It's about time for a new PC. My current is long in the tooth (I can't remember actually how old it is... surely a sign to upgrade). I'm trying to decide to build or buy a turnkey and am asking for advice. I know several of you have built your own and/or are involved in the IT industry. I have no qualms about installing the hardware. Yes, I know about protecting from ESD from doing avionics work. What concerns me is the initial setup of the BIOS, OS, Software and drivers.
Additionally, I would like to clone my existing machine's load to the new machine (I have a complete image backup in Acronis). This would be necessary even with a turnkey purchase machine. My question is should I upgrade the existing Win 7 to 10 before cloning? I suspect that some of the registry files in 7 aren't compatible with 10. Could I load 7 on my new build... not sure if the new MB will accept 7 or if 10 is required. A turnkey would certainly have 10 installed.
So these are the components I'm considering from the PC Gamer Build guide:
CPUIntel Core i7-7700K
Asus Maximus IX Hero
G.Skill RipJaws 4
32GBNvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
EVGA Supernova 850 watt G2 80 Plus Gold
Samsung 960 Pro 512GB
Corsair H100i V2Cooler
Master MasterCase Pro 5Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5
Would anyone be willing to volunteer to walk me through the initial set-up?