Yeah the thing is I only bought 1 new copy for the new rig... a fresh install of Windows 10 would also make me have to reinstall ALL my programs. And frankly this old rig is not long for this earth... I think it knows that, which is why it's falling apart on me as we speak. And yeah I only plan to install all those programs once this month...
Fixing this pc would be nice, but I don't plan on using it anymore for art or gaming. If my friends in NYC lived closer, I'd give it to a buddy, but he's sol alas... whoops forgot to add, I'm an ex-patriot living in Canada, the wife is a farm girl from Ontario... my town only has 50K in it's population, and I tell everyone it's still the 80s here. I call this place Witness Relocation, except I never got to whack nobody!
Normally I would. I didn't ask for this gift, but my wife wanted me to have it as she got a nice bonus from work this month. She's a graphic designer... I told her I didn't NEED it, I was planning on simply wiping the drives, starting a fresh install, and living with 1 monitor... I have a decent Asus 27 inch IPS for about 6 months now.
But with this new rig, I wanted to try 2K graphics, and I found an amazing deal on a new 32 inch Asus. Some people have reported problems with it, but overall the reviews on Amazon for it have been good. So I am hoping I get a good one. It was a boxing day sale for $299, and I haven't found anything better... well for that price. The monitor was a last minute add on.
If the monitor tends out to be a dud, I may upgrade to a 29 inch wide 1080p IPS... as I've seen those on sale for under $400. But this new rig is a dream come true. I've never had this much RAM, never had this good storage quality and size, never had this good a graphics card. So I am pretty excited. :D
It's so annoying, today every time I try to open the control panel, it stays on the task bar and won't maximize. I'm ready to call it quits on this one, and the install of Windows 10 is over Windows 7, if that makes any difference... the new rig will have a clean install.
No that's the plan to only use the ssd for boot and photoshop, and windows stuff. EVERYTHING else will be on HHD. As to the old PC, I may end up giving the GPU to my new friend Steve who is helping me build it. He does IT for our school system here in Ontario, and knows his stuff, he helped me discuss parts all week... as to saving the old PC. I plan to wipe the drives, and use them in the new build if there's room. I may put music on 1 ssd, the 120gb, and save the old 250gb for a partial scratch disk on Photoshop.
The 1.5 TB, I may use for back up and client work. I will harvest what else I can from it...
Yes unfortunately something happened in the install, and 2 of my monitors are not recognized by the Gpu... been looking into it today, and apparently to fix it, I have to go into the BIOS, a little above my pay grade... gonna have to ask the more tech savvy son.
EDIT: and with photoshop, and a lot of other programs(Skype, ITunes, etc) on the boot drive, it has little to no space at the moment, so I am installing stuff on the smaller 120 ssd and the 1.5 HDD, but the C: drive is bonked... :(
What's wrong with that cooler? Could you suggest something else?
I bought one size of RAM faster, the 2666, but had initially started with 3000 until I read between them (the 2666 and the 3000) there wouldn't be much of a difference. I also went bigger in the PSW, since my wattage came out to 379W according to the site. And I read somewhere to double your wattage when picking a PSW, so I got 850 just to have a little insurance over an 800. :)
What case did you pick? I was so torn over that, ended up going for the mini fridge Corsair Air 740... but I had a ton of others that were also tempting. At one point the InWin 303 was so tempting, because of it's inverted build... but I think that was beyond my particular skills of building, even though it's a gorgeous case.
Had the same exact question, thank you so much for your thorough explanation, now I can't wait to receive my parts even more... some time this week they say!
Have a great new year harr1847!