Need upgrade recommendations.

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Ender Wiggins, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Replace the fans, increase your ram, install a fresh copy of windows with latest drivers. Also what specific power supply are you using?
     
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  2. Laquer Head

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    I agree new fans, ram, windows cleanup makes much more sense than a new, oversized case and liquid cooler.

    I'd wager with less noise, and better airflowing..plus a cleanup you'll be quite happy.
     
  3. Ender Wiggins

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    @Laquer Head It looks really nice...But I'm gonna have to go for a skinnier one. You should have seen me struggling with regular fans when I first made my PC....

    @johnb35 Ok ok sounds like a good plan. But why a fresh copy of windows and latest drivers? What do you mean by that? But yeah I guess I can do all that.
    Power supply is Corsair CX600 https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CX60...d=1483467171&sr=1-2&keywords=power+supply+600

    Ohhh but I could put it on the back side I see...still seems too thick
     
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  4. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Cause after time, windows will become corrupt unless you know how to keep it clean and malware free. How long has it been since windows was installed? If its been more then a couple years then its time for a fresh install. What bios revision is installed on the motherboard?
     
  5. Laquer Head

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    It would fit, I had one in a Corsair 230T mid tower and it looks bigger than it ends up being.. nice being able to place it on rear of case too.. leave your front open to install a pair of 120mm high airflow fans!!
     
  6. Ender Wiggins

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    @johnb35 Well it's only been a year. So like restart it? Wouldn't that take away most of my data and game installs? And I don't really know what the bios is...is it like MSI BIOS 2.8?

    @Laquer Head OK makes sense. But it's still a little expensive for what it is in my opinion. Might as well get a smaller one for $60. Also, what other fans do you recommend?
     
  7. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough, I think its the H75 that is much cheaper and very excellent as well.. probably like $65 USD
     
  8. Ender Wiggins

    Ender Wiggins Member

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    Eh it's actually about $75 everywhere.
     
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  10. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Back up your data and do clean install of windows.
    There is no bios version 2.8 only goes up to 1.8. Download cpuz and click on the mainboard tab it will tell you model number and bios version.
     
  11. Ender Wiggins

    Ender Wiggins Member

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    oooo! I like that! @Laquer Head Alrighty! Definitely getting that.

    @johnb35 wouldn't that just be really unnecessary and take freaking forever?
     
  12. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, significantly shorter than the aggregate chunk of time you spend needlessly waiting on your PC on a daily basis.
     
  13. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    If two minutes is forever for you.....
     
  14. Ender Wiggins

    Ender Wiggins Member

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    Huh. Ok. Well what do I look up to find instructions on how to do so? @johnb35

    @voyagerfan99 Yeah but don't I have to back up and reinstall everything?
     
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  15. Laquer Head

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    Basically what we are trying to help you with is getting your machine back to a factory-fresh state (reformatting) so that you have a clean slate to work from. You've been having issues, slowdowns, and just overall unsatisfactory performance.

    One of the best ways to remove issues and start over is to download Windows .iso from the microsoft site. Copy that to a USB flash drive. Then you can reboot and load from that USB and fresh install windows to your hard drive.

    Yes, this process wipes everything out, so backing up your core data (music, movies, pics,..etc) is essential - but this is well worth the time and effort and will get you back to square one.
     
  16. Ender Wiggins

    Ender Wiggins Member

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    Ok...and that's perfectly fine buuut I have no idea how to back up everything and reinstall all my data. I don't want to mess it up either. So could you give me a way to finds instructions on how to do all of this? And should I do this at the same time as I pull out a lot of plugs and rearrange them?
     
  17. Laquer Head

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    If you have an external drive, that might be the easiest way for you.. just drag and drop whatever you dont wanna lose.

    Not sure what you mean by plugs, but if you mean disassemble the machine at the same time...NO..

    Take care of the backup first, do the windows install and then worry about cable management.
     
  18. Ender Wiggins

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    Ok...But wouldn't game saves take up a ton of space and take days to reinstall?

    Yeah well if I disassemble the machine don't I have to backup everything again?
     
  19. Laquer Head

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    No, it won't take days.. and regardless, if you want to try to move forward, you're gonna have to make some sacrifices - mainly a bit of your personal time to get the job done..or pay someone to do it for you.

    Before you do anything you backup your data,... once its backed up you just reinstall once your done with the other tasks.
     
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  20. Darren

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    What kind of data are you needing to transfer? Pictures, documents, and stuff like that you can just copy and paste to another drive. The easiest route is an external hard drive, something you'll be glad you have once you get one. Even just borrowing one from a friend for a day or two would work as long as it has enough space for everything. Applications and programs usually have to be reinstalled, although Steam games are easy to backup if you need to to prevent the need to redownload everything.

    Once you're all backed up just reinstall Windows (easier than you probably think), and move your stuff back over from the other drive.

    What Windows version is this again?
     
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