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Windows 7: Need help upgrading my rig

27 Jan 2014   #21
linnemeyerhere

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Asus 770 needs 300 watts alone, you'd be smart to do the math with the free SPU calculator and then bump it up 15-20%. You may want to consider a new PSU in the 850 range?
I'm talking about removing my current graphics card and replacing it with the 770.
Use this handy calculator and add everything thing up, add all the fan slots up even if not being used you may later for heat? Then take what it gives and add at least 15%-25% as a PSU will degrade about 1.5-2.5% a year. For me I want extra headroom on any power supply so I recommend 650-850w and if you want later to OC and add more GPU's then start at 850-1200.

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp


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27 Jan 2014   #22
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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I think the best bang for the buck is to add a second Asus GTX 560 ti in SLI. What PSU do you have? If it's 650-700 watts you should be GTG. A used 560 is around $100 USD, you may have enough for a 120-240gb SSD. Your cpu and memory are fine, no bottleneck.
agreed. There should not be any issues with the cpu and memory you currently have.
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27 Jan 2014   #23
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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For sure you want to back up all important data then completely wipe this hdd drive then I would clean install W7 to a ssd and all the software and games then use the spinner for data.
Which SSD do you recommend?
I would say look to Samsung, Intel, Crucial, Corsair, Kingston. 128gb will give lots of room for growth and updates. Place all software and the best big file games on it, all else can go to spinner ! You just won't believe what you've been missing.....it's a crazy upgrade.
Thanks for replying so quick!
As you can see I posted a quick screenshot and I actually have loads of hard drive space available at the moment. Do you recommend going with 120 GB or 250 GB? And please can you let me know what the 2 windows 7 tabs are when I boot up my computer? I always select the first one.
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27 Jan 2014   #24
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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I think the best bang for the buck is to add a second Asus GTX 560 ti in SLI. What PSU do you have? If it's 650-700 watts you should be GTG. A used 560 is around $100 USD, you may have enough for a 120-240gb SSD. Your cpu and memory are fine, no bottleneck.
agreed. There should not be any issues with the cpu and memory you currently have.
Do you consider my computer high end with the current specs I have?
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27 Jan 2014   #25
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

About your problem of two Win 7 booting up. == Post a screen shot of you disk management. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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27 Jan 2014   #26
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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About your problem of two Win 7 booting up. == Post a screen shot of you disk management. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
This is what happens after I reinstalled windows 7. I always choose the top one, scared to know what will happen if i choose the other. The other one can't possibly be my old windows because it's deleted off the hard drive.


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27 Jan 2014   #27
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You probably still have both OS with a system partition, that is why it is asking you which one. Can you boot in one of the Windows and make a screen shot of the Disk Management?
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29 Jan 2014   #28
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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You probably still have both OS with a system partition, that is why it is asking you which one. Can you boot in one of the Windows and make a screen shot of the Disk Management?
If you're talking about my hard drives I already posted a screenshot.
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29 Jan 2014   #29
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I would go a step further to say that CPU will work with ANY high end GPU on the market don't fool yourself Sandy Bridge is a real respectable platform
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29 Jan 2014   #30
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ekayrouz View Post
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You probably still have both OS with a system partition, that is why it is asking you which one. Can you boot in one of the Windows and make a screen shot of the Disk Management?
If you're talking about my hard drives I already posted a screenshot.
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That isn't your "Disk Management". That is your "Computer".
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