Question GTX 1650 a proper upgrade?

background: I have a friend who games + Twitch streams very simple games off this computer; I'm serious. The friend lives in another state, so I don't have physical access to the machine, but it appears to possibly be a SFF case. I think the power supply is only 300 watts, which is why I selected the GTX 1650, otherwise I would of suggested RX 570 / 580 / or GTX 1660 Ti. I'm honestly not even certain that the computer supports a two slot graphics card. I estimate the cost of upgrading just the GPU / RAM / SSD at $300.

question: If this computer can actually be upgraded, do you agree with my recommendations, or have any differing or additional opinions? I've listed two SSD's because I think her motherboard has a M.2 slot, but I have to confirm that. If it does then I'd like to recommend the Intel 660p; their migration software does not support their NVMe SSDs unfortunately. If there is no M.2 slot, then I thought the Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" GB would be nice for the 1st rate migration software.

model: Acer aspire xc-780-u3e1

specs: i7-7700 / 4GB RAM / integrated graphics / 300 watt PSU (I think).



-- necessary upgrade --

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 OC WINDFORCE GV-N1650OC-4GD
$140
https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1650-gv-n1650oc-4gd/p/N82E16814932150

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16
$85
https://www.newegg.com/corsair-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820236214


-- might as well upgrade --

SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB MZ-76E500B/AM
$75
https://www.newegg.com/samsung-860-evo-series-500gb/p/N82E16820147674

Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 512GB SSDPEKNW512G8XT
$60
https://www.newegg.com/intel-660p-series-512gb/p/N82E16820167460

SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze EVO Edition 520W
https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-m12ii-evo-series-m12ii-520-evo-editon-520w/p/N82E16817151093
$40 (I would wait until this sale comes up)
 

logainofhades

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Did some more searching, and it looks like I found it. Still same SFF tower. Probably best to build an all new rig, and sell that one.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Aspire-XC-780-Desktop-PC-w-Intel-i7-7700-4GB-RAM-1TB-HDD/819005860

For streaming undemanding games, something like this would work.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC MA01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.98 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.87 @ OutletPC)
Total: $519.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-21 18:27 EDT-0400


or for more money, something even more capable.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($185.37 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 580 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC MA01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.98 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.87 @ OutletPC)
Total: $648.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-21 18:28 EDT-0400
 

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