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I'm not crazy about recommending Win8 as it's still in pre-RTM at the moment, and the interface can either be really good or insanely teeth-grittingly awful, depending on your personal quirks. (I personally found it to be the latter)
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I'm not crazy about recommending Win8 as it's still in pre-RTM at the moment, and the interface can either be really good or insanely teeth-grittingly awful, depending on your personal quirks. (I personally found it to be the latter)

yeah I though it was good after I played with it for a bit but my point was I got the build all from the egg and so if the op shops around (saves some cash) and still gets the $50 in mir then he could do a reload of win 7 later and still meet his budget with better parts smile.gif
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yeah I though it was good after I played with it for a bit but my point was I got the build all from the egg and so if the op shops around (saves some cash) and still gets the $50 in mir then he could do a reload of win 7 later and still meet his budget with better parts smile.gif
Alright, this probably shouldn't bug me, but is does. She, not he. And I can't find win 8 on newegg.
post #24 of 30
I would get a different case.

Cooler Master Storm Scout - $67.98
500
Cooler Master HAF 912 - $49.98
500
post #25 of 30
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I'm pretty cool with the case I have now, its $40 with rebates and I quite like the asthetics.
post #26 of 30
I'd totally go for either the HAF 912 or the Storm Scout, but given cost considerations I'd vote the Raidmax Helios ATX-819WB as it's a little more esthetically pleasing than the 818.

EDIT: I just noticed your price on the raidmax is after rebate? You could be looking at anywhere from 4 weeks to 8 weeks just to get your $20 prepaid CC or a rebate check.

That's a long time to wait. frown.gif
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Alright, this probably shouldn't bug me, but is does. She, not he. And I can't find win 8 on newegg.

FYI Win8 is not released yet as a retail OS. It is still in testing, but there is a "Consumer Preview" freely downloadable from MS. Some people suggest using it as a "free" OS for the time being. I don't think the free cost is worth the fact that it is not technically in final form, or that its interface is... shall we say, a bit muddled.

Go for Win7, even though it will cost some money - it is a retail-sold OS, has full support from MS, and with the Service Pack 1 is quite usable.
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post #28 of 30
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I'm pretty cool with the case I have now, its $40 with rebates and I quite like the asthetics.

You say that now, but a lot of people that buy those lower end cases wish they would have picked a case with better wiring. The HAF 912 has pretty good wiring behind the motherboard, and the Storm Scout is decent (though not as good as the HAF 912.)

What is your budget btw? I can put these parts in a price matcher (and what is your zip code, btw) to get you the best parts at the best prices.
post #29 of 30
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Alright, this probably shouldn't bug me, but is does. She, not he. And I can't find win 8 on newegg.

oh she sry bout that XD

but here is the dl link for windows 8
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download
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You should see the kind of cable management NCIX managed to do with just a HAF 912.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1015070/new-number-cruncher-computer/0_100
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