[SOLVED] New PSU, Motherboard and Ram

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I want some advice on upgrading some components in my desktop, so I'm following the template on how to ask for upgrade advice. Let me know if there are any more details I should provide. Thank you in advance for all your advice

Why Are You Upgrading: My desktop was doing a major update when we had two powercuts in a row, and it now won't start. Seeing as I can't see the fans on the PSU starting up, I suspect that either or both PSU and motherboard are broken/possibly shortcircuit. (On a sidenote, if you think other components my be the culprit do correct me).
Whether the motherboard is broken or not, my desktop has really slowed down as it is 10 years old, so upgrading it as the same time I'm replacing the PSU makes sense. I would also need to replace the ram as my current ram is DDR3

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the end of the month

Budget Range: Not sure yet, so a range of advice would be great.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Since my desktop broke, my company has provided me with a work computer, so my desktop will mainly be used for gaming. I wouldn't say I play any high intensity game, and often I play games that are a few years old. Recent games I played which have been "high" intensity (but ran mostly fine) have been Dishonored (1 and 2); Hitman; The Witcher (1 to 3); modded minecraft (Skyfactory);
I do also a bit of programming on LateX (specifically Tikz) and use some fractal generators for fun.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: PSU, mobo, RAM. If I must/it would be good to, CPU.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.overclockers.co.uk, but if there are some other websites I should be aware of that would be great.

Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: I don't think I have any preferences, as long as it is compatible with my other components.

Overclocking: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: The current components that I have (that I think are relevant to this discussion) are:
Graphic Card: GeForce GTX 1060
Networkd card: Internal WLAN 300 MBIT
CPU (will consider upgrading): PC Intel Core i7 7700 1151
Motherboard (need to upgrade): Asus P8B75 - M LX
PSU (need to upgrade): ATX stp-650

I've also put three photos on View: https://imgur.com/a/pxUD9PS

The first one shows the current setup, the second one the motherboard without the graphic card, and the third one the screw holes for the motherboard in case it makes a difference.
 
You will have to get a new CPU for sure since your current setup uses an old Sandy Bridge CPU. Here is a decent upgrade with a big PSU to allow for higher powered GPUs. I added an SSD as well.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£184.32 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (£154.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL17 Memory (£64.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 980 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£87.76 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: Phanteks AMP 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£120.33 @ Box Limited)
Total: £612.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-13 17:38 BST+0100


Going with an new Intel setup is also worth while if you get 12th Gen.
 

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https://www.scan.co.uk/products/windows-11-home-edition-64-bit-english-international-usb
Windows 11 Home Edition 64-bit USB - English £111.49

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-nzxt-c-series-c650-fully-modular-80plus-gold-single-rail-54a-120mm-fan-atx-psu
NZXT C-Series 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply £59.99

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nzxt-c650-power-supply-review

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/gigabyte-b660m-gaming-x-ddr4-intel-micro-atx-motherboard
Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 £125.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-GAMING-X-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.awd-it.co.uk/components/processors/intel/socket-1700-alder-lake/intel-core-i5-12400f-six-core-2-50ghz-cpu-alder-lake-processor-lga-1700.html
Intel Core i5-12400F £163.99

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

https://www.ebuyer.com/1265314-kingston-fury-beast-16gb-2-x-8gb-3200mhz-ddr4-ram-black-kf432c16bbk2-16
Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 £56.99

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/deepcool-gammaxx-gte-v2-black-universal-socket-120mm-pwm-1650rpm-black-fan-cpu-cooler
DeepCool GAMMAXX GTE V2 BLACK CPU Cooler £27.83

https://www.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/2021/11879.shtml

or ...

https://www.awd-it.co.uk/components/cooling-silencing/cpu-coolers/deepcool-ak400-high-performance-tower-intel-amd-cpu-air-cooler.html
DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler £29.99

https://global.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK400-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/15222.shtml

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

 
You will have to get a new CPU for sure since your current setup uses an old Sandy Bridge CPU. Here is a decent upgrade with a big PSU to allow for higher powered GPUs. I added an SSD as well.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (£184.32 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (£154.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL17 Memory (£64.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 980 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£87.76 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: Phanteks AMP 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£120.33 @ Box Limited)
Total: £612.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-13 17:38 BST+0100


Going with an new Intel setup is also worth while if you get 12th Gen.
 
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/windows-11-home-edition-64-bit-english-international-usb
Windows 11 Home Edition 64-bit USB - English £111.49

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-nzxt-c-series-c650-fully-modular-80plus-gold-single-rail-54a-120mm-fan-atx-psu
NZXT C-Series 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply £59.99

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nzxt-c650-power-supply-review

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/gigabyte-b660m-gaming-x-ddr4-intel-micro-atx-motherboard
Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 £125.99

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B660M-GAMING-X-DDR4-rev-10#kf

https://www.awd-it.co.uk/components/processors/intel/socket-1700-alder-lake/intel-core-i5-12400f-six-core-2-50ghz-cpu-alder-lake-processor-lga-1700.html
Intel Core i5-12400F £163.99

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

https://www.ebuyer.com/1265314-kingston-fury-beast-16gb-2-x-8gb-3200mhz-ddr4-ram-black-kf432c16bbk2-16
Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 £56.99

https://www.technextday.co.uk/product/deepcool-gammaxx-gte-v2-black-universal-socket-120mm-pwm-1650rpm-black-fan-cpu-cooler
DeepCool GAMMAXX GTE V2 BLACK CPU Cooler £27.83

https://www.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/2021/11879.shtml

or ...

https://www.awd-it.co.uk/components/cooling-silencing/cpu-coolers/deepcool-ak400-high-performance-tower-intel-amd-cpu-air-cooler.html
DeepCool AK400 CPU Cooler £29.99

https://global.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK400-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/15222.shtml

i5 12400 / 12400F gaming benchmarks.

That PSU is based off the older Focus Plus instead of the Focus GX. Still a good PSU but can get the newer ones that shouldn't have the GPU problems.
 
Jun 13, 2022
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Thank you both for your reply, that has helped me do some more research and read some more guides on here to see the reasoning for your suggestions. I'll keep the storage I already have but might buy more down the line.
 

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