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#1 wuzzo

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:21 AM

Hello,
I'm just about to load Windows 7 Ultimate on to a new build. Here's the build;

Case
Akasa Eclipse 62
AKASA PAXMATE noise-reduction
2xAKASA 120mm Amber series 3pin Ultra quiet case fan
Fan Controller
Akasa FC-06BK Black 3.5" Fan Controller - 3x Fans with 2x USB2.0 Ports
PSU
Corsair 650W HX Modular PSU
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 AMD 770 Socket AM3 Gigabit LAN 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 8MB L3 Cache 125W Retail Box Processor
Memory
8Gb BL2KIT25664BN1608 4GB kit (2GBx2x2) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800
Hard Drives
2x Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM
Graphics
Gigabyte 8400GS 512 MB GDDR2 DVI VGA Out PCI-E Graphics Card
Opticals
Sony AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM Internal SATA Black Bare Drive - OEM
LG GH22LS50 22x DVD±RW SATA DL & RAM + LightScribe Black - Retail
Screens
2x Formac Gallery Xtreme 2010 20.1" TFT Monitor 1600x1200 300 cd/m2 700:1 12 ms DVI-D Raven Black
Sound Card;
E-mu 1820m external
O.S.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


I've never used W7 and never used 64-bit, so I'd welcome some advice .

The plan is to partition one HDD for Windows 7, use the remainder of that drive for software, backup and storage and then to use the second drive to backup everything in the first.
What size should my O.S. partition be ? I'm not using RAID at all.

Secondly, this machine is for home sound recording via an external soundcard. Should I disable the onboard sound in the BIOS now, before loading W7 or can I simply disable it in Windows afterwards ?

Lastly, any BIOS setup tips for the kit listed above ?

Edited by wuzzo, 06 September 2010 - 06:23 AM.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:34 AM

OK, all done. Sweet as a nut.
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