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  1. CountMike's Avatar
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       #11

    You might want to upgrade (build a new one) everything soon, That MB has only SATA1 (SATA 1.5 Gbit/s) only, I'm not sure how an eventual SSD would behave with it. Even with SATA2 they run half speed. AHCI mode is essential for it's work too.
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  2. Flashorn's Avatar
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       #12

    I also agree with Mike.

    I would only upgrade that PC for the Now.

    Don't spend money on components that might just not
    be up to par in the near future. A waste of good money.

    Put the money asside and when you're ready to build you'll
    a bit more to spend on something worth spending on.

    This would be akin to a money pit.


    Flashorn.
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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       #13

    I avoid ready made and brand name computers like a plague. They are always "something special", BIOS is usually a mess or poor with options and upradability next to none. They also tend to install marginal components.
    With a little help of manuals and common sense, anybody capable of using a screwdriver can put one together. Easier than average toaster I'd say.
    I never bought a complete desktop in my life since last Atari (and that one got modified in a hurry), just keep on upgrading one or few pieces at a time, I'm almost sure there are at least a screw or two since 1995 in my desktop. There's I think only an SSD and RAM that I bought from a store, all other parts were used, bought second hand or leftovers from a junked computer and everything works perfectly, full speed and OCed to max.
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  4. Posts : 5,834
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       #14

    Thanks for your concern, guys. Like I wrote in the OP, I'm going to be careful as to what I spend and can use on a new mobo.
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  5. Chuck38's Avatar
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       #15

    CountMike said:
    I avoid ready made and brand name computers like a plague. They are always "something special", BIOS is usually a mess or poor with options and upradability next to none. They also tend to install marginal components.
    With a little help of manuals and common sense, anybody capable of using a screwdriver can put one together. Easier than average toaster I'd say.
    I never bought a complete desktop in my life since last Atari (and that one got modified in a hurry), just keep on upgrading one or few pieces at a time, I'm almost sure there are at least a screw or two since 1995 in my desktop. There's I think only an SSD and RAM that I bought from a store, all other parts were used, bought second hand or leftovers from a junked computer and everything works perfectly, full speed and OCed to max.
    Just don't buy from eBay unless they have a return policy.

    All in all, it's much better to buy new. It may be expensive, but it will save you from having to replace in a year or two.

    -Chuck
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  6. CountMike's Avatar
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       #16

    Chuck38 said:
    Just don't buy from eBay unless they have a return policy.

    All in all, it's much better to buy new. It may be expensive, but it will save you from having to replace in a year or two.

    -Chuck
    I buy locally only, Ebay's too far for me, there's big market for stuff like that here, too many people with no means to buy new. For instance, there were/are many doing Bitcoin mining, AMD/ATI video cards are best for that. As that business is winding down there's a lot of top GPUs going half price with more than a year of warranty left. Many are upgrading piece by piece too so a gen or two back parts are aplenty. Some extra stuff I use to put together computers and give to kids that wouldn't get it otherwise.
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  7. Posts : 5,834
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Just received my new PSU. Going to install. Wish me luck. Hopefully I'll be broadcasting from 10 Preview soon. :)
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  8. dmholt57's Avatar
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       #18

    ...I allways hate pulling them out of the box...you can't tell if they're dead from the outside... lol
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  9. LittleJay's Avatar
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       #19

    HippsieGypsie said:
    Just received my new PSU. Going to install. Wish me luck. Hopefully I'll be broadcasting from 10 Preview soon. :)
    Have fun HG! Mounting the psu is the easy part. It's making sure the wiring is neat and tidy that takes time. At least that was case for me!
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  10. Dude's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #20

    Good luck!
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