So I need a larger case to accommodate larger items I am putting into my my current case. I also need to upgrade my processor which means a new motherboard; and possibly some new RAM.
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window
I have the following in my current case that I wish to keep in the upgrading process:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (DDR3 RAM)
Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Gamer
Seagate Barracuda 1TB Internal HDD
700 Watt Power Supply
RAM: 3.07GB DDR2 SDRAM (4 Sicks Total)
16X Super MFDVDRW/DVD-RAM+/-R Double Layer (Optical Drive)
I wish to upgrade the following:
Intel 975x Chipset with DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (2.4 GHz, 8MB Cache)
Now I was talking with my father and he says it is important to make sure that the chipset is compatible with all the items I want to keep. I am unsure of how to check this. I don't want to rebuild an entire computer and pay full price; just buy the case, motherboard, and processor; move the parts from one case to another and save any cables I can; finish.
Any help? Was thinking maybe this combo for the upgrade: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
What are the steps I should take to complete this task?