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Upgrading CPU/Mobo/Ram - What do I need to know?

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November 26, 2013 5:57:00 PM

Hi fellas

I am looking to upgrade my system quite substantially but have never done a major upgrade before. I want to change the mobo, CPU and Ram while keeping the same GPU, PSU and case.
(Specs below).

Will I need a new copy/install of Windows? Can I use the same license somehow? What should I expect once everything is plugged in when I turn it on?

These are the components I intend to buy - any comments/suggestions of alternatives would be welcome.

CPU: Intel i5 3570k 3.4ghz
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8gb
Mobo: Asus P8B75-M B75 Socket 1155.

I currently have a case limited to fitting a mATX mobo. Is this a problem performance wise? Looking at this thing mostly for gaming.



Mobo: Foxconn G31mx
CPU: q6600 2.4ghz
GPU: GTX 660
Ram: 4gb DDR2
PSU: 500w OCZ
OS: Win7

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November 26, 2013 9:58:04 PM

Looks like a good upgrade. If that's an OEM copy of Windows, then yes, you will need a new copy.