Future Gaming PC Need Help!

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Knut, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Knut

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    I thought about the OS and I am pretty sure that the replacement disk that I have will not install, so I am picking up an OS. I was looking and I want to go with the Windows 7 Proffesional OEM English. I know OEM has some guidelines. But it says something about OPK needed to be preinstalled on the HDD before installing the software? How do I do this? has anyone done this before? Thanks
     
  2. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Just get an OEM Windows 7 Pro disk. Then install it and stop worrying.
     
  3. Knut

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    Ok thanks
     
  4. spirit

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    :) Yeah the OEM one should work for you. I've been using OEM for years and never had a problem.
     
  5. Knut

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    Apart from supporting more than 32 gigs of ram is there anything different between proffesional and home premium :p Thanks
     
  6. StrangleHold

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  7. spirit

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    Pro has more back-up features and the ability to connect to a domain.

    Home 64-bit is limited to 16GB of RAM including RAM on graphics cards.
     
  8. Knut

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    ok thanks
     
  9. Knut

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    Thanks for the link strangehold, I think I'll just go with home premium, I don't need the professional features

    Thanks
     
  10. Knut

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    Ok all set with my build, not going for CPU cooling for the moment but which one do you guys prefer H100 or Noctua NH-D14? Thanks
     
  11. wolfeking

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    D14 of those 2. The H100i is much better, but I would still go for a D14. If you want water, do it right, not one of those posers that are not very much better than a air cooler.
     
  12. Knut

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    So you would go for the D14 over the H100i correct?
     
  13. spirit

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    If you have high-profile RAM, get the H100. If not, get the Noctua. Be warned though that the Noctua is massive. I'd get the H100 myself.
     
  14. Ankur

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    I'll suggest the H100i myself.
     
  15. FuryRosewood

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    the h-series coolers are very nice, espically with the integrated fan controller, just be sure to do a pull configuration, with push/pull isnt much worth, and having set to pull allows you to clean the heatsink more easily. i gotta elongate some holes on my 1200 so i can set the fans up right
     
  16. spirit

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    Knut, you are going with a K-series processor aren't you, like an i5 3570K? Because if not (say you're going for a 3470), I don't actually really see the point in aftermarket cooling as the non-K chips can't be overclocked. You should be able to get a nice overclock with a 3570K with either the D14 or a H100 though.
     
  17. wolfeking

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    Yes.
    I would not. The price to performance just is not there. You can get much better temps with a real water cool kit, and for not much money more. Only $10 more.

    The h100i will not be $30-40 better performance than a NH-D14. However, if you would get a raystorm RS240 Extreme kit, you will not match the temps with an air cooler. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...ng_Kit_w_Free_Dead-Water.html?tl=g30c321s1310
     
  18. Knut

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    Yes I have ordered all the parts and I am waiting for them. For now I went with the stock cooler, Ill go for some really high tech thing in the future, not overclocking as soon and I get it... Thanks everyone for all the help
     

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