You may best best just building something new since the water cooling may not fit new sockets and presumably the PSU wouldn't be powerful enough for a 570. A few other things, you don't want triple channel RAM with the AM3 socket. They are for the 1366 socket. Lastly, that motherboard has pretty bad reviews by the looks of it.
Basically i would recommend just letting us know your budget and we can suggest a new build for you.
DDR3 RAM is fine i'm just saying you don't need triple channel, AM3 is dual channel DDR3.
What would you even be keeping from this pc anyway? I would always recommend a new PSU for a new build, youre planning on buying a new mobo, RAM, CPU and GPU, the water cooling probably won't fit. Usually it's good to buy a new case too since it will just make the build more satisfying to look down and see something shiny and new. So basically youre just keeping the DVD drive and the hard drive?
I have fond memories of this computer, so I don't want to get rid of it (which is why I would rather upgrade even if it's more trouble). And the case is beautiful, there's no way I would replace that.
I don't think I'll need a new PSU. The current one is in very good condition.
I just want to replace the RAM, CPU, GPU, and mobo. And the water-cooling doesn't matter at all, I would get rid of it if I had to. Would it be tough to do so? What do I need to know to make sure that everything will fit correctly? (dimensions, etc?)
Are there any services that do this sort of thing, or any sites that can help? This computer, if it runs well and can be upgraded, would mean a lot to me. Thanks.
Ok, as much as i would strongly recommend a new PSU i can suggest an upgrade for you. I would get 4GB of RAM, an i5-2500k and a x8/x8 SLI motherboard such as the Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3. For the graphics i would recommend a GTX 560Ti. With this build (assuming it fits your case) you will have better processing power and still be able to max games and it should be a lot cheaper to upgrade.
Try to find out the model of the case. To be honest though, if it's a mid tower i would be very surprised if it didn't fit 2 560's and an ATX motherboard. The build i suggested though, i would be very surprised if you couldnt max out BF3 on it and it is very good for upgrading.
- To upgrade RAM you just buy another 4GB of the same stuff
- To upgrade CPU you just buy a cooler and overclock it EDIT: Just to add, the i5-2500k is awesome for overclocking.
- To upgrade graphics you can add another GTX 560Ti and won't need to buy a more powerful PSU assuming you get a good quality 650-750W unit.