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Thanks for the additional details :thumbsup:

Unfortunately you cannot legitimately or functionally use the disk with anything other than the Dell machine that it was intended for, this is down to the OEM licensing agreement + there may also be Dell specific software included that could conflict with your other software/drivers causing instability/crashes.


So this means that I must buy Windows as well if I want to upgrade the MB? Is there a combo for Windows, the MB and the processor?
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Yes regarding the OS and sorry no for the combo deal, it is either MB and CPU or OS and MB I`m afraid, you could always use a free Linux OS even temporarily until you are able to purchase Windows 7.
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Yes regarding the OS and sorry no for the combo deal, it is either MB and CPU or OS and MB I`m afraid, you could always use a free Linux OS even temporarily until you are able to purchase Windows 7.


Alright thanks alot. I might just wait for my taxes since I have alot to get.
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You are welcome :thumbsup:

Let us know when you are ready to upgrade and we will look for the best deals for you.
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You are welcome :thumbsup:

Let us know when you are ready to upgrade and we will look for the best deals for you.


Alright im looking to spend maybe $400-$450 for all of it. I know the combo you gave me was $209 then Windows 7 is like $120 and the RAM is like what? $50? so about $380...alright I can do that maybe in the next few weeks here. Bi weekly checks blow!

And I just caught the Linux part... what is that? How well is it for gaming since that is all my computer is used for?

Edited by heartgrave, 31 July 2012 - 03:18 PM.

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Some Linux info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

Unfortunately at present not a lot of games are supported so that idea is basically a non starter for you.
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Some Linux info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

Unfortunately at present not a lot of games are supported so that idea is basically a non starter for you.


Looks like World of Warcraft is on that list of games that DO work so Linux is fine with me untill I can get Windows 7 or maybe even Windows 8!
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Some Linux info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

Unfortunately at present not a lot of games are supported so that idea is basically a non starter for you.


Looks like World of Warcraft is on that list of games that DO work so Linux is fine with me untill I can get Windows 7 or maybe even Windows 8!


:spoton: Works for me

Keep us posted on how the upgrade goes and any questions please ask.
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That combo that you provided to me is no longer available... anything you might see close to it? And if you could... throw in compatible RAM.

EDIT: Please and Thank you!!!

Edited by heartgrave, 11 August 2012 - 12:42 PM.

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Sorry but I have forgotten what the combo was, can you remind me please.
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http://www.geekstogo...ost__p__2183648

It was for the MB and Processor combo! :D
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I remember that but not the items or the cost I`m afraid.

Micro ATX MB - CPU and Ram is what you require at present so can you advise me of the budget I have got to work with please.
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I remember that but not the items or the cost I`m afraid.

Micro ATX MB - CPU and Ram is what you require at present so can you advise me of the budget I have got to work with please.


like...well the MB and CPU combo you picked for me before was a total of $209. And RAM im guessing is between $40 and $60 so like $350 :)

you are the best as usual :D

Thanks
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Thanks I am on the trail and will post back shortly :D :thumbsup:

Combo deals are not very good at present so I have put you the items together @ http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eob3 under budget as well :happy:

Edited by phillpower2, 11 August 2012 - 02:02 PM.
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Thanks I am on the trail and will post back shortly :D :thumbsup:

Combo deals are not very good at present so I have put you the items together @ http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eob3 under budget as well :happy:


What if I told you that there was no budget and to sratch the RAM for now? Would that help find something close to what was originally suggested? :P :)
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