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So after about 2 months of research, I think I'm just about to pull the trigger on this build.

I plan on keeping it fairly simple as I am still a novice builder. So basically no overclocking anything. I will be keeping with the stock heatsink for now. I want to do a fair amount of gaming while I can this summer as I'm heading off to university. Making this rig future proof was also in my mind as I was picking my parts.

Here we go!

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-702-_-Product

Processor: i7 2600k http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115070

RAM: G.Skill 8Gb DDR3 1600 MHz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-428-_-Product

SSD: Mushkin 60GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820226151

HHD: Samgsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822152185

PSU: Corsair 750W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139006

Video Card: Asus GTX 570 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121432

Chassis: NZXT Phantom http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...T&promoid=1097

OS: Windows 7 OEM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-986-_-Product

CD/DVD = ASUS CD/DVD http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16827135204

My budget was around $1500 CDN; and this build is just under that before shipping/taxes.

Questions:
1) I read over the thread about the OEM Windows 7 versions and it was confusing to say the least. My questions is that is there a big difference between the Retail and OEM version (will the OEM version be missing certain things?)

2) For the NZXT Phantom and the PSU, how should I mount the PSU? I have read/seen both methods having the fan face the outside of the case through the mesh and having the fan face the inside of the case. Which will allow for better performance?

3) When installing the OS on my SSD, should I ONLY keep the SSD plugged in and leave the HDD unplugged? I've heard rumours about bad OS installs.

4) Which SATA ports should I plug in my CD/DVD Drive and SATA drive into for best performance?

5) Does Newegg charge taxes on the products? I live in Ontario,Canada so should I expect 13% taxes?

As you can probably tell, I'm pretty nervous for my first build haha. Gotta get everything perfect!

Thank you Overclock.net for all the help. Any further suggestions/comments would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by chinaman25 - 5/2/11 at 9:42pm
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post #2 of 11
Do you still have those other pcs?
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Do you still have those other pcs?
Which other pcs...?
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You said you bought a gaming laptop, to a prebuilt, then to build your own. My badi think I read that wrong
post #5 of 11
I approve. You'll have plenty of fun with that but make sure you either go watercooling or get a good CPU cooler like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018 or a Hyper 212+/N520
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post #6 of 11
1. OEM means your windows install will bind itself to the motherboard = you cannot install it on any other computer. Just take the oem chances are you wont be changing motherboard anythime soon.

2. Mount the psu inside and no it does not affect performance

3. If you want to be sure then just plug the secondary hdd in afterwards - but the only than really matter is that you boot up on the ssd and then you should be fine.

4. SSD= sata 0 or 1
HDD = sata 3
DVD =sata 2

5. No idea I live in Denmark

ekstra: You could save some money on buying i5 2500k you wont feel any difference when its for gaming. Maybe spend the money saved on a OCZ vertex 3 ssd
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Originally Posted by chinaman25 View Post
Questions:
1) I read over the thread about the OEM Windows 7 versions and it was confusing to say the least. My questions is that is there a big difference between the Retail and OEM version (will the OEM version be missing certain things?)

2) For the NZXT Phantom and the PSU, how should I mount the PSU? I have read/seen both methods having the fan face the outside of the case through the mesh and having the fan face the inside of the case. Which will allow for better performance?

3) When installing the OS on my SSD, should I ONLY keep the SSD plugged in and leave the HDD unplugged? I've heard rumours about bad OS installs.

4) Which SATA ports should I plug in my CD/DVD Drive and SATA drive into for best performance?

5) Does Newegg charge taxes on the products? I live in Ontario,Canada so should I expect 13% taxes?

As you can probably tell, I'm pretty nervous for my first build haha. Gotta get everything perfect!

Thank you Overclock.net for all the help. Any further suggestions/comments would be greatly appreciated.

1. OEM binds to mobo. Can not use same serial on another mobo even if you chuck this one.

2. psu fan is intake. mount to where the fan has access to fresh air. if you mount it face down make sure you have a way for air to get to fan. if it is face up it will pull air from inside your case and exhaust out the back.

3. when you install os you choose which drive you want to install it to. having another drive installed wont effect anything. make sure you set ahci in bios before windows install to avoid regedit workarounds later.

4. sata II can handle enough bandwith for most devises including ssd's. the new gen ssd require sata III to utalize their full speed (some other ssd's should use sata III also like c300). basically if it is under 3gb/s sata II is fine. depending on your board sata II and sata III will be seperated.

5. not sure about egg taxes in canada, but i know in the us they only charge sales tax in states where they have warehouses. you can add stuff to your cart and put in your shipping info and it should auto populate taxes if any.

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wait what? OEM binds to your motherboard??

If i go trade in my b2 motherboard for a b3 asus pro, id need a new windows?
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Quote:
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wait what? OEM binds to your motherboard??

If i go trade in my b2 motherboard for a b3 asus pro, id need a new windows?
you will have to call microsoft activation center and have them reactivate your product key.

that is why when i do fresh builds with win7, i dont put in product key when it first asks. i skip and only put in the key after i make sure all the hardware is good to go. lil pro tip for ya
    
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haha thank you, okay as long as i can call microsoft. ill go get that motherboard switched then.
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