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Would I need another supported cpu to make this one work? and should I change something in this build?

Hi, I wrote down some PC parts for a custom build budget gaming pc and I wanted to know.... Does the CPU require a bios update to work with the MOBO? and do I need to change something in this build?

This is the build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
GPU: Zotac GTX 950 AMP! edition (I already have it and want to reuse it)
Motherboard: Asus H81-GAMER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Mushkin Stealth 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (I thought about changing to dual-channel instead of single)
SSD: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
HDD: Western Digital WD10EARS Caviar Green 1TB (already have this and want to reuse it)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
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  1. Hello

    What's your budget?

    Your CPU is outdated by a generation or two, and I wouldn't recommend 5400RPM drives for "gaming" purposes.

    To answer the original question ; yes it should work. Most boards left in stock should be updated anyways.
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  2. Justiceinacan said:
    Hello

    What's your budget?

    Your CPU is outdated by a generation or two, and I wouldn't recommend 5400RPM drives for "gaming" purposes.

    To answer the original question ; yes it should work. Most boards left in stock should be updated anyways.


    I can spend a maximum of €600 (which is ~$655)
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  3. Best answer
    What country? Sorry I'm using PCPartPicker to check these prices.

    Or if you wanna do it yourself ;
    1) Processor ; search for i5 4460, 4690, etc, 6400, 6500, 7400, 7500, see what's decent price/performance
    2) Motherboard ; if buying 4th gen, LGA1150, if buying 6th gen, H110 LGA1151, if buying 7th gen, B250 LGA1151.
    LGA1150 boards are old enough, most original chipset boards should be updated anyway.
    3) RAM ; 4th gen needs DDR3, 6th or 7th needs DDR4. Focus more on the capacity, not the channels and frequency - performance impact is minimal.
    4) Case ; I'd try to tone things down, Source 530 is a little more on the luxurious side when other parts can be improved. On MATX side of things, Cooler Master N200, Corsair 88R, Fractal Design CORE 1000 USB 3.0 are all decent, small cases with everything you might need, for ATX I'd suggest cooler master masterbox 5, Corsair SPEC-01, NZXT S340 if you want the more popular cases, etc.
    5) Power supply ; I'd personally suggest a 430W Seasonic S12II. Should be plenty and the quality is good.
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  4. Justiceinacan said:
    What country? Sorry I'm using PCPartPicker to check these prices.

    Or if you wanna do it yourself ;
    1) Processor ; search for i5 4460, 4690, etc, 6400, 6500, 7400, 7500, see what's decent price/performance
    2) Motherboard ; if buying 4th gen, LGA1150, if buying 6th gen, H110 LGA1151, if buying 7th gen, B250 LGA1151.
    LGA1150 boards are old enough, most original chipset boards should be updated anyway.
    3) RAM ; 4th gen needs DDR3, 6th or 7th needs DDR4. Focus more on the capacity, not the channels and frequency - performance impact is minimal.
    4) Case ; I'd try to tone things down, Source 530 is a little more on the luxurious side when other parts can be improved. On MATX side of things, Cooler Master N200, Corsair 88R, Fractal Design CORE 1000 USB 3.0 are all decent, small cases with everything you might need, for ATX I'd suggest cooler master masterbox 5, Corsair SPEC-01, NZXT S340 if you want the more popular cases, etc.
    5) Power supply ; I'd personally suggest a 430W Seasonic S12II. Should be plenty and the quality is good.


    ok, I changed the build with your suggestions, now it costs €536,275 and has these parts:
    CPU: Intel - Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
    MOBO: Gigabyte - GA-B250M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    RAM: Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (I'll add some more whenever I feel like I need it, I think 8GB is enough for now)
    SSD: Sandisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    HDD1: (still the same because I have stuff on it I still need) Western Digital - Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
    HDD2: (for games) Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    GPU: Zotac GTX950 AMP! edition
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox 5 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power supply: SeaSonic - S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

    this build for some reason even if it's 7th gen is cheaper. is it a better build now?
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  5. Yeah that's really nice.
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  6. Justiceinacan said:
    Yeah that's really nice.


    thanks for the help :)
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