I built a PC about 4 years ago with some help. My motherboard went bad so I'm looking to upgrade my MOBO, CPU, GPU and RAM. I'm only fairly knowledgeable on this stuff, and I'm a little worried about picking the right parts for my money. I'm also concerned about compatibility between components, and I'd appreciate some advice.
I was using:
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (which is now bad)
Core 2 Duo 3GHz
Geforce GTX 260
2x Adata DDR2 800 2gx16
I'd like to use the same hard drive to avoid redoing my OS and settings, if possible. It's a Hitachi 1TB 7200rpm.
I'd be able to spend around $700, maybe a bit more. Any help or advice here is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the build advice, I hope to be building it this weekend.
Regarding the windows reinstall, why would I need to reinstall everything if I'm reusing the same hard drive? I was hoping since it's already set up I'd be able to boot up and just download whatever drivers I needed and be good to go. This isn't exactly my area of expertise, obviously.