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-BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH LGA 1155 Intel Z68 124$

-Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 214$

-CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 86$

I picked out some new parts ^ and I'm just wondering if this is going to work together / if this is a good buy for my money.. if anyone has any input at all that would be much appreciated. Thank you

Also, i need a Windows 7, 64 bit operating system and I'm wondering if its worth it to get the professional addition or just a waste of money, and i should stick with home addition. I will be playing lots of games but that's about it.
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  2. Win PRO doesnt perform better then Home premium . IT just adds a couple of features and an XP compatibility mode . You probably dont need it if you dont know wht these are .
    A Z68 motherboard is the preferred option , but few people would pick biostar over Asus or Gigabyte .
    You definitely dont need 16 gig of RAM for gaming . For almost all computers 2 x 2 gig is plenty

    do you have a graphics card? and what is the resolution of your monitor ?
  3. Outlander_04 said:
    Win PRO doesnt perform better then Home premium . IT just adds a couple of features and an XP compatibility mode . You probably dont need it if you dont know wht these are .
    A Z68 motherboard is the preferred option , but few people would pick biostar over Asus or Gigabyte .
    You definitely dont need 16 gig of RAM for gaming . For almost all computers 2 x 2 gig is plenty

    do you have a graphics card? and what is the resolution of your monitor ?



    Ok, i will get Home premium then. Is having that much ram a bad thing? Yes i do have a graphics card, Radeon 5700. Resolution of monitor, which is 32inch samsung TV is 1360x768.

    I will look into the other brands of z68 motherboards. Thank you for helping me.
  4. Much better and feature rich board in your price range - Asrock Extreme3 Gen3

    16GB RAM is unnecessary for most purposes, certainly for gaming. I'd go with 8GB for future proofing as RAM is cheap. Corsair XMS3 that you wanted originally is plenty good. Get 2X4GB DDR3 1600 Mhz for 'bout 50 odd bucks.

    As for Windows, stick to Home Premium.
  5. calguyhunk said:
    Much better and feature rich board in your price range - Asrock Extreme3 Gen3

    16GB RAM is unnecessary for most purposes, certainly for gaming. I'd go with 8GB for future proofing as RAM is cheap. Corsair XMS3 that you wanted originally is plenty good. Get 2X4GB DDR3 1600 Mhz for 'bout 50 odd bucks.

    As for Windows, stick to Home Premium.


    Ok, i have made the changes on my wishlist. Again, thank you very much.
  6. You're welcome :)
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