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  1. First thing I would do is backup that outlook database file. Preferably twice. That way there's no risk of losing all your emails. My question is... how is your emails connected? If you're using IMAP or Exchange you only need to go to the new PC and setup the email accounts. Then emails will automatically be retrieved from the server to the new system. Are you using POP3 or something?
  2. If you need an OS, I'd say go with a pre-built system. Otherwise, here's what I came up with. It's not gonna be great, but it should do the job. CPU - AMD A10-7860K APU Mobo - Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H FM2+ RAM - 4GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 Storage - Kingston UV400 120GB SSD Case - Rosewill mATX Case PSU - EVGA 430w PSU
  3. Hmm... well it seems like the fact that you can use the computer the graphics card should be working fine. AFAIK the AMD FX6300 doesn't have integrated graphics, so you're definitely using the R460. Are the latest graphics drivers from AMD installed? Also, it may be worth checking. Is the additional power connector installed on the graphics card?
  4. Since a vast majority of our builds were mid tier to higher end, and many geared towards workstations, we went the Intel route. If AMD Ryzen lives up to its promise down the road, we'll definitely have an AMD build in the mix. Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
  5. The i5-6400 should be fine if you're building a mid range gaming system. The only differences is clock speed so yes the i5 6400 is slower than the i5 6500. If you just need to cut costs, but want to keep performance, that power supply can be cheaper if you get a bronze or a non-modular unit. Also, you might want to pick up two sticks of RAM rather than one. Otherwise you will lose dual channel memory speeds.
  6. Of course. The RX480 is generally about 20% faster depending on the application. The RX480 features 2,304 shaders, 144TMUs, 32 ROPs. The RX470 features 2,048 shaders, 128 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. The RX480 is also clocked faster and has faster VRAM. Whether that's important to you depends on the games you're trying to play and the resolution. If you're just trying to play games with lower end graphics at lower settings at lower resolutions, the RX470 is a good option. If you're trying to get the most graphics performance possible to play stuff like Battlefield 1 at the highest resolutions/settings, you'll want the RX480.
  7. They're pretty similar. The Sapphire card is clocked very slightly higher, but not enough to make a huge difference. I'd go with the cheaper of the two.
  8. No problem. For the memory, 4 will allow the system to take advantage of the quad channel memory architecture. It shouldn't make a difference in terms of real world performance in your application, but for highly memory intensive tasks, it may be beneficial to go with 4 DIMMs.
  9. Oh OK. Well, I would probably check with ASUS to ensure that motherboard will support the Xeon E5. Otherwise the build looks OK. You might want to pick up 2 more DIMMs for the memory as those CPUs feature quad channel memory, but you probably won't need it. I also recommend a different SSD like a Samsung 850 EVO or PRO, maybe run it in RAID 1 to ensure data integrity.
  10. Yes, the additional cores will provide better performance but only if it's facing a constant CPU intensive workloads. If you're planning on just serving about 20 people for a ERP application, it shouldn't require that much in terms of processing resources. At least not the type of resources that a 10-core Xeon would bring to the table, especially if you optimize your database and utilize caching properly. You could save a LOT of money here. Since you're planning to spend this type of money, have you considered a proper server rather than putting together something on your own with a combination of enterprise grade and consumer grade hardware? Something like this Lenovo ThinkServer RD350 I think would be perfect for your application. With these types of servers you get dual CPU support so you can always drop in another CPU if a single one isn't enough and you also get redundant power supplies, redundant ethernet ports, built in RAID support, ECC memory support, etc. Here, we run a Lenovo ThinkServer RD540 with only a single Xeon E5-2609v2 quad core processor and it's been running very well with zero failures since early last year. Just a thought...
  11. Hmm.... On this one, I'd go ahead and verify if the X99A Gaming will work with the Xeon E5. The board is designed for gaming, so you might need a i7 instead. Rather, why not just go with a Z170/i5-6600 combo instead? It'll come out cheaper and you get integrated video. For a server serving just 10-20 users, it'll should be fine. Otherwise, it looks good. I'd probably switch out the SSD to something like a Samsung 850 PRO or Samsung 850 EVO, but otherwise I don't see any issues. You'll also need a case, but I assume you already have one.
  12. 1. Sure. I don't see why not. As for performance it should perform well. I would probably wait at this point though since Pascal based workstation cards are starting to roll out. Not sure what the timeframe is, but the P6000 and P5000 is already on the market. The updated one for the 2000 class should be the P2000. Not sure what you're referring to about purchasing RAM. Are you referring to VRAM? If so, then it would depend on the resolution you work at. 2. Purchase the same thing you have currently if you're just upgrading capacity. Frequency shouldn't be much of a factor. Non-ECC since you have a consumer board. I'd probably hold off on this upgrade since the next logical upgrade for your system is the CPU/motherboard. When you upgrade that, you'll upgrade to DDR4 so a new DDR3 kit isn't something you can take with you. 3. You believe right. Something from the Samsung 850 PRO lineup would probably be best for your needs. 4. The biggest performance change you'll see is from the SSD. It'll help your heavy apps load very quickly. Since you're also planning on upgrading the graphics and memory, the only other thing to upgrade would be the CPU/motherboard. 5. I usually like to do custom builds since it lets me choose everything I want and I can get it done pretty quick. It's up to you as far as how comfortable you are with putting together a system. 6. Here's some sample specs we can start with if you're looking to put together an entirely new system.
  13. pcbuild

    This processor would definitely be ideal, but if it's out of the budget, you could definitely go for an i3. However, I'd rather you hold onto the i5 and dump the cooler as that's something that can be upgraded later if needed. Aside from that, I've never heard of the MS-TECH power supply and looking around the web, the brand is a bit suspect. I'd highly recommend picking up something reputable from Seasonic, Corsair, EVGA, Antec, etc. You don't really need a really high end power supply to run those components so something like a 450W, 500W, or 550W is all you need.
  14. Have you tried downloading the latest drivers from the manufacturer's website and installing those directly?
  15. That build looks great, but why not go with something like the MSI Z170A Tomahawk AC. Comes with Wi-Fi built in at a similar price as the Gigabyte board. Wont have to use up an additional PCIe slot for that. Hope that helps. Let me know how the build turns out!