Question I Want to Replace MOBO, CPU, GPU, and Add Dual Boot


Apr 10, 2013
I built this great system back in 2013 that still serves me well:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

BUT.... I now want to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and it is inadequate for that.

I want to retain the Win7 OS which has accumulated a whole lot of freebee applications that are useful to me. I like my Win7 setup and don't want to try to rebuild it in Win10.

So here's my plan:

  1. Replace my MOBO, CPU, GPU with something that will give good Flight Simulator performance at 1440 resolution.
  2. Get my existing Win7 system operating with this new hardware.
  3. Add Win10 dual boot capability and install Flight Simulator 2020.
How likely am I to be successful with this plan? I've built two systems on my own but really just have beginner skills and knowledge.