Question about OEM upgrades / system set-up

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium oem 64b...
July 5, 2010 at 11:27:13
Specs: Windows 7

I am building my first computer and have a question about the OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium. My understanding of OEM is that it become "associated" with your motherboard, which means that if something goes wrong with your set-up it will be difficult or impossible to install your Windows 7 on a different set-up. Thus, I would prefer to have a genuine version of Windows 7.

HOWEVER, I found on the Microsoft Web site an upgrade to Windows 7 Professional for students for a super-low price:

So, if I get this upgrade, does that mean that the upgrade overwrites the OEM version? In other words, would I be able to install the Windows 7 Professional on another set-up? I already asked Microsoft a few days ago... Nothing yet.

Also, I was wondering if anyone could check out my system set-up and give me some advice on whether everything appears to fit OK. My main uses will be gaming, Adobe Design (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.), and general computing. Also, I will want to add another GPU in the future in Crossfire mode.

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad Core
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
PSU: Corsair HS Series CMPSU-650HX SLI Ready
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16
HD: Western Digial Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Optical Drive: Samsung CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C-OEM
Case: Cooler Master Elite 330 ATX Mid Tower

Total price on $880 w/ shipping.

Any help will be appreciated! (One last question: Will SATA 6.0 slots on the MoBo work with SATA 3.0 devices?)

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July 5, 2010 at 14:00:49
Oem os works fine in another system. I don't think that upgrade will overwrite oem version.
The system specs is fine but u need ddr3 1333 1.5v, in my opinion crossfire and sli is waste of money (don't expect to double fps when using sli or crossfire).
Your last question the answer is yes.

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