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Old March 18, 2012, 05:12 PM
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My System Specs


Purchased this card to add Sata III capability to my old mobo.

Syba 2 Port SATA III PCI-Express x1 Card (SY-PEX40039)

So if I'm thinking correctly, after backing up photos, docs, etc, I should be able to:

1) Power up with current boot - enable AHCI in Bios - shut down
2) Add the above card
3) Plug the Mushkin SSD & Seagate Hybrid into it & install drives in case
4) Boot from Windows 7 Install Disk
5) Re-name Windows XP directory on current boot drive
6) Set SSD as boot drive in Bios
7) Install Windows 7 to SSD - shut down
8) Install new EVGA 560 Ti video card
9) Re-boot and upgrade drivers, etc.
10) Re-install apps & games

Does this sequence sound about right? Thanks again in advance for any help. I hate frying things and/or beating my head against the wall.

Asus Z97-A - Intel i7 4790K @ 4.0 GHz - Corsair H80 CPU Cooler- 4x8 GB G.Skill Ares DDR3 2400 - EVGA GTX960 4GB
1x240 GB Mushkin Chronos Enhanced SSD - 1x500 GB Seagate Hybrid Momentus - 1X2 TB Western Digital Green - Pioneer DVR-212D - Antec P182 - Rosewill Photon 850 - 2X24" Acer G246HYL - Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

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