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You must set the boot order in the BIOS to boot from a USB device first.

Another source for you http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
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Looks like with that intel package, the MB through Newegg.com comes with a SSD for free.

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227725
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A very good SSD and free is good :thumbsup:

You will find though that if you use a 60GB SSD for your OS that with all the regular security and software updates you will soon utilize all 60GBs of storage space.
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A very good SSD and free is good :thumbsup:

You will find though that if you use a 60GB SSD for your OS that with all the regular security and software updates you will soon utilize all 60GBs of storage space.


I'll throw it on Craigslist for $50? I don't know what it is worth.
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Would I be able to use the SSD in combo with the HDD?

And when I update this MB will I be able to upgrade Windows Vista to 7 through the "Oh you already have Vista? Then click here to upgrade to 7 for cheaper than what it costs" button, or must I buy an entire new key?

Would I be able to place Ubuntu on my system and then upgrade from Vista to 7 with the "Oh you already have Vista? Then click here to upgrade to 7 for cheaper than what it costs" button, or will that be void if I put on Ubuntu?

Edited by heartgrave, 11 September 2012 - 12:24 AM.

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Would I be able to use the SSD in combo with the HDD?
Yes.

And when I update this MB will I be able to upgrade Windows Vista to 7 through the "Oh you already have Vista? Then click here to upgrade to 7 for cheaper than what it costs" button, or must I buy an entire new key?
Regarding the Vista disk that you have stated that you have, from my reply #15;

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.


Would I be able to place Ubuntu on my system and then upgrade from Vista to 7 with the "Oh you already have Vista? Then click here to upgrade to 7 for cheaper than what it costs" button, or will that be void if I put on Ubuntu?
Please refer to the above!
If you had a full retail Vista disk and a product key that was not in use on another computer you could set the computer up as a dual boot, Vista and Ubuntu, you could then upgrade the Vista OS only.


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Oh yes true true. Ill have to find out how to get them both to work and in the case.
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We can help you with fitting the drives into the computer.

Some reading regarding dual booting with Ubuntu, note that it is advised that you install Windows first https://help.ubuntu....WindowsDualBoot
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Whats the major differences between the 3 packages you provided to me that makes you feel the Intel one at bottom one is best? I am buying these tonight and want to see what the difference is before I do. I am currently set on buying the Intel one at the bottom.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eob3

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eDIl

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ah2y
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My choice would also be http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ah2y :thumbsup:
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My choice would also be http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ah2y :thumbsup:


I have purchased the MB and the RAM from that parts list. I have to wait until next check (2 weeks) for the CPU. In the meantime, can I use my current CPU in the MB that is being shipped to me?

Here the current CPU in my system:

Intel Pentium E5200
Cores 2
Threads 2
Name Intel Pentium E5200
Code Name Wolfdale
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 45nm
Specification Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz
Family 6
Extended Family 6
Model 7
Extended Model 17
Stepping A
Revision R0
Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, Intel 64
Virtualization Unsupported
Hyperthreading Not supported
Fan Speed 486 RPM
Bus Speed 199.5 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 798.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2500 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 200 MHz
Average Temperature 41 °C
Caches
L1 Data Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 2 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 2048 KBytes
Core 0
Core 1

I see the new MB, CPU socket is Socket: LGA1155 and this one is 775 LGA. I am guessing no from putting 2 and 2 together but this is like trying to read a foreign language to me for now until I learn a lot more. If it fits and it will work but at the same current speeds without messing up the new MB, I am fine with using it.

Edited by heartgrave, 14 September 2012 - 07:32 PM.

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Sorry but no you cannot use anything other than an LGA1155 CPU specifically manufactured for the new MB and for the following two main reasons, the amount of pins on the CPU and the orientation of the processor socket - 775 pins on the E5200 and 1155 pins on the 3570k and the BIOS is different for each CPU.

There are other reasons and if you look at the table at the attached link you will see them (+ it will save me a lot of typing :D ) http://en.wikipedia....wiki/CPU_socket
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What is the difference between

http://pcpartpicker....oft-os-gfc00019

and

http://pcpartpicker....oft-os-gfc02050

Is one a upgrade from Vista kinda thing?
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The more expensive version has both the 32 and 64-bit installation option and you get support for the product direct from Microsoft whereas the less expensive OEM version is 64-bit install option only and basically the installer is responsible if the end user (yourself in this instance) has problems with the product, see the disclaimer notes below;

Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings.


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The more expensive version has both the 32 and 64-bit installation option and you get support for the product direct from Microsoft whereas the less expensive OEM version is 64-bit install option only and basically the installer is responsible if the end user (yourself in this instance) has problems with the product, see the disclaimer notes below;

Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings.


Will I be able to put the OEM on my new build? I will be getting the RAM and CPU this coming week. Got the MB yesterday and man let me tell you the excitement is like a kid in a toy store with a $1000 gift card! The MB is so shiny and quite solid. The Windows being OEM is no issue to me because I am quite computer smart when it comes to software issues (I do it for a living) and everyone in my house or who knows me comes to me for computer issues but the Hardware internals... forget it! As long as is comes with the CD that lets me do a factory restore if needed that is all I will need.
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