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January 31, 2013 5:18:30 AM

Hey guys I am building a budget pc and I would like your opinions on what I have decided to go with. I also have a question about using my current hdd for my new build. I currently have windows xp and I'm buying win 7 sp1 with my new build. Can i just plug my old hdd into my new build? or will that mess my components up? what do i need to do in order to use my old hdd? here are my components I am going to go with:

MotherBoard- ASUS F1A55-M LE R2.0 FM1 AMD A55

Memory- ADATA XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

CPU- AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU

GPU- GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3

OS- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Case w/psu- APEVIA Black / Red SECC Steel / Aluminum X-MASTER-RD/500 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Total---- $453.70

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January 31, 2013 5:22:42 AM


CPU- AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU
January 31, 2013 5:43:44 AM

That's an APU. Take a CPU and change the 6670 to 7750 gddr5 because the card is old and gddr3 is a lot more slower than the gddr5. Youre HDD need a format before using it. You should save the old files.
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January 31, 2013 5:51:18 AM

to be save you should do a clean install. you may be able to boot into safe mode f8 and remove all of the old device drivers in windows system for the old mb and then reboot and have windows xp install the newest drivers.
January 31, 2013 5:51:51 AM

Well with the 6670 he can crossfire to get about 7770 performance
January 31, 2013 6:09:55 AM

I'm going with that gou because I can crossfire. As far as the hdd I need to boot my computer into safe mode? Is there a way I can just erase all if it and install wind 7 like its a new hdd in my new build?
January 31, 2013 8:00:03 AM

When you put in the dvd or flash drive with win 7 install, you have to choose advance install (it after the screen that has the license agreement), you can create and delete partitions there also you can format the HDD. You know how to install windows 7, right?
January 31, 2013 3:35:23 PM

Okay I haven't installed an os b4 but I know I will need to go into my bios and choose my DVD drive to boot up first. Then should I turn off the computer and install the hdd? And go from there?
January 31, 2013 9:31:06 PM