First time build advice Tags: Homebuilt Speakers Build Oem Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to jbily33 Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse Reply to edtheguy Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>First time build advice> Related ressources: ForumMaking a first time build , any last advice ? ForumA10-5800k build : first time builder needs advice ForumFirst Time Build - Advice Appreciated ForumFirst time build , advice please? =) $500-600 Forum~$700 First time build advice ForumFirst Time Gaming Build , Seeking Advice . ForumNeed some advice on first time build ForumFirst Time Build ( Advice needed thanks !) ForumFirst Time Build . Need Help/ Advice . ForumNew First-Time builder - Any advice or opinions for this build ? ForumAdvice for First Time Build ... ForumFirst time build advice £800 ForumAnother First Time Build . Help and advice . ForumFirst Time Build Advice ForumSeeking advice on first time Hackintosh build ForumFirst time builder seeks HTPC build advice ForumFirst time build - looking for advice ForumFirst time build . Need some advice . Anything is appreciated :) ForumAdvice on first time build needed. Budgets + further info in post. ForumFirst time build (gaming), need a lot of advice =| More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !