FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

what do i need?

Post Date: 2012-06-14

 Post Reply Post Reply
Page  <12
Author
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Orange7 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 776
  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 4:32am
I would just wait until you get it, and if performance is impacted, you can just go to Microsoft's website and pay a little bit to upgrade to pro. If it isn't, then don't upgrade. Tell us how it works out.
DS xm15 Stage 4
i7-3820 (2.7GHz/3.7GHz)
16GB 1600MHz DDR3
GT 630, 1GB
240GB Intel 520
Back to Top
mrrichway View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 54
  Quote mrrichway Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 4:33am
will do
Back to Top
bprat22 View Drop Down
DS ELITE
DS ELITE

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10491
  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 4:41am
Orange7 is right.    I don't think its going to be an issue and if it is, then its a simple upgrade. 
 
You've got some great gaming ahead.....EnjoyBig%20Smile
Back to Top
FrankW View Drop Down
DS Veteran
DS Veteran

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 22 Feb 2010
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1401
  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 5:50am
I agree with bprat22. Windows use to include the GPU memory in the total memory to use but that has changed. Windows-7 will operate with up to 16Gb of system memory. If this is totally a gaming machine then you could go with 8Gb and be good to go. I just mentioned the 16Gb system memory limit as many who buy the X79 platform are doing intense CPU work besides gaming.

If you don't order your T-Shirt they won't send it. Call them before your computer ships and they will send it to you.    

Frank
HAF 922
EVGA X58 LE
6GB DS Certified
Corsair 750TX
HDD-1TB
Optical Drv
ATI Radeon 5870
Back to Top
mrrichway View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 54
  Quote mrrichway Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 6:01am
Thanks frank. I already emailed them asking them about. I feel like a pita but im sure they get questions like that from donks like me all the time. Do u want my free tshirt? What size u wear?
Back to Top
FrankW View Drop Down
DS Veteran
DS Veteran

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 22 Feb 2010
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1401
  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 7:52am
No, no, that free T-Shirt should be worn to Best Buy when you go there.

Frank
HAF 922
EVGA X58 LE
6GB DS Certified
Corsair 750TX
HDD-1TB
Optical Drv
ATI Radeon 5870
Back to Top
DSW View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar
Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 13 Jun 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 26
  Quote DSW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 8:42am
Originally posted by FrankW

No, no, that free T-Shirt should be worn to Best Buy when you go there.

Frank



Alas, DS had no T-shirts for me when I got my machine, or I would be doing just that.
Back to Top
mrrichway View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 54
  Quote mrrichway Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 1:24pm
"Bryan,
The message board is correct. Windows 7 Home Premium cannot see more than 16gb of ram. In order to use all 28gb you will need to upgrade to Pro or Ultimate. You can also wait until Windows 8 Pro comes out as well."

and there you have it.
Back to Top
mrrichway View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 54
  Quote mrrichway Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 4:29pm
i know i said this before but a HUGE THANK YOU to bpratt, frank, orange, ghost, and everyone else that has helped a n00ber out. woulda been clueless without you guys. will def update you guys once everything is up and running. aside from the computer, i went with the dell u2711 27" monitor for its great res and good review on cnet, and the "SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard" cause it has that speciel section on the left side for fps-challenged noobers like muah.                            
so again, thank you gentlemen

Edited by mrrichway - 14 Jun 2012 at 4:30pm
Back to Top
bprat22 View Drop Down
DS ELITE
DS ELITE

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10491
  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 4:40pm
Thanks for the kind words.   It was our pleasure.     Customers helping other customers is what it's all about.   Keep us updated.       I've gotta check out that keyboard later on..   

Edited by bprat22 - 14 Jun 2012 at 4:41pm
Back to Top
redkulaid View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar
Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 22 May 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 69
  Quote redkulaid Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 4:52pm
The memory statement got me thinking, and worried since my system should be shipping any day. I emailed Alex, he confirmed system memory is what Windows 7 supports. So if you get Home Premium like I did, 16gb ram is the max, the 2gb 7970m card I have does not factor in. Gald to clear that up, as I didnt want to spend 100$ to upgrade at this late in my build.
Back to Top
mrrichway View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 54
  Quote mrrichway Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 5:02pm
well i wonder how it works out that in your case, it doesn't add up to being more memory than windows can handle but my case is different. oh well. I'm leaving it to the pros.
Back to Top
redkulaid View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar
Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 22 May 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 69
  Quote redkulaid Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Jun 2012 at 5:20pm
mine added up to 18gb, 16 system and 2gb gpu, thats why I asked Alex. He replied in 10 mins, telling me its only system memory. So for me it works out, I have the max.
Back to Top
mrrichway View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 54
  Quote mrrichway Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 5:08pm
it shipped today! be here next fri! hoo ray
Back to Top
Orange7 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 776
  Quote Orange7 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 5:46pm
Congrats.
DS xm15 Stage 4
i7-3820 (2.7GHz/3.7GHz)
16GB 1600MHz DDR3
GT 630, 1GB
240GB Intel 520
Back to Top
Alex View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Digital Storm Supervisor


Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 13226
  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Jun 2012 at 6:40pm

Awesome

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.1328125 seconds.