Hi, It is finally time to upgrade my old 2008 build that can be seen here: 2008 build I have about EUR 550 to spend, but as I live in Serbia, let's assume that the budget is USD 550. I have the option to buy some parts this week as a friend could buy some parts abroad and I could get some tax refunds. I hope that the computer would last a minimum of 4 years. Approximate Purchase Date: December/January Budget Range: USD 550 in total (ignore rebates) System Usage from Most to Least Important: data analytics, light programming, gaming (would like to try GTA V, Witcher, Elite on relatively high settings), surfing the internet, watching movies Are you buying a monitor: No - no money at the moment, will be reusing my old one Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM, GPU, SSD (new) Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://tweakers.net/ if possible Location: Belgrade, Serbia, Europe and I can get some stuff from Amsterdam, Netherlands this week only Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 Additional Comments: quiet PC (not realistic for the money but still), should be able to run new titles for the following 3 to 4 years and should be somewhat future-proof (mobo/RAM at least) Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my current PC is running very slowly, can not multitask almost at all, it can't run new titles The parts I am keeping due to low budget: Antec Sonata III case with 500W power supply (a nice case, hope to graduate to Fractal Design R5 in the future) Antec Sonata III WD Caviar Green 2GB (a bit slow but large enough for now) WD Caviar Green 2GB Samsung Syncmaster T220 LCD monitor (also should be upgraded; I like this monitor a lot but it supports only 1680x1050 so I am unsure how new games would behave) Samsung Syncmaster T220 LCD monitor Logitech MX 5500 mouse/keyboard combo (starting to die slowly so I hope to get a mechanical keyboard and a new mouse, but that's for next year) Logitech MX 5500 My picks, based largely on this article and on many other articles as well: Intel i3-6100 (sufficient for my needs, won't break the bank, can be replaced later) i3 6100 AsRock Z170M PRO4S mobo (upgradeable later) AsRock Z170M PRO4S HyperX Fury 2x4GB 2666 MhZ (slightly more expensive than 2133 Mhz but I am OK with that) HyperX Fury 2x4GB 2666 MhZ SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB GPU (seems relatively future proof and budget friendly) SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 380 4GB Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SDD (seems to be popular and reliable, SSD is a must-buy for me) Samsung 850 EVO My biggest concerns are: 1. Do I get a cooler with the i3 6100 and is it sufficient? If not, which cooler should I get? CM Hyper 212 seems not to fit my case... I know I can't overclock this processor. 2. Is the graphics card OK or should I try to save some money and buy something cheaper? 3. What will the games look like on a monitor that does not support 1080p? Should I try to replace it too? 4. If I scrap everything and go Haswell, could a Haswell build for about USD 350 to 400 (CPU/GPU/mobo/RAM) give me similar performance and last me another minimum 4 years? Is that doable? The entire build can be seen here. Thanks in advance!