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Barebones computer With CUSTOM hardrive??

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June 5, 2010 10:24:12 PM

If i buy a Barebones Computer without an Operating System/Primary Hard Drive, Could i attach a regular hard drive from my other computer onto the barebones computer and use it? or would that make me have to install the new motherboard/video card/sound card/etc.?
a b B Homebuilt system
June 5, 2010 10:25:14 PM

Unless the motherboard is the same, there is a very slim chance that you can move a hard drive with an existing operating system installation to a new system without having to reinstall the OS.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 5, 2010 10:29:24 PM

Yes, assuming the board can accept it: sata/Ide. But as said you would need to reinstall the OS.

BUT! why would you want to buy a "KIT" (heavy on the quotes) which gives you sub-par quality parts for not that much of a savings?

Instead tell us what you were planning to buy and whatnot, your budget, .... and we'll put together something better.

Fill this out.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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June 6, 2010 4:14:55 AM

fastx21 said:
Yes, assuming the board can accept it: sata/Ide. But as said you would need to reinstall the OS.

BUT! why would you want to buy a "KIT" (heavy on the quotes) which gives you sub-par quality parts for not that much of a savings?

Instead tell us what you were planning to buy and whatnot, your budget, .... and we'll put together something better.

Fill this out.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...


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a b B Homebuilt system
June 8, 2010 6:33:32 PM

Neither of those combo deals have graphics cards included, I'd just finished work this morning and posted them as suggestions :) 
If you like those builds add one to your cart on newegg and it will do the ' people who bought this also bought' list, and therell be suitable cards listed.
they do look to be decent enough to handle most games though
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