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Looking into doing a custom build for Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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I think I'm going with an i7 (or AMD equivalent) CPU, probably a 5th or 6th gen, as I definitely do not want to fool with all the workarounds to get the current 'latest&greatest' parts to work with Win 7. I could use some suggestions as to which specific models to consider....i7-5775C, i7-6700K, or something else? For motherboards, out of the box native support & drivers for Win 7 is essential. Beyond that I need minimum 16GB RAM capacity, VGA port required, the more expansion slots and SATA connectors the better, at least four USB 2.0 ports, and eSATA if possible. This is about as far as I've gotten. I have bought a CMStorm Trooper SGC-5000-KWN1 case, and Asus Xonar D2/PM/A PCIe audio card. Cost is not a big consideration since parts will be acquired piecemeal, but I doubt I would pay more than $300 for any component. Recommendations for parts welcomed.

 
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Im running WINDOWS 7 on a Ryzen 7, X470 mobo with a 1080 Ti with very little stuffing around setting it up.
 
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Great. ..If you have Cyberpunk 2077 can you confirm DX12 works on win 7?

Sadly I do not have Cyberpunk 2077 (to expensive in Aus) and DX12 can run but you would have to look into it as Blizzard supported Windows 7 With DX 12 with WoW a few yrs back

Going by Steam it says the game does support 7
 
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Great. ..If you have Cyberpunk 2077 can you confirm DX12 works on win 7?
Cyberpunk does work on W7,running like normal on an MSI B550 Tomahawk and 5800x and XFX6800xt.

The only thing that I needed to do to install W7 was download a updated version of W7,I think it is updated to September 2020.
When I used my stock original SP1 ISO it wouldn't install.
 
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But why are you stuck on using Win7?
 

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But why are you stuck on using Win7?
Matured, lightweight, simple OS. I'd use it if it was still being officially supported by Microsoft.
 
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Hi,
I use win-7 daily since it came out in, what 2009
The world has not ended past 7's eol date it was actually a celebration seeing no more borking/ telemetry crap needed to be avoided/ striped out of updates anymore.
 

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I wouldn't use it even if it was still officially supported. Time to move on
Good for you. People have personal preferences and if they want to use it, so be it.
 
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Hi,
Only system I don't have win-7 on is z490
I use linux mint on it primarily 10 goes mostly unused.
 
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