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Changing Processor and Mobo what else need to be change?

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August 6, 2011 2:34:33 AM

Hello,
I'm quite new in this PC upgrades and currently building my system. I plan on upgrading my quad core q8300 PC to core i7 2600 k and p8z68-V for mobo.

I want to know what else that I need to change in my PC to make the system works other than RAM. I plan to reuse everything else from my current PC. I really on a budget.

Thanks.
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August 6, 2011 3:47:47 AM

It depending on what you plan on doing. An i7 2600k is similar to an i5 2500K, but the i7 is a better choice when it comes to rendering and video editing. If that isn't your thing. you could save +$100 by getting an i5 2500K or something below that.
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August 6, 2011 3:50:44 AM

SteamieHP said:
Hello,
I'm quite new in this PC upgrades and currently building my system. I plan on upgrading my quad core q8300 PC to core i7 2600 k and p8z68-V for mobo.

I want to know what else that I need to change in my PC to make the system works other than RAM. I plan to reuse everything else from my current PC. I really on a budget.

Thanks.



Nothing more than that, ust make sure your psu has a 24 pin connector and yur set
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August 6, 2011 4:44:00 AM

AbdullahG said:
It depending on what you plan on doing. An i7 2600k is similar to an i5 2500K, but the i7 is a better choice when it comes to rendering and video editing. If that isn't your thing. you could save +$100 by getting an i5 2500K or something below that.


chilypepper said:
Nothing more than that, ust make sure your psu has a 24 pin connector and yur set



Actually i did both gaming and rendering. Im an architecture student, so doing 3d models and rendering are my things. So i did consider taking i7 2600k instead of i5 2500k. but the question is, what else do i need change if I were to use my old pc components?.

Im goin to change my mobo to p8z68-V which support lg1155 processor and ram to ddr 3. Is there anything else that i need to change? . And i plan to retain my cooler master GX550w. Should it be ok?

Thanks.
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August 6, 2011 5:05:15 AM

Everything should work fine.
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August 6, 2011 5:08:45 AM

Yes, that should be ok, unless you plan to stick in a SLI/Crossfire setup.

Since you are in architecture, it is conceivable you could get some use of an i7, but if you want to save 100 dollars now, an upgrade later on is plausible, and the difference may be minimal depending on how the software you use is written.



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August 6, 2011 10:28:45 AM

AbdullahG said:
Everything should work fine.


I get it now. So I may proceed towards my plan of upgrading. I'm on a really tight budget right now. I'm afraid that there are few more components that I need to change to suit the new processor and mobo. Glad I could retain everything else inside my current PC.

MysticMiner said:
Yes, that should be ok, unless you plan to stick in a SLI/Crossfire setup.

Since you are in architecture, it is conceivable you could get some use of an i7, but if you want to save 100 dollars now, an upgrade later on is plausible, and the difference may be minimal depending on how the software you use is written.


Yes. I do plan for an SLI in the future. I'm currently using GTX 460 1GB. What I'm thinking is to get 750w PSU to SLI my gpu. But for now, i just stick to my single card. Budget wise.

I do know few basic stuffs regarding this, just not into deep. Any suggestions really would have been helpful. Thanks guys for your replies.
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August 6, 2011 12:44:31 PM

I like everyone think it should all be fine however I would also recommend checking that your hard drive and disk drives are SATA compatible because I don't think your new board has ide connectors.
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August 6, 2011 1:37:24 PM

Big_Papa_Smurf said:
I like everyone think it should all be fine however I would also recommend checking that your hard drive and disk drives are SATA compatible because I don't think your new board has ide connectors.


Now that is what I'm worried about. My PC was originally OEM until I upgraded my graphics card and the PSU. Here are the details of my PC. Hope u guys can check it out for me.

• Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8300 (2.5 GHz / 4 MB Cache / 1333 MHz FSB)
• NVIDIA® nForce® 730i Chipset
• 2 GB DDR2-SDRAM PC2-6400 800 MHz Memory (Supports up to 8 GB)
320 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 3 Gb/s SATAII HD
• DVD SuperMultiplus Writer with LabelFlash & DiscT@2 Technology
• Nvidia GTX460 1 GB
• Integrated nForce 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
• Integrated Realtek High Definition Audio with 7.1 Channel Surround Audio Output
• 40-in-1 Card Reader
• 1 x PCI Express® 2.0 X1 Slot, and 1 x PCI Express® 2.0 X16 Slot
• 8 x USB 2.0 (4-Front (not like those clone casing so long edi still 2 only becoz to save cost) 4-Rear), 1 x Serial, IEEE 1394 port (6-pin), Six audio jacks, S/PDIF jack & 2 x PS/2
• 2 x 5.25" and 2 x 3.5" External Drive Bays, 4 x 3.5" Internal Drive Bays
• Cooler Master GX 550w PSU
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