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Windows 7: System Upgrade after about 3 years

28 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
System Upgrade after about 3 years

I have just ordered the parts for my first system upgrade in about 3 years.

Should be getting the parts in in about 1st week June and have the system back up by mid-June.

CPU: Intel Core i7 Gen3 3770K
Mobo: ASrock Z77 Extreme6/TB4
RAM: G.Skill RipjawsZ DDR3 16 GB (4 X 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL)
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2UK 850 Watts PSU
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO with 2 CM XtraFlo 120mm fans
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
I plan to retain the GPU (Zotac 470GTX), since I am not a real hardcore gamer. Besides, I just upgraded to it about 6 months ago.

The HAF-X case is being retained, since it is just perfect for me.

I will keep you all posted on the upgrade.

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28 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Looks like a solid build
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28 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Have you entertained the idea of going with an SSD for the OS?
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28 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I really would have liked to, but they are far too expensive here.

Maybe in a few months.
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28 May 2013   #5

 
 

How about a RAID 0 with another 2TB drive?
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28 May 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Pillainp,
Very nice build you have going and a great upgrade. Consider that unless you are looking to place a ton of games on the SSD a complement of OS and normal Office software and some choice others will neatly fit on a 64gb SSD which is down right cheap and here I'm seeing 120-128gb SSD's being offered regularly for just under $100 usd. I don't wan't to be a flash pusher but if you're going to this extreme to upgrade I would strongly consider the extra monies well spent ! Either way you are on your way to an amazing build and we expect to see pictures from tear down to re-build....spare us no details ! Good luck.
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29 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
I really would have liked to, but they are far too expensive here.

Maybe in a few months.
hey pillainp, how much are they charging for SSD in your state?
Rig options are very nice though!
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29 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I would replace the i7-3770K with the i5-3570K JUST so I could afford an SSD............yes, they are that important.
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29 May 2013   #9

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
I really would have liked to, but they are far too expensive here.

Maybe in a few months.
Amazon has 128g 840 Pro's for under a C note.
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29 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

To be totally frank, an SSD had occurred to me when I was planning the upgrade, but it somehow slipped my mind (mostly because I did not give it high enough priority) while I was ordering the components. So I decided to leave it till later.

Besides, I really would like to get through this without having to reinstall Windows if I can, and I really do not have the time right now for a complete reinstall of everything I have running on this machine.

An SSD is therefore a definite buy in a few months when I do the OS reinstall.

@smarteyeball:
The 2TB is purely for storage (I do quite a bit of photography - mostly family ocassions - with my EOS 60D).

@kbrady1979:
Sadly, I have already ordered everything and the CPU has already shipped out. I do not think I can get it replaced as easily as you guys can in the States.

Besides the bank is broken fro the moment, so I need a rest before I buy anything else.

@archer:
Ordering everything off Flipkart. I do not even know if anyone here in Trivandrum even knows what an SSD is or if they have them in stock. Gave up on all the local dealers a long time ago. I find FK is now much easier to deal with than these people.

BTW, where in India are you?
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