Compatability issues?

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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  1. 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)
  2. 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).
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. :) 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?
  6. 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.....
  7. 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.....
  8. 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)
  9. jay_nar2012 said:

    :O how come that one is much cheaper than the PC world one? (£109)
    and it says its for system builders only, and im upgrading
    whats the difference between that one and the one at PC world? ( http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-03351305-pdt.html )
  10. does anyone know what the minimum processor that i need for my GTX 560ti not to bottleneck?
  11. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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