First time upgrading PC, need some advice if its okay to re-use some of my old parts.

Here is my current build:
CPU: AMD FX 6300 (Not overclocked)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 750ti
PSU: EVGA 600b 80+ Bronze 600w
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43
RAM: 8GB
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooling Fan

Planning to upgrade to:
MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97
Intel Core i5-4690K
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW+

Will I be fine pairing the ones above with my old parts:

PSU: EVGA 600b 80+ Bronze 600w (Will this be enough?)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooling Fan (I don't know if its okay to re-use old cooling fans)
My same old 2 pcs. 4GB RAM
My old SSD where my OS is installed. (I don't really mind having to erase all the data here. I would prefer to do a clean install of windows again.)
My old HDD (Is it possible to save all the files here, can I just plug it in after I set up my new parts?)

I already bought the Z97 motherboard and the i5-4690k, just waiting for my GTX 970 to arrive. Also I won't be doing any overclocking.

This is my first time upgrading, I'm not sure about how I should go about this. Do I just change the parts, and install windows again and that would be it?

Thank you.
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  1. 1. You can reuse your cpu heatsink/fan, as long as you have the Intel bracket and screws that came with the original packaging.
    2. You can keep your old HDD all you have to do is plug it in and I would recommend doing a clean install of Windows on your ssd because you might as well do it you are adding new components and you would be getting rid of old drivers, applications, etc.
    3. I am almost sure your power supply will be alright. I currently am using a 650w Thermaltake w/ a overclocked i5-4690k and r9 280 if that helps at all.
    4.Yes you would first install all your parts and then install Windows again on the ssd.
  2. Thank you very much for answering. I understand a lot more things now!

    Just wondering, do I have to do anything to the SSD before I put together my new build. Like reformatting it maybe.
  3. Yes when boot off the Windows installation disk and see your sdd. You are given the option to delete the old partition and make a new one
  4. I see. Thanks for clarifying. One more thing. Will the programs / games installed on my HDD work like normal? Or do I have to re-install. I got a bunch of steam games around 800gb. Re-downloading them will hurt my internet.
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