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Reinstall Windows for Mobo + GPU swap?

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Hey guys, so I am downsizing my rig and will be switching from my current setup of i5 3570k, z77 extreme4, and Radeon HD 6870 to ASUS P8Z77-i Deluxe and an EVGA gtx 760. The cpu will stay the same. I understand I will need to do a lot of driver changes, so would my best bet be to just reinstall windows and install all the new drivers and then my old applications? Or is an OS reinstall not necessary? Thanks
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I always do just to be sure of no driver conflicts.
 
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A reinstall will be necessary. Your computer will not work properly and will encounter errors and freezes if you keep your OS installation.
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Yeah I have tried this once just to see what would happen, the amount of error popups from windows was mental, then it just hung. Fresh install, you can be up and running with all drivers installed in under an hour.
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160Gb / 500Gb / 500Gb / USB 3.0 Ext 500Gb LG BluRay Burner Xigmatek SD1283 Win 7 Ult 64bit 
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18" Microtek 23" ASUS VX238 1ms 22" Accer 5ms Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
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