Cooler Master Mystique Case
Rosewill 750w PS
ASUS P5N-D Mobo
E8200 Wolfdale (not OC'd) with a freezer 7 pro
4gigs Corsair XM2 DDR2 mem
Gigabyte GTX 460 GPU
Win XP SP3
My question is that I want to spruce the comp up and start with a fresh install and need to know the best path. I am really wanting to do a full system build but cannot afford for quite some time. So what I want to do is get win 7 64 bit, 8 gigs of DDR2, and a fresh hard drive to do a clean install on.
--Should I acquire a SSD for the boot drive and have a secondary unit for storage? Do I have to be concerned with a SSD wearing itself out faster?
--should I stay with the Wolfdale or upgrade it to a Q9500? (again I know its outdated tech but I can't help it). I don't do any hardcore vid editing or anything (I don't know how to OC but would love to learn, suggestions anyone?) but am looking for the best I can pair with the P5N-D.
--If I go with a SSD, do I need to specially configure it so it doesn't fail? How can I setup the SSD and storage drive to work in synch?
--And finally for now, how would I go about transferring files over from my current HD that is formatted with XP?
I thank you all for reading this and and any responses I get.
Edited by SkyhawkCaptain, 23 December 2011 - 09:13 PM.