[HELP] One last hurdle before my first ever build Tags: Dell Studio Xps Build Systems Last response: June 26, 2013 12:30 AM in Systems Share j0ewhite June 25, 2013 11:45:53 PM Currently I'm using a DELL Studio XPS 9100. It's about 4 years old machine and I'm thinking about building a new one myself. Thus bringing me to this forum. Initially I was only thinking about changing the GPU. Somehow, one thing led to another and before I knew, I'd gotten below parts ordered: 1. PC Case - Corsair Carbide 300R windowed mid tower case. 2. Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard 3. Graphics Card - MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC 4. Storage - Samsung 840 Series SSD 500GB 5. PSU - Seasonic X-650 6. RAM - Corsair Dominator 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz 7. CPU Cooler - Kuhler H2O 920 8. Fans - 2x AF120, 1x AF140 Q1: Now, I will be using my existing processor i7 970 3.20GHz onto my new motherboard. There should be no issue right? Just make sure to install it correctly and cleanly. Q2: Currently my OS, Windows 7 Pro is on a 2TB mechanical hard drive. My greatest worry is how to migrate to the new SSD I bought. Q3: With above scenario, what should be the flow steps to follow logically? eg: Step 1: Migrate OS to new SSD. Step 2: ... etc, etc. I will appreciate any advices, comments and opinions. This will be my first time building a computer. Please help. Thanks. More about : hurdle build robnof June 26, 2013 12:30:10 AM Your cpu should be fine for that board according to its cpu support page. As for the os transfer, try this; http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid... Although for a boot drive, you might want to go with a smaller ssd; like 64gb or 90gb. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources First ever rig build...one last check please before I buy! Forum SolvedOne Last Opinion Check before I start building my first mini ITX? Forum SolvedNeed help with the last few pieces of my build (first build ever, super excited)! feedback appreciated Forum SolvedNeed Help with Budget Build (First one EVER) Forum SolvedLast post before starting my first build Forum First time builder, one last check before I buy everything. Any final tips? ~$1100 gaming rig Forum $800ish first time build, last check before buying. Forum SolvedFirst Build ... One last check please! Forum First ever build, could use expert thoughts on it before buying. Forum Building gaming PC, one last check before I order everything Forum SolvedOne question before I order my parts for my first build. Forum SolvedFIRST EVER BUILD $700 -Help needed Forum SolvedHelp! Last critique before I pull the trigger! (700$ build) Forum SolvedPlease help with my first ever build Forum Last thoughts before purchasing my first build? £700 Forum SolvedFirst ever build need HELP. (1400 budget) Forum Solvedwill my PC setup be compatible? "my first build ever" plz help Forum SolvedNew build - Please help!!! - Thank you! Budget included- First ever build. Forum SolvedFirst build ever, BSOD, lots of problems, help!!! Forum SolvedHELP before I buy. Photoshop cs6/lightroom 5. FIRST BUILD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !