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September 4, 2011 8:42:08 PM

Ok so I have a computer and recently upgraded some stuff in it and was thinking of going a little bit bigger on the things I bought and passing the old ones to my brother to put in his computer.

Im upgrading the motherboard to a better one which is: ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (Newegg.com)

And Also am upgrading the proccesor to: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K (Newegg.com)

Also adding 8 more gigs of ram to my computer so ill have 16gb.

This is what the computer will look like when I buy these upgrades for christmas.

Computer: Lenovo H215
OS: Windows 7 Home Prenium
Proccesor: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K ($315 Newegg.com)
Graphics: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100328VXL Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Memory/Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL (X2) ($55 For one, Newegg.com)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($133 Newegg.com)

So I need answers to my questions, Will all this operate with my computer? Will the motherboard fit in my case? Do I need to buy windows 7 for the new motherboards I have it alrdy manufactuer installe by company Lenovo? Will my power supply Support this?

Sincerely, Andrew Anderson

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September 4, 2011 10:22:23 PM

I'm a firm believer in having enough of a power supply so that it is not the weak link in any system I build because you don't want to kick yourself later and say you should have gone with a bigger one. 500w to me is a little small ,it might be enough to run that pc but it's borderline. If it's not too exspensive for you increase it to 600w. You could also take another look at the video card and see if there is an upgrade option there for you. Right now the pc build as you have posted , the cpu motherboard and the ram go together nicely , you could use to bring up the power supply and graphics card to match.
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September 5, 2011 4:11:04 PM

Well if i can get a 750 watt power supply from corsair for like $120 bucks would that fit perfect my graphics card is pretty top notch for me and its worked pefectly i dont know if i can do dual corssfire yet ill have to wait for my birthday for tht. Do i have to buy windows 7 for new motherboard or will it be saved on my hard drive alrdy.
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September 5, 2011 4:18:34 PM

I just thought of this which seems amazing!

Power supply:

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

($130 Newegg.com)
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