Heya everyone Not too long ago (well, a year) I made the following thread; https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/feedback-on-upgrades-or-new-build-entirely.406265/ Which resulted in some modest upgrades: GPU / RAM / Monitor & SSD. And I'm hoping feedback in this thread, could help me with some of the things causing me doubt this time around. My aim with this upgrade is to have a gaming rig that can be considered enthusiast level (Or at least a noticeable performance upgrade). And if it helps as a guideline, my budget is just about 10.000 Danish Kr. (1.600 US Dollar / 1.350 Euro). So for the last few days I've been reading up on various benchmarks and reviews, and from it, I've considered the following: Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero ( Guru3d Review ) CPU: Intel Core i7 7700K <- The link is a quick comparison to my current CPU CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S Spoiler: Image of its effect from the test I've yet to find which RAM would be the best to this combo, so any suggestions would be appreciated. But ye, could this be seen as a proper upgrade to my current hardware setup or would it just be a sidegrade to my current setup? Are my choices silly and would something else be better? Should be mentioned that I'm still using Windows 7, and I've seen some conflicting information if this would even support the OS. But if my desire for a hardware upgrade is hamstrung by an aging OS, I guess I'll have to start using W10.