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Finished my build! One quick ? and pics soon!

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May 30, 2009 9:08:47 PM

So I just finished my rebuild with the Antec p180 mini. Alls I have to say is that I absolutely love this case! It fits everything perfect and the cable management is superb! Not to mention the inside is already painted black.

I am going to post pictures of it, but I am stuck at work rite now and won't be home until 10:30 tonight to do so.

I have one quick question though: Alls that I changed parts wise was the motherboard, since I had to go to a micro ATX for the case. I already have Vista and everything installed on the HDD from being in my last build. I am wondering where the motherboard drivers install to? The hdd or the actual mobo? Because if its the HDD, then all the drivers from my previous mobo are on there. Should I just start fresh and reformat the HDD?

Thanks for any help and pics will be up tonight! I hope you guys like the cable management I did!!
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
May 30, 2009 9:31:55 PM

You should install the chipset drivers for your new motherboard. If the chipset is the same(P35/P45,ich9,ich10,etc...) then you may be already current.
May 30, 2009 9:48:58 PM

Okay sounds good. They might be the same, not 100% sure. I am thinking of just reformatting the drive completely though and reinstalling everything fresh to avoid any problems at all. I can then install vista again and upgrade to Windows 7 RC
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May 30, 2009 10:03:08 PM

Anytime you do something like this you should reformat. It saves you alot of trouble in the long run.
May 30, 2009 10:35:34 PM

Helltech said:
Anytime you do something like this you should reformat. It saves you alot of trouble in the long run.


Thanks sounds good.
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
May 30, 2009 10:48:10 PM

Install windows-7 release candidate as a new clean install. An upgrade is not recommended. You might as well do that first.
May 30, 2009 11:07:49 PM

geofelt said:
Install windows-7 release candidate as a new clean install. An upgrade is not recommended. You might as well do that first.


Yea that is what I am thinking of doing. I am going to a friends house tonight when I get off to reformat the hdd from his computer. Then I will make a Windows 7 disk at his house and go home and install everything fresh!

Hopefully all goes well and I will do an update later tonight with the pics and hopefully windows 7 running smooth!
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