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I have lurked around these forums for a long time looking for component advice and gawking at the water cooling builds and finally decided to take the plunge myself...with a solid build to start with to even consider water cooling. The starting base is as follows and the water cooling will come later in another thread as the money rolls in. But for now this is what I have decided on. Some components I already have and will attempt to use unless it comes to a compatibility issue.

Case - Azza Genesis 9000
PSU - Cougar CMX 1000
Mobo - ASRock Z77 Professional
CPU - i7 2600 (Already Owned)
GPU - HIS 7970 3GB
RAM - Corsair Vengance 16GB 1866(Already Owned)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB(Already Owned)
Optic Drive - Lite-On Blu-ray burner drive(Already Owned)
Cooler - Stock Cooler Until next few paychecks roll in
OS-Windows 7 premium (Already Owned and installed on hard drive listed above, questions about this below)

For the most part I am leaning heavily towards a black and red color scheme. As far as usage goes I game the majority of the time, mostly FPS. I do a ton of Auto Cad and photoshop work as well as video editing and rendering. Once I get the full water cooling loop inside I plan on going for the highest 24/7 stable overclock I can considering this cpu doesn't have an unlocked multiplier.

As far as the operating system installed on a previous hard drive, I've read that windows 7 doesn't fair very well if the motherboard is switched out, normally this wouldn't be a problem as i would just do a fresh install but since this was off of my OEM computer that was gifted to me I do not have an installation disk, any solutions?

The power supply is way overkill for now but I'm doing this to future proof for upgrades in the very near future, such as 3 way sli with 7970's and plenty of headroom for overclocking. when i say very near future I mean in the next few months.

Any and all feedback and advice is gratefully accepted.
Feel free to ask for clarification or questions on anything.

Thanks -Nick
Edited by nsbutler21 - 10/24/12 at 10:45pm
post #2 of 7
Actually, Windows 7 is pretty tolerant of motherboard switches. Much more so than XP was. The only issue may be if you had it in IDE mode before, and try to boot it in AHCI mode, but you can fix that by doing a sysprep on the old hard drive before you make the swap. Then it will re-detect all the hardware and load the new drivers.
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Actually, Windows 7 is pretty tolerant of motherboard switches. Much more so than XP was. The only issue may be if you had it in IDE mode before, and try to boot it in AHCI mode, but you can fix that by doing a sysprep on the old hard drive before you make the swap. Then it will re-detect all the hardware and load the new drivers.
So I should have no real problems as long as I install everything correctly?
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looks good to me, instead of 4 sticks of ram why not stick of 2 x 8gb, so that you may have future upgrade upto 32gb if neccessary
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So I should have no real problems as long as I install everything correctly?

You should be fine, but if you want to do a sysprep first just to be safe, here's the instructions.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html

Edit: Check that - if it is an OEM version, then you might have problems since sysprep wipes the activation information. You might want to try just doing the swap first, then keep sysprep in your back pocket in case it doesn't work right (you can put the drive back in the old machine and then run it).
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looks good to me, instead of 4 sticks of ram why not stick of 2 x 8gb, so that you may have future upgrade upto 32gb if neccessary

I forgot to mention that I already have these from a current computer, I'll be sure to correct that in the opening post

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You should be fine, but if you want to do a sysprep first just to be safe, here's the instructions.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html
Edit: Check that - if it is an OEM version, then you might have problems since sysprep wipes the activation information. You might want to try just doing the swap first, then keep sysprep in your back pocket in case it doesn't work right (you can put the drive back in the old machine and then run it).

The only issue with doing it that way is that I am transplanting some hardware from the "old" machine to this newer build. Worse case scenario I buy another copy of windows 7 then shell out the extra $15 to upgrade it to windows 8
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The only issue with doing it that way is that I am transplanting some hardware from the "old" machine to this newer build. Worse case scenario I buy another copy of windows 7 then shell out the extra $15 to upgrade it to windows 8

It should be fine, but what is the current system you are coming from? The only things that might give you issues would be the drivers for the motherboard (chipset and hard drive controller).
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