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Um, you do know he wants a gaming PC, right? That's why he suggested a Radeon HD 5770 earlier...

In PC builds, you typically don't include the cost of the OS. You include the cost of the physical parts of the PC. The OS is separate from the PC. If he wants or needs to get it, then he can get Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-754-_-Product

Yes, the original Phenoms are a complete waste of money unless you plan on doing something very multi-threaded and only have $80. You can get an Athlon II X4, which will be faster clock-for-clock, for just $20 more. And the GTX 465s were never good value propositions to begin with. They were power hungry, not very high-performing, and getting them to unlock was a hit-or-miss.
Um, yeah I do realize he's after a gaming PC. But I also realize that it doesn't sound like he's got a very large budget. And the onboard video WILL BE 100x better than his current X300 with his Pentium 4. I was just offering one spot where he could save some money at if he needs it.

And why WOULDN'T you include the OS in a PC build? Seriously. That's the stupidest thing I have read in quite some time. He's going to get all those nice new parts, and have absolutely NO WAY to use them. Yeah, that makes a ton of sense.

And I have no objections at all to the Athlon II x4's. They're solid budget CPU's. Only about 1-3% slower clock for clock than the Phenom II's, just depends on if the cache is needed or not.
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Um, yeah I do realize he's after a gaming PC. But I also realize that it doesn't sound like he's got a very large budget. And the onboard video WILL BE 100x better than his current X300 with his Pentium 4. I was just offering one spot where he could save some money at if he needs it.

And why WOULDN'T you include the OS in a PC build? Seriously. That's the stupidest thing I have read in quite some time. He's going to get all those nice new parts, and have absolutely NO WAY to use them. Yeah, that makes a ton of sense.

And I have no objections at all to the Athlon II x4's. They're solid budget CPU's. Only about 1-3% slower clock for clock than the Phenom II's, just depends on if the cache is needed or not.

Because he's asking for the parts only. *sigh* You're the first person I've ever heard whining about this. You typically don't include the cost of the OS unless it's asked for. It's how it's always been done.
    
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Because he's asking for the parts only. *sigh* You're the first person I've ever heard whining about this. You typically don't include the cost of the OS unless it's asked for. It's how it's always been done.
He asked about CPU upgrades for his sig rig. Meaning he could still use his original OS. If he replaces the motherboard, he can no longer reuse that OS.
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