Will my new unbuilt (building it this week) computer accept Windows 8 64-bit?

11th of March 2013 1

Will my new unbuilt (building it this week) computer accept Windows 8 64-bit?

Question by Weqe: Will my new unbuilt (building it this week) computer accept Windows 8 64-bit?
I heard nightmares about Windows 8 not working with people’s newly bought hardware. PLEASE save me from this nightmare as I don’t want to ruin my brand new components or have to buy 2 operating systems without being able to return Windows 8…

Here is my system:

MOTHERBOARD:
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

PROCESSOR:
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143

GRAPHICS CARD:
ASUS HD7870-DC2TG-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121648

HARD DRIVE:
Western Digital WD Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792

SSD:
Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT120A3K5 2.5″ 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167121

OPTICAL DRIVE:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner – Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS – OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

POWER SUPPLY:
CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

Best answer:

Answer by W
ASUS is a strong supporter of Windows 8. Knowing ASUS I feel like they accounted for Windows 8 and made it possible to use it. I would say that the motherboard is good enough to run fine and I know it will work.

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  1. Brad 3:52 pm 11/03 of 2013

    To answer your question simply, Yes it will support Windows 8. As a matter of fact any computer that is capable of running Windows 7 will also be able to run Windows 8 according to Microsoft. While Windows 8 is designed with a touch screen in mind, it is also usable with the standard mouse and keyboard navigation.

    That actual system requirements to run Windows 8 is quite minimal and any newer computer will be equipped with more than enough to be able to run it.

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