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Custom PC Build!!! (SGD1000) I need Help I'm a noob in PC stuff

I have the price list of all the pc stuff here https://www.dropbox.com/s/in6z6g0en4yjf0e/Pc%20Theme%20Pricelist.pdf
My budget for the PC Build is SGD 1000
I would like to play games like BF4 on Ultra settings if possible :/
I would like to get a Window 8.1 but I saw this Windows 8.1 Pro Student
The great features of Windows 8.1, plus easy connections to school networks and data encryption.

Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only.
Student priceSG$89.99 incl. GST
Does it meant I have to get Windows 7 in order to use Windows 8.1 Pro Student?
I really need you guys to help me in this :(
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  1. According to one of our moderators, you must be running Windows 7 as the Windows 8.1 Pro Student Edition offer is an upgrade: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1979735/windows-pro-student-retail-version-windows.html

    I would contact Microsoft and ask them if there is a Full Version of Windows 8.1 Pro Student. If there is, you don't need any previous version of Windows for that.

    According to this page there is a Full Version (look at the box): http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/productID.288533400?tid=sE2vgwDJe_dc&cid=5366&pcrid=31596416925&pkw=%2Bwindow%208%20student&pmt=b&WT.srch=1&WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+UK_google_Windows+8+-+UK&WT.term=%2Bwindow%208%20student&WT.campaign=Windows+8+-+UK&WT.content=E2vgwDJe&WT.source=google&WT.medium=cpc

    "Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only"

    Where did you read that? Please provide link to relevant page.
  2. I would recommend windows 7 64bit (IMO windows 8 is useless unless you have a touch screen) they only sell OEM versions now which isn't a big deal just means you can only get it for one PC
  3. as for your hardware we need to know what your budget is to recommend any parts
  4. Phillip Corcoran said:
    According to one of our moderators, you must be running Windows 7 as the Windows 8.1 Pro Student Edition offer is an upgrade: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1979735/windows-pro-student-retail-version-windows.html

    I would contact Microsoft and ask them if there is a Full Version of Windows 8.1 Pro Student. If there is, you don't need any previous version of Windows for that.

    According to this page there is a Full Version (look at the box): http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/productID.288533400?tid=sE2vgwDJe_dc&cid=5366&pcrid=31596416925&pkw=%2Bwindow%208%20student&pmt=b&WT.srch=1&WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+UK_google_Windows+8+-+UK&WT.term=%2Bwindow%208%20student&WT.campaign=Windows+8+-+UK&WT.content=E2vgwDJe&WT.source=google&WT.medium=cpc

    "Important: Windows 8.1 full version is for Windows 7 users only"

    Where did you read that? Please provide link to relevant page.


    I'm not sure but if you see this it website says Windows 8.1 Pro Student Full version http://www.microsoftstore.com/mssg/en-sg/store/windows/288728000?icid=Nav_links_Stu_Windows8.1
  5. dev893 said:
    as for your hardware we need to know what your budget is to recommend any parts


    My budget is SGD 1000
  6. ACE EA said:
    dev893 said:
    as for your hardware we need to know what your budget is to recommend any parts


    My budget is SGD 1000
    do you have a preferred Intel or AMD or does it not matter?
  7. dev893 said:
    ACE EA said:
    dev893 said:
    as for your hardware we need to know what your budget is to recommend any parts


    My budget is SGD 1000
    do you have a preferred Intel or AMD or does it not matter?



    Anything that's perform a GOOD SPEED FOR GAMING ^^
  8. Best answer
    ACE EA said:
    dev893 said:
    ACE EA said:
    dev893 said:
    as for your hardware we need to know what your budget is to recommend any parts


    My budget is SGD 1000
    do you have a preferred Intel or AMD or does it not matter?



    Anything that's perform a GOOD SPEED FOR GAMING ^^

    Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130744

    CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113328 (I chose this one because it is a quad core and unlocked for easy overclocking)

    GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103245

    RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

    HDD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236625

    PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    CASE- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147099 (I recommend removing this PSU as the 12v rails have a low amperage you could make some money back on the case by selling it)

    CPU COOLER (not needed unless you are planning on doing overclocking)- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214041

    Thermalpaste (not needed unless you replace OEM cooler but still recommended for maximum cooling- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

    this build was put together with a budget in mind your total including shipping would be $608.91 USD before rebates which is around 774.64 SGD so that gives you some room to play around with stuff I hope this helps also I chose a FM2 socket because they are cheaper than the AM3 sockets but as I said since it is under your budget it gives you room to play around
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