- Feb 15, 2008
well guys its been years since I'v been here, and far have i come since that time too. well hears my question for yall. I currently have an old acer htpc that iv taken apart and have the mobo and all laying on my desk and actually prefer to run it like that. but this girl is getting slow and old and what i was wondering . is can I swap out the cpu and mobo? I wanna get a MINI ITX asus board thats an LGA 1150 socket and get an intel chip going and get the power supply adapter to go from my acers 20pin psu to the new boards 24pin PSU connection requirement. WHEN i go to swap in the new mobo and cpu can i just plug up my hardrive to this new mobo and it all just work like the old computer does, because it technically has it a mobo and cpu now. or is it more complex that just unplug and plug in the new components. i wanna just change out the board and cpu thats all.and still be able to use my hardrive and my windows .