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Hey Guys, Question On Building my Own comp

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September 22, 2012 8:30:16 PM

So over the past year or so I've been slowly upgrading my CG8350 Asus desktop I got from a retail store..

This is my stock comp I use, http://reviews.bestbuy.com/answers/3545/product/2276971...

I have an upgraded PSU 850w croshair
690 GTX Nvidia card
250 SSD SAMSUNG

The processor it came with is an i7 2600k

Would I be able to remove the i7 2600k and put it on this new mobo??/b]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Like how do you know what is compatable or not, would I just be able to throw this one in my old stock case, I probably want to get a nice new case too, what would you guys suggest?

Would my ram just work on that new MOBO too, or would I need to buy new RAM with a new case?

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a b V Motherboard
September 22, 2012 8:41:35 PM

Nope. You can't. The 2600K is a LGA1155 CPU whereas the motherboard you specified is for LGA2011.

The same motherboard (Kind of a little better in features) for LGA1155 is the Maximus V Extreme.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here it is. It's the best thing in the world, for me. I have it. :D 
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September 22, 2012 8:51:55 PM

arzbhatia said:
Nope. You can't. The 2600K is a LGA1155 CPU whereas the motherboard you specified is for LGA2011.

The same motherboard (Kind of a little better in features) for LGA1155 is the Maximus V Extreme.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here it is. It's the best thing in the world, for me. I have it. :D 


So I could just pop the i7 out of my stock on and put it in that one you linked?

I've never messed around with motherboards or processors, I thought they were the same thing for a while :p 

How user friendly is the whole process?

Do you gotta install drivers or something for the new MOBO or processor or is it just like a swap and boot up and everything works?

thx for info :) 
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September 22, 2012 8:52:28 PM

Another thought, what about Ram? does any ram work with that MOBO?
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September 22, 2012 8:56:40 PM

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September 22, 2012 10:12:19 PM

Looks like my memory is only 1333 mhz so would upgrading to like 16gb of 1600 be a lot better? What would be the best kind for this board? :p 
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a b V Motherboard
September 22, 2012 10:25:16 PM

It surely would be the best to get a 16GB 1600Mhz RAM. Even 8GB would do.

I highly recommend you get these - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I use them and they're absolutely amazing. Oh and I use the same motherboard :) 

The installation process and the configuration of the motherboard is VERY simple, don't you worry. Contact me through mail if you need any help in the future! :) 
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a b V Motherboard
September 22, 2012 10:26:51 PM

Oh and you'll have to install a new OS after you switch your CPU to the new motherboard and everything. Use the CD you get with the motherboard to install the drivers.
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September 22, 2012 10:27:37 PM

arzbhatia said:
Oh and you'll have to install a new OS after you switch your CPU to the new motherboard and everything. Use the CD you get with the motherboard to install the drivers.


i'll have to reinstall Win 7?
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a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2012 5:50:37 AM

Yes sir!
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September 23, 2012 6:00:53 AM

arzbhatia said:
Yes sir!


Interesting, I thought your OS is just saved onto your SDD or HDD

I dont have an actual offical windows 7 disc, All I have are these 3 that are the ASUS system restore disks that have windows on them, will those work? or do I need to rebuy windows D:
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a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2012 6:10:28 AM

Yes, you will have to rebuy windows :( 

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a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2012 6:16:35 AM

Yes you sure as hell can! :D  That's what I do alllll the time.

According to the license agreement you must uninstall it from your other pc first, though.
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September 23, 2012 6:19:19 AM

arzbhatia said:
Yes you sure as hell can! :D  That's what I do alllll the time.

According to the license agreement you must uninstall it from your other pc first, though.


My "Other PC" will be a big pile of parts after i'm done building my new computer haha

I'm taking out the CPU and GFX card and PSU to use in my new rig i'm building :p 

How do I do complete wipe of a SSD or HDD? Should I do that first before installing them into my new rig?

thx for the help bro
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a b V Motherboard
September 23, 2012 6:24:24 AM

You'll be able to do that while you're installing Win7 on the new computer. It's ask you on which drive you want to install windows - Select the drive you want to format, click on quick options > Format - Done! :) 
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