared to retail?
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I decided to go with this mobo.

ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 AM3+ AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


Very nice board. Will you be using more than 2 video card? Have put up 2 other boards for comparison. Note the Speed of ram supported.

> http://www.newegg.ca...0^13-128-510-TS

Is there something majorly different about the OEM versions compared to retail?


Providing you buy the same version, the difference is in the packaging and the licence agreement.
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I have 2 cards and I may upgrade in the recent future. So anyway, does that board support the RAM I'm buying?

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820231424
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Get this, rather:

http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820231314
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okay thanks. I'm going to order tonight. Can I come back and ask you guys questions once I start building it?
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Post an updated list before you purchase. And of course. :)
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Optical Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16827135204

PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817371015

Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16811119197

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16832116986

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16822136490

Mobo - ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 AM3+ AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813157248

GPU - ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16819103808

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16820231314
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Your selected HDD is only 5400 RPM, good for a DATA drive but to slow for the OS. I suggest you choose one of the others on this page.

> http://www.newegg.ca...0^22-136-490-TS

The selected RAM (1600) is supported by the Mobo but unless you overclock, it will run at the Mobe default of 1333.
RAM selected from the Motherboard QVL has been tested and will run without issues.

Please read at least the first page of this article.

> http://www.hardwares...AM-Timings/26/1
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Thanks for telling me. My friend also suggested an HDD with a faster rpm.

This one looks good:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16822136533

Also thanks for the read. I never knew what the number stood for but I'll stick with those RAMs.
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Just looking over your build again.

The video card requires 2 six pin PCI-e connectors.

The selected PSU only has 2 connectors, if you intend to overclock in the near future you will need a PSU with 4 PCI-e connectors and probable 750w or more.
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Is this good?

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca...ht-_-17-371-026
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Your selected video card required 30v on the 12v rails.
The Antec only has 25v on the 12v rails

This Antec HCG 750w > http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817371049 has 40v on the 12v rails, better efficiency, 5 years warranty and is the one i suggest.

Browse through the Windows7 OS software on Newegg before ordering.

Looks like you all set to go.

There is a good How to build at the start of this forum and Newegg has some good videos.

Please let us know how things progress.
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