Can I upgrade my motherboard? PLEASE HELP! :)

Hello everyone,

My PC specs are:
Windows 10 Home Edition 64-bit 
AMD FX 4300 CPU 3.8GHz 
8Gb DDR4 RAM 
1Tb Hard Drive 
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 1050Ti 4Gb dedicated graphics
Gaming case with side window and Red LEDs
No Optical Disk Drive 
Realtek® Gigabit LAN 802.11n Wi-Fi 
5.1 Channel Audio 
Ports: 9x USB 2.0, 1x RJ45, 3x Audio Jacks, 1x HDMI, 1x DVI, 1x Display
Dimensions: H 508, W 201, D 468 mm 
Cyberpower Armada View Gaming Desktop PC Base Unit 
Depth: 479 CM
Display Size: No Display
Height: 508 CM
Width: 201 CM
Dongle Required: N
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB
Hard Drive Storage: 1 Tb
Processor: AMD FX 4300 3.8GHZ
RAM Memory: 8 GB
Wifi Enabled: Y
Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB
AMD FX 4300 3.8GHZ
Gull view clear panel
1TB HDD
8GB DDR3 RAM
Wifi included
RED LED's

Is it possible for me to upgrade the motherboard? Also which motherboard should I choose? I want to buy a new one which will fit a i7 7700k processor at least and also a GTX 1080 Ti if possible!

Thank you for the help and responses.
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  1. I have a Gigabyte Z270X Gaming K7 which is nice. There are many Z270 motherboards that will do the job, I just like mine the most.
    Reply to RektSkrubz
  2. RektSkrubz said:
    I have a Gigabyte Z270X Gaming K7 which is nice. There are many Z270 motherboards that will do the job, I just like mine the most.


    Thanks for the advice, just checked the price and they seem awesome! But the big and very important question is can my base unit hold that motherboard? I need to know ASAP so if you know or know someone who does I'd really appreciate an answer! :)
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  3. What you currently have in that computer case is an MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) M-ATX motherboard. That computer case can definitely handle a full size ATX motherboard. Did Cyberpower leave you with the remaining unused extra hardware like mounting screws and motherboard standoff posts?
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  4. ko888 said:
    What you currently have in that computer case is an MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) M-ATX motherboard. That computer case can definitely handle a full size ATX motherboard. Did Cyberpower leave you with the remaining unused extra hardware like mounting screws and motherboard standoff posts?


    Mine looks exactly like that picture, there wasn't any screws with it except for some in the back to take the side panel off, what do I need in order to fit a bigger motherboard? Also could you recommend a Motherboard capable or running an i7 7700k and GTX 1080 Ti, i'm not very clued up about building PC's so you're help is massive to me. :)
    Reply to jonathon_james
  5. Your Thermaltake View 27 computer case should have come with the following accessories shown in the following list. Also note the CPU cooler height limit and maximum graphics card length that will fit in the computer case.

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  6. The Intel Core i7-7700K does not come with a CPU cooler so you will have to buy your own. The CRYORIG H7 is a great performing budget CPU cooler that would fit into that computer case.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7


    For the motherboard I would recommend the ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING. I find that the ASUS UEFI BIOS Setup screens are more refined and polished.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/b3jWGX/asus-strix-z270f-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270f


    I don't know if Cyberpower PC did or didn't use/install the 3 motherboard Stand-off M3. If you need to buy some ...

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9F93GK7366&cm_re=motherboard_standoffs-_-9SIA9F93GK7366-_-Product


    What is the budget for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti?

    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#c=390&sort=price&page=1


    What PSU do you currently have installed? If it is the Cooler Master B500 then you should replace it.
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  7. ko888 said:
    The Intel Core i7-7700K does not come with a CPU cooler so you will have to buy your own. The CRYORIG H7 is a great performing budget CPU cooler that would fit into that computer case.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7


    For the motherboard I would recommend the ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING. I find that the ASUS UEFI BIOS Setup screens are more refined and polished.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/b3jWGX/asus-strix-z270f-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270f


    I don't know if Cyberpower PC did or didn't use/install the 3 motherboard Stand-off M3. If you need to buy some ...

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9F93GK7366&cm_re=motherboard_standoffs-_-9SIA9F93GK7366-_-Product


    What is the budget for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti?

    https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#c=390&sort=price&page=1


    What PSU do you currently have installed? If it is the Cooler Master B500 then you should replace it.


    Thank you so much my friend, I really appreciate your help, I'm not actually sure what my PSU is, I think it's 400w and as for the Cooler Master part I'm really not sure, its just what it came with so whatever is in that picture you found is what I have in mine more than likely. :)

    My budget on the graphics card is around 700-800 pound so I can afford a few of those you've shown in the list, I just didn't realise there was so many different variants? AS you said the case can hold a max 410mm graphics card and the GTX 1080 Ti on Nvidia website is 10.5" which is around 260mm so I can fit that easily yeah? Does the motherboard that you suggested fit that size graphics card and also an i7 7700k? Guessing it does otherwise you wouldn't suggest it, but just wanted to confirm before I think about buying :)

    Also I just wanted to ask to make the process easier, what parts, if any, can I keep from this original set up? just so I don't have a half finished pc for a few months? It's so I have a PC to be able to game on while I'm upgrading. So if you can could you please tell me what parts I should upgrade first and in which order of buying them and so on so the computer still works in between upgrades? :)

    Thanks a lot!
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  8. The picture doesn't show what power supply unit is installed. The system specifications also leave out that detail. When you get the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti you will definitely need to replace the power supply unit with one that can supply sufficient power to the graphics card (i.e. minimum 600 Watt or greater).

    The bare minimum hardware you will need to have for an operable/usable system is the motherboard, processor, CPU cooler, DDR4 memory, storage, power supply unit and computer case.

    The Intel Core i7-7700K has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 graphics processor.

    The only reusable components, from your original setup, to get you up and running are the computer case, Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB graphics card, 1TB hard disk drive and power supply unit.

    You will also need a licensed Operating System. You currently have OEM Windows 10 Home Edition 64-bit and will need to reinstall it when switching to a new motherboard. I would recommend that you get yourself an SSD (Solid State Disk) drive because they are way faster than a hard disk drive and install your operating system and games onto it.

    The minimum components, that you will need to purchase, to start your upgrade is the following:

    Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k

    Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/b3jWGX/asus-strix-z270f-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270f

    Memory: Corsair CMK16GX4M2A2800C16
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/HwzZxr/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2a2800c16
    or if you want something a little faster:
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/fxs8TW/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3600c18r

    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7

    SSD: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 NVMe
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Ykbkcf/samsung-960-evo-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e500


    The following components can be purchased and upgraded later:

    Graphics Card: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC 11 GB [ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING]
    298 x 134 x 52.5 mm
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Z8cMnQ/asus-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-video-card-strix-gtx1080ti-o11g-gaming
    or
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING [11G-P4-6593-KR]
    269.2 x 118.48 mm x Dual Slot
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/q438TW/evga-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-sc2-video-card-11g-p4-6593-kr

    Power Supply Unit: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3 (EU) [220-G3-0650-Y3]
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/4xmxFT/evga-supernova-g3-eu-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0650-y3
    or
    SeaSonic FOCUS Plus 650 Gold [SSR-650FX]
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/WrNypg/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fx
    Reply to ko888
  9. ko888 said:
    The picture doesn't show what power supply unit is installed. The system specifications also leave out that detail. When you get the new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti you will definitely need to replace the power supply unit with one that can supply sufficient power to the graphics card (i.e. minimum 600 Watt or greater).

    The bare minimum hardware you will need to have for an operable/usable system is the motherboard, processor, CPU cooler, DDR4 memory, storage, power supply unit and computer case.

    The Intel Core i7-7700K has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 graphics processor.

    The only reusable components, from your original setup, to get you up and running are the computer case, Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB graphics card, 1TB hard disk drive and power supply unit.

    You will also need a licensed Operating System. You currently have OEM Windows 10 Home Edition 64-bit and will need to reinstall it when switching to a new motherboard. I would recommend that you get yourself an SSD (Solid State Disk) drive because they are way faster than a hard disk drive and install your operating system and games onto it.

    The minimum components, that you will need to purchase, to start your upgrade is the following:

    Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k

    Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/b3jWGX/asus-strix-z270f-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270f

    Memory: Corsair CMK16GX4M2A2800C16
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/HwzZxr/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2a2800c16
    or if you want something a little faster:
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/fxs8TW/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3600c18r

    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7

    SSD: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 NVMe
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Ykbkcf/samsung-960-evo-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e500


    The following components can be purchased and upgraded later:

    Graphics Card: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC 11 GB [ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING]
    298 x 134 x 52.5 mm
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Z8cMnQ/asus-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-video-card-strix-gtx1080ti-o11g-gaming
    or
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING [11G-P4-6593-KR]
    269.2 x 118.48 mm x Dual Slot
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/q438TW/evga-geforce-gtx-1080-ti-11gb-sc2-video-card-11g-p4-6593-kr

    Power Supply Unit: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3 (EU) [220-G3-0650-Y3]
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/4xmxFT/evga-supernova-g3-eu-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0650-y3
    or
    SeaSonic FOCUS Plus 650 Gold [SSR-650FX]
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/WrNypg/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-650fx


    Hi, it's me again, I've been going through all my bills and finances and found that short term I only have about £300 to spend on a motherboard and intel processor, is there any two which you can recommend that will work with my current setup so if I put them in now everything will start up?

    Thanks again for your help! :)
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  10. jonathon_james said:
    Hi, it's me again, I've been going through all my bills and finances and found that short term I only have about £300 to spend on a motherboard and intel processor, is there any two which you can recommend that will work with my current setup so if I put them in now everything will start up?

    Thanks again for your help! :)



    You will need a CPU, CPU cooler, motherboard and DDR4 memory at a minimum.

    The i7-7700K CPU is already £224.76. The cheapest Z270 chipset motherboard is £93.95. That already exceeds your budget limit and you still haven't purchased the DDR4 memory that will run you another £93.95 and a CPU cooler that will add another £34.99.

    A new CPU and motherboard will require reinstalling the operating system so you cannot just "put them in now everything will start up".
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