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Need Help Upgrading to BD-RW DVD-RW Drive and Adding New Data HD

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October 25, 2012 2:46:06 PM

Hello I need to make two upgrades to a computer. I please want to know if it is possible to do this with my current hardware.

First I want to remove the current DVD drive on the computer and replace it with a new DVDRW BDRW drive.

I also want add a second larger data HD, the current HD is fast but smaller size.

All hardware details are typed below:

The new dvdrw bdrw drive is the LG WH14NS40

http://www.lg.com/us/data-storage/lg-WH14NS40

The new data HD is Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/desktop-har...

The computer is purchased from cyberpower.com

Will I encounter any problems or peculiarities upgrading a cyberpower pc?

The current configuration can be seen at the following link and is also printed below:

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1EJT25

The PSU is: 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus:

http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/tx-series-pow...

The motherboard is: [CrossFireX/SLI] GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

The rest of the build is:
• BLUETOOTH: None
• CAS: Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ front USB 3.0
• CASUPGRADE: None
• CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
• CD2: None
• COOLANT: Standard Coolant
• CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [-110]
• CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
• ENGRAVING: None
• FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
• FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+9])
• FLASHMEDIA: None [-3]
• FREEBIE_MB: GIGABYTE GC-WB300D Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi PCIe Expansion Card [+0]
• FREEBIE_VC: None
• GLASSES: None
• HDD: 256 GB OCZ Agility 4 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 420MB/s Read & 410MB/s Write [+38] (Single Drive)
• HDD2: None
• IEEE_CARD: None
• IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
• KEYBOARD: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Razer Cyclosa Gaming Keyboard & Abyssus Gaming Mouse [+0]
• MB_SRT: None
• MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS)
• MONITOR: None
• MONITOR2: None
• MONITOR3: None
• MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+25]
• MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
• NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
• OS: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
• OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
• POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+63]
• RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
• SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
• SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
• SPEAKERS: None
• TEMP: None
• TUNING: None
• TVRC: None
• USB: None
• USBFLASH: None
• USBHD: None
• USBX: None
• VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+182] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
• VIDEO2: None
• VIDEO3: None
• WNC: None
• _PRICE: (+1169)
• _view_: {20088765-6181-4C8D-95C9-F69598B2C8C1}
• _load_: 10/25/2012 3:46:27 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: October 10, 2012

Budget Range: 1100 – 1250 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Blu-Ray, some games, and some video editing, also applications.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: DVD drive and HD
Do you need to buy OS: No

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 HDMI

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October 25, 2012 3:01:24 PM

as for the DVD drive just swap it out

as for the hard drive:

replacing the drive requires both drives to be connected, then cloning the old drive to the new one, and then taking out the old one and connecting the new one to the SATA port the old one was connected to.

adding the new drive as additional space and keeping the old one as it is to boot from requires only the connecting of the new drive to the computer, once booted into Windows you need to initialize it in the Disk Manager
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October 25, 2012 3:16:10 PM

Yes, I am interested in adding the new drive as additional space and keeping the old one as it is to boot.

So does a computer purchased at cyberpower retain all hardware compatibility and is it equally easy to upgrade and replace its parts as it is in home built computer?

Does the build in post 1 have all necessary connectors etc. to make the two upgrades mentioned in post #1?
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October 25, 2012 3:35:34 PM

as long you have space to mount the additional driver you should be okay
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October 29, 2012 3:40:52 PM

Best answer selected by Ulrich.
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