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August 26, 2013 7:26:54 AM

So i am planing on building my first computer.

The new components i'm thinking of buying:

CPU: AMD FX-8350, AM3+, 4,0GHz, 8-core
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr OC, 2GB GDDR5, 2xDVI/HDMI/DP, PCI-E 3.0
MoBo: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0, AM3+, 990FX, DDR3, CrossFireX/SLI, ATX
Possibly new RAM
possibly a new case

And everything else i would take from my old computer.

The old components i'm thinking of using:

HDD: 977GB Hitachi HDS721010CLA632 SATA Disk Device (SATA)
optical drive: hp BDDVDRW CH28N SATA CdRom Device
The power supply: dont know
some fans
RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 @ 655MHz (dont know the brand)
the case

The questions:

So my first question is that can i use my current windows (from my old HDD) on my new build or is there gonna be problems with the drivers or something?

Second question: is there something i should buy as new instead of using the old components?

And the third question: The new MoBo has 4 RAM slots so can i use my current RAM (2x4GB DDR3 @ 655MHz ) with 2 new RAM sticks or do i have to buy 4 new ones?

Thank you for reading :) 





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August 26, 2013 7:40:53 AM

1) If You get New Components , Fresh install of OS is needed as the drives will change as the hardware did.

2)RAM You should get new atlest 1600 MHZ if you plan to oc then you need to see cooling and psu options.

3)No you cannot use 2 ram sticks of 655 mhz and new 1600 mhz they must be compatible better get new RAM only and dont use old one.
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August 26, 2013 7:50:21 AM

kushvyas said:
1) If You get New Components , Fresh install of OS is needed as the drives will change as the hardware did.

2)RAM You should get new atlest 1600 MHZ if you plan to oc then you need to see cooling and psu options.

3)No you cannot use 2 ram sticks of 655 mhz and new 1600 mhz they must be compatible better get new RAM only and dont use old one.

Okay so there is no way to just remove my current drivers and then install the new ones? i would really not want to use 100 euros on a new OS...

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August 26, 2013 7:55:45 AM

Glad you want to build your own!

Answers to your questions:
1) Your old machine is almost certainly running OEM windows. Microsoft OEM licenses can't be transferred to different computers, they are only permitted to be used on the same machine they were originally installed on.
2a) Buy a new power supply. There are numerous good brands and numerous bad brands. I like to buy Seasonic. Antec is also pretty good. A 500 watt will be plenty for that system, but if you plan to someday put two graphics cards in SLI or CrossFire a 750 or 850 watt would cover that scenario. But if your budget is tight then get a 500w.
2b) You probably should pick out a new case - your old one *might work* (I'm not sure what it is or what size it is), but getting a new case is fun.
3) Your current ram appears to be DDR3-1333 which is fine and will work with your mobo. Someday you might want faster ram but if you're on a budget, you can reuse your current stuff. Your two sticks will work just fine in that 4-slot board - you don't have to fill up all the slots and 8gb is plenty. But pay attention to the mobo manual as to which slots to install each stick (you want to make sure they are in dual-channel configuration).

Let me point out that there are numerous people here who can help you put together a nice system given a certain budget. There's a template in the first post of this link that you can post that will help you get them the info they need to help you: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...
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August 26, 2013 8:00:09 AM

No Need , Re install it with same disk again or USE Boot repair .


EDIT: My bad Windows oem is tied to Motherboard not hdd , you will need new one sir.

From Licence Agreement of OEM:
(Your copy of Windows is locked to the PC on which you purchased it. You cannot transfer that license to another PC.
You can upgrade any components or peripherals on your PC and keep your license intact. You can replace the motherboard with an identical model or an equivalent model from the OEM if it fails. However, if you personally replace or upgrade the motherboard, your OEM Windows license is null and void.)
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August 26, 2013 8:07:16 AM

larkspur said:
Glad you want to build your own!

Answers to your questions:
1) Your old machine is almost certainly running OEM windows. Microsoft OEM licenses can't be transferred to different computers, they are only permitted to be used on the same machine they were originally installed on.
2a) Buy a new power supply. There are numerous good brands and numerous bad brands. I like to buy Seasonic. Antec is also pretty good. A 500 watt will be plenty for that system, but if you plan to someday put two graphics cards in SLI or CrossFire a 750 or 850 watt would cover that scenario. But if your budget is tight then get a 500w.
2b) You probably should pick out a new case - your old one *might work* (I'm not sure what it is or what size it is), but getting a new case is fun.
3) Your current ram appears to be DDR3-1333 which is fine and will work with your mobo. Someday you might want faster ram but if you're on a budget, you can reuse your current stuff. Your two sticks will work just fine in that 4-slot board - you don't have to fill up all the slots and 8gb is plenty. But pay attention to the mobo manual as to which slots to install each stick (you want to make sure they are in dual-channel configuration).

Let me point out that there are numerous people here who can help you put together a nice system given a certain budget. There's a template in the first post of this link that you can post that will help you get them the info they need to help you: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...


Thanks for the detailed feedback!
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August 26, 2013 8:12:18 AM

kushvyas said:
No Need , Re install it with same disk again or USE Boot repair .


EDIT: My bad Windows oem is tied to Motherboard not hdd , you will need new one sir.

From Licence Agreement of OEM:
(Your copy of Windows is locked to the PC on which you purchased it. You cannot transfer that license to another PC.
You can upgrade any components or peripherals on your PC and keep your license intact. You can replace the motherboard with an identical model or an equivalent model from the OEM if it fails. However, if you personally replace or upgrade the motherboard, your OEM Windows license is null and void.)


hmm so if i could borrow an windows installation disc from a friend would that do the work?
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