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Solved: Building a desktop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Crammit, Dec 19, 2012.

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    Hello, after my first semester at my local technical college, overall, in pursuit of a 4 year degree I have decided to build my own desktop which I have never done. I have spoke with peers about the first step in looking to build a computer and I have no doubt-ably come to the decision to use newegg.com to go about ordering my parts, but if you have other suggestions I would definitely consider those options . Furthermore, I am looking for advice on building a desktop that will be suitable for virtualization. I would like to be able to install Windows 7(correct me if I am wrong but because of the amount of RAM able to be ran I should go with a 64 bit operating system? and if so does anyone know about how to possibly get a free student version which would be awesome.) However, use the OS to manipulate various versions of Windows including Server versions along with Linux/Unix. So in conclusion I suppose I am looking for advice in bare-bones systems to start with followed with the best way to check compatibility between parts. I have heard determining the motherboard will result in majority of my compatibility options which has lead me hear to try and figure out which initial bare-bones system will result in optimal compatible parts to run virtualization software efficiently. Also I think I would like to use the same desktop to host the domain of my small household network, and I just want to make sure I go about achieving all of this with the most efficient and effective machine possible. So any input would be appreciated, thank you.

    Edit: Nevermind about the "looking for a student 64 bit operating system" dreamspark let me download a separate 64 bit OS as I did not think it would for having already downloaded the 32 bit version of Windows 7. I am good on a 64 bit OS for running on my new desktop I am working on building.
     
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