[SOLVED] Do I need to upgrade my CPU & PSU for a 3060 I bought? i5 7600k + 400W Bronze

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I5 7600k and 400W 80+ Bronze EVGA power supply. I would have to get a new motherboard as well if an upgrade is necessary as my motherboard only supports 7th gen intel. If it helps I play easier-to-run games such as csgo, Minecraft, etc. in high settings at 1080p.
 
you don't need to change the CPU just to run the card, but i doubt that old 7th gen can provide enough frames to the card to maximize it's potential.

the power supply definitely needs to be upgraded though.
look up this particular card on the manufacturer's product page or on a retailer like Newegg.com and check the required wattage.
for some help picking a new PSU:
 
you don't need to change the CPU just to run the card, but i doubt that old 7th gen can provide enough frames to the card to maximize it's potential.

the power supply definitely needs to be upgraded though.
look up this particular card on the manufacturer's product page or on a retailer like Newegg.com and check the required wattage.
for some help picking a new PSU:
 
I5 7600k and 400W 80+ Bronze EVGA power supply. I would have to get a new motherboard as well if an upgrade is necessary as my motherboard only supports 7th gen intel. If it helps I play easier-to-run games such as csgo, Minecraft, etc. in high settings at 1080p.
550w psu for an RTX 3060.

Here's an idea.

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-B660-PLUS-D4-Motherboard-Thunderbolt/dp/B09NWDQ1TH/
ASUS Prime B660-PLUS D4 $139.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $199.98

https://www.amazon.com/TEAMGROUP-T-Force-Vulcan-3200MHz-Desktop/dp/B07T637L7T/
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 $59.99

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html
 

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