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  1. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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       04 Oct 2014 #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. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 47
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       04 Oct 2014 #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. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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       04 Oct 2014 #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. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,727
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       04 Oct 2014 #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. Joined : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 15,364
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       04 Oct 2014 #15

    CountMike said: View Post
    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. Joined : Jul 2014
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       04 Oct 2014 #16

    Chuck38 said: View Post
    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. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,727
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       07 Oct 2014 #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. Joined : Jan 2014
    Austin, Texas
    Posts : 841
    14955 Pro
       07 Oct 2014 #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. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       07 Oct 2014 #19

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,529
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       07 Oct 2014 #20

    Good luck!
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