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Looking for advice on my new gaming PC build that I am planning

Hi, my current PC is the Lenovo Erazer 315 and to be quite honest it is terrible. It was marketed as a good entry level gaming PC but I struggle to even run games like Smite properly.

Anyway, I've gathered the money currently for a case, motherboard, CPU and GPU. This is my planned build:

Case: CM Storm Stryker
MB: MSI Z170a M5
CPU: i7 7700k
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 100ME 4GB
RAM: 16 GB, don't know what brand yet exactly
Cooling: probably some kind of Corsair liquid cooling but not sure yet

So now I have two main questions. 1: Will I be able to get by with simply transferring my current PC's PSU to my new build? It is a 450 W i think. I have a feeling I will need at least a 500 W PSU that is also new and hasn't been used for two and a half years, but if i can save the money that would be great.
And 2: Also trying to save money here, I would be grateful if I could simply transfer my current hard drive over to my new PC. From what I have gathered, in order to do that I will need to back up my hard drive to some sort of cloud storage and then completely wipe the drive before putting it in the new PC.

And of course I would like to know if my build is looking okay.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. what is the budget for ur new build? a ryzen 1600/rx580 combo would be cheaper.
  2. Lucky_SLS said:
    what is the budget for ur new build? a ryzen 1600/rx580 combo would be cheaper.


    my budget is going to be around $1000 - $1200
  3. Best answer
    Stretching ur budget :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.79 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.72 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($122.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - T-Force / Night Hawk 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PNY - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB XLR8 Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1206.35
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-18 06:27 EDT-0400

    still very good for 1080p :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($218.49 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($78.88 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($110.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $596.24
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-18 06:30 EDT-0400

    would suggest waiting for Vega launch in a few weeks. get a 1070/1080 rival from Vega ;)
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