while investigating this new deal, it's been said that you might need a new cpu and ram to match the motherboard.
from Tom's hardware:
After all, simply upgrading to a new motherboard isn't the end of the line - you'll almost certainly need a new processor, new RAM, a new graphics card, probably a new power supply and perhaps even a new case.
i haven't read much about this for certain though, and the other articles (anandtech) don't address this.
my guess is that you wouldn't need a new cpu/ram as the only thing changing in terms of physical architecture is the motherbords pci-e/video card.
does anyone have a definitive answer about this and where would this information be located? tia