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KohDuh
03-06-2014, 02:54 PM
I have had this model for a little over three months now. Massive upgrade from my Acer Aspire that had a AMD dual core processor at 1.75 MHz.
I am totally loving this thing! I've recently come across extra 1K. Definitely going to upgrade some parts.

I was thinking about this SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248)
These memory sticks: GSkill RipJaws (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231705)
And this hard drive for storage: Seagate Hybrid Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178340)

I was thinking at least getting 16 GB of memory, because… I spend a lot of time in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro and Visual Studio Ultimate.
I was even thinking quite possibly 24 GB. 32 might be overkill and unnecessary. But, if I did go the 32 GB I would have a lot of room for a RAM disk.
Should I continue using the OS that came preinstalled, or… Should I purchase a OEM?
I'm comfortable installing a fresh OS, I've done it before. I would just like a fresh perspective on this, some different experiences from other people doing this with this model.

I've also heard of people getting rid of the CD-ROM drive and installing a SATA II 5400 RPM internal drive.
Is that a 2.5 inch drive bay, or… Can I install a 3.5 inch desktop drive in there?
Could probably make the CD-ROM drive an external drive?
SATA to USB connector for this?

Any feedback or even recommendations for your own experiences on upgrading this model would be definitely appreciated.

Rob

Clintlgm
03-06-2014, 07:22 PM
I have had this model for a little over three months now. Massive upgrade from my Acer Aspire that had a AMD dual core processor at 1.75 MHz.
I am totally loving this thing! I've recently come across extra 1K. Definitely going to upgrade some parts.

I was thinking about this SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248)

Sounds like a good drive any SSD is better than hard driveThese memory sticks: GSkill RipJaws (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231705)

You have to match the Voltage and timings of the ram you already have onboard! If you change the 2 sticks under the keyboard you'll void your warranty, so if you going to change those two out for 24 or 32 GB I would still keep the timing close to what you have from the factory

And this hard drive for storage: Seagate Hybrid Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178340)

Probably overkill for a storage drive. These Hybrid drives are great for a OS Drive is you can't have an SSD. for storage any 7200 rpm drive will be just as fast, pretty much

I was thinking at least getting 16 GB of memory, because… I spend a lot of time in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro and Visual Studio Ultimate.
I was even thinking quite possibly 24 GB. 32 might be overkill and unnecessary. But, if I did go the 32 GB I would have a lot of room for a RAM disk.

If your going to void your warranty to change out the two sticks under the keyboard you might just as well go for 32 and get 4 matched 8 GB sticks.

Should I continue using the OS that came preinstalled, or… Should I purchase a OEM?

The only reason I could see to change your OS is if you want to have the 8.1 Pro version you can get the pro upgrade and clean install 8.1 Pro

I'm comfortable installing a fresh OS, I've done it before. I would just like a fresh perspective on this, some different experiences from other people doing this with this model.

my experience was upgrading from Win 7 SP1 HP OEM. I clean installed win 8.1 Pro MC with a $14.99 Upgrade license

I've also heard of people getting rid of the CD-ROM drive and installing a SATA II 5400 RPM internal drive.
Is that a 2.5 inch drive bay, or… Can I install a 3.5 inch desktop drive in there?

There are available caddies to put a 2.5" drive in the slot where your DVD is now so 2.5" is the answer search Amazon or ebay for one

Could probably make the CD-ROM drive an external drive?
SATA to USB connector for this?

Any feedback or even recommendations for your own experiences on upgrading this model would be definitely appreciated.

Rob

Good luck with your upgrading the SSD will really make a difference, the ram won't make much difference unless you have a specific purpose for it. A 7200 RPM hard drive for storage will make some difference loading larger files.