Question i have a old setup and not wanting to buy a new mother board and everything

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I am wanting to update the cpu and gpu and I am not watts my power supply is I think it is a 350 because I have read gt 710 run on 350 or something
my spec are
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHz 33 °C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-19)
Motherboard
MSI G41M-P25 (MS-7592) (CPU 1) 22 °C
Graphics
HP 24f (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 36 °C
Storage
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-60U6AA0 ATA Device (SATA ) 25 °C
465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device (SATA ) 29 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
 

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Spec seems ok, but PSU maybe a bit weak for gaming. Espechially if that is a "non-brand" model. But if it doesn't overheat while gaming I see no reason why replacing anything now.

You have not make it clear if there is some issues here or you just want to get a comment on the specc's.
 
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Well, you obvious need a new motherboard and therefore RAM also.
I paid 120 pounds for it my 1st but was just looking for better FPS in games coz I priced up some builds and it would cost me like 600 pounds and just wanted something to upgrade and look good
 
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I wouldn't put another penny into that thing.
Save up for a whole new system.

There comes a point where 'upgrades' are no longer viable or cost effective.
That system reached that point several years ago.
Okay think am going to sell then and see if something comes up cheap what I can upgrade I will post on here or ask friends if it’s a good idea
 
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Gather up a reasonable budget.
Then, buy the best system you can within that budget and that will meet your needs.

120quid won't make it
Gather up a reasonable budget.
Then, buy the best system you can within that budget and that will meet your needs.

120quid won't make it.
is this worth the money it is on facebook for sale and he wants 500 it’s a
Intel i5 6600k 3.9ghz
ASU’s z170-a mother board
Avexir 16gb ddr4 led ram
Corsair h100i aio cpu water cooler
Nzxt h500
Evga 500w
120gb boot drive
1tb hdd
 

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is this worth the money it is on facebook for sale and he wants 500 it’s a
Intel i5 6600k 3.9ghz
ASU’s z170-a mother board
Avexir 16gb ddr4 led ram
Corsair h100i aio cpu water cooler
Nzxt h500
Evga 500w
120gb boot drive
1tb hdd
GPU included?
Used is fine, I make a side job off flipping PCs from used parts, and have never bought a bad part. You just have to be careful.
 

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is this worth the money it is on facebook for sale and he wants 500 it’s a
Or...all new parts, with your personal assembly.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£114.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£78.48 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£79.99 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£37.19 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.58 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£69.98 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £506.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-10 00:23 BST+0100
 
I'm with UASAFRet, that's a much better option for the price. I'm about to make another suggestion below but only bother reading it if you really need to spend less than this :)

One of the best budget options is if you can find an ex lease business class PC for cheap - preferably with 8GB or more of RAM - and add a low profile GT 1030 or GTX1050 to it.
The main thing is to make sure it's a model with a spare PCI-E slot. You can get something like an i5 3470 for a reasonable price in some places in machines like the HP Compaq elite 8300.
They only have integrated intel graphics which are terrible for game so you do need to add a graphics card and it has to be low profile. This hardware is getting a bit old now but will blow the doors off any core 2 Quad.
The main limitations are lack of drive bays for additional hard drives and only low power/low profile cards can fit in the case.

If you go this way look for some guides on youtube, this is a common upgrade a lot of people have done and posted about. Here's one
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnBMkOO34Nk
using the older and slightly slower HP 8200
 

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