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Upgrading several parts of my computer and would like some advice

Hi,
just bought a new GPU, a GTX 1050 ti, and one of the nice gentlemen on this site informed me that my motherboard, CPU and RAM need to be upgraded. My current specs are:

12GB of RAM
Motherboard: IPISB-CH2
Processor: i7-2600 3.4 GHz
PSU: HP 460W

I would also guess that my PSU also needs to be upgraded.
My budget would be from 400 - 600. Would like some advice on what to buy and how to go about it.
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    AMD Ryzen 1600 is a popular new model CPU for around $200.
    Intel Core i5-7600k is about $250. The "k" models also need a CPU Cooler.
    You may find better prices around Black Friday later this year.

    I would definitely recommend replacing the HP case with one that has better cooling. You may want to keep the HP as a spare system. Size is another thing. Do you want a smaller Micro-ATX or larger ATX Form Factor motherboard. You currently have a Micro-ATX size. A Mid-Tower case can hold both sizes.
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139095&Tpk=N82E16811139095

    Memory is another decision you need to make. Prices are not low. A 2 x 8GB kit is going for around $150.
    G.SKILL Flare X Series and FORTIS Series DDR4 Memory for AMD Ryzen
    https://www.gskill.com/en/press/view/g-skill-announces-flare-x-series-and-fortis-series-ddr4-memory-for-amd-ryzen
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  2. Calvin7 said:
    AMD Ryzen 1600 is a popular new model CPU for around $200.
    Intel Core i5-7600k is about $250. The "k" models also need a CPU Cooler.
    You may find better prices around Black Friday later this year.

    I would definitely recommend replacing the HP case with one that has better cooling. You may want to keep the HP as a spare system. Size is another thing. Do you want a smaller Micro-ATX or larger ATX Form Factor motherboard. You currently have a Micro-ATX size. A Mid-Tower case can hold both sizes.
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139095&Tpk=N82E16811139095

    Memory is another decision you need to make. Prices are not low. A 2 x 8GB kit is going for around $150.
    G.SKILL Flare X Series and FORTIS Series DDR4 Memory for AMD Ryzen
    https://www.gskill.com/en/press/view/g-skill-announces-flare-x-series-and-fortis-series-ddr4-memory-for-amd-ryzen


    Hey,
    yeah having the HP as a spare system seems like the way I might go about this.

    The AMD Ryzen 1600 looks like it would suit me so that covers my CPU

    I don't really know anything about motherboards so if you could recommend any that would go with this CPU I would really appreciate it.

    I would also assume I need a new PSU? 460W doesn't seem very much

    Thanks very much for your help!
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