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cheap £200-400 starter pc/ hp pavilion 15 i7 laptop upgrades?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

hey sorry if this is annoying or anything just here as i need some advice on building a small factor gaming pc or modifying my current hp pavilion i7 15 laptop such as adding ram or swapping out the existing graphics card for a better one also hoping to build the small factor gaming pc for anywhere between £250-430 pounds

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430 pounds is doable. Anything less than that is a no no. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

thank you both for the feedback currently i have been able to find a couple parts without a case yet for around about £370-380 such as an: 

Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor

 for £87.18

ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler for 

£22.99

Gigabyte B365M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard for 

£74.98

 

Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive for 

£32.99

 

MSI GeForce GT 1030 2 GB 2GH LP OC Video Card for

£90.86

CoolMax 300 W Micro ATX Power Supply for 

£28.73

and a 

Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory for

£32.99

i hope these parts are decent enough for the games i want to run most of which are old games such as cod black ops 1-2 and halo3 maybe rocket league and kinda low demanding games such as those

 

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4 hours ago, harvey.a16 said:

 

i hope these parts are decent enough for the games i want to run most of which are old games such as cod black ops 1-2 and halo3 maybe rocket league and kinda low demanding games such as those

 

get this instead:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£46.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: ASRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£63.90 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£33.35 @ CCL Computers) 
Storage: Team L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£41.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 590 8 GB RED DRAGON Video Card  (£149.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) 
Case: AvP Hyperion EV33 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£26.26 @ CCL Computers) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£61.97 @ Amazon UK) 
Total: £423.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-11 01:55 GMT+0000


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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You might want to check out a used i7 on whatever web platform exists in your area. (Gumtree?)  I just found an i7 4790K with 8GB RAM for 250 freedom dollars. That's a 4Ghz. quad core with hyperthreading. It was pictured next to a new Ryzen motherboard box.  There are a LOT of people upgrading to Ryzen right now so there are bargains to be found in Intel components. I will have two "spare" units here in my home in a week or so.

 

Then spend your cash on the best video card you can afford.  

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