Comments on Profile Post by Tyrax Lightning

  1. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Bummer on that! Well I don't mind helping if I can :) Two questions: what region are you in (USA, Canada, EU, etc) and secondly, what kind of budget are ya looking at? And I guess a third one: what is the most graphic-intensive game you'll be playing? :)
    Mar 3, 2016
  2. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    I live in WA State, USA. Can't seem to afford a decent sized SSD so pondered the strategy i've heard of before on a SSD big enough just to hold the Computer's OS Install & a normal HDD for everything else. Most Graphics Intensive? This oughta handle all comers for the future...: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202164
    Mar 3, 2016
  3. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    Since I got the SSI I was able to bump up my Card Power a bit for still good Bang for Buck Ratio. Ya rock SAPPHIRE. :)
    Mar 3, 2016
  4. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Personally I have 2 HDDs (totalling about 1.5TB) and a SSD (250GB), and while I haven't transferred my OS yet, I've installed a number of games and recorded videos on the SSD, and even still it's less than half fun. Personally, I'm not really concerned how fast my PC boots up, but rather how well it runs once it is, thus not putting the OS on it. YMMV :)
    Mar 3, 2016
  5. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    As far as the R9 390, if you can afford that as a GPU, then you got a much nicer budget than I do :) I'm rocking an R9 270 currently and it handles everything I've thrown at it, so a 390 should be plenty fine.

    I shop Newegg too, so glad to see we're on the same page there :P
    Mar 3, 2016
  6. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Also, correction to two posts above:
    "... videos on the SSD, and even still it's less than half full." Full, not fun.
    Mar 3, 2016
  7. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    Truthfully i've had no qualms on my OS boot up time for me either. is there any other Benefit to OS on SSD? If not then I might not even bother with a SSD at all.
    Mar 3, 2016
  8. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    (Damn 420 Character Limit...)

    My current Build has a 1TB HDD & is somewhere between 2/5ths & 1/2 full, & partway through the build I added a 500GB External HDD dedicated entirely to holding Windows Backups. New build has a 1TB HDD planned too, & External HDD is one of the few things that can transfer to the new Build.
    Mar 3, 2016
  9. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    The only other biggie for me is how i'm gonna transfer my Data & stuff from this Build to the new one after the new Build is gained & assembled. I'm pondering enlisting the External HDD's aid in this... but still need to craft an actual plan that will work, especially considering this Computer started with W7 then qualified to get the free W10 Upgrade. How to get this all to work on the new Build...
    Mar 3, 2016
  10. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    The Data Transfer & the trying to not lose anything in the move is the last biggie to completing my Build Plan. The rest is reviewing my chosen Parts from different mind sets & double & triple checking the plan is solid & nothing's been missed that could cause the Build Plan to fail anywhere. This strategy saw me to victory on this first build so i'm SO doin it again.
    Mar 3, 2016
  11. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Truthfully I haven't done much in the way of data transferring (I usually start fresh). I do know that with enough hardware changes, Windows asks you to enter your serial code thing again. Perhaps move all your important info (documents, saves, screenshots) onto the external HDD before you transfer, so nothing is lost.
    Mar 3, 2016
  12. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    ESPECIALLY what I worry about is how the hell to get my W10 onto my new Computer... considering it installed on top of a Retail Disk W7 Install & if I did the W7 Install again first my next W10 might not still be free gifted to me through Windows Update... (Much of how the W10 Interface pisses me off, but I wanna get to try that W10 Integrated Game Recorder with the new Graphics Card that's able to run it!)
    Mar 3, 2016
  13. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    I wonder if a W10 System Image can be 'restored' through W7's System Restore utility...?
    Mar 3, 2016
  14. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    Yet, what about Hardware Differences & does System Images include Hardware Drivers...?
    Mar 3, 2016
  15. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Hm unfortunately I'm not too knowledgeable about safely transferring data. Usually when I have a new HDD, it's because the last one died and I lost all my stuff.

    One option is to just install Win 7 on it again. I don't know if it'll offer the W10 upgrade, but there are other ways to record games anyway. If you go with an nVidia GPU instead of the R9, I believe their ShadowPlay feature is the best for recording.
    Mar 4, 2016
  16. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    Not sure bout the rest though... sorry!
    Mar 4, 2016
  17. Tyrax Lightning
    Tyrax Lightning
    No sweat. Many thanks for the info. :)
    Mar 4, 2016
  18. Slam Jones
    Slam Jones
    No worries at all man, and good luck!
    Mar 4, 2016