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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£116.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£72.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£51.00 @ AWD-IT)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£35.38 @ Amazon UK)
Case: AvP Hyperion EV33 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£34.09 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£52.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £363.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-27 19:21 BST+0100


This build is an improvement over the one you linked for only £40 extra, with a good quality PSU, better RAM, better graphics capabilities, newer (less cores) processor but with better upgrade options.
  • Just remember though if you upgrade later, it's not best practice to simply add more RAM as RAM is only guaranteed in the form sold.
  • Additionally if you plan on jumping to discrete GPUs you may need to consider bigger PSUs (depending on where you go with the GPU).
  • The previous chipset is limited in upgadeability to, so at least moving to a newer gen allows you to move to 3rd Gen Ryzen if you so wish.
Personally I would advise against upgrading every month, purely because IMO it's putting money down the drain now, I would save up so you can then buy a better system that suits all your needs. But thats just my view :)
 
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PC Tailor

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Welcome to the forums my friend!

What is your main usage exactly? What are you hoping to get from it?
I can see it's a very budget build but some initial pointers:
  • 2x4GB is better than 1x8GB to enable dual channel
  • Remove that PSU and get a good quality one.
  • You've obviously used older parts and low end parts, so wondering what your usage will be?
 
Sep 27, 2019
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Hi mainly gaming.
Wow and football manager.

Thanks for the advice.
Inwas looking to get setup with a starter built and upgrade system every few months lol
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£116.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£72.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£51.00 @ AWD-IT)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£35.38 @ Amazon UK)
Case: AvP Hyperion EV33 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£34.09 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£52.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £363.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-27 19:21 BST+0100


This build is an improvement over the one you linked for only £40 extra, with a good quality PSU, better RAM, better graphics capabilities, newer (less cores) processor but with better upgrade options.
  • Just remember though if you upgrade later, it's not best practice to simply add more RAM as RAM is only guaranteed in the form sold.
  • Additionally if you plan on jumping to discrete GPUs you may need to consider bigger PSUs (depending on where you go with the GPU).
  • The previous chipset is limited in upgadeability to, so at least moving to a newer gen allows you to move to 3rd Gen Ryzen if you so wish.
Personally I would advise against upgrading every month, purely because IMO it's putting money down the drain now, I would save up so you can then buy a better system that suits all your needs. But thats just my view :)
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | £116.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £55.10 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Patriot Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £45.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | PNY CS900 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £29.62 @ Amazon UK
Case | CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case | £24.98 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £63.97 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £336.65
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-27 20:58 BST+0100 |

This is a good setup. Never use a crap PSU like that.
 
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