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First PC Build, I need your help please


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trephyakx

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Hi all,

I am a newbie and this is my first build ever. I am mainly interested in playing Guildwars 2 when it comes out. Could anyone please provide thoughts on the config? Did I miss anything obvious? Please spare me if I added something horrible or incompatible on the build:

http://secure.newegg...Number=20598046

In advance,

Thanks!
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:welcome: trephyakx

Nice build :thumbsup:

Just a cautionary note, unless your OS disk is the full retail edition you cannot use it with a new MB as an OEM disk is tied to the original MB it was paired with, to use an OEM disk with a new MB is software piracy and therefore illegal.
Exceptions to the above are 1: If your MB is replaced under warranty and 2: If your MB is replaced out of warranty with an alternative type but same brand due to the original model no longer being available, an upgraded MB however will require the purchase of a new OS licence.

Also are you aware that if you use anything other than the stock HS and fan that are provided with your CPU you will invalidate your warranty, see link http://www.intel.com...b/CS-009862.htm
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:welcome: trephyakx

Nice build :thumbsup:

Just a cautionary note, unless your OS disk is the full retail edition you cannot use it with a new MB as an OEM disk is tied to the original MB it was paired with, to use an OEM disk with a new MB is software piracy and therefore illegal.
Exceptions to the above are 1: If your MB is replaced under warranty and 2: If your MB is replaced out of warranty with an alternative type but same brand due to the original model no longer being available, an upgraded MB however will require the purchase of a new OS licence.

Also are you aware that if you use anything other than the stock HS and fan that are provided with your CPU you will invalidate your warranty, see link http://www.intel.com...b/CS-009862.htm


Thanks, glad to be here!
Thanks for your reply! I do have a full retail version of Windows that I haven´t installed due to lack of PC :P
I didn´t knew about the warranty... is it worth it to drop using the fan on the list and instead use the stock one? Are they really different?

Edited by trephyakx, 16 June 2012 - 09:39 AM.

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You are welcome trephyakx

Yes stick with the supplied HS and fan as they have been tested to operate over and above normal operating temperatures and you would only need anything else if you were overclocking (which I do not recommend) Intel have an additional warranty facility for OCers http://www.pcauthori...erclockers.aspx

Just to add that I think your SSD is rather expensive so have looked at alternatives http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= and when back in stock http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=

Edited by phillpower2, 16 June 2012 - 10:04 AM.
Additional links added.

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You are welcome trephyakx

Yes stick with the supplied HS and fan as they have been tested to operate over and above normal operating temperatures and you would only need anything else if you were overclocking (which I do not recommend) Intel have an additional warranty facility for OCers http://www.pcauthori...erclockers.aspx

Just to add that I think your SSD is rather expensive so have looked at alternatives http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= and when back in stock http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=


Wow, that Crucial M4 is amazing, I just switched to it. Thanks a lot for your suggestions! You are awesome!
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You are welcome :thumbsup:
Let us know when you are up and running or if you have any questions.
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