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First time builder here and deciding whether or not to buy the systen builder licence off newegg or get the retail disk. I'd like to save the money. I also plan on upgrading stuff in the future. 64bit of course.

Also what do you use, cracked, retail or system builder?
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Same crap either way.
I bought my copy from the student sale around launch for $30.

I think these days it's ~$65 if you have a .edu e-mail address.
http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/...s/default.aspx
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Im using the system builder one. It ties your key to your motherboard, so any other parts do not effect it. If you do change your motherboard you can do the call MS deal and get a new one (but its still considered and illegal copy) or get a new key.
    
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