A couple of questions Tags: Homebuilt Graphics Cards Systems Product Last response: July 21, 2012 7:25 PM in Systems Share alazeer July 21, 2012 7:12:02 PM I just bought a new Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And was thinking about installing that into my current system using the following parts that are already in my current system: Hard Drive that has all my files and a fresh install of Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate Retail: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And I was wondering if I could just switch out the Mobo, Ram and CPU, install the hard drive and graphics card and boot it up or if I will have to reinstall Windows 7 again? If I have to reinstall windows can I then restore from a current backup? Or: What will I have to do to get all my files etc that I have now? Or should i just wait until I have the money for a new Case, PSU, Graphics card and Monitor and just build a brand new system while keeping the system I have now the way it is? Sorry, just getting a little antsy looking at all these new parts and I want to use them, rofl. I still need to save: $250 - $300 for a new HD7850 or a GTX570 (Have not entirely made up my mind yet?) $75 - $100 for a 650W PSU (any recommendations on a new 650W Modular PSU that will be bottom mounted) $100 for a new case I like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $150 for a new flat screen monitor As always any and all help will be greatly appreciated! More about : couple questions cmichael138 a b B Homebuilt system July 21, 2012 7:18:47 PM What are the specs of the old MB, CPU and RAM? Chances are you will need to re-install Windows OS with the new components. Graphics card will work; no problem, as will the hard drive. Those hardware canges often require a fresh install of OS. cmichael138 a b B Homebuilt system July 21, 2012 7:25:42 PM Do you have an extra hard drive? If so, you can copy the files you want from the current HD. You could also burn them to a CD or DVD and copy back to HD after the fresh install. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources First upgrade to my loop, couple of questions Forum Couple SLI questions Forum Couple of questions regarding RAID 0 Forum Couple questions regarding dac/amp/receiver/digital signals Forum Couple of questions (Gaming Specs) Please Help! Forum A couple questions regarding Micro Center Forum New build, a couple questions ... Forum I got hacked, I have a couple questions Forum Which PSU Should I get?( Couple of other questions too) Forum Couple Questions about Crossfire (Couldn't find answers in FAQ) Forum Gaming Build: A couple questions please! Forum Possible fps boost? ( Couple Questions ) Forum First Build: Couple of Basic Questions Forum A Couple Questions : New Hardcore Gaming Rig (My First Build ≤$6000) Forum Couple of questions about a gaming rig ? Forum Just got my new build up and running... couple questions ... Forum Couple questions regarding my home audio system Forum NVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum [Solved] Successful POST but a couple of questions: Forum [Solved] $1500 Gaming Build (First Time) Couple Questions Left Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !