First time build advice Tags: Homebuilt Speakers Build OEM Systems Product Last response: February 11, 2013 5:45 PM in Systems Share jbily33 February 11, 2013 5:28:34 PM This is my first build and I did not know the difference between a windows full and a windows OEM? Do I need a sound board if I only plan on using simple speakers? Should I steer clear of opened box parts to save a buck or are they okay? Anything cheaper/better then what I have so far? Here's what I have so far, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CRdG Thanks, John More about : time build advice edtheguy February 11, 2013 5:45:35 PM Quote:I did not know the difference between a windows full and a windows OEM? OEM is designed for new system builds, and is tied to the mobo it is first installed on. Quote:Do I need a sound board if I only plan on using simple speakers? No. Quote:Should I steer clear of opened box parts to save a buck or are they okay? STEER VERY, VERY CLEAR Quote:Anything cheaper/better then what I have so far? Get low profile RAM, without heat spreaders, like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , the spreaders can create a space crunch around your cpu cooler sometimes. I don't know much about Intel SSD's, I really like OCZ Vertex 4's and, of course, Samsung 840 pros. I know nothing about monitors, so, yeah.... Basically, though, it looks like a solid build. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAdvice on GPU's: First time build Forum SolvedFirst time gaming build advice? Forum SolvedFirst Time Build Advice! Forum SolvedFirst time build advice - Software development PC Forum SolvedAdvice! Hybrid HTPC/Gaming, First time build! Forum SolvedAdvice needed on first-time gaming build Forum SolvedFirst time build advice Forum SolvedFirst Time PC Build! Any Advice? Forum SolvedFirst Time PC Build. Advice Please. Forum SolvedBuild for a friend for the first time, any tips or advice? Forum SolvedAdvice on first time build, £450-500 budget. Forum SolvedAdvice on gaming build (first time builder) Forum SolvedIs this build good or is it way to over board? Advice would be nice for first time pc build. Forum SolvedFirst Time Build, Need Advice Forum SolvedAdvice on a first time budget build Forum SolvedNeed some advice, first time trying to build my own pc for animation/illustration/gaming Forum Solvedfirst time build would like advice for higher end gaming (budget $800-1100) Forum SolvedFirst Time PC Build Advice - NON-GAMING Forum SolvedFirst-time Gaming Build - $1000 budget - looking for advice Forum SolvedFirst time build advice? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !