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New PC Build, do you think this is good? And can you transfer? Windows 8 from old to new

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July 9, 2014 8:29:37 PM

Hi, I have been asking a lot of questions lately but basically I was going to get a new computer and I was wondering if anyone wants to help me make this decision. The PC build I currently was going to be this
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower
Thermaltake 650W ATX12V
Price: $1,058.63

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I also was wondering I wanted Windows 8 on my new computer but I don't want to buy it because I have it on my current PC that I bought from Best Buy. Is there anyway to transfer that to the new PC?
Thanks!
July 9, 2014 8:50:50 PM

Everything looks good except for the Power Supply... i would wish that PSU on my worst enemy Get this one>>http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045L5LGI/?tag=pcpapi-20

For the OS no you will have to buy a new license, bc that license is tied to the motherboard of the pc.
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July 9, 2014 8:59:47 PM

To use the old windows, you'd be salvaging the old hard drive, and using it as the boot drive in the new system. The downside is that there would be possible instabilities in the system because stuff from the old system would still be in the new system. There's a possibility that you will need to reinstall windows entirely because of some of these problems that can come up. It would be a bit easier to just buy a new copy, so at least you can at least make use of the SSD and make it a boot drive.

Criticisms on the build itself:

The GTX 780 is a bit overpriced in my opinion especially with the stronger r9 290 being cheaper. Of course if you want to stay with nVidia go for it.

If you don';t plan on overclocking ever in this kind of build, you could go with a 4690 and an h97 motherboard and take off the cooler if you would like, save some money there.

The build below is relatively the same as what you have up there, just changed parts where I thought would be better and tried lowering the price.

I added a cooler for overclocking options.

Motherboard, just got one that will help overclock a bit better. I'm trying to stay as close in price as what is posted above. You could always go with a haswell refresh and a z97 motherboard if you like and able to extend that money a bit.

The r9 290 is stronger than the gtx 780, and it's cheaper. The cooler is good cooler if you're worried about heat from the r9 290. You can spend the extra 20$ difference between the two builds on a Tri-x cooler if you would like.

PSU, XFX 550w can power the whole system, you might possibly be a bit limited on overclocking if that's your intent, but it's still a good power supply.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($118.48 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.31 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1039.65
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July 9, 2014 8:59:48 PM

Darth Rache said:
Everything looks good except for the Power Supply... i would wish that PSU on my worst enemy Get this one>>http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045L5LGI/?tag=pcpapi-20

For the OS no you will have to buy a new license, bc that license is tied to the motherboard of the pc.


Alright thank you, is the PSU I chose going to fail on me? I will go with the one you selected though
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July 9, 2014 9:02:32 PM

Froz3nWaffl3s said:
Darth Rache said:
Everything looks good except for the Power Supply... i would wish that PSU on my worst enemy Get this one>>http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045L5LGI/?tag=pcpapi-20

For the OS no you will have to buy a new license, bc that license is tied to the motherboard of the pc.


Alright thank you, is the PSU I chose going to fail on me? I will go with the one you selected though


They do not have a very good track record.
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July 9, 2014 9:06:01 PM

Calnin said:
To use the old windows, you'd be salvaging the old hard drive, and using it as the boot drive in the new system. The downside is that there would be possible instabilities in the system because stuff from the old system would still be in the new system. There's a possibility that you will need to reinstall windows entirely because of some of these problems that can come up. It would be a bit easier to just buy a new copy, so at least you can at least make use of the SSD and make it a boot drive.

Criticisms on the build itself:

The GTX 780 is a bit overpriced in my opinion especially with the stronger r9 290 being cheaper. Of course if you want to stay with nVidia go for it.

If you don';t plan on overclocking ever in this kind of build, you could go with a 4690 and an h97 motherboard and take off the cooler if you would like, save some money there.

The build below is relatively the same as what you have up there, just changed parts where I thought would be better and tried lowering the price.

I added a cooler for overclocking options.

Motherboard, just got one that will help overclock a bit better. I'm trying to stay as close in price as what is posted above. You could always go with a haswell refresh and a z97 motherboard if you like and able to extend that money a bit.

The r9 290 is stronger than the gtx 780, and it's cheaper. The cooler is good cooler if you're worried about heat from the r9 290. You can spend the extra 20$ difference between the two builds on a Tri-x cooler if you would like.

PSU, XFX 550w can power the whole system, you might possibly be a bit limited on overclocking if that's your intent, but it's still a good power supply.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($118.48 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.31 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1039.65


Alright man thanks! I will definitely consider the new graphics card and motherboard because I might be interesting in overclocking somewhere in the future in which I get it. About the PSU the one that I currently have is totally fine? I hope at least and I can get a new copy of Windows. I do think that I will see that your build it better but thanks
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July 9, 2014 9:07:42 PM

Darth Rache said:
Froz3nWaffl3s said:
Darth Rache said:
Everything looks good except for the Power Supply... i would wish that PSU on my worst enemy Get this one>>http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045L5LGI/?tag=pcpapi-20

For the OS no you will have to buy a new license, bc that license is tied to the motherboard of the pc.


Alright thank you, is the PSU I chose going to fail on me? I will go with the one you selected though


They do not have a very good track record.


Alright then I will consider getting a new one.
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July 9, 2014 9:09:10 PM

Froz3nWaffl3s said:
Calnin said:
To use the old windows, you'd be salvaging the old hard drive, and using it as the boot drive in the new system. The downside is that there would be possible instabilities in the system because stuff from the old system would still be in the new system. There's a possibility that you will need to reinstall windows entirely because of some of these problems that can come up. It would be a bit easier to just buy a new copy, so at least you can at least make use of the SSD and make it a boot drive.

Criticisms on the build itself:

The GTX 780 is a bit overpriced in my opinion especially with the stronger r9 290 being cheaper. Of course if you want to stay with nVidia go for it.

If you don';t plan on overclocking ever in this kind of build, you could go with a 4690 and an h97 motherboard and take off the cooler if you would like, save some money there.

The build below is relatively the same as what you have up there, just changed parts where I thought would be better and tried lowering the price.

I added a cooler for overclocking options.

Motherboard, just got one that will help overclock a bit better. I'm trying to stay as close in price as what is posted above. You could always go with a haswell refresh and a z97 motherboard if you like and able to extend that money a bit.

The r9 290 is stronger than the gtx 780, and it's cheaper. The cooler is good cooler if you're worried about heat from the r9 290. You can spend the extra 20$ difference between the two builds on a Tri-x cooler if you would like.

PSU, XFX 550w can power the whole system, you might possibly be a bit limited on overclocking if that's your intent, but it's still a good power supply.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($118.48 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.31 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1039.65


Alright man thanks! I will definitely consider the new graphics card and motherboard because I might be interesting in overclocking somewhere in the future in which I get it. About the PSU the one that I currently have is totally fine? I hope at least and I can get a new copy of Windows. Thanks


If you have the Thermal Take TR2 Series PSU NO REPLACE IT ASAP!!!!!!
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July 9, 2014 9:39:50 PM

The XFX ones linked would do better than a corsair under a heavy load.

The CX series isn't really ideal for gaming builds now, unless its a very low budget or something. And even then there are still some PSUs for the same price that would probably still be slightly better when gaming. Unless you plan on spending like 80$ on a corsair PSU.

If you go with corsair, you're most likely going to spend more than what you would on a XFX for something of relatively decent quality.
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-supply/#e=4,2&W=550... (Comparison of price for psu excluding MIR and what not)

Even with MIR, the xfx 650w is still better for its price.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb...

XFX psus are seasonic units as far as I'm aware, they'll handle everything well.
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July 9, 2014 10:02:28 PM

Calnin said:
The XFX ones linked would do better than a corsair under a heavy load.

The CX series isn't really ideal for gaming builds now, unless its a very low budget or something. And even then there are still some PSUs for the same price that would probably still be slightly better when gaming. Unless you plan on spending like 80$ on a corsair PSU.

If you go with corsair, you're most likely going to spend more than what you would on a XFX for something of relatively decent quality.
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/power-supply/#e=4,2&W=550... (Comparison of price for psu excluding MIR and what not)

Even with MIR, the xfx 650w is still better for its price.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb...

XFX psus are seasonic units as far as I'm aware, they'll handle everything well.


Are there any good PSU's that not like 1000 dollars and are modular, because I am looking for modular and i feel the 650w would be the best for me :)  Semi Modular would be fine as well
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