Does chipset matter ?

I have the best potato rig, so I want to swap it out. I was wondering: I want to get an Intel i7 7700k. I know socket matters because if it's not the right socket the CPU won't fit. But chipset? I have no idea. Would you help me choose my chipset? Also, it won't matter probably but I want to buy EVGA's superclocked GTX 1050Ti and two sticks of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2400Mhz. Oh, and I am planning to overclock the i7 7700k.
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  1. Yes chipset matters, esp. that you mentioned you will overclock. So, it's best to get a Z270-chipset motherboard (not B250 or H270) to pair with that unlocked i7-7700K for overclocking.

    Since you're OC'ing, might as well take advantage of the CPU's/chipset's capability to OC the RAM by getting faster than 2400MHz speeds (such as 2666MHz, 3000MHz, or 3200MHz).

    The GTX 1050 Ti GPU you plan to get is only a mid-level graphics card for 1080p/60Hz gaming. Depending on specific games, if you want to max. out settings for ~AA games at 1080p/60Hz, consider a GPU not lower than the GTX 1060-6GB or RX 580 for that purpose. If you want to max. out ALL games, a GTX 1070 would be the best at that resolution for constant 60fps in AAA games (or even at 1440p with slighlty decreased in-game graphics settings).
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  2. Thank you! but I'm going for a budget PC so I can't afford more than the GTX 1050Ti if I want to keep it on a low price point. I am not trying to max out all games, I am trying to get more than (I'm not kidding) 15 fps, lowest settings and windowed on Tom Clancy's The Division. Currently, I have an intel 2 duo, 4 gigs of DDR2 ram (Yes, DDR2) and a GeForce GT 530. this is such a potato It's like an AMD build (I really REALLY hate AMD xD).
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  3. I'm actually getting better RAM so when I will OC it will be even better.
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  4. I've selected the Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x4GB DDR4 2666Mhz CL15 Kit. Let me know if it's good.
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  5. Also, I'm going to oc it so I am getting a liquid cooler to avoid any overheating problems I might experience. This is the one I'm thinking to buy: CoolerMaster Seidon 120V V3 Plus
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  6. If you want a lower price point for the same (if not better) performance, then, instead of getting a ~$320 CPU (i7-7700K) + ~$30 CPU Cooler (as the i7-7700K doesn't come with one) + ~$150 GPU (GTX 1050 Ti), why not balance your costs out by spending less on CPU (for the same performance) and more on the GPU (which is more noticeable in gaming).

    The Intel i5's and i7's of today are lesser in value than they were before - primarily due to stiff competition by AMD's newest platform: the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 CPUs. These CPUs are way way better than their old FX CPUs and can now go neck-and-neck with Intel's more expensive offerings. All Ryzen CPUs are overclockable, has lower TDP (lower heat/power), and has more cores/threads. Also certain CPUs come with a very decent stock CPU cooler already. This will allow you to upgrade your GPU for better gaming experience than sticking with a mid-level one.

    If you go for the Intel build, costs for the CPU + CPU Cooler + MB + RAM + GPU would be like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($326.47 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($128.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - DOMINATOR Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC Edition Video Card ($144.86 @ Amazon)
    Total: $850.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-03 07:13 EDT-0400

    If you go for the AMD Ryzen build, costs would only be like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($98.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($136.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($328.10 @ PCM)
    Total: $763.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-03 07:17 EDT-0400
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  7. I know I'm saving about a hundred dollars, but I think that the Intel build is okay,(mostly because I hate AMD. And don't ask why because I have no answer. I just hate AMD) but with a few minor tweaks. Instead of that hilariously expensive i7 7700k, an i5 is just fine (as long as it's a k processor with 4 cores because I want to overclock it which means GHz will matter less and cores will matter more as you cannot modify it in a way that it will have more cores, but you can oc it for more GHz), and instead of the GTX 1050Ti, a GTX 1070 as it will matter more in gaming. I don't know if it will be cheaper, but I know it will definitely be better for gaming.
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  8. (joke) The best solution is to get an i9 and 4 Titan XP's
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  9. Also, can you recommend a PSU ?
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  10. I would recommend any of these good-quality ~550W PSUs (or ~650W, if the price is almost the same as the ~550W) which will be more than enough for whichever CPU or GPU you will finally select (including OCing and enough headroom for better efficiency and upgrades).

    SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg)

    Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)

    SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($56.99 @ SuperBiiz)

    SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.39 @ SuperBiiz)

    EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.49 @ SuperBiiz)

    EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)

    Corsair - RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.90 @ Amazon)
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  11. Thank you! I will probably select the Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX PSU because I don't trust a lot of websites. I realize they are secure if nobody complains about them but still, Amazon is my go to choice.
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