What to expect from installing a new PC motherboard?

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So I built my PC a couple years ago now and my GPU/CPU are both AMD. I want to buy a new Nvidia GPU then I'll get an Intel i7 to alleviate the bottleneck, but I'm gonna need to get a new motherboard that's compatible with Intel's LGA sockets. I know I'll need to reinstall Windows 10 after all

So I built my PC a couple years ago now and my GPU/CPU are both AMD. I want to buy a new Nvidia GPU then I'll get an Intel i7 to alleviate the bottleneck, but I'm gonna need to get a new motherboard that's compatible with Intel's LGA sockets. I know I'll need to reinstall Windows 10 after all the hardware is taken care of but how does that work exactly? Do I just load Win10 off a flash drive? Am I gonna have to buy it again? Need I be concerned about the stuff on my current OS drive?
To clarify, I do know AMD CPUs are compatible with Intel GPUs, but my AMD FX-8350 is older and despite the power it boasts it'll still hold back newer GPUs from their full potential. Having a newer CPU to go with it will help maximize performance and compatibility with future upgrades. I only need to know about

To clarify, I do know AMD CPUs are compatible with Intel GPUs, but my AMD FX-8350 is older and despite the power it boasts it'll still hold back newer GPUs from their full potential. Having a newer CPU to go with it will help maximize performance and compatibility with future upgrades. I only need to know about how to deal with the OS.

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Jack:
If it is a retail version of Windows, just reinstall and reactivate. As long as the "old" version is no longer in use it's not a problem.

With an OEM version it should still work but you may have to use the manual/telephone activation procedure (it will tell you if that is needed).

Depending on the board/CPU you have, try replacing just the GPU first.

I use an FX-8350 CPU with a GTX980ti and it works superbly well; it runs everything I've tried at around max settings and high frame rates.

Look up the parts you are considering on the "passmark" site before spending any money. You will likely find that AMD CPUs give better performance for whatever price you are looking at.

Yousuf Khan:
You do realize that you can run an Nvidia card together with an AMD processor too, right? You can change the old AMD GPU, and install an Nvidia GPU in its place, without having to change the processor or motherboard. During this time, your copy of Windows 10 will not need to be reactivated.

However, once you change the motherboard and processor, then you will need to reactive Windows, as Windows keeps track of the motherboard identity to activate Windows.

Micheal Cullis:
What on earth are you playing at?

If you're all AMD at the moment and want to go Blue. Then sell the whole lot buy an Intel rig. Keep the same card unless it's older than an R9.

As far as licence goes you can only keep it if you bought it separate from the system. Else you need to sell it with the system.

mermeliz:
You can load it from a flash drive, but you will have to contact Microsoft first and tell them what you are doing in order to get a new registration code from them without having to buy one.

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