[SOLVED] Going to upgrade this 7 year old PC

Kenan Perjaya

Jul 5, 2015
Hey my dudes.

It has been a while since I posted. Gonna upgrade my 7 year old office PC soon.

Wanna take a look and give me your 2 cents?
Old PC: https://imgur.com/gallery/mRZfJ2Z (I don't wanna write it down just because it's too old and it's depressing me and looking at a shitty image makes the jankyness funnier)

Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nkfvtg/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Storage: Western Digital - Green 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($40.40 @ OutletPC)
Case: http://www.sentracomputer.com/img/products/18.jpg (it's a microATX case made in Indonesia, with a cheap 450w PSU built in)

That's it my dudes. Is this build ok? What I do is 6 chrome tabs max, Excel, Windows, autoCAD, and Foxit open at the same time.
Agree with scout_03. Ram is key for your system, and you've chosen the worst performing ram, and in single channel. You need a 2 x 4gb kit or more of fast 3000mhz ram. By getting 2 DIMMS of faster ram, you will nearly gain 20-30% for some games and tasks.

Also, the A320 is a very limited mobo. Unless you absolutely have to be on a tight budget, id' recommend any B450 mobo instead.
Summing up the above and adding my own thoughts:
  • Faster RAM, ideally 3000Mhz
  • dual channel RAM (2x4 instead of 1x8)
  • B450 motherboard
  • GET A GOOD PSU (whatever is included with a cheap case is not something I'd risk using with my new parts)
  • A Crucial MX500 500GB SSD - far better price-per-GB than most 240-250GB units. Basically, $27.45 more to double your capacity.
BUT, I'm saying this without knowing your budget.