Question PC Upgrade for better performance in games in general,


Jul 11, 2016
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range: Originally wanted around £ 400 max, but then I realised that I need to upgrade more than I thought I would, so ~£ 400-500

Are you buying a monitor: Nope

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Motherboard, GPU, RAM, PSU

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Not bothered as long as it's not some dodgy shop

Location: UK

Parts Preferences: Originally wanted to stay with Intel but apparently it's a bad choice at the moment, so I guess i'm going with Ryzen, not bothered by the rest

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900, probably upgrade to 1920x1080 later

Additional Comments: Quiet PC preferable, low temperatures are also a must (not sure how Ryzen is with temperatures, apparently it's good, my current CPU doesn't go above 60 when under load)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My PC sounds like a hoover when the GPU is above 60 degrees (assuming that's because of the single fan GPU), struggling to multitask sometimes, e.g. when playing League of Legends, I get FPS drops if I have YouTube open in the background, would like to play some newer games.

My current build:

Example build that I've created: , this build goes over my budget by a bit but i'd imagine the price can be dropped by a few pounds as I created that by picking the best stuff from PCPartPicker and some research.



Here's my submission:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£124.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£82.48 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£67.81 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card (£159.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £0.00)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£67.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £502.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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