|So I'm planning to upgrade CPU from an AMD A6-3500 to a AMD FX-8320 and my motherboard from a Gigabyte A75M-DS2 to something that I haven't decided yet. I also plan to change my 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM (kingston brand) to a G.Skill Ripjaws (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz RAM and I'll also change my 4 months old generic power supply (because my old one broke down) to a new branded one (currently looking for Corsair and EVGA).|
Here is my current build:
AMD A6-3500 2.1GHz (stock fan)
Palit GTX 550Ti
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
I have been searching and found some answers but there are still questions that aren't answered.
I'm currently looking for a Gigabyte motherboard compatible with the FX-8320 because I want to stick with the brand I used before upgrading hoping that there is a higher chance of me not needing to reinstall windows.
Can you guys recommend me a motherboard compatible with the FX-8320 without having a problem with the old parts? What PSU do you think I should get and how many watts?
I'm looking for around $70 below for the motherboard and around $50 below for the PSU. The prices can go beyond my budget as long as it is not way too much.
Do I really need to reinstall windows? Or should I just backup my files and see what happens after upgrade?
One last question, if the PC didn't boot after upgrading can I put back the old parts and it would boot again? Or will it damage the system?
This PC will never be as fast as yours.