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MSI has an upgrade plan also!
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HIT the BUY button!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Inteller View Post
MSI has an upgrade plan also!
Nice! didn't realize this
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post #104 of 111
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Trigger has been pulled! Thanks to everyone who helped me with this decision through this thread; you've been life savers! OCN has definitely been my best resource in my week or so of research. This is definitely going to be my community for my PC building experience and beyond.

Bolt and Inteller: Thanks for sticking with me guys! Also, what exactly is the MSI upgrade plan about?
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Trigger has been pulled! Thanks to everyone who helped me with this decision through this thread; you've been life savers! OCN has definitely been my best resource in my week or so of research. This is definitely going to be my community for my PC building experience and beyond.

Bolt and Inteller: Thanks for sticking with me guys! Also, what exactly is the MSI upgrade plan about?
Hey, No problem man! and your right about OCN, its a great site
About the upgrade plan, if its anything like the EVGA one it allows you to upgrade to a newer/more powerful card later by simply paying the difference in price!
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Originally Posted by Bolt_Thrower_ View Post
Hey, No problem man! and your right about OCN, its a great site
About the upgrade plan, if its anything like the EVGA one it allows you to upgrade to a newer/more powerful card later by simply paying the difference in price!
Hmm, that would be cool. Inteller: do you have the link for the plan?
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Was just on MSI's web site...couldn't find anything about it.
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post #108 of 111
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Was just on MSI's web site...couldn't find anything about it.
No Biggie, this should last a while! Thanks again! I'll make a new thread in the appropriate section when I get the parts.

EDIT: Just realized the $30 student OS version is an upgrade version of WIN 7 PRO. Not sure it's going to work with a clean install on a system without an existing OS installed. Might have to grab an OEM copy off here.

EDIT 2: Nvm, upgrade version will work. OCN rocks!
Edited by Infinite Jest - 6/5/11 at 6:55am
post #109 of 111
First off, nooooooooooooo!!!! The poor low voltage snipers have been forgotten


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Originally Posted by Infinite Jest View Post
No Biggie, this should last a while! Thanks again! I'll make a new thread in the appropriate section when I get the parts.

EDIT: Just realized the $30 student OS version is an upgrade version of WIN 7 PRO. Not sure it's going to work with a clean install on a system without an existing OS installed. Might have to grab an OEM copy off here.

EDIT 2: Nvm, upgrade version will work. OCN rocks!
The upgrade version will definitely work, just read this article if you have any problems activating windows after installation:

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/...-upgrade-media

After I installed a fresh copy of WIN 7 Pro (student upgrade version), I used method 2: registry hack, to authenticate windows, if you don't want to mess around with registry you could use method 3: double install.
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 6/5/11 at 10:07am
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post #110 of 111
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Originally Posted by OrangeBunnies View Post
First off, nooooooooooooo!!!! The poor low voltage snipers have been forgotten




The upgrade version will definitely work, just read this article if you have any problems activating windows after installation:

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/...-upgrade-media

After I installed a fresh copy of WIN 7 Pro (student upgrade version), I used method 2: registry hack, to authenticate windows, if you don't want to mess around with registry you could use method 3: double install.
I'm sorry!!! Blame these people for convincing me to get CL8 and Newegg for running a sale! I found that website along with a thread on here a little earlier, too. Hard to beat Win 7 for $30.

Thanks for all the help you gave during this process, btw. Rep +1
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