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Need help Upgrading From a stock HP to a gaming pc. What parts should I buy?

Hi I have a HP-1485ea. I have already changed the GPU to a gtx 960 and to further upgrade I will need to make some changes like a new full tower case a new psu and a new motherboard. Any other improvements anyone could suggest would be awesome. You can find the specs for my pc on the first link in google when you type in HP-1485ea.

Please help me!
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  1. If you are gonig to get a new case and motherboard, why not just start from scratch? I get you can transfer your CPU, but wouldn't it be better just to start fresh? How much are you willing to spend?
  2. Herc08 said:
    If you are gonig to get a new case and motherboard, why not just start from scratch? I get you can transfer your CPU, but wouldn't it be better just to start fresh? How much are you willing to spend?


    around 300-400£ never had problems with the CPU but I do realise its a difficult CPU to find a good motherboard for buying a new one would surely mean buying windows again as well so I just seen the transfer as a cheaper option. Also the benifit of having all my drivers and settings and such the same is a bonus
  3. Macauley_2 said:
    Herc08 said:
    If you are gonig to get a new case and motherboard, why not just start from scratch? I get you can transfer your CPU, but wouldn't it be better just to start fresh? How much are you willing to spend?


    around 300-400£ never had problems with the CPU but I do realise its a difficult CPU to find a good motherboard for buying a new one would surely mean buying windows again as well so I just seen the transfer as a cheaper option. Also the benifit of having all my drivers and settings and such the same is a bonus


    Getting a new motherboard might involve a new copy of windows anyway. a new MB would require new drivers which a clean install of windows would be the easiest way to remove the old MB drivers.
  4. clarkjd said:
    Macauley_2 said:
    Herc08 said:
    If you are gonig to get a new case and motherboard, why not just start from scratch? I get you can transfer your CPU, but wouldn't it be better just to start fresh? How much are you willing to spend?


    around 300-400£ never had problems with the CPU but I do realise its a difficult CPU to find a good motherboard for buying a new one would surely mean buying windows again as well so I just seen the transfer as a cheaper option. Also the benifit of having all my drivers and settings and such the same is a bonus


    Getting a new motherboard might involve a new copy of windows anyway. a new MB would require new drivers which a clean install of windows would be the easiest way to remove the old MB drivers.



    Ahh wasn't sure that would be the case so you guys think I should just build fresh? difficult one that is. What parts from the specs would you suggest keeping? that would save me money? thanks for the help as well.
  5. Best answer
    If You have 400 pounds (I think that's the currency) then starting fresh is your best bet. I would save up until you can get another one or two hundred, and have a nice decent pc
  6. Herc08 said:
    If You have 400 pounds (I think that's the currency) then starting fresh is your best bet. I would save up until you can get another one or two hundred, and have a nice decent pc


    Yeah I've decided that's what I'm gonna do thanks for the help.
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  7. In starting from scratch, the only things I would keep are the HDDs and the Video card. everything else would only hold you back.
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