Future Build : Modify or New? appreciate advice


Nov 6, 2016
At the momment I have a Pre-built Computer (Lenovo h530s) It has an I7 4790 Processor with 8gb of DDR3 RAM.The case is very slim(The case will not fit any GPU that isnt low profile) and the motherboard is a Micro ATX size.The motherboard has limited functionality . 1 PCI 16X slot , 2 RAM slots , but it has some unique connections to LENOVO ( never again) with its own power supply connections in addition to unique Audio Pins , It also only has connections for USB 2.0 on front panel and 2 Fan connections.

I have also got an empty Cooler Master MasterCase 5 and a Corsair CX750 power supply.

I dont do much gaming right now , i just play some strategy games and other none AAA titles,but i would like to in the future! ( battlefield ,

My question is , wether it is worth buying a whole new system for the Mastercase 5 ( Z170 motherboard , new proccessor , DDR4 ram(8-16GB), GPU(1060 6GB) ,SSD drive )and I can get the OS for free.

I have a 23 AOC IPS monitor ( 1080P) that i am planning to improve but PC components first. ( Any build recommendations for 1440p/1080 high/ are also welcome!)

Or should i just buy a new DDR3 motherboard and reinstall Operating System on an SSD drive with some new ram? and GPU?.The proccessor seems to be too good to be relegated to a "home pc" where my mum will take 4 hours to order something off amazon. ...(any ddr3 motherboard recommendations/price points are also helpful)

Ideally i would like to spend as little as possible but if future proofing my system will mean spending money i am happy to do so.Im never likely to water cool or have multiple GPUs and i am not a content creator.

Any PC part picker without Case and Power supply would be helpful

Many Thanks



For upgrading MoBo, i suggest a ASRock H97M PRO4,
pcpp: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/mhn2FT/asrock-motherboard-h97mpro4
reason why: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-motherboards,3984.html

For a new build, here's a suggestion also (color theme: black & red).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.90 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($141.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($126.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SK hynix SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card ($254.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterCase 5 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $917.64
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-18 17:34 EST-0500

Few words.

Reason why i picked CPU: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpus,3986.html
Reason why i picked CPU cooler: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-cpu-coolers,4181.html
Reason why i picked MoBo: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-motherboards,3984.html
Reason why i picked RAM: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-ram,4057.html
Reason why i picked SSD: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-ssds,3891-2.html
Also added one common 1TB HDD for storage and went with a MSI GTX 1060 6GB to match the black & red theme.



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