[SOLVED] Upgrading to a new Motherboard what should I do first?

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Hello,
I'm upgrading my old ass motherboard and was wondering what I should/need to before I change out all the components so I don't mess anything up.

Thank you.
 

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First, get your mind wrapped around the concept of a full OS install. Along with everything else.

Second, back up your personal data.

Third, for any other assistance, give us a list of ALL parts, old and new.
 

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First, get your mind wrapped around the concept of a full OS install. Along with everything else.

Second, back up your personal data.

Third, for any other assistance, give us a list of ALL parts, old and new.
 
Oct 26, 2020
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So my old parts are;
MO: gigabyte 970 gaming
RAM: 4X4GB DDR3 HyperX Ram 1600mhz
CPU: AMD FX 8350 8 Core
PSU: LitePower 450W thermaltake
GPU: GTX 1060 3GB
And I have a bunch of SSDs

The new parts are;
CPU: Intel Core i5 9400F
MO: ASRock Phantom Gaming 4 B365
RAM: XLR8 1X16GB 3200mhz (I know it gets bottle necked lower)
Same PSU and GPU

Thank you for the help :)

Also where do I download a windows 10 iso to put on my flashdrive
 
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Yes, fresh install of the OS and everything else.


Assuming Win 10
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

And put a new PSU in that budget. Replace that thermaltake.
 

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