Thanks, JustLurking, barto
It's supposed to be a valid key for Windows 8 Pro. But I did purchase it on eBay.
I won't actually have the system built until the end of March but I just thought I'd get my ducks in a row and hopefully have fewer problems when I do the build.
So, just to review, I can download the ISO file with my current laptop and burn it with its DVD player and this will be a bootable DVD and from there it will prompt me to reformat the SSD hard drive and then go through the install.
One additional question I was thinking of installing Linux as well, and making this a dual-boot machine, would it be wise to install Linux first and then Win 8 Pro or the other way around?
Thanks again guys or maybe gals.
Hopefully end of March my main system will be:
Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
16 GB ram
240 GB SSD
I'm not a gamer so I'll wait and see if a discrete graphic card is needed.