Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Need help upgrading my rig

27 Jan 2014   #21
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ekayrouz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Jan 2014   #22
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2014   #23
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ekayrouz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Jan 2014   #24
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2014   #26
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
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.


Attached Thumbnails
Need help upgrading my rig-image.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2014   #28
Ekayrouz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
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.
Page 2. Post 19
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jan 2014   #30
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ekayrouz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
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.
Page 2. Post 19
That isn't your "Disk Management". That is your "Computer".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Need help upgrading my rig




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
When upgrading from XP to Win 7
Hi, I currently have a company laptop with *gulp* windows XP. I have administrator access to install programs, but I would need admin network login rights to add a computer to a domain. My question is, if I was to upgrade from win XP to win7, would all the network configurations remain, inc....
Installation & Setup
upgrading need help
i want to buy a Intel i5 2500k and ram GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) now can i upgrade to Intel i7 2600k core &RAM 8GB (2x4GB) later on down the line? and for that matter the mb and VGA? thank you
Hardware & Devices
Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit
Since I stumbled upon the fact that I had 4 gigabytes of RAM, I want to switch over to the 64-bit version of win7. However I've got a large amount of media files I don't want to delete (these are all stored on a separate partition on my HD). My question is, can I avoid deleting this partition...
Installation & Setup
Upgrading from XP
As previously announced, Laplink has released a new version of their previous PC Mover product that allows for in-place upgrades from XP to Windows 7. Yeah, I know we generally advise AGAINST this, but for the adventurous, this might be worth trying. The link to their site follows: ...
Installation & Setup
W7 Upgrading CD
I am supposed to receive the W7 upgrade CD today!!!!!!!!:huh: I understand that when I run the upgrade that Vista will be removed and everything will be wonderful.:D:D I have a backup of Vista.:sarc::sarc: Since I will receive a license with the upgrade and if for some unknown phenominum I...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App