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Old 02-06-2014, 06:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys Iím back for more advice.
I recently upgraded by graphics card and power supply to allow my brother in law to play the odd game on my computer. I have now run into a problem following that, I enjoyed playing on it as well and want to upgrade my system to be able to play the latest games.

Iím thinking as I wonít do overly much gaming, only when time allows for it I wonít need to go insane. With that in mind I think if I could get the best system to suit my new graphics card I would be good. Iím hoping the power supply will be fine but I have listed a few things I would like to have below so if you guys can throw some suggestions at me that would be great. I understand there is lots of possibilities to go with which could range massively in price so for a budget I would like to try to keep everything below £350 but I can go higher and of course lower if it means I will be getting the best bang so to speak. I have a 32inch LG 1080p i use for the computer and don't plan on changing that.

I will need a new case as my current case is tiny Ė and I would like USB 3.0 ports on the case

USB 3.0

The OS on my current system came preinstalled from acer and even though I have reinstalled a few times Iím not sure if it will be lined to that system? Advice here would be great, but if I do need an OS windows 7 is where I want to stay, I use windows 8 in work and Iím not a massive fan.

Thanks for the help
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Once again huge thanks PP!!
I'm happy with most of what you have suggested. I do use a pci express slot at the moment for a wireless card – should have mentioned that earlier. I would like to have one spare for anything in the future. The other parts seem great.
Will I be able to use my current operation system or do I need to purchase another copy of windows 7?
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Will I be able to use my current operation system or do I need to purchase another copy of windows 7?
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Legally, since the copy is OEM (I'm assuming), it is tied to that system. So you would technically have to buy a new OS, since MS sees a new motherboard/CPU as a new system.

You could try to activate it though and see what happens.
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Once again huge thanks PP!!
I'm happy with most of what you have suggested. I do use a pci express slot at the moment for a wireless card Ė should have mentioned that earlier. I would like to have one spare for anything in the future. The other parts seem great.
Will I be able to use my current operation system or do I need to purchase another copy of windows 7?
Thanks again
Your wireless card will be 1x, it has a 1x slot there. Otherwise this would be an alternative.
Asus B85M-E Intel Socket 1150 Motherboard - Scan.co.uk

If you want to run SLI or Crossfire later you'll need to spend over your budget for a Z87 board.

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Legally, since the copy is OEM (I'm assuming), it is tied to that system. So you would technically have to buy a new OS, since MS sees a new motherboard/CPU as a new system.

You could try to activate it though and see what happens.
Some have had success here. Although not recommending it, just putting it out there.
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Some have had success here. Although not recommending it, just putting it out there.
That's all I was doing as well lol.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys!
I think I will get another copy of windows 7, that way I can give my sister the computer I have now minus the video card and power supply. I still have the old power supply and it will be fine with on-board graphics.
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