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July 19, 2012 9:55:20 PM

Im upgrading MOST of my PC very soon, and i wanna know if all these things "fit"
Okay, the only things that I am keeping is my graphics card (GTX 560ti) and my power supply (XFX 650W) and my HDD.. (1tb)
Here is what I have looked to buy so far:
CPU: i5 2500k
RAM: Crosshair Vengence 2 x 4GB
MOBO: Gigabyte Z77
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
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Cas someone link me to a good heatsink that will fit all of the components that i have specified?
At the moment this all adds up to around £400.. so i dont want to spend much more
Also if anyone can find any products that are VERY similar, but would save me alot of money, please say!!!

I use my PC for gaming and I also use it to do some 3D rendering and such.
The main thing that i would like to ask is if all of these components are compatable with eachother? and if i have windows 7 on my HDD can i use it with a new motherboard.
Here are the links to the products that i have seen so far.
CPU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandybridge-i5-2500K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B004FA8NX2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342177899&sr=8-1
RAM: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1600C9-Vengeance-1600MHz-Memory/dp/B00569K7LM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342178005&sr=8-1
MOBO: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-Z77-D3H-SKT-1155-Z77-D3H-Motherboard/dp/B007KHROSC/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1342732271&sr=1-1
OS: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-03351305-pdt.html

THANKYOU!!

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July 19, 2012 9:58:05 PM

was your old mobo from gigabyte?

all your linked components are compatible
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July 19, 2012 10:00:39 PM

ct1615 said:
was your old mobo from gigabyte?

all your linked components are compatible


nope, it wasnt, however i NEED a new motherboard, reason: the one that i have now is only PCI-E 1.0, and my Graphics card is 2.0... so i guess im loosing out on some performance there.
And thankyou, does the i5 come with a heatsink with it? (i dont plan to overclock)
July 19, 2012 10:03:01 PM

Ex7ra said:
And thankyou, does the i5 come with a heatsink with it? (i dont plan to overclock)


It does yes, but you're getting a 2500K, so you might want to OC eventually, since it's so relatively easy on a 2500K and a Hyper 212 Evo is good for 4.5Ghz, easily (it's what I have on my 2500K at 4.5).
July 19, 2012 10:04:21 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
It does yes, but you're getting a 2500K, so you might want to OC eventually, since it's so relatively easy on a 2500K and a Hyper 212 Evo is good for 4.5Ghz, easily (it's what I have on my 2500K at 4.5).

:)  okay, thanks for the reply!
If i wasnt to get a 2500k (budget issues), are there any other processors that are similar but for a much smaller price?
July 19, 2012 10:08:29 PM

Ex7ra said:
:)  okay, thanks for the reply!
If i wasnt to get a 2500k (budget issues), are there any other processors that are similar but for a much smaller price?


An i5 3550 is a bit cheaper and it would do what you need it to do very well, it's just not able to be OC'd very far, should you ever choose to.
July 19, 2012 10:12:37 PM

:)  i like the look of the middle one
Another question that i wanted to ask is if i would Really need a new OS...
I have the recovery discs for this PC, and i have windoes on my HDD, couldnt i just put in the new components and it will work?
July 19, 2012 10:13:43 PM

Ex7ra said:
nope, it wasnt, however i NEED a new motherboard, reason: the one that i have now is only PCI-E 1.0, and my Graphics card is 2.0... so i guess im loosing out on some performance there.
And thankyou, does the i5 come with a heatsink with it? (i dont plan to overclock)


you may need to re-install win7 then
July 19, 2012 10:14:30 PM

Ex7ra said:
:)  i like the look of the middle one
Another question that i wanted to ask is if i would Really need a new OS...
I have the recovery discs for this PC, and i have windoes on my HDD, couldnt i just put in the new components and it will work?


the old PC was from a mass vendor like DELL, HP, gateway, etc.,?
July 19, 2012 10:16:14 PM

I wouldn't think so, maybe if the PC isn't an OEM machine, if it is then you will need to get a new copy of windows and you would need to reinstall windows 7 because of an motherboard and CPU change.

I think.....
July 19, 2012 10:16:45 PM

I wouldn't think so, maybe if the PC isn't an OEM machine, if it is then you will need to get a new copy of windows and you would need to reinstall windows 7 because of an motherboard and CPU change.

I think.....
July 19, 2012 10:22:55 PM

ct1615 said:
the old PC was from a mass vendor like DELL, HP, gateway, etc.,?

IT was an Advent that i got from PC world, im pretty sure that it was OEM because it came with a GeForce GT230 (only OEM)
July 20, 2012 1:00:22 PM

does anyone know what the minimum processor that i need for my GTX 560ti not to bottleneck?
July 20, 2012 4:16:44 PM

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