Question Is it possible to upgrade this prebuilt?

Ralston18

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You should be able to use the same case if you use the same motherboard form factor or if the existing case is able to support form factors in addition to uATX.

Overall, you will need to physically look inside the case. If the existing motherboard fills the case edge to edge then there is no room for growth.

Do some measurements inside the current case and compare those measurements to the measurements required by other motherboards. Room for the desired PSU also needs to be verified.

And more useful is the link that you provided. Within the link select "Motherboard", "Basswood", and then "Basswood motherboard specifications".

That is the relevant link with information about what the existing motherboard will support.

You may be able to use the existing motherboard and just upgrade the installed components.


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You should be able to use the same case if you use the same motherboard form factor or if the existing case is able to support form factors in addition to uATX.

Overall, you will need to physically look inside the case. If the existing motherboard fills the case edge to edge then there is no room for growth.

Do some measurements inside the current case and compare those measurements to the measurements required by other motherboards. Room for the desired PSU also needs to be verified.

And more useful is the link that you provided. Within the link select "Motherboard", "Basswood", and then "Basswood motherboard specifications".

That is the relevant link with information about what the existing motherboard will support.

You may be able to use the existing motherboard and just upgrade the installed components.


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Looked it up and the mobo does take up all of the space

it's a micro-atx
 
The more cpu intensive games
There maybe a better CPU, as long as it uses the same socket, it could be as simple as plug&play but that's for you to investigate.

Generally changing so much stuff to a pre-built is not worth it, unless for some reason, you have some kind of liking to the old case, you are really motivated to go this route and forget about saving any $.
 

godlysoup

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Looked it up and the mobo does take up all of the space

it's a micro-atx
Micro ATX is still pretty common to find if you really want to keep the case.

Althooough, cases aren't really that expensive anymore and why deny yourself the satisfaction of picking out a new one to fit your style? :) Plus, the case will come with all the screws needed.
 

Karadjgne

Titan
Herald
There's usually 2 issues with pre-built cases. The first is the use of proprietary connections. This applies to psu, mobo and front I/O. Very rare is it that you can swap out a mobo and have 0 issues with connectors.
Second is the usual lack of airflow. Those pre-built cases are made for looks not performance so usually lack any kind of front intakes and often as not use the psu as primary exhaust.
 

logainofhades

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why do you insist to keep the case if you wanna switch everything else?

the best upgrade for it would be to just add another 8gb of ram and a fast nvme ssd.

do you have problems in any games you're playing?

That system uses 2400 ram and doesn't support higher, which is a killer to Ryzen performance. Adding more 2400 ram most likely wouldn't do anything to help performance.
 

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