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December 23, 2009 9:53:13 PM

So I'm building a new computer and here are the parts...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU and GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Now what I'm concerned about is the compatability Win 7 will have with these parts. I've heard that Win 7 doesn't support some things yet and it has lots of problem when it comes to instalation. In fact, some how my cousins computers registry got corrupted when he tried to update his vista 64 to win 7 x64 and now his computer gets a error when he turns it on. So is it worth taking the risk to go with win 7 or should I get vista instead.
Also it seems that ppl have problems most commenly with drivers, like with ATI drivers, after they build a new computer is there any way for me avoid that.
December 23, 2009 10:26:54 PM

Your cousin should have done a clean install and not an update to install windows 7. That way he would have no glitches. A clean install of windows 7 ultimate with the hardware you've listed above should be smooth and painless.
a c 209 $ Windows 7
December 23, 2009 11:23:30 PM

I agree with Thomas the Tank Engine ;)  A clean install is the best way to go, and in my experience with new hardware Windows 7 installations have been very painless...
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a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2009 11:31:50 PM

Window 7 over Vista every time
December 24, 2009 8:32:46 PM

Windows 7 over any OS
December 24, 2009 8:44:31 PM

Generally using the "update" feature is a bad idea. It will cause problems, almost guaranteed. If it's not immediate, just give it time and it will come up.

Clean install of Win7 is beautiful. I have had no problems and certainly no install problems. I work in IT at a college and have installed it on a range of hardware with very minimal problems.
a b $ Windows 7
December 24, 2009 11:04:56 PM

Agreed about the clean install. I am amazed that you've heard any horror stories. Installing Windows 7 was the simplest OS install I've ever done.

All your parts will be fine with it and it should find the drivers for you.
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