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#16 OP fixxxer2014

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 23:09

Don't know what the pricing is on Win8 Pro, but if they are comparable, go with Win8, even if you don't plan on using. You get downgrade rights with Win8, so you can still legally use Win7 Pro, but you've always got a Win8 license if you decide to use it instead.


What do you mean downgrade rights? Anyways i plan on skipping w8 totally. This rig will run w7 + mountain lion.

Do you really think gskill can test over a 100 boards just to make sure it works with ever single one and for asus to do the same?


If you go to the asus website and download the pdf for the board the ram i picked isnt supported. Plus it appears to be an older board from the one i chose. But thanks.


#17 CronicHazel

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 23:23

Do you really think gskill can test over a 100 boards just to make sure it works with ever single one and for asus to do the same?


Well why not? Most companies have a QC division just for this purpose lol

#18 OP fixxxer2014

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 23:26

If your going to get a 25-27" screen for gaming you might want to get something better then a GTX 660


Well ive heard this is a great card. Plus i dont game. My current xfx 5770 can utilize my hp 25" so im sure the 660 is a good upgrade.

Well why not? Most companies have a QC division just for this purpose lol


+1. ;) also thats why theres compatibility lists on the asus website. They are updated frequently.


speaking of monitors ill probably be getting this one: http://www.bestbuy.c...ustomerreviews. hopefully it will be on sale when i go to get it. ive had good luck with hp's and i love the glossy display.

#19 GreenSmudge

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 13:52

I know you are going to think I'm nuts, but don't skip Windows 8. I use it exclusively at home and at work. With the 660 GTX card you are looking at, you can support more than one monitor. Do you plan to have more than one display eventually? When win 8 starts up with more than one monitor - one gets the desktop and the other gets the modern UI.

You can have both in desktop if you click the desktop tile - but in any case - even if you hate the new modern UI - the ton of benefits you get with Windows 8 desktop is absolutely worth it. Now here's a cool kicker, with the board you are looking at, you can enable Hyper-V (version 3.0!) with your new system and run any other OS if you wish.

#20 GreenSmudge

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 14:02

By the way, NeoWin has an article on the new Samsung 840 Pro: http://www.neowin.ne...-pro-ssd-review but I don't see it as much as a review - I might have missed seeing page 2. :) If it performs well though, that might be a good counterbalance to the Neutron series by CORSAIR.

#21 +PeterUK

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 14:29

If you go to the asus website and download the pdf for the board the ram i picked isnt supported. Plus it appears to be an older board from the one i chose. But thanks.

Its a list of ones that have been tested nothing more, where does it state that its not supported in black and white?

Their is no newer or older when comparing the same chipset in the same range just what features one has to the other.

ASUS P8Z77-V LK Release Date: April 16, 2012
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Release Date: April 10, 2012
Links for Release Date
http://reviews.cnet....7-35223981.html
http://reviews.cnet....7-35163106.html

#22 OP fixxxer2014

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 18:53

anybody got any other recommendations before i place my order in a few weeks?

does anyone think this ram might be a better choice? : http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231571

#23 OP fixxxer2014

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 19:38

sorry to keep bumping this but im getting ready to order by months end and i think i have a complete build. wondered what everyone thought and if any changes could be made? i really wanted a higher end build this time.


psu: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153106

mouse: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16826104577

ssd: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820147164

mobo: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131819

router: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833122378

monitor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824176194

hdd: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533

keyboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823126043

gpu: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130809

ram: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231571

case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119216

cpu: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116502

blueray/dvd: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106369

3rd party cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103099

total build: $1,995.86