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Changing my Prebuilt ta ITX form factor

Hi, I bought an Alienware R13 and I want to upgrade to a sffpc by moving all the parts from my r13 (graphics card, ram, cpu) to a itx case with a new motherboard and power supply. My question, Is the m.2 from my r13 just plug in play to the new PC where the OS will be retained and all my previous programs. Or will the new different motherboard create driver issues due to the storage used? Thank you all in advance! 🙂

 

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1 minute ago, Azra said:

Is the m.2 from my r13 just plug in play to the new PC where the OS will be retained and all my previous programs. Or will the new different motherboard create driver issues due to the storage used

A lot of motherboards will reject an SSD that already has a Windows installation on it, and will not boot to that SSD.

 

Back up your data, and expect to have to reinstall Windows when you put the new pc together. If it ends up being plug and play, that's great, but there's a good chance it won't be.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

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Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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8 minutes ago, Azra said:

Hi, I bought an Alienware R13 and I want to upgrade to a sffpc by moving all the parts from my r13 (graphics card, ram, cpu) to a itx case with a new motherboard and power supply. My question, Is the m.2 from my r13 just plug in play to the new PC where the OS will be retained and all my previous programs. Or will the new different motherboard create driver issues due to the storage used? Thank you all in advance! 🙂

 

Let me give you some advice there and DO NOT do this. Just sell the alienware as a whole and use the money to start over in a itx system.

 

This way you avoid the pretty darn bad dell components (in terms of quality) and don't end up with an unsellable half assembled alienware case.

 

You'll end up with a better itx system for the same money or a just as good itx system for less money than if you started reusing parts from the alienware.

 

 

As for the os transfer idea. It won't work almost always this results into a lot of issues forcing a windows reinstall.

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TBH, instead of creating more ewaste, I too would recommend just selling the Alienware and building a new computer from scratch.

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