Question PC Build Advice

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I'm back again after some 8 years looking for advise on a new build as my old computer is struggling with some of the games I play and the CPU (i5-4590) can't even upgrade to Windows 11.

A friend has kindly put together a build within my budget (looking to spend between £1000-1100) - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/8vvJwc.

It would be good to get a second opinion and any improvements within my budget. I would prefer Intel/ Nvidia and not looking for an alternative.

My current set up is.

CPU: i5-4590
RAM: 16GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

Why_Me

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I'm back again after some 8 years looking for advise on a new build as my old computer is struggling with some of the games I play and the CPU (i5-4590) can't even upgrade to Windows 11.

A friend has kindly put together a build within my budget (looking to spend between £1000-1100) - https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/8vvJwc.

It would be good to get a second opinion and any improvements within my budget. I would prefer Intel/ Nvidia and not looking for an alternative.

My current set up is.

CPU: i5-4590
RAM: 16GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

Any help would be great. Thanks.
I'd look at these changes to your build.

The cpu cooler in your build is overkill for that i5. Save a few quid and look at one of these coolers for example.

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

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

If you do want to go all out on a cooler for that cpu then here's one to look at.

https://computerorbit.com/products/deepcool-ak620-high-performance-cooler
DeepCool AK620 CPU Cooler £48.50

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/deepcool-ak620-review

https://global.deepcool.com/products/Cooling/cpuaircoolers/AK620-High-Performance-CPU-Cooler/2021/13067.shtml

Get a board with better VRM's.

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

Better psu. btw a 550w psu will power that build.

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
 
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