Upgrading Tomorrow, Final Checks! Tags: Homebuilt RAM CPUs Systems Last response: August 7, 2012 7:41 PM in Systems Share Ex7ra August 7, 2012 12:45:47 PM CPU £157: http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i5-3550-s1155-3... Motherboard £76: http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-h77-d3h-s1155-int... RAM £35: http://www.dabs.com/products/crucial-8gb--2x4gb--240pin... This leaves around £70 left for a OS... if thats all i need The things that i am getting rid of in my current PC are: Processor, Ram, Mobo, Heatsink I have a XFX 650w PSU and a GTX 560ti GPU... If i buy the things that i listed, will they all work together, compatibility wise?... Also, are HDD's universal? meaning, work with any mobo / cpu etc..? PLEASE ANSWER FAST DDDD Also... If my brother buys a new psu and graphics card, would he be able to use my old mobo/ram/cpu/heatsink as a starter for building a PC? then all he needs is a HDD, Case and a cd drive no? Thankyou so much to anyone who can answer... i just want to be triple sure before i go ahead and order all the parts! More about : upgrading tomorrow final checks Ex7ra August 7, 2012 7:41:16 PM It wont let me edit the original post, but the thing that i REALLY would like to know is that if i NEED a new OS, or can I get a new key from PC world, since my one was OEM, and are HDD's universal? Do they work with almost any mobo / processor? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum$1,200 Gaming Build - FINAL check , Purchasing Tomorrow ForumFinal check ordering tomorrow - 1st time builder ForumFinal gaming build, ordering tomorrow or Saturday ForumBuying tomorrow Final recomendations!! ForumFinal Checks - $800 Gaming Build ForumFinal Compatibility Check , Buying Tomorrow Forum$1000 budget gaming PC (buying tomorrow at Micro Center) ForumFinal Check , Buying tomorrow or Saturday! ForumFinal checks on HP computer ForumFinal cheak - tomorrow i buy ForumBuying 1/27 Tomorrow , last minute review! 2,500 i7-860 ForumI7 860 build - buying tomorrow ! [Just purchased everything!] Forum~$1300 Gaming Build FINAL CHECK ForumFinal Build ordering tomorrow ForumPurchasing tomorrow ! final advice? ForumNeed inputs on finalizing laptop (Purchasing tomorrow ) ForumNew all around build check buying today or tomorrow ForumBuying tomorrow need final advice! ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumAdvice on Upgrading More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !