Upgrading to i5 8600k

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Hey I wanted to upgrade to a i5 8600k, I was wondering if I'll need to upgrade anything else for it to run smoothly. Specs:
-pentium g4620
-msi b250m pro-vdh
-rx 480 8gb
-chieftec GPS 600A8 600w
-8gb ram
-arctic freezer i11
If anyone could help me it'd mean a lot.
 

honkuimushi

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Yep, you'd need a new motherboard to go with an 8 series. You'd have to look at 7 series i5s and 17s, unfortunately, they're not much cheaper than the 8th gen parts.
 
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The best thing to do is to go for the 7000 series i5 and just look for the k if you want to overclock, but then you would need a Z2xx motherboard vs a Z3xx mobo for an 8th gen. the b250 is the mobo I have, so I'm using a 7th gen CPU. If you don't want to overclock then you should look for a cheaper CPU. Don't forget that you need good thermals if you are going to overclock.
 


The easiest thing to do is upgrade the CPU to an i5 7600.

And replace that PSU with a quality unit.

You can't use a i5 8600K with that MB, you need a 300 Series MB.

 

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