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#1 Muraddin

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:00 AM

Hey. I have a question. I have an old CPU AMD Phenom XII 545 3.00GHz (dual-core). I wanna completly upgrade my PC. So i need to buy new MB, CPU and GPU. I want to buy some i5 or i7 intel CPU and some better GPU, like GTX 970, or something (or should i go to R9 290?). I can't buy it all at once, so my point is. If i buy a GPU first, will it be work ok with my old CPU (it will be replace with new one some month after)? Or should I first buy a new MB with CPU a use there my old GPU HD 4650, and then in some time replece it? Thank you.



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 06:22 AM

That's not an upgrade, that's a new computer.

 

It depends on the video card slot in your current machine.  If it is a PCI Express you could purchase a new PCI Express 3 card and it will work in the PCI Express 1 slot, just not at full performance.  If it isn't PCI express you most likely won't be able to use the same card in both machines.  You could purchase a mother board with built in video and use that until you get a video card.



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 06:31 AM

Yes, it's new computer, but not buy at once :)

I have PCI slot in MB, so i guess, I buy GPU first and then a CPU ...



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 06:57 AM

The CPU is going to be at least a three piece purchase, motherboard, CPU, and RAM.  You may also need a CPU cooling fan and thermal grease.



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:03 AM

I've already buy a Corsair RM750 power supply and Crucial 8GB KIT DDR3 1600MHz CL8 Ballistix Tactical LP. I also have NOCTUA NH-U9B SE2 cooler on current CPU, so that's ok :)



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 07:44 AM

If you are reusing the CPU cooler, you will need new thermal compound.  You will also need a new motherboard, the CPU itself, and possibly RAM.  If you are using an OEM/System Builder copy of Windows, you'll need to purchase a new copy to comply with the license.

 

If you buy a new CPU, you WILL need to also buy the motherboard, Windows, and maybe new RAM at the same time.


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