[SOLVED] Help for a beginner

lewismcphillips

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Hi Guys,

To start i'm from the UK. I considered upgrading my PC around 12 months ago but never actually got around to it. Now that I have a little more time on my hands i'm looking to upgrade/start from fresh. I don't want to spend a great deal on this, maybe between 300-400 UK Pounds if possible. I don't need this build for anything major, i basically want it to be able to play Total War 3 Kingdoms and Mount and Blade Bannerlord to a good standard.

I received some advice kindly from the community a year ago which has led me to believe my best best is to keep my current SSD (boot drive) and 1TB storage drive. I'm also planning on keeping my current case as i see no problem with it and again saves money and lets me invest it in the more important components.

I'm thinking of potentially a AMD Ryzen 5 2600x, do you guys consider this a good choice?

The motherboard i'm really not sure about and theres that many GPU's on the market that i'm a bit overwhelmed with what to pick.

Current set up


G.SKILL RIPJAWS-X 8GB(2X4)16 C9
Intel CORE I5 2400 6MB
Novatech POWERSTATION 600W MODUL
Seagate 7200 1TB 6GB/S
KingstonSSDNOW UV400 120GB
XFX HD6870 1GB GDDR5
ASROCK H61M-S MOTHERBOARD

Thanks in advance guys.
 
I recommend replacing your old, low end power supply that went out of warranty after only 2 years.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£107.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£70.48 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.98 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card (£129.99 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£54.99 @ Currys PC World)
Total: £440.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-02 00:25 BST+0100
 
I recommend replacing your old, low end power supply that went out of warranty after only 2 years.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£107.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£70.48 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.98 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card (£129.99 @ Box Limited)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£54.99 @ Currys PC World)
Total: £440.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-02 00:25 BST+0100
 

Phaaze88

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Ditto on the power supply.
But if the above suggestion is pushing too far over the budget:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£135.40 @ Alza)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£70.49 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£77.94 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£64.98 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £348.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-02 01:01 BST+0100

Change the gpu later, or try the 2nd hand market for RX 570/580.
 

lewismcphillips

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thanks both! Really helpful info on this. Planning on replacing all of this next month.

Another quick question - if i replace all of the above including the motherboard but keep the harddrive. Can i keep my OS as it is and not reset etc?
 

Vic 40

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If he can find it could he look at the Ryzen 1600AF to get the budget a little bit down in a build with dedicated gpu.
Is this one "YD1600BBAFBOX". The old one has AE in that partnr where this one says AF.
 

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