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Old 2017-12-21, 19:15   #1

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Default Upgrading CPU, Case, MOBO and RAM...

Well, it's Christmas time, and that means time to spend money.

I am going to upgrade my PC... and I am asking if you guys think/believe everything is compatible and good to go.

CPU: i5 7600 (LOCKED), 3.5ghz *NEW*
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3 *NEW*
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB 2 x 4GB DDR4-2400 *NEW*
CASE: Corsair Carbide SPEC-01 Red LED ATX Mid-Tower *NEW*

GPU: Gigabyte GTX-1060 6gb *Existing*
HDD: 1tb WD Black
SSD: Samsung evo 250gb (OS installed)
PSU: Seasonic 520watt

Curious if everything will be good to go and fit... Do I need to upgrade my PSU? I went to a PC part shop by me and was told by a employee that I must upgrade my PSU to at least 650watt and a gold rated PSU if I wanted to do this exact upgrade.

And the case will work... correct? (I am sure it will, just to make sure)

I upgraded my GPU LATE last year. I think around Christmas time lol... I love the GPU. But now is the time to upgrade my blood and soul of my PC, as I am noticing a bit more lag on my end. Modified games crashing more, mainly. My current CPU is a i5 4590, which I admit it's hell of a cpu. But time to upgrade!

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Old 2017-12-21, 22:53   #2
Default Re: Upgrading CPU, Case, MOBO and RAM...

Unless you can get those parts for very cheap I'd suggest to get something else.

Yes, the 7600 will be faster than your 4590 but you will be still stuck on 4 threads which are already a bottleneck in certain games (Battlefield 1 for example).

Also I suggest you go for 16 GB of RAM instead of 8 for the same reason.

Case is a personal choice. Just make sure everything fits and you get sufficient airflow.

If your PSU is of "good quality" - just google the full name of your PSU - 520 watt is more than enough. (Use this to calculate your maximum power consumption.)

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Old 2017-12-24, 20:54   #3
Default Re: Upgrading CPU, Case, MOBO and RAM...

I agree with Mr. Geronimo: The CPU isn't much of an upgrade, spend more and get something worthwhile.

Same goes for your RAM, 16GB and higher frequency will pay off, 3200Mhz is the price/ performance sweet spot.

Your motherboard is a Z270 but you listed a non K CPU.

I'd get an i5-8400, an H370 motherboard and 2x8 GB 3200 Mhz RAM.
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