Question Acer Aspire TC-780a upgrade or new build

Apr 2, 2019
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AcerAspire TC 780a
Pentium G4560
1050ti 4gb
8gb ram
300 watt PSU
Primary use sim racing

With a $450 budget which is wiser...

i7 7700 and upgrade psu in current PC or start a new build?

The target is to keep the 1050ti for now, upgrade to 1660ti at a later point.

I guess the question is mainly about the mobo, may be better to change for i5 8400?
 

WildCard999

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(Example of upgrade parts)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B360M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($85.38 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $404.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-02 14:22 EDT-0400
 
Apr 2, 2019
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(Example of upgrade parts)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B360M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($85.38 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $404.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-02 14:22 EDT-0400
That is fantastic Wildcard thank you.
 
Apr 2, 2019
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Your welcome! Just make sure that case has the motherboard standoffs in the correct spots as some, such as HP, use a custom made motherboard that isn't interchangeable unless manufactured by HP.
I have one more question, the inevitable windows 10 transfer. I bought this PC prebuilt, windows is installed on the SSD. I hope to reuse the SSD on the new motherboard, will it work (transfer) or do I need to find a new windows key?
 

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