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October 20, 2009 6:48:41 AM

I really want to build my own gaming pc, I have all my parts picked out. But the only thing I need to know if the Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5 AMD 790FX will work with the computer case Cooler Master Storm Scout. I live pretty close to Fry's Electronics so I was just going to pick everything up there.

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October 20, 2009 11:57:21 AM

Ask the people at Fry's.
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October 20, 2009 12:36:37 PM

My first question would be, why are you concerned? Is there something particular that you are worried about? Typically, motherboard/case relations are not the problem. Large CPU heatsinks and video cards can sometimes conflict with various other parts.

Also, I would highly recommend pricing the system out online, as it can be drastically cheaper. Either www.newegg.com or www.tigerdirect.com would be my recommedation. They are both excellent sites, and often parts will come within a day or two anyway.
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October 20, 2009 3:50:43 PM

I am concerned because i've never built one before and didn't know if it would fit or not. I didn't know if all motherboards fit fine with all cases.
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October 20, 2009 4:03:44 PM

there is a standard across boards and cases you should be fine
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October 20, 2009 5:18:18 PM

Oay, sweet. One more question, I want my pc to have more than 4 gigs of ram so should I go with 64 bit Vista or the New windows 7 and if so which one?
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October 20, 2009 5:22:05 PM

64 bit all the way, win7 will be on sale thursday vista was crap
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October 20, 2009 5:25:23 PM

If you are building a new system, 65 bit is the way to go. Anything that has the "Vista Ready" logo, which would include any kind of peripheral such as keyboard, mice, printer, etc. To get that certification, the items were required to have 64 bit compatibility, which essentially weeded out almost anything on the hardware end that had a problem with drivers and such. There are still some obscure software programs that don't play nice, but in most cases, the 64 bit operating system does just fine with them.

Since Windows 7 comes out in 2 days, you might as well go with it. If you do buy vista, you should get a coupon for a free upgrade to 7. Depending on who you believe, the backlash we saw when Vista came out of people fed up and going back to XP, isn't expected. Win 7, in appearance and user interface, is pretty similar to Vista, so if you aren't a tweaker, and don't often climb into the bowels of your OS to play with settings, you'll be fine with 7.

Good luck with your first build!
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October 20, 2009 5:58:16 PM

Okay, thank y'all so much for the help.
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