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April 11, 2014 7:13:47 PM

Hi I'm new to these forums but they've answered many questions I typed into google :) 

I'm currently building my own PC and would like any recommendations/advice on the current build I've got.

I also have specific questions about the operating system. I'm most likely going to use Windows 8.1 but what is the difference between OEM and Retail in terms of transferring if I ever want to upgrade my mobo, or if my mobo fails on me one day, and what would be more suited towards me specifically

Link to build
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3qchA

Thanks!

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April 11, 2014 7:54:17 PM

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3qedw <---- Way better

I know its a K cpu, but trust me, just get it. Just get it.

A retail will let you have it on as many Pc's as you want as long as its only on one at a time.

OEM is tied to the bios, and can only be used on the same MOBO.

But, here is your way around that.

Call Microsoft and say your mobo "broke" and they will reinstate your CD key, and you can just put it on another computer, as long as it is not on another computer.
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April 11, 2014 8:43:27 PM

anoori9000 said:
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3qedw <---- Way better

I know its a K cpu, but trust me, just get it. Just get it.

A retail will let you have it on as many Pc's as you want as long as its only on one at a time.

OEM is tied to the bios, and can only be used on the same MOBO.

But, here is your way around that.

Call Microsoft and say your mobo "broke" and they will reinstate your CD key, and you can just put it on another computer, as long as it is not on another computer.


I've looked at the K version before but is the whole point of it to OC?

Also I'm unsure what you meant by your last sentence. They will reinstate your CD key, and you can just put it on another computer as long as it is not on another computer. So what happens to the original PC the OEM was on?
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April 12, 2014 8:49:54 AM

jeffjeff06 said:
anoori9000 said:
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3qedw <---- Way better

I know its a K cpu, but trust me, just get it. Just get it.

A retail will let you have it on as many Pc's as you want as long as its only on one at a time.

OEM is tied to the bios, and can only be used on the same MOBO.

But, here is your way around that.

Call Microsoft and say your mobo "broke" and they will reinstate your CD key, and you can just put it on another computer, as long as it is not on another computer.


I've looked at the K version before but is the whole point of it to OC?

Also I'm unsure what you meant by your last sentence. They will reinstate your CD key, and you can just put it on another computer as long as it is not on another computer. So what happens to the original PC the OEM was on?


OK. I know you don't want to overclock. I said the same thing, but next thing i knew, i had my 8320 at 4.9hgz lol :D 

Overclocking just makes your computer run faster essentially. I would suggest overclocking the video card too, but that is done with software.

You can only have 1 windows cd key on one computer. If you upgrade your motherboard, you will need a new key, or the one re instated. What you will need to do is uninstall it, put the disc in, and when it asks for the CD key, call Microsoft, and tell them the mobo broke.

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April 12, 2014 9:45:58 AM

anoori9000 said:
Actually, do this build instead: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3qsdB


I see, since I probably won't be making full use of hyper threading, I'd probably get more bang for my buck by getting the i5. Would I need an after market cooler if I OC? or would stock be enough? I've only ever read about OCing and obviously will try mine in increments. Does the lifespan of the CPU drop because of the increase in heat? If so, an after market cooler may be on my list... Or does OC just shorten the life span because of another reason?
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April 12, 2014 3:50:37 PM

jeffjeff06 said:
anoori9000 said:
Actually, do this build instead: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3qsdB


I see, since I probably won't be making full use of hyper threading, I'd probably get more bang for my buck by getting the i5. Would I need an after market cooler if I OC? or would stock be enough? I've only ever read about OCing and obviously will try mine in increments. Does the lifespan of the CPU drop because of the increase in heat? If so, an after market cooler may be on my list... Or does OC just shorten the life span because of another reason?


An afternarket cooler will be needed to oc

The lifespan of the cpu wont go down if it is cooled properly.

Depending on how much you want to spend, will depend on how much uvwana spend. U dont have to get one now.
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April 12, 2014 5:09:35 PM

anoori9000 said:
jeffjeff06 said:
anoori9000 said:
Actually, do this build instead: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3qsdB


I see, since I probably won't be making full use of hyper threading, I'd probably get more bang for my buck by getting the i5. Would I need an after market cooler if I OC? or would stock be enough? I've only ever read about OCing and obviously will try mine in increments. Does the lifespan of the CPU drop because of the increase in heat? If so, an after market cooler may be on my list... Or does OC just shorten the life span because of another reason?


An afternarket cooler will be needed to oc

The lifespan of the cpu wont go down if it is cooled properly.

Depending on how much you want to spend, will depend on how much uvwana spend. U dont have to get one now.


Thanks for the help! I think I got a good grasp on what I want to do with it now!
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