Originally Posted by raident30
its ok for me to reinstall windows as this desktop is solely for gaming only... one reason i want to change board is this current board has only offset voltage adjustment and i want manual adjustment, the PCI-E 3.0.. well on overclocking, im overclocking the unorthodox way (offset) i just want to try like everyone else's doing hehe! i've been thinking about this for days now that if i wanna buy a new mobo then why dont i just buy a new CPU and a MOBO like the new current generation (haswell) and just buy a new cooler and overclock the hell out of it... opinions?
Since you're buying a new board, you have the option of Haswell. But then you'll have to drop the 2500k, which though is 2 generations behind Haswell, still holds up absolutely terrific especially overclocked.
I'm not entirely sure it's worth the upgrade from 2nd gen i5 to 4th gen. My 2500k @ 4.3Ghz serves me well, so im not in a rush to move to Haswell, maybe whatever there is in a couple more generations later.
You could pick up a B75 board for around $75 or a Z77 board for around $100, at least those are the prices where i'm from.
And even if the board costs you $100+, it's probably more worth it to just stay with LGA1155
Originally Posted by DaveLT
Wat. That's like saying one has to reinstall windows if he changes his GPU
Is most cases windows should be reinstalled after a motherboard change unless the chipset and i/o stream is the same.
But it's entirely up to the person, if one can swap their motherboard, boot it up with all previous hw and it works then probably no need to do a reinstall.
For me, in past cases i've needed to, even when staying on the same platform and using the same CPU.Edited by PoisonousRakija - 8/30/13 at 2:19pm