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am going to build a computer and need help with OS

Devin290
  • 46 months ago

Guys this is my first build so idek what to do about an OS; Do I need it, can I get Windows 10 for free, and how would I install it with this setup? http://pcpartpicker.com/list/XRCcTH

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You need a OS otherwise all you will be able to do is go into the BIOS. You can't not get a Windows key for free. You could install it via USB or a optical drive.

WAY too much for that GPU. You could get a RX 460 for that much and it would murder it. That CSM is overpriced. I'm guessing this is for gaming so the i3 6100 would crush that FX CPU for less money. Way too much for that RAM too. What is this for and what is your budget?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

My budget is about 650

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $38.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design FD-CA-CORE-3300-BL ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.99 @ NCIX US
Other RX 470 $199.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $648.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-16 20:59 EDT-0400

It has a better CPU, a decent motherboard, fast RAM which can make a difference, it has a 1TB HDD along with a 120GB SSD for your OS and a couple of games. It has a decent and better case, a better power supply, much better GPU, and a better keyboard and mouse.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

you didn't include the OS

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Buy WIndows 10.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

no but my budget is 650 with windows

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed what you said http://pcpartpicker.com/list/XRCcTH

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

and may i add what is a CSM?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

The power supply you had selected.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

A low end, low tier power supply unit from Corsair.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're a college student you might be able to get windows free through dreamspark/onthehub.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Do I need it, can I get Windows 10 for free,

No, the free upgrade to Windows 10 has expired.

If you are talking about pirating your Windows, that is illegal and is a violation of the Microsoft EULA/TOS.

Your link to your parts list is broken.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

o yeah sorry i updated it

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Still broken.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

no i mean i made a new link, i will update it bc i changes the SSD

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Guys this is my first build so idek what to do about an OS; Do I need it,

Yes, you need an operating system to use your computer. Doesn't necessarily need to be Windows though.

can I get Windows 10 for free,

No, you cannot get Windows for free.

and how would I install it with this setup?

Since your build has no optical disk drive, you cannot install Windows via a CD. You will need to purchase the USB full retail version.

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