Upgrading CPU/Mobo/Ram - What do I need to know? Tags: RAM CPUs Systems Last response: November 26, 2013 9:58 PM in Systems Share Barney Willis 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. Cheers! CURRENT SPECS: Mobo: Foxconn G31mx CPU: q6600 2.4ghz GPU: GTX 660 Ram: 4gb DDR2 PSU: 500w OCZ OS: Win7 More about : upgrading cpu mobo ram ACTechy a b à CPUs 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading graphics, what do I need to know? Forum Solvedsystem upgrade from phenom 965 BE, need cpu/mobo/ram Forum Need to know what all I need for upgrading my PC graphics card Forum SolvedWhat do I need to know about upgrading to Haswell? Forum SolvedNeed advice on an upgrade. CPU/MOBO/RAM or GPU Forum Need to know what components are best for upgrading my iBUYPOWER PC Price limit is $300 or under Forum I need help upgrading my cpu, and i do not know exactly what i should upgrade to.? Forum SolvedI need an upgrade, but don't know what. (Graphic Quality Lagging) Forum SolvedJust bought Thief, need to know what to upgrade! Forum SolvedNeed to know what to upgrade these specs to? (Price range for a 15 year old) Forum SolvedI have a really old Acer Aspire M1100 and need to know what parts to upgrade Forum SolvedNeed to upgrade but dont know what !!HELP!! Forum SolvedIn need of an upgrade but dont know what? Forum SolvedMy PC has a very bad and lagging performance , I want to know what next upgrade that I need Forum Need Validation on my CPU/Mobo/RAM Upgrades Forum Upgrading my PC need to know what is the priority so I'm not wasting $ Forum Solvedneed to know what to upgrade to? Forum Do I need a CPU/mobo/RAM upgrade to run 8800 GTX? Forum How to know what kind of power supply you need when upgrading you pc Forum Solved2nd harddrive, what do i need to know? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !