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Hi guys ...
So i purchased a dell branded computer its inspiron 3847.
Specs are :
Core i5 4590
Dell motherboard 088DT
Original dell 3847 case
HDD 1 TB
8 GB RAM
Corsair 550W
GTX 1060 3 GB

So i am thinking on upgrading some parts. More specifically motherboard and case because 3847 case is all closed and not ideal for warmer environments. What do you guys think ?? I have Gigabyte GA-h110m and cooler master k380 in my mind right now. Lookin to spend around $120-150.

Also i heard that a gtx 1060 gddr5x is coming, so should i go for that??
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  1. Your i5-4590 is an LGA1150 socket cpu. The Gigabyte GA-h110m is a LGA1151 socket motherboard. The two are not compatible. Try using parts picker to help look for something that is nice and within your budget. Sort of like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.00 @ Vuugo)
    Total: $74.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-20 19:25 EDT-0400

    Or this one:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $74.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-20 19:26 EDT-0400

    For the case, choose anything that you like that falls within your budget. Just make sure it fits the motherboard's form factor. If you chose a ATX motherboard, make sure the case fits up to ATX.

    Upgrading your gpu would be outside of your budget and the GTX1060 3GB that you have is plenty nice already. The only viable upgrade would be to get a GTX1070, which would cost at least 480$ on its own.
  2. H110 boards are for a different socket, no reason to get any upgrades for this PC, it's all perfectly fine.
    You already have a GTX 1060 3GB right?
    Why bother going any more?
  3. Thank you for your suggestions ...
    Lowlyskeleton thank for the links i'll look into these mobos ... i had this feeling about not being compatible, so thanks for clearing that up.
    And you are right a gtx 1070 or 1080 would be the only worthy upgrade options.

    Chugalug the computer is fine but the main problem is the case which is all closed except for some vents on the back. And with summer coming i think it will make it difficult for the gpu to keep cool even at very low usage. And then of course i heard that the branded mobos dont fit in custom cases ?? So if i want to change the case i would also have to change the motherboard.

    Kindly let me know what you guys think is better
  4. Best answer
    Your GPU will be perfectly fine in the summer, even if it's an ITX cooler, as long as there's some sort of airflow your current case is fine.
    If you were to replace the mobo, you'd need to get a new copy of windows since it is tied to the mobo.
    Just stick with what you have until it's time to upgrade the CPU.
  5. ^What chug said. With OEM PCs like dell, you can't transfer the windows license. That's the trouble with branded PCs, you pigeonhole yourself againt upgrades.

    You can't even transfer the board into an better case because it's proprietary instead of ATX
  6. Yep, won't be compatible with any mounting holes due to non-standard dimensions.
  7. Chugalug_ said:
    no reason to get any upgrades for this PC, it's all perfectly fine.

    ^ this also needs repeating.

    Keep an eye on your temps in the summer but I suspect they'll be alright, even in that dell case :)
  8. Thanks for your suggestions ...
    I was only thinking of this because ... my gpu did get heat up a bit in winters when the temprature of the room got a bit warmer and bf4 started to stutter a bit. Although i was playing at ultra-high 1080p with 105-110 fps but i saw drops in fps.
    I closed the game let the card cool a bit and the stuttering went away. The 3847 case has almost no airflow.

    I am thinking that i am planning to upgrade eventually so why not now ?? After the case and mobo i plan on getting an i7 and more ram.

    Edit: i forgot to mention that i have no cooling system in my pc at the moment
  9. Because your current CPU is perfectly fine and holds up extremely well, no need to upgrade until at the very least Coffee lake, preferably waiting till Cannonlake.
    What do you mean no cooling system?
    Stock fan is considered a cooling system...
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