My New A10 Rig
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November 21, 2012, 08:03 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
My System Specs
Dual Boot set up using Windows 8 Pro Disks??
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT 7200.1 SATA 2.5in Hybrid Drive w/ 32MB Cache at Memory Express
Picked up one of these 500 GB Hybrid Drives for my new rig (price matched with Newegg.ca for $53.49).
My system is currently dual booting (Win7 Home & Win8 Pro) using an older 750GB drive for the Win7 drive and a 120GB SSD for the Win8 drive. I plan on changing the Windows 7 dual boot to this new drive which should be faster and I'll also load the games I play onto this new drive.
I need to do a little more research on setting up a dual boot using my new Windows 8 Pro disk - which I think will set up a Windows 7 Pro version on this new drive and the boot choice screen will be a nice graphics page and not the bland DOS screen that comes up now.
I hope I can do this without the Windows 7 Pro original disks. I only have Windows 7 Home version disks and my new Windows 8 Pro upgrade disks ~ so I'm not sure that this will work, but I did see a tutorial somewhere on this and I think it will work. Any advice before I take on this project?
I'm going to set up the 750 as an internal drive to back up my photographs - I think there is a way to automatically copy all my images as I save them in mypictures onto this second drive without having to remember to go and either do a back up using Adobe Elements backup feature or just copy the images using the file manager. My primary storage drive is a 2T Drive at some point in the future when I hit the 750GB of images I'll need to change to a larger drive but that is a long way off. I have less than 250 GB of images.
Fort Kent, Alberta
2012 - A10 Rig
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My System Specs
ASUS F2 A85M Pro
AMD A10 5800K 4.2Ghz most of the time
32 GB Kingston HyperX Red @ 1600 Mhz
Gigabyte HD 7970 OC
128 GB Kingstons Hyper X SSD (Win8 OS) 180 GB Intell 330 SSD (Win7 0S) 2T Seagate SATA III Drive 3T Seagate SATA III Drive 750 Seagate e-SATA FreeAgent portable drive 250 Seagate Passport USB portable drive
Antec 620 HCG-M
Fractal Design R4 Titanium Window
ASUS on board RealtekŪ ALC892 - usually my Razer SWTOR Headphones
LG BlueRay Lightscribe DVD Burner
Three LG Monitors: Main Screen a W2442- 24" LCD, & 2 x LG E2040T LED 20`screens.
Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 Pro ~ Windows 7 Home Premium, both 64 BIT
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