If you can't tell, I'm a little new to all of this, so sorry.
Anyway, those are the upgrades I want. I just want to know - will they play nice with the rest of my PC hardware? Can my PSU handle them? Should I stick with the stock cooler on my CPU if I don't plan on Overclocking anything? Can anyone suggest a good guide for how to handle the physical installation process, and anything I may need to do before that?
Thanks in advance for any help. Again, I'm still pretty novice at all of this and I'm not sure where the best place to look for info is, so sorry if this all sounds pretty stupid.
1. It's compatible, everything will work fine
2. The PSU is more than enough, you might even be able to add another 460 without going over the 650W limit.
3. That CPU cannot overclock, it doesn't have an unlocked processor, if you want to overclock, then go with the i5 2500k: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You will be able to overclock the CPU to around ~3.7ghz, maybe a little more with the stock cooler and have it run stable
4. this is a good guide (made by newegg): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls&feature=relm...
5. If you want to Overclock with the i5, you can go with the Cooler Master Hyper EVO, which will only set you back another 30-35 bucks or so
1333 or 1600 MHz and 1.5 volt or less for the RAM .
On Newegg you can filter by price and voltage
The drivers on your current installation of windows wont work with the new mb which is why you have to reinstall from scratch . After thats done you install the motherboard drivers
.....and then everything else .