Question Switching from my old mobo and cpu to new ones

Jul 12, 2019
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Hi everyone, im relatively new to pc building and moved from console gaming to pc gaming.
So I bought this pc last year, and here are the specs:

processor: Intel pentium gold G5400
mobo: Rog Strix b360 f gaming
Gpu: Msi geforce gtx 1050 ti Aero itx oc
Psu: Cooler master b500 v2

Os: windows 10 64 bit

However, this year I bought a strix z390 f gaming mobo and an Intel i5 9400. Before it arrives, i have a lot of questions:

  • what do I do first before changing the mobo and cpu? does it have anything to do with Installing the correct drivers for the new parts while using my current rig? (read something about this on the internet.)
  • Do I need to reinstall windows when changing my mobo?
  • after successfully mounting the new parts, how do I store the old parts just in case i need them again in the future? Do i just store the mobo someplace safe while the old cpu is still in it? (Cause ive read something about not taking out the cpu from the motherboard somewhere on the internet.)
  • Does the new processor comes with a thermal paste in the box? Because im planning on taking off the cpu cooler from my old mobo and reinstall it on my new mobo. Just wanna make sure if the processor box comes with a thermal paste or not so that i could buy one early.

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-And I know this is out of topic but im planning to buy a gtx 1070 and a second monitor in the future, how can i make it work so that my 1070 can run all my games and my 1050ti run everything else including editing softwares in my computer? ( That is, if gpus affect software run speeds such as premiere pro and photoshop.)
- And lastly, when using editing softwares, is it only the cpu and ram that does most of the work?


Thanks for those who can help! ———\0W0/
 

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For the OS activation, read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/windows-build-1607-and-activation.2786960/


Then, a clean install on the new hardware. And all that entails...
 
Jul 12, 2019
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For the OS activation, read and do this before you change any parts:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/20530/windows-10-reactivating-after-hardware-change
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/windows-build-1607-and-activation.2786960/


Then, a clean install on the new hardware. And all that entails...

Thanks a lot! < 3
 

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