Upgrading motherboard

Hello guys,

I'm planning to upgrade my motherboard from a socket 775 one to a socket 1155 one. I need to upgrade my motherboard becouse I'm upgrading to a new processor soon. Should I upgrade PSU instead of Motherboard first? By the way, I'm planning to upgrade to an i5 2500k or better. What PSU and Motherboard do YOU recommend me?

My PC specs :


GFX: HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 (VTX3D)

Processor: Intel Pentium E5700 - Dual-Core CPU, 3.00 GHz

Package: Socket 775 LGA

Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC.

Model: P5G41T-M LX2/GB

RAM: 4GB DDR3 400 MHz

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (build 7601)

DX: DirectX 11

PSU: PLATINUM MS-400 ATX P4 (400W)

My driver: Catalyst 12.11-7900 MOD

Thank you very much!
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  1. Well finding your psu is quite easy.Just look at the specs or details of you graphic card, processor, and motherboard.Add on 100 more for etc.

    I recommend a z77 lga1155 motherboard.Basically all third gen intel chipsets use z77.Unless you are willing to upgrade to a i7-3970k or higher, by which then use a 2011 board, but they are quite expensive.
  2. aonor said:
    Well finding your psu is quite easy.Just look at the specs or details of you graphic card, processor, and motherboard.Add on 100 more for etc.


    So you are saying I should upgrade my PSU to at least 500W?
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