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December 3, 2011 7:54:39 PM

Right now I have a stock Dell XPS 8300- Win7, i5-2400, Radeon 5450, 1TB HDD, 6GB RAM. I am looking to reuse the processor and Hard drive in my new build which includes- Asus P8Z68-V pro, Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W PSU, Corsair Vengeance 16GB RAM, and a Galaxy Geforce 580.

I know it should all be able to go together and should work but my only worry is having to do with my HDD, is there anything I should disable, activate or delete before I put my new PC together or should I just wait and see then deside what to do? Any advice at all will be greatly appreciated!

(I'm a little new to this so please be patient :D )

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December 3, 2011 8:05:46 PM

Its unlikely you will be ble to use the Dell OEM operating system on another motherboard .

They boards are close and it may run , but you wont be able to re-install it
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December 3, 2011 8:16:29 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Its unlikely you will be ble to use the Dell OEM operating system on another motherboard .

They boards are close and it may run , but you wont be able to re-install it


Well say Dell's OEM doesn't work, if I just buy win 7 again do you think there will be any other problems?
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December 3, 2011 8:22:20 PM

I think you are probably spending too much on the power supply . 650 - 700 watts is fine for a single GTX 580

And yes if you do have problems with the operating system you can just by a Windows 7 64 bit OEM disk and reformat the machine with that and then install from it
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December 3, 2011 8:35:32 PM

Outlander_04 said:
I think you are probably spending too much on the power supply . 650 - 700 watts is fine for a single GTX 580

And yes if you do have problems with the operating system you can just by a Windows 7 64 bit OEM disk and reformat the machine with that and then install from it


Well I was thinking about OC eventually and I wanted a little bit of play with the wattage.

Thanks for your help, it really put my mind at ease....well a little bit anyway lol.
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December 10, 2011 1:39:51 PM

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