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#11numberman52Posted 9/14/2013 7:27:07 PM
OmegaDL50 posted...
VaultBoy2010 posted...
OmegaDL50 posted...
Do you do video rendering / encoding? Photoshop? If not you won't need 16GB of ram.

In fact no PC current PC game will need 8GB + the dedicated VRAM on your GPU

Do you plan to Cross Fire? Even so an 800w PSU is overkill. You could EASILY have two HD7950's and sizable overclock and wouldn't even push 600w

Try this build and save some money - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DQCd


ok thanks, i will go with this
also, i have windows 7 in this hdd, when i put it in the new rig, will i be able to use it?


Windows keys are generally tied to the motherboard / cpu. Also if your current HDD contains registry entries and drivers for your current PC that will make everything screwed up in the existing Windows installation.

You will need to format and reinstall.


no its fine if you take the hdd as is and put it in your new rig
the drivers for your old hardware wont do anything other than take up space when its in your new rig so dont worry
just install new drivers for your new stuff

you might have to put in the activation code for that windows but thats about it
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#12OmegaDL50Posted 9/14/2013 7:29:59 PM
numberman52 posted...
OmegaDL50 posted...
VaultBoy2010 posted...
OmegaDL50 posted...
Do you do video rendering / encoding? Photoshop? If not you won't need 16GB of ram.

In fact no PC current PC game will need 8GB + the dedicated VRAM on your GPU

Do you plan to Cross Fire? Even so an 800w PSU is overkill. You could EASILY have two HD7950's and sizable overclock and wouldn't even push 600w

Try this build and save some money - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DQCd


ok thanks, i will go with this
also, i have windows 7 in this hdd, when i put it in the new rig, will i be able to use it?


Windows keys are generally tied to the motherboard / cpu. Also if your current HDD contains registry entries and drivers for your current PC that will make everything screwed up in the existing Windows installation.

You will need to format and reinstall.


no its fine if you take the hdd as is and put it in your new rig
the drivers for your old hardware wont do anything other than take up space when its in your new rig so dont worry
just install new drivers for your new stuff

you might have to put in the activation code for that windows but thats about it


Coming from someone who has built PCs for over 12 years this is a REALLY bad idea. Windows drivers and other associated hardware devices are still tied to the registry and when Windows loads it will have all kinds of screwed up issues.
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#13gastamanPosted 9/14/2013 7:30:37 PM
OmegaDL50 posted...
Hmm I like your middle build, think you can work something to get the Fractal R4 in there. Let's give something VaultBoy2010 he'll really appreciate.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DRbP
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#14OmegaDL50Posted 9/14/2013 7:33:50 PM
gastaman posted...
OmegaDL50 posted...
Hmm I like your middle build, think you can work something to get the Fractal R4 in there. Let's give something VaultBoy2010 he'll really appreciate.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DRbP


This should do it. Hopefully VaultBoy2010 sees this.
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#15gastamanPosted 9/14/2013 7:37:39 PM
OmegaDL50 posted...
gastaman posted...
OmegaDL50 posted...
Hmm I like your middle build, think you can work something to get the Fractal R4 in there. Let's give something VaultBoy2010 he'll really appreciate.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DRbP


This should do it. Hopefully VaultBoy2010 sees this.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DRlt

New link. Forgot to change the retailer for the Hyper 212 to Microcenter. Same price as OutletPC, without the need for a $5 MIR.
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#16VaultBoy2010(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2013 5:54:16 AM
OmegaDL50 posted...
gastaman posted...
OmegaDL50 posted...
Hmm I like your middle build, think you can work something to get the Fractal R4 in there. Let's give something VaultBoy2010 he'll really appreciate.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DRbP


This should do it. Hopefully VaultBoy2010 sees this.


this is nice, thanks, i might switch out the case for this though, just because it looks sweet(i know its huge...)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146079&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
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#17VaultBoy2010(Topic Creator)Posted 9/15/2013 5:57:39 AM
and one more question, should i just get windows 8 just for touchscreen support?
or is not even worth it...
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#18OmegaDL50Posted 9/15/2013 7:46:57 AM
Touchscreens on PCs are generally a gimmick and are better served for Android / Cellphone / Tablet devices.

I have a copy of Windows 8 because I had access to it for free as part of a student program (MS Dreamspark) when I was in college. I willingly installed it after some research of it's performance advantages over Windows 7. I would not willingly install Windows 8 if I had to purchase it.

While the Metro UI may look nice, I generally just hit the Windows key and go straight to conventional desktop mode and use my shortcuts through there.

Future proofing aside. There might be some advantage to it. For example Direct X 11.2 will be exclusive to Windows 8 and if you ever buy a GPU upgrade in the future that takes advantage of that API, then you'll have the OS ready for it along with the support of whatever games that use it.

The majority of cons towards Windows 8 are generally because of it's aesthetic and lack of start button, and most of these same people tend to ignore the pros because they cannot visually see the changes and the benefits are mostly under the hood (More power efficiency, uses less memory, quicker boot times, etc)

If you can get a copy of Windows 8 compared the cost you would pay for Windows 7, then it might be worthwhile. Just remember that Windows 8.1 is right around the corner and those who own Win 8 will be able freely upgrade to it (Which brings back the start menu which by far is the biggest thing people make issue about)
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#19DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/15/2013 7:59:06 AM
No SSD
800w PSU for a 400w build
Overpriced vs performance

5/10.
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#20mrCubePosted 9/15/2013 10:36:03 AM
OmegaDL50 posted...
numberman52 posted...
OmegaDL50 posted...
VaultBoy2010 posted...
OmegaDL50 posted...
Do you do video rendering / encoding? Photoshop? If not you won't need 16GB of ram.

In fact no PC current PC game will need 8GB + the dedicated VRAM on your GPU

Do you plan to Cross Fire? Even so an 800w PSU is overkill. You could EASILY have two HD7950's and sizable overclock and wouldn't even push 600w

Try this build and save some money - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DQCd


ok thanks, i will go with this
also, i have windows 7 in this hdd, when i put it in the new rig, will i be able to use it?


Windows keys are generally tied to the motherboard / cpu. Also if your current HDD contains registry entries and drivers for your current PC that will make everything screwed up in the existing Windows installation.

You will need to format and reinstall.


no its fine if you take the hdd as is and put it in your new rig
the drivers for your old hardware wont do anything other than take up space when its in your new rig so dont worry
just install new drivers for your new stuff

you might have to put in the activation code for that windows but thats about it


Coming from someone who has built PCs for over 12 years this is a REALLY bad idea. Windows drivers and other associated hardware devices are still tied to the registry and when Windows loads it will have all kinds of screwed up issues.


I've never really had a problem with it. Windows checks the hardware configuration at boot and most of the time will load proper drivers without a hitch. I still recommend a fresh install but it can work in a pinch.
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