Windows 7 OEM Prices Revealed

"Prices of OEM copies of the upcoming operating system have been published in the USA."

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OEM Prices
 
Windows 7 BoxesAmerican retailer - newegg.com has listed prices of OEM copies of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system. The pricing reveals savings of over 50%, with Home Premium OEM being only $99.99, instead of $199.99. Professional OEM is only $134.99, a huge difference to the $299.99 for the retail version. Finally, the OEM version of Windows 7 Ultimate is priced at $174.99, down from the $319.99 of the full retail version. This pricing should translate similarly into prices of around £65 for Home Premium, £95 for Professional and £125 for ultimate.
 
This could be the last chance to get a cheap copy of the software, if you have missed the previous pre order offers and are not eligable for the student discount. There is a downside though, OEM software has limited technical support and can only be installed on one computer, unlike it's retail counterparts.
 
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20-09-2009, 08:47:03

keenan
Alright, thought I needed a bit of a change from AMD, so I got the best/cheapest i5 base system...

Gigabyte P55M-UD2 .. £80
Intel Core i5 750 OEM .. £140
2 x 2GB Ripjaw 2000 CL9 .. £72
Modded 775 Stock cooler .. PITA, but free :)

Pics of the modded Stock Intel 775 cooler (E2180)

[IMG]http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9894/54817098.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/8973/47609594.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9624/41832353.jpg[/IMG]

First impressions...

3Ghz prime95 stable @ 1.056V (VID 1.175V)

[IMG]http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u12/jdewinnaar/30-3.jpg[/IMG]

4Ghz bootable @ 1.235V

[IMG]http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2074/55172859.jpg[/IMG]

Unfortunatly CPU intensive benchmarks would crash instantly :(

4Ghz benchmark stable @ 1.280V

[IMG]http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/2305/403dmark.jpg[/IMG]

4.3Ghz @ 1.360V

[IMG]http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9933/43ghzl.jpg[/IMG]

Waiting for better cooling before I try anything else...

I am impressed!!!!!!

20-09-2009, 12:14:55

Ducky Spud
Looking good! But yea, need a proper cooler, getting up close to 80 degrees is a bit risky!

Im hopefully ordering my i5 CPU and RAM this friday, can pretty much fund the build selling my old kit and a few other bits and bob :) Seeing stuff like this makes me think its a worthwhile upgrade!

20-09-2009, 12:35:06

iceie
On some review they say the stock cooler is really small, so go for something better than the stock cooler

21-09-2009, 15:21:42

keenan
Some watercooled action :)

[IMG]http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/3373/401280.jpg[/IMG]
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