Question Im lost on budget upgrades

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I currently have 8gb ram 1tb storage ryzen 3 1200 rx 560. Im wondering what would be a simple swap of graphics cards or cpu at a good price, I was looking at the ryzen 5 2600 rx 580 but im not sure if they are easy to swap, compatable or even in my budget. (Want to upgrade my pc for christmas)

Same problem. dell inspirion 5675 ryzen 3 1200 8gb rx 560 and want budget upgrades. any suggestions all i want to do is take out the cpu and gpu and replace them with the new cpu and gpu (like adding ram) is this possible?
 

assasin32

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I think a new set of Ryzen will be out by than. Personal preference if everything is still running fine I would get a freesync monitor, than GPU/ram followed by the CPU or just wait till the last set of CPUs are released for AM4 and if your board supports it upgrade than which should be around 2020.

Though in order of things I would upgrade just from the sheer performance standpoint it would go GPU/RAM/CPU unless you find your being bottleneck by something in a program/game in which case let that take priority.
 

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Ok, I just did research I have a epa atx 460W according to another site selling this pc is that big enough or will I need a new psu gpu and cpu
You don't know how to take the side panel off the PC to look at the PSU? How did you plan on upgrading the CPU and GPU, then?

I've never heard of EPA. But a 460W PSU is way to small to safely run a RX 580. You would need a high quality 550W PSU at least. If the EPA 460W PSU that you have has a strong +12V rail, it will handle a GTX 1060, tho.
 
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Honest opinion. Was gonna ask my stepfather to watch some tutorials on how to change them lmao. What would you recommend 550w psu? Is that cheap or?
 

clutchc

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Im from the UK which is why my reply time is so late. Will tutorials work assuming in allowed a rx 580 and ryzen 5 2600?
OK, here's the thing...
That PC appears to be a Dell Inspiron Mini Tower. It might be a Euro model, because it doesn't look like the ones here in the US. So, components might not be the same.
Most likely, it has a Dell motherboard for 1st gen Ryzens (300-seies). The 2600X is a 2nd gen Ryzen and will require a BIOS update before it is recognized. Go to the Dell website for your PC and check if one is available.
If not, it may be less hassle to simply get a 1st Gen Ryzen like the 1600X instead. Should be simple swap and go.

Look on the top of the PC (or elsewhere) to see if there is a Service Tag attached. If so, it should let you find the machine's support page on the Dell site. And download the manual for it so you can see how to open the PC and do maintenance.
 

clutchc

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Yes, the 1600X is still good. The 2600X only has about a 7% - 8% performance bump on it.

Physically going from the RX 560 to the RX 580 is as simple as removing one card and installing the other one. You may want to do a clean gfx driver install for best results afterward. Although, the existing driver may reconfigure itself for the RX 580 on its own. It depends how "universal" the driver actually is.

One caveat, tho... Be sure you have the room for the RX 580 that you choose. It may be longer than the RX 560 you have now, and run into a drive cage or something. You really need to open the case and take some measurements. Get familiar with the machine, don't be afraid of it. And don't forget about the PSU requirement for the RX 580.
 
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