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Poverty PC 'upgrade'

14 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

My well designed but aging system is reducing my ability to play newer game titles. It's based on an MSI B85-G43 (MS-7816) mobo (LGA1150).There is no way I can approach anything like a current build, so I'm thinking of the following replacements. Am I missing a trick anywhere? Please remember funds are VERY limited.




G Skill Value F3-10666CL9-8GBNT 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3  - $199

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB

Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 X2 6GB - $459

Intel Core i5-4430, 3200 MHz

Can't find current suppliers for LGA 1150 Socket CPU, eBay is about $250 for
Intel Core i7-4970K - ~$250

Gigabyte Sabre Upgrading - M.2 imaging tools?

30 November 2017 - 05:43 PM

Brainstrust, I'm upgrading the M2 and HDD in a new Sbare 17-k for a friend and need some advice on cloning the M2 drive. It's the boot drive and has the recovery partition etc. I have no way of connecting both M2 drives simultaneously.

Is/are there any reliable tools for imaging drives, preferably free? I think I'm going to need to create an image, swap in the new unit and restore the image from an alternative boot source. Vaguely recall doing this with linux tool cds, but it has been a long time and I guess the install will be from a linux USB?


Help me, atomic-wan!