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Looking to upgrade my computer and looking for some help.

I mainly use photoshop, lightroom and occasionally game.

Here are my current specs; CPU
Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology

RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz
Motherboard

MSI H97 PC Mate(MS-7850) (SOCKET 0)

Graphics
DELL U2515H ([email protected])
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (MSI)

Storage
232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD))
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA )

Thanks and any help is appreciated.
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Well, we need to know the make and model of your case to check for motherboard and CPU cooler compatibility. It would also be useful to know the make and model of your PSU.

CPU upgrade would make more sense than a GPU upgrade at this point IMO, so I'm thinking something like this;
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£154.98 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£67.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£103.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£141.98 @ Aria PC)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£115.21 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £584.14

but again, we'll need to know the make and model of your case, at least.
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Case; NZXT H440
PSU; 650W XFX XXX, Hybrid Modular, 80PLUS Bronze, 1x135mm, ATX v2.2

Thanks
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Shall I still go ahead with the upgrades you told me or switch up my case and power supply also?

Thanks for your help.
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Yeah, those are fine.

I'd probably want to upgrade soon, but they'll definitely do for now. The PSU is perfectly good quality, but I'd maybe upgrade to a higher end, modular unit when you have some spare cash.

For case, it's kinda personal preference. The H440 is still a fine case, perfectly good quality(like the PSU), but I got sick of mine pretty quick and swapped it out a while back now. You'd definitely be able to improve airflow with a case upgrade, but honestly temps with your H440 should be fine and if you still like it, no reason to change quite yet.
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