Not long after I got into computer gaming and I bought an Nvidia gtx 470, and a thermaltake 750w power supply. I threw both of those into the hp computer. I've been doing well with that setup for a while but I'd like to start upgrading, as I've had problems with heat inside the terrible case and with some fans not working.
So before I bought anything I wanted to get some opinions from you guys. I don't know much at all about motherboards so I was hoping you guys could recommend one. Also I was trying to keep the budget total for all of this at around 300$.
Hey thanks for the reply. So the 6300 is that much better huh lol, I think I could swing for getting that one. Also thanks for the motherboard recommendation, will that one work with the gtx 470 I have right now? And about an operating system, that was the one thing I wasn't sure about. So with a new motherboard I would need to purchase a new Windows?
No, Windows wont transfer so yes you will need to get another copy. Windows *might* be able to boot up and actually install the new drivers but its a crap shoot and you'd never be able to validate again
Awesome, thanks for the help. I have one more question. If I replace the motherboard and cpu, but keep the same hard drive, will everything I have on my computer still be there. Or will I need to backup everything beforehand?
Running sysprep from the command line won't open the hard drive to being "connected" to the new motherboard? I was under the impression that the Windows validation count would be reset and basically "open", as if it was being paired up with the new motherboard all along.
I'm considering an upgrade to my current mobo/CPU, and this topic applies to me too. The research I did pointed me in the direction of sysprep, so I thought I'd bring it up here for the discussion.