[SOLVED] What should i upgrade?

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Hello, i have a question. I have an old PC and i really want to upgrade it for simple gaming (Like Minecraft, Roblox, etc.)
There is my parts:
CPU : Intel Pentium E2180 (Overclocked to 2.5Ghz, that's the maximum, because when i overclock more, happens some issues like No Internet Connection, No Display, etc.)
GPU: Intel 82945G
RAM : 2GB 800 MHZ (DDR2)
POWER SUPPLY : 500W 80+ Bronze ( There is no brand)
SSD : 240 GB
Motherboard : P5GC-MX/1333 (Really bad)
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (Downgraded from Windows 10, because it was really laggy.)
Case : IDK

Cooling:
CPU Cooler
1 Fan at the back (Really powerful and loud)
 
We all have a budget.
What is yours?

For games, you will be cpu limited or graphics limited.
One easy upgrade would be a discrete graphics card.
GT1030 at least. It can be carried forward to a later cpu upgrade.
Try this test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

Your 2gb of ram is a real limiter.
Your motherboard manual will tell you how much ram you can upgrade to.
$10 on ebay will buy you a 2 x 2gb kit.

You are stuck on 2 cores.
A higher clocked E8500 or such might be $10 on ebay.

Past that, you are looking at a new build.
 

WildCard999

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Budget?

The only part I'd probably reuse is the SSD, everything else needs to be upgraded.

I would get this if possible and reuse the SSD. These parts would play Minecraft & Roblox smoothly. If you have a higher budget then go 16gb (2x8gb @3000/3200) as that will allow Windows to allocate more memory to the iGPU.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case: GameMax Centauri ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.61 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $278.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-12 08:22 EST-0500
 
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We all have a budget.
What is yours?

For games, you will be cpu limited or graphics limited.
One easy upgrade would be a discrete graphics card.
GT1030 at least. It can be carried forward to a later cpu upgrade.
Try this test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.

Your 2gb of ram is a real limiter.
Your motherboard manual will tell you how much ram you can upgrade to.
$10 on ebay will buy you a 2 x 2gb kit.

You are stuck on 2 cores.
A higher clocked E8500 or such might be $10 on ebay.

Past that, you are looking at a new build.
 

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