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post #21 of 26
Rock on! That's a great deal you got going! Congrats and enjoy the new architecture.
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 

Let me ask a quick question

 

Since i am getting a new motherboard + CPU + GPU

 

do i need to format my PC?

post #23 of 26
in alot of cases you can get away by updating drivers so i hear others do it like that but not always works... i like to do a fresh install as it cleans up all the garbage from your current install anyway smile.gif
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Yeah true. Let me not be lazy and do a format thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

Let me ask a quick question

Since i am getting a new motherboard + CPU + GPU

do i need to format my PC?

If the motherboard you are getting is very similar to P8Z68-V LE, then you can get away with it.

Generally Windows are very sensitive about hardware change, so you may have to reinstall in the end.
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At the end of the day I honestly do not see a difference between 2500k and 3570k.

 

I did upgrade for the 3570k and running it at 4.2.. Anything higher Windows wouldn't turn on.

 

2500k ran at 4.5 though but I believe they are pretty much equal.

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