Transferring hardware from a Dell optiplex 7020 to a MSI B85-G43 Gamin


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    Transferring hardware from a Dell optiplex 7020 to a MSI B85-G43 Gamin


    Im Transferring hardware from a Dell optiplex 7020 to a MSI B85-G43 Gaming motherboard and I'm just curious of what I need to be prepared for because technically this is my first pc build. The specs of the Dell optiplex 7020 are in my profile and the case I plan on using is the golden field n17 atx.

    Any information and help is appreciated (I just ordered the motherboard and case today so I don't have them yet.)
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    That Dell is about 7 years old, 2014 era.

    If I remember correctly, Dells were known to have certain proprietary connectors.....at one time. Possibly involving the power supply?

    But I also think Dell moved away from those proprietary connectors at some point....I'm just not sure if that was before or after 2014.

    Maybe consider a new power supply anyway since the Dell PSU is presumably 7 years old and getting a bit long in the tooth?

    Looks like that MSI board is also about the same age and is used, not new?

    I'd probably just take a stab at it without buying anything new and troubleshoot any problems if possible.

    I assume the Dell cooler is quite short and will fit easily in the new case.
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Gigabyte) 4GB

    Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.30GHz: Haswell 22nm Technology

    32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)

    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (SSD) 1TB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA)

    Thermaltake Smart 500w PSU Model: sp-500ah2nkw

    Is the hardware i plan on using with the MSI B85-G43 Gaming motherboard.
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    smirk24 said:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Gigabyte) 4GB

    Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.30GHz: Haswell 22nm Technology

    32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)

    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB (SSD) 1TB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA)

    Thermaltake Smart 500w PSU Model: sp-500ah2nkw

    Is the hardware i plan on using with the MSI B85-G43 Gaming motherboard.



    I checked the power supply specs... It looks like it has the right connectors.

    The only other thing that might be an issue is the RAM compatibility with the new motherboard.


    Anyway, here is the support page for the new motherboard... MSI Global

    On the left under Compatibility, you'll find the compatible memory.
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    There also may be issues with differing front panel connectors such as for USB, headset and microphone, maybe SDHC card slot, power switch, etc. Most new motherboards come with the back panel for ports like NIC, speakers, microphone, USB, etc., may not be the same as for the Dell case.
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    After you change your components, You need to reactivate Windows due to hardware change.
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