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Which Win 7 to get??

post #1 of 10
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New build for Mom and Dad... this thing is going to kick *ss but Im not sure which version of Windows 7 to get them.....for them..light gaming, lot of internet...I foresee more gaming though.. here is what I have so far:

i5-2500k processor
16 gig (yes..16 gigs) G.Skill ram
CM Storm Case
Samsung 1TB 7200 RPM HD
Probably getting them a SSD...120-128 gigs
Waiting on some more 1155 motherboards (I am open to suggestions--want the "P" version)

I just want to make sure I get them the proper version of Win 7... OEM? Premium?? Ultimate?? Win 3.11 for Workgroups???

Thanks!!
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post #2 of 10
lol you know you're gonna game on it!!

anyway.. home premium 64bit is the logical choice.
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post #3 of 10
Why 16 gigs of ram and an SSD?
post #4 of 10
What.
You're building a PC for your parents for the main intent of internet browsing, and you're including 16 gb of ram, an SSD, and an 1155 CPU.
post #5 of 10
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What.
You're building a PC for your parents for the main intent of internet browsing, and you're including 16 gb of ram, an SSD, and an 1155 CPU.
Do your parents game? I am a parent, I game.
post #6 of 10
http://www.overclock.net/software/95...ffice-pro.html

Get this, Ultimate retail for cheap, $300 and u can get Ultimate and Office pro
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post #7 of 10
Well, Win 7 Ultimate 64-Bit would be my choice, if I were building a rig of that magnitude.
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What is so different from Ultimate than Premium??????
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post #9 of 10
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What.
You're building a PC for your parents for the main intent of internet browsing, and you're including 16 gb of ram, an SSD, and an 1155 CPU.

Homey don't play........
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Intel X25-M80GB/WD Caviar Green 1.5 TBS LITE-ON Black 24X DVD/CD Burner Windows 7 Home Premium ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 
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post #10 of 10
I guess I got no room to talk.. im in the process of building an 1155, SSD, 8gig Ram system
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