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#1 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 12:10 AM

Hi, can you please provide the model of this Dell desktop and the purpose of the upgrade?


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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 18 January 2014 - 12:25 AM

HI,The PC is a DELL E521 and is there anything reasonable that can be of benefit to improving it.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 02:09 AM

The best upgrade for the system would be a SSD which you should see a noticeable improvement in speed and the overall snappiness of the system, also a upgrade to Windows 7 would benefit and Windows XP support will be ending soon.

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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 18 January 2014 - 04:42 AM

What about the hybrid SSD'S that have a 1tb HDD+ SSD a little expensive but maybe the best of both worlds,also a little better GPU.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:50 AM

What about the hybrid SSD'S that have a 1tb HDD+ SSD a little expensive but maybe the best of both worlds,also a little better GPU.

Yes a hybrid HDD/SDD would also be a perfectly fine choice and you could upgrade the graphics card although if do not plan to game then don't worry about it. 


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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 18 January 2014 - 05:26 AM

HI,killerx525,I was looking at1TB HYBRID SSD'S as i would like to remove all of what i have on 2 HHD'S i have in this PC could i do several partitions on it because there is total of about

180GB on both HDD'S combined and they are coming up on 7years old and have WINXP on HDD'S,but with WINXP  going away there will not be any need to keep those OS BECAUSE IF

i understand HDD'S right the data is on a completely different partition then the OS am i thinking in the right direction.

Also is there procedure in how to access the different partitions as i may end up with 3 partitions (1)for SEAGATE HDD AND (1) for the WD HDD and (1) on the new HYBRID with OS.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 04:24 PM

HI,killerx525,Well i did my good deed for the day and upset a person on another computer forum and boy did i get reamed for that one little did he know that i researched this DELL E521 and there is a lengthy write up about DELL'S about not being a PC that you can do with much except maybe higher end one's,but i was just asking around if maybe there was some little tweaks that could be done to this PC that would kill it.

The lengthy write up that i was talking about is in my bookmarks.

I know the problem i have right now is i am probably at the point where a lot get to when start using PC'S is they for what they that day then after awhile they get the itch to improve on it and thats where they find out like i did is you get there from here and you find in todays PC market place for just a few hundred dollars more you can get a PC that is really smoking hot.

There is one more CPU that could install called a +6400,but some of the that have used it say it is hard to work with.

I ran across a PC called CYBERTRON  ASSASSIN that is supposed to run at 4.2 Ghz that sounded interesting but cost about $ 1000.00.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 04:56 PM

Tiger D has them a bit cheaper.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:09 PM

HI,killerx525,Well i did my good deed for the day and upset a person on another computer forum and boy did i get reamed for that one little did he know that i researched this DELL E521 and there is a lengthy write up about DELL'S about not being a PC that you can do with much except maybe higher end one's,but i was just asking around if maybe there was some little tweaks that could be done to this PC that would kill it.
The lengthy write up that i was talking about is in my bookmarks.
I know the problem i have right now is i am probably at the point where a lot get to when start using PC'S is they for what they that day then after awhile they get the itch to improve on it and thats where they find out like i did is you get there from here and you find in todays PC market place for just a few hundred dollars more you can get a PC that is really smoking hot.
There is one more CPU that could install called a +6400,but some of the that have used it say it is hard to work with.
I ran across a PC called CYBERTRON  ASSASSIN that is supposed to run at 4.2 Ghz that sounded interesting but cost about $ 1000.00.

The upgrade to a hybrid SSD/HDD us still worth it and won't be a waste as it can be transferred to a new system.

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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 19 January 2014 - 09:00 PM

Thank you for input.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

HI, killerx525,I went to SEAGATE web site and they had a tutorial about how to transfer data from existing HDD'S and it is done with a disk wizard and it said i could retain everything on those HDD'S including the OS which both existing HDD'S have WINXP on them,if i go with SEAGATE i am looking at the STBD1000400 1TB HDD.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 08:42 PM

HI, killerx525,I went to SEAGATE web site and they had a tutorial about how to transfer data from existing HDD'S and it is done with a disk wizard and it said i could retain everything on those HDD'S including the OS which both existing HDD'S have WINXP on them,if i go with SEAGATE i am looking at the STBD1000400 1TB HDD.

You can only transfer 1 OS but to be honest, i wouldn't bother with transferring it over but install Windows 7 on it then transfer all of your data onto the new drive and ditching XP as this turning into a very complex procedure with all these partitions. 


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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 23 January 2014 - 08:56 AM

Well i was not really sure the OS'S,but i have the data on external HDD there are youtube videos on how to transfer data to new HDD.

While i was writing this a little bulb went off when i install WIN7 on this PC will all of the data from both HDD'S that are in this PC will be integrated as one bunch of data or will they separated like i would like to make it easier to find things that i need off and on that was the reason for the partitions.

I have ordered the WIN7 OS now just have to find money for SSDH HYBRID + 1TB HDD combined,thanks for the info.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:08 AM

Well i was not really sure the OS'S,but i have the data on external HDD there are youtube videos on how to transfer data to new HDD.

While i was writing this a little bulb went off when i install WIN7 on this PC will all of the data from both HDD'S that are in this PC will be integrated as one bunch of data or will they separated like i would like to make it easier to find things that i need off and on that was the reason for the partitions.

I have ordered the WIN7 OS now just have to find money for SSDH HYBRID + 1TB HDD combined,thanks for the info.

So how it will work is every time when you start the computer up, you will have to manually choose Windows 7 to boot up as there are multiple OS's and once you are booted up, all your data and the Windows XP drives can be accessed. 


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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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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