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New Gaming Rig. Things I am worried about. First Timer

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February 14, 2012 11:34:12 PM

I am wanting to know if I buy

Cooler Master Elite 430
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+To...

AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 Mobo
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005FGQLQQ/ref=ox_sc...

XFX ATI Radeon 6870 HD GPU
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005QB65NE/ref=ox_sc...

Corsair 750w Enthusiast PSU
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004O0P9VC/ref=ox_sc...

Intel i5 2500K CPU
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FA8NX2/ref=ox_sc...

Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212 CPU Cooler
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005HIRDVY/ref=ox_sc...

Dvd Drive
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003SM3HH0/ref=ox_sc...

Seagate Baracuda HDD
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004HBAGRA/ref=ox_sc...

Corsair 4Gb x2 1333
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-8gb--2-x-4g...

Windows 7
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004Q0PT3I/ref=ox_sc...

1. My question is will all this fit into that case? I heard somewhere that the hyper 212 CPU cooler was pretty large so that is one concern that I have.
2. Another question is the Operating system. Say I put it onto my HDD and later upgrade and get an SSD will I be able to put it on without having to repurchase windows 7?
3. Also is it possible to create a restore to "factory" settings on my PC which would also keep the operating system installed?
4. If I upgrade parts of my PC for example a new CPU and Motherboard will I have to purchase windows 7 again?
February 14, 2012 11:55:13 PM

1: Not sure on the Hyper 212 will fit, everything will fit just fine, but I can't say on that case if the heatsink will fit.

2: You will be able to re-use the same Windows copy, especially if you make an image of your system drive and copy it over to the SSD.

3: Creating a restore point after freshly installing and restoring to that might work, but if you need to do a "factory" reset, you probably will need to re-install Windows.

4: If you upgrade parts, you won't need to buy a new Windows copy. However, it might complain and want you to re-activate your copy, but you won't need to purchase a different copy.
February 14, 2012 11:59:53 PM

Okay =) so glad I asked this question. I'm sure there are guides on how to make an image of my drive so I won't ask how. When it asks me to reactivate my copy can I use the same code I used to begin with?
February 15, 2012 3:51:58 AM

Yes, HOWEVER in some cases if you have re-activated too many times you will need to call a number in which a machine reads you off a really long code that you put in as a reactivation code. You won't need to buy another copy and the process is easy, takes five minutes. But that's only if for some reason it won't take your original CD key.
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