Yea, I always forget it because I have an unlimited license copy from MS Academic Alliance. I'd be running Linux on my Phenom II rig if I didn't. Actually, I do. My secondary hard drive has a 500GB partition of Ubuntu. But I rarely use it anymore.
Eh, I guess lol. I don't know much about the B chipsets, I think I read somewhere they were for business computers, although I'm not sure whats different about em, you know with all my hopeless AMD fanboy-ness and stuff!
you AMD fanboy? go figure. i am an intel fanboy!
i noticed those when doing some non "K" builds. ont a bad workstation option like they are marketed as. another lesser know is the Z75 boards; they just don't have the intel smart response tech; where you use a 60 gig SSD as cache. no one uses it anyways.
but only asrock and biostar have one model each ATM on new egg; with asrock selliing it $5 cheaper than the same Z77 model; was $10 cheaper but biostar's are the same price.
Well im sort of a computer hardware noob, so that's kind of why im here. so basically is this a good investment or should i try something a bit different? aso i have no desire to overclock or anything, to be honest, i still don't even know what that is, havent had the time to look it up.
Well, to really say if its good or not we need more information. I mean, if you're looking just for something to play games on, yea its decent, could you do a ton better? Absolutely. Are you going to be doing video editing a lot? No its not a good setup for that lol. It helps if you start with this form as there isn't really a "one size fits all" when it comes to computer building. :
Well, I'm going to be doing a lot of gaming, as well as recording and editing videos VIA screen capture programs. I'm also going to be on the web, mainly streaming YouTube videos and talking to my friends on skype. I'd like to stay based around Intel and Asus. My price range can go from $500 to $700, but always, the lower the better. Although I'd like to stay around $600. It's not going to be built within the next few months, possibly not even for a year. I don't need a power supply, case, monitor, mouse, keyboard, network adapter, speakers, webcam, microphone or a printer. By the way, the original $600 included Windows 7 Home Premium, which is $119.99. No Overclocking/SLI/Crossfire. I want a single mechanical hard drive. I don't want the self-cooling memory sticks, as I don't feel it's worth it considering my tight budget. And all(if possible) will be store-bought. Also I'm not sure about the monitor resolution, because I'm not too good with resolutions, but I want it's max streaming quality to be 720p.