So I have windows 8, but I want to be really careful about not messing up my computer. So do I need to get windows 7, update BIOS and Drivers, then install windows 8? Or can I just install windows 8 just fine? It seems like this motherboard has been around for at least 9 months, so I'm really worried.
Also, I know my list doesn't include a video card, and since I only have $100 left to spend. I'm thinking about waiting for Christmas sales to get a 7770 card for $60-70ish like it was on Black Friday. Is this okay? I think I can live with the Integrated graphics for a month, if that's alright.
You should have no problem installing Windows 8 without any other version being on the system. I installed Windows buy formatting my main SSD drive and then installing Windows 8. It did not ask for a previous version and activated with no problems. I do not like installing over a existing OS.
thanks. There was a sticker on the box saying windows 8 compatible, so I guess I don't need a BIOS/Driver update first. But I think I'm just going windows 7 to make sure all my games are compatible and can run smoothly