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New pc for my brother

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  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderatorâ„¢ Staff Member

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    Purchased a HAF 922, i5-3330, an Asus p8z77-v le and 8GB Corsair DDR3.

    I'll be using his Corsair TX650M, PowerColor HD 4890 1GB with Arctic Accellero Cooler, Hitachi 2TB HDD.

    I still have to buy him an Optical Drive (was going to use his old one but it's IDE)..

    I also got him Win 7 64 bit. But I haven't opened it yet because I'm unsure whether to use it or whether I should exchange it for Win 8.

    What would you suggest?


    Here's the progress so far.

    I haven't done much, just put everything in place except the 4890, and most of the stuff isn't wired up yet.

    (More to follow).

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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Stick with windows 7 x64. He will thank you in the long run.

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    Looks good BTW!
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    Win7 is fine, I see no reason to move on yet. Or you can get the upgrade for cheap if you really want to.
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    Lucky for you, Black Panther is one of our more reasonable Mods[​IMG]. Don't post unless you can productively contribute.

    On topic: BP, I suggest sticking with Win 7 and I agree with Brandon that you brother will thank you later.
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    Great looking build so far BP :toast:
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    The issue here is that my brother's original OS is XP x86.

    Now I might have considered keeping his XP had it been 64 bit, but a 32 bit OS on a pc with 8GB of system ram is a very obvious no-no :laugh:

    When I went to buy the components I automatically ordered the 64bit 7, only to remember when I got home that Win 8 was released.

    I haven't yet opened the seal on the 7, so I'm still in time to exchange it...

    I have 2 pc's at home using 64 bit 7 (the ones in my system specs) and also another 2 or 3 which we use at work which I also built myself which use 7. But I never experienced Win 8. From gaming reviews (and my bro's using this pc for gaming) I read that 8 performs as well as 7. But also that it does not give any significant improvements.

    I was hesitating since I have no choice except to purchase a new OS, and common sense might say that I should choose the latest release, if for anything because it might get more long-term support.
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    It's alive! :rockout:

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    Ignore the wiring for now.

    I always make sure everything works 100% and leave the wire management for last.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Good looking rig there! Maybe later on you can grab him a Hyper 212+ evo to do some OCing :)
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    its not a K series, so no OCing :)

    looking nice BP!
    maybe you can buy that cheap deepcool gama archer cooler with 120mm fan, so that it goes with the blue theme :)
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