Question Help upgrading my pc (will GPU & mobo fit ?)

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Hi!

So im thinking of replacing my motherboard, cpu and memory in my current chassi (because one is probably not working properly).

Specs:
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Chassi: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus
PSU: OCZ ModXStream PRO 500W
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz, Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24) (2x2 GB dual + 4 GB)
Motherboard: MSI P67A-C45 (MS-7673) (SOCKET 0)
Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 770 (2047MB)
Storage:1863GB Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 ATA Device (SATA )

I have had plans for building a smaller itx computer (never built a pc before). I also have an m2 SSD laying around which i would like to install.
I though maybe i could ease into it by buying an itx motherboard (+ new cpu and memory) and installing it into my current chassi. Then later i could buy an itx chassi and replace the other components.

This is the mobo im planning on getting: https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITXac/#Specification
Not sure on which memory (probably corsair vengeance) or which ryzen cpu.

So here are my questions:

Will i be able to keep my gpu and fit it into the above motherboard? The mobo seems to fit my chassi: https://www.reddit.com/r/coolermaster/comments/4t7nu7
Just double checking that my Samsung 960 EVO intern M.2 SSD (250 GB) fits and will work well with this mobo?
How "hard" would this be, most cable work is already done but im guessing it wont just look the same when it comes to connectors/cables?
 
Stand-offs for that board w/that case might be a problem. Not sure tbh ... never built with an ITX board.

https://www.newegg.com/asrock-fatal1ty-b450-gaming-itx-ac/p/N82E16813157844 <--- here's some newegg reviews on that board for what they're worth.


Here's another option to consider.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/H510I-PRO-WIFI

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144400
MSI H510I PRO WIFI $129.99

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1621132-REG/intel_bx8070811400_core_i5_11400_2_6_ghz.html
Intel Core i5-11400 $188.99

https://www.newegg.com/ballistix-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820164176
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $88.99
 

ma3wa

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What would the advantages be with that intel mobo instead? Kind of a niche thing but i want the better audio/dac on the ASRock (latest ALC1220) and 7.1 outs. Also the ASRock is quite alot cheaper for me. Im open for either intel or amd thought. I just want as much performance per budget at possible and something that is built to last (people said amd could be better here).
 
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What would the advantages be with that intel mobo instead? Kind of a niche thing but i want the better audio/dac on the ASRock (latest ALC1220) and 7.1 outs. Also the ASRock is quite alot cheaper for me. Im open for either intel or amd thought. I just want as much performance per budget at possible and something that is built to last (people said amd could be better here).
Gaming vs the 3600 would be the advantage but as you pointed out the B450 board has the better audio codec.
 
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Gaming vs the 3600 would be the advantage but as you pointed out the B450 board has the better audio codec.
What about the ASUS ROG STRIX B560-I? it seems to tick all boxes althought its about $95 more expensive. But may still be worth it since the i5 11400F is $195 (good price now for being in sweden)
 
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