I put on my newegg wishlist the 64 bit OEM windows 7 and it is 99 bucks.
It seems when doing a general search that I am finding it cheaper other places.
What would you guys recommend for purchasing it? It will be for home use only, and I am building my own PC.
I won't be doing any technical networking (besides hooking up a basic linksys wireless router) or doing anything other than gaming. Is this the version I should be going after, or should I try to find a much cheaper version. I see versions with "branded" on it and it is like it chops off a good amount of money, but in the overall scheme, I'm not knowledgeable enough to know if this will be a bad choice for me or not. I do know that I won't be installing it on other machines though, of course I would like that option, but the OEM version won't let you, and I don't want to go above 100 bucks at all.
The 2nd link indicates a "Full" at $169 on sale for $67 - BS, it is still an OEM version that retails for $100.
These are OEM versions, tied to specific Computer manuf. Reading the comments. they Look like they are just a plain OEM stuck in a specific computer Brand jacket.
Most OEM copies (But Not all) tied to a "brand" may refuse to install on a Computer that the MB is NOT of that brand.
Legally, they are meant to be installed ONLY in that Brand of Computer.
With the OEM version @ newegg, YOU are classed as the Manuf and thus the OEM version is Leagally vailed for what ever computer you build and ONLY becomes tied to the "first" Computer that it is installed on.
Your Choice, Myself I'd bite the Builet and pay the extra.