I currently have an Asus P8P67 Deluxe MB fitted with a sandy bridge 2600k processor.
Ram is 16G of DDR3 @ 1.6GHz Windows 7 Professional
I would like to upgrade to a newer MB with a faster processor.
My question / concern is:
Since I currently have hundreds of programs, games, files, etc on my current system, is it possible to upgrade the MB/proc and NOT have to reinstall everything again? I'm not even sure I can find all the program discs for everything any more.
I'm basically looking for the least painful way of doing this and any help would be appreciated.
Anything in the Sandy Bridge/ Ivy Bridge line you shouldn't need to reinstall much if anything. Only way to really find out is to try it.
Why do you need something faster than a 2600k? It still holds it own against the latest and greatest while being a great overclocker. At least overclock it to 4.5 and see if it meets your needs.