In the enthusiast hardware world you will find that just about every component you can buy has been customized to a certain degree. These customizations could be minor like a new heatsink design or something major to enhance power delivery and overclocking. These changes define what an enthusiast product is and can often influence how is used.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips