[SOLVED] Upgrade?

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Hey should i uprage my cpu or gpu first currenty i have a i5-6400 cpu and GTX 960 i gonna buy 1660 super soon! and i need buy new psu too


Can i5-6400 run with 1660 super gpu`?
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I have rn 300dollars and i really try find motherboard that works with i5-6400
Alright.
Here is what i would do.
I would move to a newer platform.
I would move to intel 10th gen,a 10400F is perfect for gaming.
your 6400 is going to struggle as it is a 4 core 4 thread cpu,movign to a 6 core 12 thread beast is going to be a huge difference,espically in COD,since it is fast paced FPS.
What ram do you have now?
Link me the exact model you have
Is it aftermarket ram,or did it come with your lenovo pc?
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($150.91 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($168.99 @ Walmart)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($79.95 @ B&H)
Total: $399.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-14 15:33 EST-0500

It is 100$ over budget,but i would recommend selling your i5 6400,motherboard,psu and ram on ebay for 150$.
 
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i play call of duty cold war and moderm warfare and gtav and other games..
I currently have 16gb ram and PSU 400W gonna uprage to 600W soon
And my bugdet is about 350-400$ and i checked the "1660 super GPU" price is 290$
 
i play call of duty cold war and moderm warfare and gtav and other games..
I currently have 16gb ram and PSU 400W gonna uprage to 600W soon
And my bugdet is about 350-400$ and i checked the "1660 super GPU" price is 290$
290$?
Weird,now they are ussually between $500-$600.
Well you are really lucky to find it at that price,i would grab it as soon as i can.
What 600W are you looking to get,i wouldnt mess with a trash psu and a 1660 super,especially now,since its hard to find a new gpu at msrp if the 1660 super dies because of a bad psu.
 
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Ah, you have a Lenovo prebuild.
It's not a <Mod Edit> stock psu. If so Lenovo didn't exist anymore.
Does the psu have a 6+2 pin pci-e connector.
Does the motherboard have a normal 24 pins ATX connector?
 
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My motherboard dont have 24pin atx connector and... I bought new pc case but i cant even find new motherboard that fits with i5-6400 cpu so i was thinking should i build the case first or rock with this case and buy new gpu?
 
Ah, you have a Lenovo prebuild.
It's not a <Mod Edit> stock psu. If so Lenovo didn't exist anymore.
Does the psu have a 6+2 pin pci-e connector.
Does the motherboard have a normal 24 pins ATX connector?
Never use psu's from prebuilts with aftermarket GPU's.
Pretty much every part of the pc a OEM company can build is pretty limited.
Especially psu's.
I had 2 lenovo prebuilts,so i know what im talking about.
 
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So should i buy new gpu and psu?
I just wanna know if the 1660 super works with i5-6400
And i bought new pc case but i need buy new psu and new motherboard to it. And i dont know what should i buy first?
 
So should i buy new gpu and psu?
I just wanna know if the 1660 super works with i5-6400
And i bought new pc case but i need buy new psu and new motherboard to it. And i dont know what should i buy first?
For the motherboard,what are the features you are looking to get with it?
What form factor?
Budget?
How many PCIe slots?
m.2 slots?
How many ram slots?
Preffered brands.
Investing in a good psu is never a bad idea.
It should be atleast a 5 year investment imo.
Choose carefully and wiselly,going over the needed wattage is also a good idea.
You never know when you are going to need those extra 100W,that you wish you bought years back.
I would go for a Seasonic FOCUS GX 650
 
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I was checking for 600W psu name is
ENERMAX MAXPRO II 600W
And i have atm 16gb ram and my new case need usb 3 and 24pin slot..
And new motherboard what i gonna buy is
ROG Strix B360-H
 
I have rn 300dollars and i really try find motherboard that works with i5-6400
Alright.
Here is what i would do.
I would move to a newer platform.
I would move to intel 10th gen,a 10400F is perfect for gaming.
your 6400 is going to struggle as it is a 4 core 4 thread cpu,movign to a 6 core 12 thread beast is going to be a huge difference,espically in COD,since it is fast paced FPS.
What ram do you have now?
Link me the exact model you have
Is it aftermarket ram,or did it come with your lenovo pc?
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($150.91 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($168.99 @ Walmart)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($79.95 @ B&H)
Total: $399.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-14 15:33 EST-0500

It is 100$ over budget,but i would recommend selling your i5 6400,motherboard,psu and ram on ebay for 150$.
 
Alright.
Here is what i would do.
I would move to a newer platform.
I would move to intel 10th gen,a 10400F is perfect for gaming.
your 6400 is going to struggle as it is a 4 core 4 thread cpu,movign to a 6 core 12 thread beast is going to be a huge difference,espically in COD,since it is fast paced FPS.
What ram do you have now?
Link me the exact model you have
Is it aftermarket ram,or did it come with your lenovo pc?
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($150.91 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($168.99 @ Walmart)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($79.95 @ B&H)
Total: $399.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-14 15:33 EST-0500

It is 100$ over budget,but i would recommend selling your i5 6400,motherboard,psu and ram on ebay for 150$.
After that upgrade,you can save up for a better gpu than 1660 super,prices will likely drop by then and you might be able to grab a 3060/Ti for 300-350$.
 
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Oh yeah,i forgot you need a psu to run it xD
You can use your lenovo psu for the i5 10400F.
Both i5 6400 and i5 10400F draw 65W,so no more wattage needed until you decide to upgrade your gpu.
So sell your i5 6400,16gb of ram,motherboard for 150$ on ebay.
I already see some i5 6400 combos going for 200$,but thats with a aftermarket motherboard (such as gigabyte,asus,msi,etc..).
You should be able to sell it for 150$ easily.
 
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Ight thx! atm i got corsair vengeance 2x8Ram=16gb
And i gonna try to sell my i5-6400 but i think i dont need buy new rams i got 16gb ram (DDR4) bought like 4month ago..
 
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