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March 17, 2013 11:20:50 AM

So I want to upgrade my pc a bit including a new case heatsink fan ram. I am not too computer savvy and my main question is I have never had experience with installing and doing something this big I feel confident I can do it but I really was hoping someone could give me some insight of what exactly to do or reccomend another mobo. How does the whole process work of installing a new mobo do I have to re install windows again and delete the old mobo drivers before or after? I have installed a GPU and case fans and ram before but everything else i dont really know what im doing just kinda going in blind.

System specs
i5 2500k@ 3.30 ghz
Msi gtx 660 ti 2GB power edition
1tb hard drive
8 GB ddr3 ram
corsair cx750 non modular
biostar h61mh

What im upgrading too
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

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

The 2 fans are for the heatsink


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a c 662 V Motherboard
March 17, 2013 11:34:47 AM

Asrock z77 extreme 4? < Great board i'm using it right now , overclocked to 4.5 ghz with a Noctua NH-D14 COOLER.You will need to do a clean install of windows because of the new motherboard.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... < Most up to date drivers can be found here.

To install Windows 7 using the Custom option and formatting the hard disk

To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.

Restart your computer.

Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next.

If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).

Click the partition that you want to change, click the formatting option you want to perform, and then follow the instructions.

When you've finished formatting, click Next.

Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.


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March 17, 2013 11:43:21 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Asrock z77 extreme 4? < Great board i'm using it right now , overclocked to 4.5 ghz with a Noctua NH-D14 COOLER.You will need to do a clean install of windows because of the new motherboard.


Well how would I do that because I dont have the disc It came preloaded got a cyberpower *facepalm* so what are my options and wat do I exactly do. Also do I uninstall biostar drivers before I swap the mobo?

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a c 662 V Motherboard
March 17, 2013 11:49:53 AM

After you get the board and the rest of your hardware installed you will have to boot the computer and do a clean install of windows,so backup your files and data.Do you have windows 7?
March 17, 2013 11:51:02 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
After you get the board and the rest of your hardware installed you will have to boot the computer and do a clean install of windows,so backup your files and data.Do you have windows 7?


Yes I have windows 7 how do I exactly back them up

a c 662 V Motherboard
March 17, 2013 11:56:02 AM

External or Portable hard drive or to disc if you don't have a ton of data.
March 17, 2013 12:00:17 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
External or Portable hard drive or to disc if you don't have a ton of data.


Okay cool now what about mobo drivers when should i get rid of them or should i just ignore them?



March 17, 2013 12:07:33 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre...

The Asrock site is down currently but when you need the drivers they will be here.Under downloads tab.


Okay so I wll have to install the drivers of a disk like windows am i gonna have to do that before windows? Like when I get everything set up what will happen lol what's the first thing I should do?

a c 662 V Motherboard
March 17, 2013 12:09:11 PM

I downloaded mine to a flash drive and installed them after i formatted my hard disk and reinstalled windows.
March 17, 2013 12:12:49 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
I downloaded mine to a flash drive and installed them after i formatted my hard disk and reinstalled windows.


Okay well this all makes good sense thanks for the help one more question do I have to uninstall biostar drivers?
a c 662 V Motherboard
March 17, 2013 12:29:55 PM

Not really , because you will format that drive when you install windows on your new hardware.
March 17, 2013 12:36:18 PM

10513137,0,276663 said:
Not really , because you will format that drive when you install windows on your new hardware.[/quotemsg
Okay thanks for your time man I would give you best answer but it wont let me i assume its because you a moderator
March 17, 2013 12:36:42 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Not really , because you will format that drive when you install windows on your new hardware.


Okay thanks for your time man I would give you best answer but it wont let me i assume its because you a moderator
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