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Okay so I am in the process of building my computer. I currently have it up and running after just installing windows on an ssd. My primary question is what drivers do i download from here
and do i need any other drivers other than the ones for the motherboard?

also, what anti-software should I download?

Specs:

Corsair 600T
Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
i5 3570k
Crucial M4 128GB SSD
1TB Barracuda HDD
Seasonic X 650W
8GB Ripjaws X 1866
Standard Optical Drive
Asus 23.6 inch monitor

Currently using iGPU on the processor, planning on buying the asus 670 gtx.

-thanks!
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Edited by Fallacy - 5/26/12 at 11:08pm
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Okay so I am in the process of building my computer. I currently have it up and running after just installing windows on an ssd. My primary question is what drivers do i download from here
and do i need any other drivers other than the ones for the motherboard?
also, what anti-software should I download?
Specs:
Corsair 600T
Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
i5 3570k
Crucial M4 128GB SSD
1TB Barracuda HDD
Seasonic X 650W
8GB Ripjaws X 1866
Standard Optical Drive
Asus 23.6 inch monitor
Currently using iGPU on the processor, planning on buying the asus 670 gtx.
-thanks!

Yes, that is the correct spot to get the drivers for your board. You should stick with the ASRock approved Intel drivers, and get the latest updates for the other components as well.

If you haven't checked this out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

You may want to look over that guide for optimizing your SSD, Sean Webster put together a great guide there for installing Windows, and then optimizing it after installation.
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Yes, that is the correct spot to get the drivers for your board. You should stick with the ASRock approved Intel drivers, and get the latest updates for the other components as well.
If you haven't checked this out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
You may want to look over that guide for optimizing your SSD, Sean Webster put together a great guide there for installing Windows, and then optimizing it after installation.

which of the drivers in that page do i need to download?
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which of the drivers in that page do i need to download?

I would get all of the drivers listed on that page with the exception of maybe the "AppCharger" just because I don't know what that is, if you plan on using that feature though, get the driver. But all the rest I'd get, in the driver section. The utilities you can probably pass on, I just installed the ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility, and it's not bad, let me tweak my OC on the fly in windows, but I'd still rather do it in the UEFI, the other ones I haven't tried, I guess you could do the XFast ones if you wanted to, those seem a little gimicky to me.
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I would get all of the drivers listed on that page with the exception of maybe the "AppCharger" just because I don't know what that is, if you plan on using that feature though, get the driver. But all the rest I'd get, in the driver section. The utilities you can probably pass on, I just installed the ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility, and it's not bad, let me tweak my OC on the fly in windows, but I'd still rather do it in the UEFI, the other ones I haven't tried, I guess you could do the XFast ones if you wanted to, those seem a little gimicky to me.

okay thanks, do i need drivers for anything else?

also, i dont see a chipset driver there? am i just not seeing it?
Edited by Fallacy - 5/26/12 at 11:31pm
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okay thanks, do i need drivers for anything else?
also, i dont see a chipset driver there? am i just not seeing it?

It's this one: 3/8/2012 Windows® 7 64bit 2.86MB INF driver ver:9.3.0.1019

And, no you shouldn't need anymore than what is provided there, until you get your new video card, then you'll want to load the latest nvidia drivers if you get that gtx670 wink.gif
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It's this one: 3/8/2012 Windows® 7 64bit 2.86MB INF driver ver:9.3.0.1019
And, no you shouldn't need anymore than what is provided there, until you get your new video card, then you'll want to load the latest nvidia drivers if you get that gtx670 wink.gif

okay sweet, on the tutorial i watched showed the screen being formatted after the vido card drivers were installed. Since im using the igpu how do i format the screen so it doesnt look so "low-definition"
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okay sweet, on the tutorial i watched showed the screen being formatted after the vido card drivers were installed. Since im using the igpu how do i format the screen so it doesnt look so "low-definition"

After you install this: 5/3/2012 Windows® 7 64bit 150.92MB VGA driver ver:15.26.8.64.2696

You should be able to change the screen resolution. In Win7 you can just right click on the desktop, and select "screen resolution", you can also access it from the control panel in the display option.
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After you install this: 5/3/2012 Windows® 7 64bit 150.92MB VGA driver ver:15.26.8.64.2696
You should be able to change the screen resolution. In Win7 you can just right click on the desktop, and select "screen resolution", you can also access it from the control panel in the display option.

sweet thanks, there "appchanger" won't drag into my thumb drive, do i need it?

edit: reread your post, never mind haha

when theres new drivers, do i install the new ones and delete the old ones or leave them there
Edited by Fallacy - 5/27/12 at 12:31am
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