Building a new computer, what's the best way to transfer my steam games?
I'm in the process of piecing together a new gaming computer to upgrade my current 7 year old system. I have a 1TB HDD that I only use for steam and nothing else. Currently it has Steam itself as well as nearly 800GB worth of games installed (almost my whole steam library).
Does anyone know if I can just unplug that hard drive from my old computer and put it into the new computer without messing up any of game installs and saves? I would really like to avoid having to download 800GB of data again.
For those curious, my old comp vs my new one:
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4ghz -> Intel I7 4770K w/ Noctua NH-D14 Cooler Cheap PNY mobo -> Asus Z87-PRO 4GB DDR2 -> 16GB Crucial DDR3-1600 Geforce 8800GTX -> 2x MSI Geforce GTX 760 2GB in SLI Western Digital 7200RPM HDDs -> 512gb Samsung 840 Pro + 2x 1TB WD Black Series HDD Ancient Antec SX1030B case -> Corsair Carbide 500R case w/ several Noctua fans