Question Need Help Figuring out Compatibility To Upgrade PC

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Ok so as the title states. I've been running with this pc for quite a bit now and I am looking to upgrade my CPU and RAM. I had researched a little bit about cpu and motherboard compatibility and figured out that I'd need a new motherboard in order to get the CPU that I want. Here are the parts I wish to get

CPU: I9-9900K

RAM: Corsair 8GBx2

Motherboard: Z390 DESIGNARE

Now this seemed simple to me at first but then I asked a friend about his experience with upgrading just as I will do, and he told me that I'd need to watch out for compatibility of everything including the PSU and motherboard, the CPU and motherboard, ram and motherboard etc etc, so right now I am just really confused because I don't know what is compatible with what and what I need to get in order to support the parts I want to get. Currently my parts are:

CPU: i5-7600

Motherboard : Z270 MARK 2

GPU: GTX 1060 6GB

PSU: ThermalTake SPS-730AHC33B


Now I don't know what is compatible with what so if you could please share some inside it would be greatly appreciated
 

j3ster

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whats your budget and aim for your system?


if you want to stick with the i9 9900k its a weird pair with your gtx 1060 imo.

but it would look something like this also ditch your old power supply.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($488.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($140.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1025.85


if you just game and not really do actual work on your pc you can have a better experience with something like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($194.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB THICC II Ultra Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $965.55
 
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cdrkf

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Ok so as the title states. I've been running with this pc for quite a bit now and I am looking to upgrade my CPU and RAM. I had researched a little bit about cpu and motherboard compatibility and figured out that I'd need a new motherboard in order to get the CPU that I want. Here are the parts I wish to get

CPU: I9-9900K

RAM: Corsair 8GBx2

Motherboard: Z390 DESIGNARE

Now this seemed simple to me at first but then I asked a friend about his experience with upgrading just as I will do, and he told me that I'd need to watch out for compatibility of everything including the PSU and motherboard, the CPU and motherboard, ram and motherboard etc etc, so right now I am just really confused because I don't know what is compatible with what and what I need to get in order to support the parts I want to get. Currently my parts are:

CPU: i5-7600

Motherboard : Z270 MARK 2

GPU: GTX 1060 6GB

PSU: ThermalTake SPS-730AHC33B


Now I don't know what is compatible with what so if you could please share some inside it would be greatly appreciated
So a Z390 motherboard will support the 9900K for sure. There are different quality boards about so you might be worth reading some reviews to find the best board if you intend to overclock. It should be fine at stock (I couldn't find what board you are referring to from what you provided, would need a model number to check further).

With respect to ram, there are lots of different ram speeds available in a 2 x 8gb kit. I would say for gaming you probably should be looking for a decent DDR4 3200 kit, also look at the 'CL' rating (lower is better). 3200 CL14 is really good but might be expensive. Ram speeds above 3200 aren't probably worth the extra as you won't gain much in games (especially with a a 1060).

The 1060 will fit so long as your motherboard has a PCI-E x 16 slot
 
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cdrkf

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whats your budget and aim for your system?


if you want to stick with the i9 9900k its a weird pair with your gtx 1060 imo.

but it would look something like this also ditch your old power supply.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($488.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($140.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1025.85


if you just game and not really do actual work on your pc you can have a better experience with something like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($194.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB THICC II Ultra Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $965.55
I would say with that AMD build the motherboard is a lit overkill... a B450 Tomahawk Max would be better value and ample for the 3600 cpu. Upgrading to a 5700 XT would provide a massive boost in game performance though +1
 
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Anon23

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whats your budget and aim for your system?


if you want to stick with the i9 9900k its a weird pair with your gtx 1060 imo.

but it would look something like this also ditch your old power supply.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($488.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($140.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1025.85


if you just game and not really do actual work on your pc you can have a better experience with something like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($194.79 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB THICC II Ultra Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $965.55
I would like to ask what other psu are compatible with the AMD build as the PSU you linked me is out of stock and doesn't deliver

EDIT: and would getting an 850W psu of that exact same brand affect anything? because that is in stock
 

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I would like to ask what other psu are compatible with the AMD build as the PSU you linked me is out of stock and doesn't deliver

EDIT: and would getting an 850W psu of that exact same brand affect anything? because that is in stock

if you can fit the 850w version to your budget then go for it, it would be better gives a lot of headroom for upgrades or if you fancy an overclock soon. Also i forgot to mention about RAM, for amd you'd want to chose amd specific ram something like the G.Skill trident Z Neo but if you cant fit that in your budget you can just stick with traditional 3000mhz 16gb kits.

also for the amd build if you havent noticed you dont really need an expensive air or aio to cool it, so yea you save alot from there but if you can afford some mid range to high end air or liquid AIO you can also do that if you fancy.
 
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