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Are all of my PC parts compatible, and are there any other bits to improve on or that would be better than current

I built by first gaming PC a couple years back with some help, and am now aiming to build a newer, tankier one. Even so, I still struggle to figure out certain requirements that PC parts have.

I'm mostly making this thread just so I can be sure all of my parts will work correctly together, and so that I don't waste money on the wrong parts, and my PC specs would be as followed

GPU: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card
CPU: Intel - Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
RAM: Corsair - Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory
PSU: EVGA 500W Power Supply
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
CASE: BitFenix Comrade Mid Tower
MOBO: Gigabyte H97M-D3H

The Motherboard, HDD, Power Supply and the case can be gotten from my first PC, as I don't really feel like they need upgrading (Though I may be wrong in assuming that :/ )
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  1. What is the full spec your current pc? I can see some issues here but I need to know what setup you're coming from
  2. LucoTF said:
    What is the full spec your current pc? I can see some issues here but I need to know what setup you're coming from


    Processor is i5-4460, GPU is GTX 960, 8GB of RAM and no CPU cooler. The rest is the same
  3. If you're just shooting for 60fps at 1080p or 1440p then that cpu upgrade is probably fine. If you're looking for 90+fps I'd look at a 4770k if you have to but would be better to go with a new 7700k or AMD Ryzen.
  4. Ok, thanks.

    Right... firstly that cpu upgrade isn't worth it, it's a very small jump in performance (4th gen i5 3.2ghz to 4th gen i5 3.5ghz). Second, your current motherboard doesn't support overclocking anyway. Best upgrade for that motherboard would be an i7-4790 or i7-4770, and they will come with a cooler so you won't need the 212 evo

    If you already have 2x4gb ram it would be cheaper just to add another 2x4gb ram

    You should consider adding a solid state drive, they're not eseential but they're definitely a nice thing to have

    re-using your hard drive is fine, just give it a quick health check before you do. Lots of programs for this, personally I use crystal disk (it's free).

    GTX 1070 is a great choice for pushing high settings and a decent upgrade from your 960
  5. LucoTF said:
    Ok, thanks.

    Right... firstly that cpu upgrade isn't worth it, it's a very small jump in performance (4th gen i5 3.2ghz to 4th gen i5 3.5ghz). Second, your current motherboard doesn't support overclocking anyway. Best upgrade for that motherboard would be an i7-4790 or i7-4770, and they will come with a cooler so you won't need the 212 evo

    If you already have 2x4gb ram it would be cheaper just to add another 2x4gb ram

    You should consider adding a solid state drive, they're not eseential but they're definitely a nice thing to have

    re-using your hard drive is fine, just give it a quick health check before you do. Lots of programs for this, personally I use crystal disk (it's free).

    GTX 1070 is a great choice for pushing high settings and a decent upgrade from your 960


    Fair point, I'll do some research into the i7-4790
    The problem I see with the RAM is that I'm now kind of wanting to get some DDR4 RAM, and my current is only DDR3.
  6. Best answer
    Theres barely any difference between ddr3 and ddr4 so don't worry over much. You would need a new motherboard and cpu to go with it too
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