Barebones computer With CUSTOM hardrive??

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.?
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  1. 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.
  2. 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-advice
  3. 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-advice


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  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.406250
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.406247
    if you can find the extra 30 dollars :)
    you could build better trolling on newegg yourself, but I just found 2 combo deals in 20 seconds :) Happy hunting...
    Moto
  5. Motopsychojdn said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.406250
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.406247
    if you can find the extra 30 dollars :)
    you could build better trolling on newegg yourself, but I just found 2 combo deals in 20 seconds :) Happy hunting...
    Moto


    Do either of these have a good Graphics Card for gaming?, i really like the rest of the specs
  6. 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
    Moto
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