Build Advice Upgrading a gaming PC I was gave.

Sep 26, 2021
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Hi.
I was recently gave a gaming PC and I was wanting to see about upgrading it for my nephew since he's a big video game player.
I honestly have 0 knowledge of the stuff and was hoping I could find help here.

I found this information using Speccy

CPU
AMD FX-4300
Vishera 32nm Technology

RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz
Motherboard

MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) (MS-7641) (CPU1)
Graphics

G246HL (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (EVGA)
Storage

931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-21M2NA0 ATA Device (SATA )


I've been told my nephews main games are Fortnite, Dead By Daylight, GTA and Red Dead Redemption 2 if that helps any.

My budget is anything under $500.00 if possible. Thank you to anyone who wants to try helping
 

boju

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There isn't a lot you can do with current hardware in terms of worthwhile upgrades. Keeping gpu and hdd and use them in an overhauled system would be recommended, especially for RDR2.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($176.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B560-PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($73.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $370.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-09-26 21:39 EDT-0400


*New platform requires DDR 4 ram.

Power supply isn't listed so assuming it's quite old and it'll most likely need replacing as well. This on special.
https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-sf-550f14hg-550w/p/1HU-024C-00008

Total: $441

Extra doe, could go for an ssd to install Windows and few favourite games on to.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TwWfrH/samsung-970-evo-plus-500-gb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-mz-v7s500bam

Or invest in better case if current is lacking air flow. Intel's stock cooler is ok, not the best so would want air flow to help it.

https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-meshify-c-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811352085?Item=N82E16811352085&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-PCPartPicker&AFFID=2558510&AFFNAME=PCPartPicker&ACRID=1&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=2558510&ranSiteID=8BacdVP0GFs-5deybVANtQiSKIIhD6XiWQ

If case is decent, then instead of new case / ssd, a better cpu cooler.

https://www.newegg.com/noctua-nh-u12s/p/N82E16835608040?Description=Noctua&cm_re=Noctua-_-35-608-040-_-Product

Or do it all :)
 
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Sep 26, 2021
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There isn't a lot you can do with current hardware in terms of worthwhile upgrades. Keeping gpu and hdd and use them in an overhauled system would be recommended, especially for RDR2.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($176.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B560-PLUS ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($73.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $370.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-09-26 21:39 EDT-0400


*New platform requires DDR 4 ram.

Power supply isn't listed so assuming it's quite old and it'll most likely need replacing as well. This on special.
https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-sf-550f14hg-550w/p/1HU-024C-00008

Total: $441

Extra doe, could go for an ssd to install Windows and few favourite games on to.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TwWfrH/samsung-970-evo-plus-500-gb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-mz-v7s500bam

Or invest in better case if current is lacking air flow. Intel's stock cooler is ok, not the best so would want air flow to help it.

https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-meshify-c-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811352085?Item=N82E16811352085&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-PCPartPicker&AFFID=2558510&AFFNAME=PCPartPicker&ACRID=1&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=2558510&ranSiteID=8BacdVP0GFs-5deybVANtQiSKIIhD6XiWQ

If case is decent, then instead of new case / ssd, a better cpu cooler.

https://www.newegg.com/noctua-nh-u12s/p/N82E16835608040?Description=Noctua&cm_re=Noctua-_-35-608-040-_-Product

Or do it all :)
I really appreciate the response and the help. THANK YOU
 
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I really appreciate the response and the help. THANK YOU
Some price savers.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157978
ASRock B560M PRO4 $99.99

https://ameriprods.com/products/intel-intel-core-i5-10400f
INTEL CORE I5 10400F $139.61

https://www.amazon.com/DEEPCOOL-GAMMAXX-400-Blue-Compatible/dp/B00JQ2YDCY/
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 CPU Air Cooler $24.99

https://www.amazon.com/TEAMGROUP-T-Force-Vulcan-3200MHz-Desktop/dp/B07T637L7T/
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 $66.99

Total: $332
 

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