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December 3, 2012 9:17:28 PM

Hello I have a HP P6-2143w pc that I gutted and put into a HAF 912 case with a GTX 560 gpu and a GS800 psu (being replaced for 850HX because defective). I want to upgrade and try to get all the HP parts back for resale. Im looking to upgrade my CPU to the i5 3570k. Is there anything that would be better around the same price? If i d go with the i5 3570k what would be a good motherboard to go with it? I would like the MOBO to be easy to overclock my cpu as Im trying to get into overclocking. I would like to stay in the $350 range give or take $20. Also if you have any other suggestions on RAM and Hard drive and Im not sure if I should get a SDD. The rig is going to be used for gaming. I also recently upgraded to Windows 8 will I be able to keep it or will i have to purchase it again? Here all my system specs.

HP Pavilion p6-2143w
SPECS:

AMD Quad-Core A6-3650 accelerated processor
2.60GHz, 4MB Cache

8GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory

1TB SATA hard drive

EVGA GTX 560 2GB GDDR5

Motherboard
AAHD2-HY (Holly2)
Manufacturer: Pegatron
Form factor: 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
Chipset: AMD A55
Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3
Front side bus speeds: 100 MHz UMI (Unified Media Interface)
Processor socket: FM1
Expansion Slots:
1 PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0)
3 PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)
1 PCI Express Mini Card

Case
HAF 912

PSU
850HX

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December 3, 2012 9:28:38 PM

You would just have to reinstall it again. You don't really need the HX850 for a single card.

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December 3, 2012 9:41:07 PM

I got the GS800 at a very good price almost free and it was making a loud buzzing noise so corsair is replacing it for HX850. And I will later be upgrading my GPU or adding another GTX 560. And will Windows 8 stay on my HP and the build with new CPU and MoBo or will I have to uninstall from HP?
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December 4, 2012 1:37:03 AM

You cannot use 1 install for 2 computers. You are probably going to have to buy it again.
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December 5, 2012 10:42:49 PM

Ok anyone got suggestions on MoBo for i5 3570k thats good for OC and is this my best choice for a CPU? And any suggestons on other components maybe theres a good bundle i can get.
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December 5, 2012 11:18:52 PM

Make sure to also get a CPU cooler if you want to overclock as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This board should do you well.
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December 7, 2012 3:18:39 PM

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