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  1.    01 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 184
    Windows 10 Home 64bit

    Upgrading my desktop


    Hello,Just became a member here last nightm

    Looking to upgrade my desktop,The one that I have running is an oldish one that I upgraded to windows 10 from the existing windows 7.
    It's a biostar mother board and has only the option of 4GB ram.So looking for something more up to date and maybe futre proof for the next 5/7 years.
    Been looking at quite a few on line but not educated enough on computers to make a final decision,So maybe some member here can help me out with some knowledge on the new desktop.I would like to have the O/S on a ssd then all other doc's on a second internal drive.

    Been looking at one here...Any thoughts on this Please.

    Sorry cant seem to get the link in forums,Maybe copy and paste into your browser.

    Buy Zoostorm Core i5 4460 120GB 3TB 8GB WiFi Desktop PC at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Desktop computers and all in ones.
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  2.    01 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,647
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Looks good but doesn't seem to list a graphic card, onboard one is not enough for gaming.
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  3.    01 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 184
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks very much for the reply.

    Regarding your thoughts,I don't play any games anyway.

    Thanks.Any more suggestions from others I would appreciate the advice.
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  4.    01 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    The SSD is a little small, depending on how many apps you plan to install. If possible, I'd go with a 256 or bigger, based on your needs. You would have a ton of storage space, though, with the 3 TB drive.
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  5.    02 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 184
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks to you.

    Been thinking hard about this item,And yes I will take the plunge.
    Regarding the SSD I will run it for a while with the 120gb then see how thing develop,May go for a larger one with using the macrium reflect software.

    Thanks all.Hope to see you all soon.
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  6.    02 Feb 2016 #6
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 184
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter

    May I ask one other point Please.This PC that I'm going to get it has the 8.1 O/S and able to upgrade wo W10.
    I have an iso of windows 10 can I upgrade by using that iso disc?
    Thanks in advance.
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  7.    02 Feb 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by menu View Post
    May I ask one other point Please.This PC that I'm going to get it has the 8.1 O/S and able to upgrade wo W10.
    I have an iso of windows 10 can I upgrade by using that iso disc?
    Thanks in advance.
    Yes..
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  8.    28 Feb 2016 #8
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 184
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Hi.
    Well got the new desktop.It's all running well.
    Just one small point that I would like to clarify Please.

    As you know that the main C drive is a ssd and that holds the operating system.
    It also has a second hdd (Not SSD)installed on that I have all my documents pictures etc.When I leave the desktop running then go back to it maybe 60mins later and select the documents tile in the start menu,It take a second or two to open up and the sound that comes from the tower is that the hdd has gone to sleep and can hear it starting up.
    It's not causing any prob's but is that setup okay or is there a settings in the power setup for this hdd??
    Many thanks for reading my question.
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  9.    28 Feb 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 19,200
    Windows 10

    There is a setting for this, this is from a Laptop so yours might be slightly different
    Power Settings then click on the advanced button

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  10.    28 Feb 2016 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    It is usually cheaper to buy the SSD separately rather than as part of the PC package. But maybe that is different in the UK.
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