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ironf15t 2 months ago

Hi all!

This is my build I'm using right now

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor £70.00 @ AWD-IT
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £70.23 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £49.14 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £37.59 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 980 4 GB STRIX Video Card -
Case Thermaltake - Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case £36.46 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £263.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 00:28 GMT+0000

Power supply is XFX - TS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply

Monitor is asus ve247h

Was wondering if you guys could suggest any upgrades? I currently use a small ssd for Windows etc not listed above.

Budget I'd say £500-600 if possible. Don't need any peripherals as I have. I don't play alot of games just a little overwatch, some gta, far cry etc.

I'm open to keeping with intel or going ryzen I just want something that will last a couple of years =)

Seen a sort of good deal on a 32inch hp omen monitor too, if that would be a decent upgrade also =)

The gaming experience is OK but like most folk on here it's always trying to get better haha =)

Thanks!

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EvilHedgehog 1 point 2 months ago

the GPU good, keep it. get a ryzen 2600 another ram stick and an SSD. if you wanted to boost performance, getting faster ram would help

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ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 2 months ago

Probably would go for Ryzen.

Monitor-wise, unless you're not happy with 1080p, get the HP screen (the 980 should handle it fine, but you'll have to turn some settings down, so a GPU upgrade might be on the cards sometime)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £143.78 @ Aria PC
Motherboard *ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard £79.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory *Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory £96.17 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £0.00
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 980 4 GB STRIX Video Card Purchased For £0.00
Case Thermaltake - Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For £0.00
Power Supply XFX - TS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For £0.00
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £104.88 @ More Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £424.81
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 00:59 GMT+0000
RedWhiteMonkey 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

The main issue is that you are on older CPU architecture, so whilst you could upgrade the CPU you will still be upgrading to an older CPU. Having said that the generation of CPU that you have is still good for current needs so an upgrade is feasible. I don't see any good reason to change your GPU.

Without making major changes to you system, I would suggest a new CPU, another stick of RAM and an SSD. I'm not sure what the going rate for G4560 is on ebay but you should get some money back for that.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7600 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor £209.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For £0.00
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For £0.00
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £49.19 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £57.96 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For £0.00
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 980 4 GB STRIX Video Card Purchased For £0.00
Case Thermaltake - Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For £0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £317.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 06:55 GMT+0000
ironf15t submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Do you think this is a better route than going down the ryzen route?

ironf15t submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Thankyou for the information everyone! It's appreciated. Will keep the options open for others to chime in also but will be checking the upgrades mentioned by you lot =)

ironf15t submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Hey everyone.

I'm more than happy to go down the better route of upgradabity. I understand that the intel path I'm on now is most likely a dead end so I would be fine going ryzan as long as it could last me a couple of years. I am open to upgrade the graphics card but from what I've read it still competes OK for budget builds =)

Also I'm happy to change cases too. The one I have is OK but open to suggestions also.