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Dell Optiplex 390 upgrade help

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1 hour ago, nikobutros said:

Hi, I have a Dell Optiplex 390 and would like to upgrade it. I'm thinking of putting an i5 2500k and 8GB of DDR3 memory. Maybe an SSD. But I need help, what PSU would fit and what would be a good budget GPU that can play most games at medium to high? Also one of the front USB ports are physically broken, is there a way to replace it? 

Don't bother with an unlocked processor, you will not be able to utilize it. Definitely get an SSD. I recommend a 1050ti.

 

CPU

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i5-2500-3-3GHz-Quad-Core-Processor-CM8062300834203/264013117090?epid=109584045&hash=item3d786876a2:g:AloAAOSwFLFb3E0Q:rk:1:pf:0

 

SSD

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sNc48d/samsung-860-evo-250gb-25-solid-state-drive-mz-76e250bam

 

GPU

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8fx9TW/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-4gb-video-card-gv-n105td5-4gd

 

RAM

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PkQypg/corsair-memory-cmv8gx3m2a1333c9

 

You can get a USB card to throw into the rig too if you have space which you should.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Inateck-Express-15-Pin-Connector-KT5001/dp/B00FPIMJEW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541480423&sr=8-3&keywords=usb+3+card

 

 

 

Don't worry about the PSU.

Hi, I have a Dell Optiplex 390 and would like to upgrade it. I'm thinking of putting an i5 2500k and 8GB of DDR3 memory. Maybe an SSD. But I need help, what PSU would fit and what would be a good budget GPU that can play most games at medium to high? Also one of the front USB ports are physically broken, is there a way to replace it?

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10 minutes ago, nikobutros said:

Hi, I have a Dell Optiplex 390 and would like to upgrade it. I'm thinking of putting an i5 2500k and 8GB of DDR3 memory. Maybe an SSD. But I need help, what PSU would fit and what would be a good budget GPU that can play most games at medium to high? Also one of the front USB ports are physically broken, is there a way to replace it?

 Which model of optiplex 390 do u have? Is it the SFF version. If it is so, then u'll have to use a SFF PSU if u wanna use the existing case.

You can pair it with a gtx 770/780/780ti/970/980/980ti or r9 fury/fury x. They all go around fr pretty cheap in the used market.

I'll recommend a Samsung 860 Evo or crucial mx500 SSDs.

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8 minutes ago, vexicus365 said:

 Which model of optiplex 390 do u have? Is it the SFF version. If it is so, then u'll have to use a SFF PSU if u wanna use the existing case.

You can pair it with a gtx 770/780/780ti/970/980/980ti or r9 fury/fury x. They all go around fr pretty cheap in the used market.

I'll recommend a Samsung 860 Evo or crucial mx500 SSDs.

Oh yeah forgot, I have the Mini Tower

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You can look for power supplies that are at least 500 watts and bronze rated.  You don't need to buy one if you get a gtx 1050ti tho.  Definately upgrade to an ssd, like an 860 evo 2.5" 500gb.  Only way I know to add usb ports is with a pcie x4 expansion card.

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1 hour ago, nikobutros said:

Hi, I have a Dell Optiplex 390 and would like to upgrade it. I'm thinking of putting an i5 2500k and 8GB of DDR3 memory. Maybe an SSD. But I need help, what PSU would fit and what would be a good budget GPU that can play most games at medium to high? Also one of the front USB ports are physically broken, is there a way to replace it? 

Don't bother with an unlocked processor, you will not be able to utilize it. Definitely get an SSD. I recommend a 1050ti.

 

CPU

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i5-2500-3-3GHz-Quad-Core-Processor-CM8062300834203/264013117090?epid=109584045&hash=item3d786876a2:g:AloAAOSwFLFb3E0Q:rk:1:pf:0

 

SSD

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sNc48d/samsung-860-evo-250gb-25-solid-state-drive-mz-76e250bam

 

GPU

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8fx9TW/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-4gb-video-card-gv-n105td5-4gd

 

RAM

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PkQypg/corsair-memory-cmv8gx3m2a1333c9

 

You can get a USB card to throw into the rig too if you have space which you should.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Inateck-Express-15-Pin-Connector-KT5001/dp/B00FPIMJEW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541480423&sr=8-3&keywords=usb+3+card

 

 

 

Don't worry about the PSU.

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