Question Need help deciding on what to Upgrade

May 13, 2019
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Recently I've decided to upgrade my modified Asus Cm-1745. I've already swapped the GPU with a gtx 1050ti, and i'm now wanting to upgrade my motherboard and cpu. My budget is currently in between 200 to 250 dollars Any help will be appreciated


current specs
motherboard: Asus F2A85-M
Gpu: GTX 1050ti
CPU: AMD A8-5500 APU
Memory: 12Gb of DDR3 1600MHz (3 sticks)
 

Barty1884

Titan
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I'm assuming this is predominantly used for gaming?

Are you proposing reusing the case?
Have you replaced the PSU at this stage?

If at all possible, I'd suggest bumping the budget a little..... and replace the PSU too. Whatever was included there, has likely served it's purpose.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.40 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($67.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $272.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-13 18:09 EDT-0400


Would be a great bundle - although 1st Gen Ryzen, it's 6c/12t and only marginally over budget.

If you're firm on the budget, I'd look to a 2200G if I were you.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($67.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $233.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-13 18:10 EDT-0400



Realistically, a case upgrade should really be on the agenda at some point too... Doesn't have to break the bank.
For example:

PCPartPicker Part List

Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.12 @ B&H)
Total: $36.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-13 18:13 EDT-0400
 

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