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New Gaming Build - should I keep PSU and Case ?!

Hi guys!!

Looking to upgrade my 2012 computer for gaming. Here is what I have in mind.
Mobo: Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel Z270 2-Way SLI ATX DDR4 Motherboards GA-Z270XP-SLI
CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Video Card: Evga geforce gtx 1070 8gb
And a 27inch 1440p monitor in a near future : Acer XG270HU ?
I already have a SSD Samsung Evo 250gb and a 2tb seagate, dvd writer, keyboard and mouse.

Question is about PSU and Case..Should I keep them or purchased new stuff?
PSU is a corsair ax850 pro gold full modular
http://www.ncix.com/detail/corsair-professional-series-gold-ax850-39-53719.htm
And Case is a Corsair 600T SE mid tower
https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CC600TWM-WHT-Special-Graphite-Computer/dp/B004O0PAKW

They are great and working #1 so I would like to keep them, unless you guys think there is a good reason to change ?

Any improvement on the build in the same price range ?

Thank you in advance and have a good day!!
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  1. From what I see, you should be able to reuse the case and PSU without issue if you so choose. There may be some features missing compared to newer though. Your current PSU has plenty of power, and headroom to power the new and reused components. As long as you're satisfied with your case and the USB ports are not worn out, if that is a concern, you should be able to reuse until there are major changes.

    EDIT: Let me put your list into PCPartPicker.com before I suggest any real changes that might be possible AND keep you close or within your current budget.
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  2. The only real change here is the cooler. Yes, this one is a bit more expensive, but much better. If you want to stick to around $25 USD, go with the Deepcool GAMMAXX 400, which is better than the 212 EVO.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe Kotetsu 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.19 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($123.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card ($429.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $0.00)
    Total: $947.05
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 10:36 EDT-04004

    EDIT: Some of the specific parts are guesses as you did not get specific. Feel free to follow the link, and edit the build.
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  3. If it was me I would switch out the ram for a set of G.Skill ripjaws, save a few bucks and get better timings. the cheapest 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz LPX I could find are $122 15-17-17-35 or ripjaws for $119 15-15-15-35
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  4. shrapnel_indie said:
    The only real change here is the cooler. Yes, this one is a bit more expensive, but much better. If you want to stick to around $25 USD, go with the Deepcool GAMMAXX 400, which is better than the 212 EVO.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe Kotetsu 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.19 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($123.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card ($429.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $0.00)
    Total: $947.05
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 10:36 EDT-04004


    Wow man thanks, i appreciate! I will take a close look at that cooler. About the monitor, you think it's a good choice for about +- 400$ ? I know it's Freesync but G-sync are expensive... AMD Vega is coming soon but we don't know what to expect and I must upgrade between now and mid june...
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    raven678 said:

    Wow man thanks, i appreciate! I will take a close look at that cooler. About the monitor, you think it's a good choice for about +- 400$ ? I know it's Freesync but G-sync are expensive... AMD Vega is coming soon but we don't know what to expect and I must upgrade between now and mid june...


    Free-Sync and G-Sync are different technologies and unfortunately are not interchangeable. There is no issue with using that monitor, other than you won't be able to take advantage of either technology. It has also proven to be pretty solid. It is also the only 1440p monitor under $400 capable of 144Hz refresh and a has a very fast 1ms gtg time.

    Now, as to the suggestion on RAM... not a bad idea since RAM is RAM is RAM. Let me revisit my build list and tweak it more as I just focused on the cooler last time.

    After some review... I found Faster RAM even cheaper than the other suggested RAM.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe Kotetsu 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.19 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($123.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($113.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($419.00 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $0.00)
    Total: $925.16
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 11:19 EDT-0400
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  6. shrapnel_indie said:
    raven678 said:

    Wow man thanks, i appreciate! I will take a close look at that cooler. About the monitor, you think it's a good choice for about +- 400$ ? I know it's Freesync but G-sync are expensive... AMD Vega is coming soon but we don't know what to expect and I must upgrade between now and mid june...


    Free-Sync and G-Sync are different technologies and unfortunately are not interchangeable. There is no issue with using that monitor, other than you won't be able to take advantage of either technology. It has also proven to be pretty solid. It is also the only 1440p monitor under $400 capable of 144Hz refresh and a has a very fast 1ms gtg time.

    Now, as to the suggestion on RAM... not a bad idea since RAM is RAM is RAM. Let me revisit my build list and tweak it more as I just focused on the cooler last time.

    After some review... I found Faster RAM even cheaper than the other suggested RAM.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe Kotetsu 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.19 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($123.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($113.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($419.00 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $0.00)
    Total: $925.16
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-21 11:19 EDT-0400


    Looks very good. Thanks a lot for your time! I will wait a few weeks to buy the video card and see if Vega comes out, unless there is a great deal on Nvidia. If Vega performs as well as 1070, I might consider it to take advantage of the monitor. That is IF it comes out.

    Thanks!!
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