With FFXIV coming out soon, my 2 year old system could use some upgrades. Certainly don't need to scrap the whole thing, but my processor is really the lowest rung of the system ( 3.6 GHz Core 2 Duo).
Problem is, in order to upgrade to the i5 I'm looking at, I would need a new motherboard. So my question is, if I get a new motherboard and processor, can I just plug in my HDD that has Windows7 installed and have it work? Or will I need to do a clean install and reformat that HDD?