Mobo: stock one: http://www.ascendtec...18d1yskt75.aspx
Processor: Intel Pentium E6700 3.2 ghz
RAM: Dual Channel 4 sticks of ram equalling 6 gb ddr3
HardDrive: 977GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD103SM (SATA)
Optical: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GH70N
What I'm replacing these with
Planning on keeping RAM/Hard/optical drive.
Everything so far seems like it'll run smoothly, but I have some questions.
Mobo: I've heard some mixed things about the mobo and the core unlocker feature which I don't like. If anyone has used this before, I'd like their input. IT has a 4/5 on newegg and whatnot so I'm not sure.
Hard Drive: I would like to keep my data on the drive. Is it safe to do so? Meaning will the old drivers that are installed clash with the new ones and cause issues? I will make a backup of my files in case, but I don't have a fresh windows 7 install disc as well as a microsoft office installation disc either. I don't want to spend the extra $200 if I can avoid it. So that's a concern of mine.
Basic installation issues I might come across would be helpful, alternatives priced around the same would be appreciated and just general tips and such would be amazing. Thanks and wish me luck!
Also, my new graphics card doesn't have VGA connection, so I'm purchasing an adapter. I know this will affect quality but it should still work well, correct?
Edited by Dastabah, 20 October 2012 - 07:24 PM.