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Marlump

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I'm fairly new to building pcs so I have a few questions

I'm going for an I7 7700k, Asus strix z270 e mobo, and I'm getting a new case...

I currently have an i5 6500 gtx 1070 strix 8 gb ram, asus z170 e mobo, and a hard drive

My questions are.. is this a good choice? (I mainly game) I will be using my graphics card and ram from my current pc to put into my new build...

Will I be able to just pop the hdd right in with no problems?

Does a new cpu come with thermal paste?

And what cooler should I go for as I plan to overclock the case will be a corsair 570x

Thanks in advance

 
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The processor does not come with a cooler or paste.
I would not buy a new board, just update the BIOS on your board and pop in the 7700K. That will allow you to just keep using your old drive with no problems.
This cooler will allow for a decent overclock. For a higher OC look at the Cryorig R1.
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6966/cryorig-h5-universal-cpu-cooler-review/index.html
[quotemsg=19512021,0,2071159]I'm fairly new to building pcs so I have a few questions

I'm going for an I7 7700k, Asus strix z270 e mobo, and I'm getting a new case...

I currently have an i5 6500 gtx 1070 strix 8 gb ram, asus z170 e mobo, and a hard drive

My questions are.. is this a good choice? (I mainly game) I will be using my graphics card and ram from my current pc to put into my new build...

Will I be able to just pop the hdd right in with no problems?

Does a new cpu come with thermal paste?

And what cooler should I go for as I plan to overclock the case will be a corsair 570x

Thanks in advance

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Why the new motherboard? Imo the performance increase from the 6700K to the 7700K doesn't justify a completely new hardware platform.

They are completely different systems. Drivers will be much different. It won't be that simple. I would upgrade your CPU to the 6700K, purchase a 16GB RAM kit and keep things simple. Keep that 8GB module for troubleshooting. Helps to have a spare and only RAM kits are guaranteed to play nice. I have seen identical modules purchase apart that did not work together. If there is money to burn sell the 1070 and upgrade to the 1080(with 2 fans).

None of the K processors come with a CPU cooler so none of them come with the thermal compound. If you buy something like the Cryorig H7, 212 EvoX or the Noctua DH 14 they will come with their own compounds. You can buy a tube of thermal compound. Arctic Silver 5 is an old favorite.
 

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The processor does not come with a cooler or paste.
I would not buy a new board, just update the BIOS on your board and pop in the 7700K. That will allow you to just keep using your old drive with no problems.
This cooler will allow for a decent overclock. For a higher OC look at the Cryorig R1.
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6966/cryorig-h5-universal-cpu-cooler-review/index.html
 
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Marlump

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I'm just looking to upgrade as a whole, I also want to experience what building a pc is like, I will sell my old parts to help towards the costs so that isn't a problem