Although I did upgrade some parts of my old PC Chaos, built end of December 2012, it’s suffering of his age. I have various issues with the power management, the USB ports, the sound, … So, I have decided to migrate its OS to a new hardware using Acronis Universal Restore.
[Edit 1/1/2020] Minor update
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The new hardware includes:
- 1 x motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon (to replace the previous one which burned: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon) LGA 1151
- CPU: Intel socket LGA 1151 (for Core i7)
- Chipset: Intel Z270
- RAM : 4 x DDR4-3866+ (max 64GB) – Dual Channel Architecture
- Storage: 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports, 2 x M.2 ports
- Slots: 3 x PCIe x16 (Support SLI and CrossFire), 3 x PCIe x1
- LAN: 1 x Intel I219-V Gigabit
- Audio: Realtek ALC1220 Codec, 7.1 Channel HD with S/PDIF output
- HDMI (4096×2160@30Hz, 4096×2160@24Hz, 2560×1600@60Hz)
- DVI (1920×1200@60Hz)
- Support CrossFire and SLI
- ASMedia® ASM2142 Chipset
- 2 x Rear USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) – 1 x Type-C, 1 x Type-A
- Intel® Z170 Chipset
- 2 x Rear USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports
- 4 x connectors USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports
- 4 x back USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports
- 4 x connectors USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports
- ASMedia® ASM2142 Chipset
- 1 x cpu Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake) at 4.4GHz.
- 1x Air Cooler Noctua NH-D15.
- 2 x 16GB Ram DDR4 at 1.20GHz (16-18-18-38-2N at 3200MHz) Gskill RipjawsV in Dual Channel mode (F4-3200C16D-32GVK).
- 1 x SSD Samsung 850 PRO 256GB (MZ-7KE256BW).
- 1 x case Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 High End ATX Tower PC (BG002).
- Performing slightly better than the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro3 (BK019) according to various reviews, but more expensive.
- 1 x PSU Corsair HX850i (850W) 80 Plus Platinum
- A bit less performing than the Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 11, but cheaper, guarantee twice longer (10 years), with manual and temperature-controlled fans, Semi-passive, consuming 0.00 W when Off and coming with Flat cables.
- The choice between this one and the Corsair RM850i was very hard has the second one is nearly as efficient (although it’s only Gold) but ~18% cheaper. The HX comes however with 2 more connectors…
- Don’t do the same mistake as I did. Air is suck into the PSU. Mount the PSU with the fan sucking the air from the bottom of the tower (if possible) instead of sucking air from inside the tower.
- 2 x PCI Carte with 5 external USB 3.0 Ports and 1 internal USB 3.0 connector Inateck
- 2 x Icy Dock Trayless 3.5” SATA HDD Mobile Rack for 5.25 bay TurboSwap MB171SP-B with a fan cooler
- To use SSD into those Racks, I use an Icy Dock MB982SP-1S 2.5” to 3.5” Full Metal SATA HDD and SSD Converter.
- 1 x old nVidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB Pci-e 16x 3.0 connected to:
- 1 x nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Pci-e 16x 3.0 connected to:
- 1 x Asus VG278HR 27” (aspect ratio 16:9) with embedded 3D IR emitter and 3D active glasses.
2 x 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ Sata II 7200rpm 32MB cache (Read 94 MB/s, Write 79 MB/s) in a RAID 1 for the data
- 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM006-2DM164 Sata III 7200rpm 64MB cache (Read 253 MB/s, Write 159 MB/s) in a RAID 1 for the data
1 x IDE CD/DVD burner Samsung Samsung Super-WriteMaster™ DVD Writer (SH-S202N/BEBN) with LightScribe. Connected to a sata port of the U3S6 via a Bi-directional adapter IDE <=> SATA syba SD-ADA50016
- 1 x Sata CD/DVD burner Asus DRW-24D4MT
- 1 x 8900P Rapoo Advanced Wireless Mouse & Keyboard Combo.
- 1 x Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 15Mpx
- 1 x Corsair Vengeance 2100 Headset
- 3 x Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad
- 1 x HTC Vive Pro
- 1 x Kingston FCR-HS4 USB 3.0 multi-format Card reader
- 1 x Usb Switch Aten US424-AT (4-Port, USB 2.0)
Power Supply Calculator (from MSI): https://us.msi.com/power-supply-calculator