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#1 coxchris

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:15 PM

Hi Bleeping Computer,

I am contemplating about a new future build for my computer. This build doesn't have the complete component list since I have the parts already.

Background: I was going to upgrade my GPU from Ge-force 430 to the new 550Ti GFX GPU (with Dual DVI) and get a hard drive 1TB or greater second hard drive that was basically it. I have been receiving Windows 7 performance issues "Your computer can performance better if you revert down to Windows 7 Basic" I ask around about the new Geforce GTX 550ti and was going to buy it because people say that it will fit in my motherboard but I email EVGA and they said to wait until I make change to my dual screen system so I had a fun time on new egg and basically I went from a 137.00+ tax+ shipping for my GPU to 250 dollars increase of making sure that the GPU unit was compilable. I am sort of going away from WOW(don't tell my guild that) but I want to play Flight Sim at high or ultra setting and other new games so basically my build is this:

Current Specs are: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/ndcxuzSQEHKcujVXk1IXTz0

I am looking at:

Case: HAF 922 with default fans
Current: Corsair TX650 PSU
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754 ASUS M5A99X EVO
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311 x2 (deciding on that) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849 AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition (comment: I wasn't able to find the extact model number on the CPU compatible list but this is a BE Does the mother board support this if is in Black Edition I am not trying to over clock it
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625 Geforce GTX 550ti Optional Buy at later date)
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136891 Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Optional Buy at later date)
The question is do I need a Aftermarket CPU cooler or can I just use the stock cooler
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

I am going to buy the listed above at tiger direct and amazon.com (prime member). Will this last for another 4 years or DDR4 and CPUs that are 8 cores

What do you think about this build any suggestions are appreciated. Hopefully I will be buying this at the end of the year or in parts and assumable it when i receive the full parts list.

Thanks

Have a great day

Edited by coxchris, 03 October 2011 - 02:18 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:15 PM

If you are willing to wait a couple of weeks, you could get one of AMD's new FX processors which will perform getter. As you are going to be getting a new motherboard, you will need a new copy of Windows 7 if you currently use the OEM version due to license restrictions. The Radeon 6850 is only $10 more than the 550 ti and is more powerful. You only need an aftermarket cooler if you are planning on overclocking. Aside from these things to keep in mind, this looks like a good build.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 05:39 PM

I already have a Windows 7 Pro x64 on my hard drive drive. I was going to place this add the 2TB as a second drive. My windows 7 is not OEM it Retail. Will that be a problem? Do I have to reactivate the key if am going to plug in it and go and create a image of my system.

Will System Prep work in this case?

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:45 PM

You would want to have a fresh installation of windows to avoid problems.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:46 PM

If you replace the motherboard, you cannot simply take the hard drive to a new PC. There are low level motherboard drivers that need to load and are unique to your board, thus, a reinstall. The exception to this would be if you were installing to an exactly identical motherboard, but replacing it with a different model requires a reinstall. Creating an image will not get around this. As for the Windows 7 OEM versus retail, is your copy a full, boxed, retail version of Windows 7? If it is, then, by license, you are allowed to move your license to another machine.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:47 PM

Luckily you bought a retail version of windows.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:56 PM

...if it is a retail version. I know people who got the OEM disc in the DVD case, who thought it was retail.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:17 PM

I just need to find it thanks guys.

According to SIW, I have Licensed (Windows Operating System--Windows® Retail channel so I have Windows 7 retail.

Is ATI Warranty good against Nvida Warranty

You suggested an ATI card are their any EVGA cards that are similar to ATI Random 6850--NVIDA chip sets.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:27 AM

The warranty depends on the manufacturer not AMD(ATI) or Nvidia.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:26 PM

eVGA, along with Galaxy, are manufacturers that make Nvidia cards only. XFX was once alongside them until they were removed by Nvidia for making AMD cards. ATI was bought by AMD a while back, but they have retained the Radeon moniker. Warranties are set by the card manufacturer, all AMD and Nvidia do is design the architecture, produce the reference cards, and make the drivers. Don't worry too much about the warranty. If the card fails, it will often do so within a year. Beyond that, most people begin considering upgrading anyway, so long-term warranties are often not needed.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:11 PM

Galaxy has been around for quite a long time, so does Powercolour.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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