Question Cyberpower Prebuilt Upgrade

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Hello,
I am starting to upgrade my cyberpower pc, and I am wondering what I can upgrade with a budget of $600 if my parts are upgradable.

My Parts:
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
GPU: AMD RADEON(TM) RX 560 Series
Motherboard: GA-78LMT-USB3 R2
RAM: 8GB

Thanks
 

DSzymborski

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What is the machine used to? For $600, you can made a pretty good CPU/RAM/MB upgrade, but even in normal times, it would be hard to also get a GPU and possibly a better quality PSU as well in that budget. Right now, GPUs are only available for extremely inflated costs. It's hard to upgrade everything at that price simply because the platform is a decade old now; it's a challenge to gradually upgrade when you wait this long to start.
 
Hello,
I am starting to upgrade my cyberpower pc, and I am wondering what I can upgrade with a budget of $600 if my parts are upgradable.

My Parts:
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
GPU: AMD RADEON(TM) RX 560 Series
Motherboard: GA-78LMT-USB3 R2
RAM: 8GB

Thanks
It would be a waste of money to upgrade a platform that old. You really need a new build including a new power supply, unless you replaced it in the last 2-3 years with a high quality model.

You could move your RX560 to a new, budget build and replace it later when you have more funds available. Here's one example of what you can do with $600 reusing your GPU. You'd have to use an unregistered version of windows until you can pay for a license, but it is functional with a few limitations.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zwLMQD.
 
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Hello,
I am starting to upgrade my cyberpower pc, and I am wondering what I can upgrade with a budget of $600 if my parts are upgradable.

My Parts:
CPU: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
GPU: AMD RADEON(TM) RX 560 Series
Motherboard: GA-78LMT-USB3 R2
RAM: 8GB

Thanks

I almost hate to parrot this again, but do you have a Microcenter nearby?
If you do you might be able to sub in here or there as their CPU/Mobo combos are easily $40-50 less than any comparable shop. I find that cases, RAM, PSU, and other components can be located elsewhere cheaper, and often with more selection.

A very general parts list. You should be able to get an i5 10600K (and a cooler) , a cheap Z chipset board*, 16GB of DDR4, an SSD or M.2 drive, a decent mid tier PSU, case, and W10 license (edit-in a quick search, I am not sure I can come under with OS) for $600.
You could play with certain aspects of the above if you wished to move up into an i7 non K that includes a fan, perhaps a B or H chipset, play with storage options, and so on. To be fair, I am not discounting Ryzen as an option here, but think it would be too easy to use up your budget in the base aspects.

I would move your drives from the old machine as a stop gap storage solution. I would re-use the 560 for lack of appropriately priced GPU due to market force.
 
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I almost hate to parrot this again, but do you have a Microcenter nearby?
If you do you might be able to sub in here or there as their CPU/Mobo combos are easily $40-50 less than any comparable shop. I find that cases, RAM, PSU, and other components can be located elsewhere cheaper, and often with more selection.

A very general parts list. You should be able to get an i5 10600K (and a cooler) , a cheap Z chipset board*, 16GB of DDR4, an SSD or M.2 drive, a decent mid tier PSU, case, and W10 license (edit-in a quick search, I am not sure I can come under with OS) for $600.
You could play with certain aspects of the above if you wished to move up into an i7 non K that includes a fan, perhaps a B or H chipset, play with storage options, and so on. To be fair, I am not discounting Ryzen as an option here, but think it would be too easy to use up your budget in the base aspects.

I would move your drives from the old machine as a stop gap storage solution. I would re-use the 560 for lack of appropriately priced GPU due to market force.
for the OS you can always get a installation media and pay for a windows key, not those 100 dollar OEM keys.
 

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