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    New build Qs

    Hi can you ps help? I am going to sell my 4800+ toledo, Asrock dual sata mobo and upgrade to:
    • AMD Phenom II X6 1050t
    • ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3upgrade
    • Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) Dual Channel Desktop


    The PC will not be used for gaming, it will be used for pic/video editing (Adobe cs5) I also do not want to OC. I am hoping to keep my 2 HD (Samsung spinpoint sata2 250GB & Maxtor diamond 10 Pata 200GB) The samsung will be for OS and the maxtor for storage. But i am concerned these may hold the system up as they are a few years old. Also i am hoping to keep my Hiper Type-R 580W (specs on below link) . My case is a thermaltake soprano and comes with the std thermtake fans (side and back). Would all these items be OK or would i need to spend more ps? Many thanks


    http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/r...eR_580W_2.html
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    Tx 650w Corsair PSU
    250GB Samsung Spinpoint Sata HD
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    LG Sata2 DVD/RW
    Lancool K62 Case

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    Re: New build Qs

    No need for a more powerful PSU. The old hard drives will hold back loading times a little, but the increase in modern hdds is only a few seconds at most. Noticeable, yes, but you could probably live with it. Save up for a SSD instead

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    Re: New build Qs

    Many thanks

    SSD for the OS?
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    Re: New build Qs

    Quote Originally Posted by wannabgeek View Post
    Many thanks

    SSD for the OS?
    You'd notice the most benefit for it as the OS (and stick your page file and application on it if you can). They're not really big enough for video stuff (unless you spend the $$$).

    I'm not recommending you go out and get one right away, just that if you were ever concerned about hard drive speed, you won't notice a big leap until you go SSD.

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    Re: New build Qs

    So when i do a clean instal in future will it recognise all the progs data that will be on the other drive?

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    Re: New build Qs

    Quote Originally Posted by wannabgeek View Post
    So when i do a clean instal in future will it recognise all the progs data that will be on the other drive?

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    Nope, if you're using an SSD as the OS drive you need to reinstall the operating system and most programs. Data is fine though.

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    Re: New build Qs

    I would check the Scan Shop Offers webpage as it has the Phenom II X6 1055T for around £149:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/ShopOffers/Index.aspx

    Also,the OP can get free postage from Scan:

    http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-he...-delivery.html
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 07-10-2010 at 10:13 PM.


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    Re: New build Qs

    Thanks guys. Ive purchased the above from scan. I did not get in quick enough for the cpu offer and for some reason i could not get free delivery due to a mismatch on the id code?

    EDIT JUST REALISED WILL THIS M4A89GTD MOBO WORK WITH MY 7900GS VIDEO CARD PS?
    Last edited by wannabgeek; 08-10-2010 at 04:15 PM.
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    Re: New build Qs

    Quote Originally Posted by wannabgeek View Post
    EDIT JUST REALISED WILL THIS M4A89GTD MOBO WORK WITH MY 7900GS VIDEO CARD PS?
    Yes, just looked up both on bing, and both the 7900gs (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ge,1320-2.html) and m4a89gtd are pci-e so no problem.

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