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December 28, 2012 3:21:21 AM

I'm building my very first PC with these components:

RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black / Blue SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3 AMD 760G SB710 Motherboard

OEM 600W Power Supply - ATX, 115/230V, Black Finish

My question is: Will the motherboard I have selected support Windows 8? I couldn't find anything anywhere.
I guess a side question, is this a good mix of parts? (I'm on a $350 budget)
a b V Motherboard
December 28, 2012 6:20:40 AM

Windows 8 is supported by your motherboard, you just need to download the drivers from the websites of the component manufacturer(like audio driver from Realtek's website)

You better get an updated processor like a phenom or piledriver.

Why do you even want to update to windows 8, windows 7 is a perfectly good operating system. Also windows 8 was built with the most priority given to touch devices like Microsoft surface.
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December 28, 2012 10:01:08 AM

Thank you very much. I've already overshot my budget, though.. =P
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December 28, 2012 10:01:48 AM

I was planning on getting a touchscreen monitor.
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a b V Motherboard
December 28, 2012 10:43:57 AM

Why are you buying a Sata 2 ssd when your motherboard supports Sata 3?
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December 28, 2012 11:20:46 AM

Does it support SATA 3? I actually chose the SATA 2 SSD only because I thought that it didn't support SATA 3.
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a b V Motherboard
December 28, 2012 10:33:13 PM

AlexNovember said:
Does it support SATA 3? I actually chose the SATA 2 SSD only because I thought that it didn't support SATA 3.

Sorry your board doesnot support Sata 3, but both USB 3 and Sata 3 were introduced by one controller so According to logic all motherboard that support USB 3 should also support Sata 3.
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December 28, 2012 11:44:10 PM

I thought so. But who said anything about computers being logical? lol. Even though they're supposed to be the epitome of logic.
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