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 Post subject: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 4:56 am 
8086
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OK , I have

CPU- Intel I 5-3570k
Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
MOBO- Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H
PSU- Corsair TX750
memory- G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb(2x4gb) 1600mhz
Case- Fractal Design R4 should be delivered Monday (05/06/13)
GPU- will be bought when I get more overtime at work
SSD- not sure yet whether I will bother with one, PC is on at all times we use an internet phone

Trying to keep the initial cost down.

When the case gets in, I want to put my pc together and run it on the hd4000 integrated graphics till I get the GPU.

I am wanting to keep my old HDD a Western Digital Caviar Blue 640gb it is old but has a lot of old family pictures on it. I do plan on getting a new HDD in the future. The old HDD has my old OS on it (vista) that I want to upgrade to Win7. I am beginning to understand that I will have problems with drivers, I dont have a backup disk for the Vista.

Any suggestions that can help me out. Budget is very limited if I have to buy new HDD or OS it will prolong the build another month or two.


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 Post subject: Re: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:12 am 
Smithfield
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If you were hoping that you could plug in the HDD and use Vista as is, you won't be able to for very long or at all. Windows will recognize that you've put it on a new PC and essentially require activation again. Though this is as far as I know about the process. It will probably just ask for the CD key again.

But if that's not a concern, then run the OS in safe mode and do a cleanup.


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 Post subject: Re: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 11:38 am 
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can i install the hhd then upgrade the OS or install lynix. I dont have a cd key, my pc did not come with a backup cd. so no cd key. it was a gateway


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 Post subject: Re: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 11:55 am 
Smithfield
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If you're going to get a new HDD and you have or will have Windows 7, I would suggest waiting until then. You install Windows 7 on the new hard drive, then pull everything off the old one that you need.


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 Post subject: Re: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 6:49 pm 
Klamath
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"SSD- not sure yet whether I will bother with one, PC is on at all times we use an internet phone"

I leave my PC on all the time as well, and I plan on using an SSD. Will this be a problem?


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 Post subject: Re: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:58 pm 
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MaximumGraphics wrote:
"SSD- not sure yet whether I will bother with one, PC is on at all times we use an internet phone"

I leave my PC on all the time as well, and I plan on using an SSD. Will this be a problem?


I don't understand the original problem. What's the problem between internet phones and SSD?


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 Post subject: Re: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:10 pm 
Smithfield
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Their concerned of the impact of having an always on PC with an SSD.

And really, the answer is... about the same as it does on a hard drive if not longer. A typical 128GB SSD has a lifespan, assuming equal wear, of well 500TB. Most writes to the OS are small and to give an example of a computer that usually gets 50-60 hours of on time per week since June 2012, it's gotten 3TB of stuff written to it. And this is including at least 5-6 OS reinstalls (don't ask). So really, at this rate, I'm good for over 100 years. The electronics are going to poop out faster than wear will kill the flash memory.


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 Post subject: Re: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 4:18 am 
Klamath
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Ok, thanks for the info.


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 Post subject: Re: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:42 am 
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thanks for the replies. About the SSD, i leave my pc on so i dont care about windows start-up time, i am not sure if i would see enough improvement to justify the price of a SSD.


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 Post subject: Re: putting my new pc together
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:22 am 
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I'm convinced that an SSD isn't really for load times, because load times is hit and miss. It's more for the snappiness.


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