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 SolvedFinal check on this rig, buying today and tomorrow Forum SolvedFinal Compatibility Check, Buying Tomorrow Forum SolvedFinal check ordering tomorrow - 1st time builder Forum $1,200 Gaming Build - FINAL check, Purchasing Tomorrow Forum Final Check, Buying tomorrow or Saturday! Forum SolvedOrdering parts tomorrow, checking for compatibility and possible upgrades. Forum SolvedFinal pc build, buying tomorrow last suggestions Forum SolvedHigh End Gaming P.C. (Final Revision) Ordering Parts Tomorrow!!! Forum SolvedFirst build. Need help final checks and opinions Forum SolvedFinal opinions on new build. Will be buying tomorrow Forum SolvedFinal checks for this build Forum SolvedFinal Gaming PC Build Checks - Opinions/Help Forum SolvedGoing to shop tomorrow - Upgrading to a better gaming processor and mobo - Help Required Forum SolvedFinal gaming build, ordering tomorrow or Saturday Forum My Final Build Before Buying Everything Tomorrow Forum SolvedFinal Checks - $800 Gaming Build Forum SolvedFinal compatibility checks Forum SolvedFinal checks on my system Forum ***Ordering tomorrow*** need final advice! Forum SolvedNew Desktop: Final checks Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !