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[SOLVED] Upgrade to 2017 budget build

Stevoid6000

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I spent some time snooping here and built a computer in 2017 mostly to try something new (I really enjoyed it!).

The original idea was to not spend too much and have something I could add to or tweak as the years went by. It's only used for basic tasks - browsing, minimal streaming and home office use, but the kids are growing up and I imagine games featuring more.

Has anyone suggestions on what to add/change to push back complete obsolescence?

I can't imagine getting spousal approval for more than £200

Thanks!

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For £64.99)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (Purchased For £109.00)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL14 Memory (Purchased For £60.98)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £83.00)
Storage: Toshiba 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £70.29)
Case: Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £44.23)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £48.39)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For £13.99)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (Purchased For £26.39)
Total: £521.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-19 00:19 BST+0100
 

helper800

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Has anyone suggestions on what to add/change to push back complete obsolescence?
I would also get this its a cheap way to add some functionality and multitasking capability to any desktop:

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL14 Memory (£38.21 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £38.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-19 01:23 BST+0100


Another great idea for a future upgrade is to wait until you can get an upgraded CPU. I would wait to find a used or new 7600, 7600k or a 7700, 7700k for a reasonable price. That would be a massive upgrade to your computer.
 

Stevoid6000

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I would also get this its a cheap way to add some functionality and multitasking capability to any desktop:

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL14 Memory (£38.21 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £38.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-19 01:23 BST+0100


Another great idea for a future upgrade is to wait until you can get an upgraded CPU. I would wait to find a used or new 7600, 7600k or a 7700, 7700k for a reasonable price. That would be a massive upgrade to your computer.
Thanks for your help! I was worrying about compatibility when buying another single stick of RAM, but I suppose if I buy from Amazon then I can always return it.

As for used CPUs, is this generally accepted as being ok? I know I'll be taking some risk, but people do do this?

Thanks!
 

helper800

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Thanks for your help! I was worrying about compatibility when buying another single stick of RAM, but I suppose if I buy from Amazon then I can always return it.

As for used CPUs, is this generally accepted as being ok? I know I'll be taking some risk, but people do do this?

Thanks!
That stick has the highest chance at being compatible with your current one because it is the same exact one that you currently have.

I assume your worries are about used CPUs. There is always a risk with buying used CPUs, however, as long as it works generally you won't have issues. DOA used CPU's are less rare because you are buying them used. I have had luck both buying and selling used parts with no issues. If you buy used parts through eBay/Amazon with PayPal for instance you are almost guaranteed the ability to get your money back if a used part is DOA.
 

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