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Hello, I am currently looking to upgrade/update the house PC, this was originally bought in 2013, but I have bought parts for this through the years (new cooler, PSU, GPU) but the rest now needs changing. At this point, it will be like building a  new system.

 

This is where I need advice.

 

The parts I currently have that I don't believe really need changing are as follow:

 

GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X

PSU: Corsair 750i

 

Everything else is needed. This will be mainly a home PC for family, but I would also like the ability to game on it also. But also not to break the bank with this one, so I've tried to find reasonably priced parts. Around £450 is the budget on this.

 

The parts I have already selected are as follow:

 

RAM: Vulcan T-Force 8GB (2x4GB) 2400MHz

CPU: i5-9600KF 3.7Ghz (Coffee Lake)

Motherboard: Gigabyte B360 HD3

SSD: Green 3D NAND 120GB M.2 2280 SSD

HDD: 1TB Barracuda

Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212

Total: £412.90

 

I'm not that much of a computer person, and I've not kept up with recent products, so any advice or changes any of you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated. Like I said at this point it's basically building a new system with a couple parts I already have to work around. So any advice or ideas of parts that fit into my budget, that are better or more well suited would be a big help.

 

Thank you!

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You'd be much better off going with AMD. And you'd be able to get a way cheaper system if you went that route too.

 

Make sure the 1600 has AF in the product code.

If you can afford it, get a 3600 instead of the 1600

 

Might opt for an even larger SSD too. Or even fully SSD with no HDD

 


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1 hour ago, Slottr said:

You'd be much better off going with AMD. And you'd be able to get a way cheaper system if you went that route too.

It would be better to go Ryzen 


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2 hours ago, Shrekpad said:

It would be better to go Ryzen 

Not only for the price, quality/price ratio I would say. Those releases this year that just happened surprised us all...


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5 hours ago, AcrobaticMoose said:

Hello, I am currently looking to upgrade/update the house PC, this was originally bought in 2013, but I have bought parts for this through the years (new cooler, PSU, GPU) but the rest now needs changing. At this point, it will be like building a  new system.

 

This is where I need advice.

 

The parts I currently have that I don't believe really need changing are as follow:

 

GPU: GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X

PSU: Corsair 750i

 

Everything else is needed. This will be mainly a home PC for family, but I would also like the ability to game on it also. But also not to break the bank with this one, so I've tried to find reasonably priced parts. Around £450 is the budget on this.

 

The parts I have already selected are as follow:

 

RAM: Vulcan T-Force 8GB (2x4GB) 2400MHz

CPU: i5-9600KF 3.7Ghz (Coffee Lake)

Motherboard: Gigabyte B360 HD3

SSD: Green 3D NAND 120GB M.2 2280 SSD

HDD: 1TB Barracuda

Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212

Total: £412.90

 

I'm not that much of a computer person, and I've not kept up with recent products, so any advice or changes any of you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated. Like I said at this point it's basically building a new system with a couple parts I already have to work around. So any advice or ideas of parts that fit into my budget, that are better or more well suited would be a big help.

 

Thank you!

Ok thank you for the details, you have provided some key information that will assist people here to help you out. 

I can see for a budget family computer with the components you already have like the GTX1070 & 750W PSU are good. this will be a good start. 

i would suggest because you need an all-round half decent PC on a budget, go for an AMD CPU, B450 m/board and 16gig 3200mhz Ram is pretty standard now. 

for storage i suggest a 250GB nvme M.2 drive for windows and because your on budget and have a family a 1TB Seagate SSHD (solid state hybrid drive) as it has the reasonable storage space, and built in nand flash memory so a little faster than the bog standard HDD. 

 

finally i think for family and go for a B450 chipset m/board why not go M-ATX, who wants a great big ugly case, its 2020 and you can build a nice system in M-ATX. 

its very difficult to stretch the budget without going over a little.  you can always remove or choose different CPU cooler, not sure if one comes with the Ryzen? 

so much choice on cases etc, the one i picked one that was less cost than one i would think would be very nice (Corsair Crystal 280X) 

anyway here is a start. and i can already sense people will judge me on the m/board, yes its not cheap but i can see in the history of your builds you make them last, so good thing is to get good m/board that has good features, will last a long time and is tough.  only thing it don't have onboard Wi-Fi (such a shame) but there is a spare Pci slot for a Wi-Fi card or just use a dongle. 

 

Reading the info its good idea to update the Bios on the m/board before installing the Gen 3 Ryzen CPU. 

If cooler not fit or you don't like, no problem so many out there. 

hope this helps you out. sorry its not to budget, i find it had to cut down on the quality anymore.  (i just have expensive taste and an eye for quality) 

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