Upgrading Desktop. Please Help!

qmfosems22

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Hello!
I am buying my friend's desktop for a decent price.
His specs are:

PC Model - Lenovo H530
CPU - Intel Core i5-4440
Motherboard - Lenovo Sharkbay
GPU - Intel HD 4600
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB
RAM - Hynix HMT451U6AFR8C-PB HMT425U6AFR6C-PB 6GB
OS - Windows 10

I was wanting to upgrade the graphics card to a GTX 960 and 8 GB ram.
I plan to buy only off of Amazon.
What are viable choices for GPU and RAM?
I have a limit of about $250.
I would also like to change the case if that is possible, maybe to one that looks cooler and has better air ventilation.
I want your help because I want to make sure that I get something that would fit.
Thank you very much!
 

qmfosems22

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Thank you for the advice!
So would these items fit into the computer?
https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-GDDR5-Graphics-GV-N960OC-4GD/dp/B013LDXPFO/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1466352279&sr=1-6&keywords=gtx+960
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EON40CS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
 


You'll need a better psu because the standard one in the Lenovo can't power the gtx 960. Forget about a new case and that budget is quite low. 6gb of ram is ok to start with so buy a new psu first (seeing as you are on a budget0. I would recommend:

Evga 600B
Corsair cx 600

Those will cost you around 60-70$. This will leave you just enough for a gtx 960.
 


They should fit just fine.
 

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