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Any decent budget CPU/MOBO/RAM/PSU suggestions on this possible iBuyPower pre-built upgrade?

Chu4Lyfe

36 months ago

So I bought this prebuilt last year for the non-computer savvy people in my family. I added the SSD as I had it on the side. The prebuilt is running on a generic prebuild 400w PSU (that isn't a brand? named PSU), it's processor is an AMD FX 6300, Mobo is a Micro-ATX Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3, and a ADATA 1x8GB memory stick.

Whenever my nephews come over they also too play it a lot. I've considered upgrading soon but I was just curious if this build would suffice? (I will upgrade the GPU at a later time, maybe when 1050 Ti's go down a bit in price?) It also has 2 case fans but I don't know what they specifically are.

I'm just not sure if the B150 motherboard is the right choice. Or if H170/H110 etc. is better value. I don't think I'll add anything else after this upgrade anyway. The only viable thing I possibly could add is another HDD/SSD. But if you guys think the B150 isn't the right choice, let me know.

This will be used for casual internet browsing, gaming around weekend time, and homework/school.

Possible games list my nephews will probably play: H1z1, CSGO, Dota 2, Roblox?, Ark Survival, Dead by Daylight, Left 4 Dead 2, TF2, Minecraft?, Undertale, Overwatch (possibly in the future), Rainbow Six Siege, Five Nightse at Freddy's stuff, other casual F2P games. (I have steam family share)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $73.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Silicon Power Slim S55 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 360 2GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case iBuypower ARC 647 CASE ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $363.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-22 21:08 EST-0500

[Edit] Forgot to say I also prefer easy motherboard bios options if possible? If that's even something to consider

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU isn't a PSU brand, it just stands for power supply unit. You would want a new PSU since the one you have is crap. I would get a 450 watt Corsair CXM which is miles better than the EVga B1 and is the best PSU you can get for its price. Also you don't need more RAM unless they never close anything.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $72.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Silicon Power Slim S55 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 360 2GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case iBuypower ARC 647 CASE ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $56.97 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $344.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-22 21:19 EST-0500
  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant its a generic psu lol. Worded it wrong. It's those generic power supplies people get when they buy prebuilts I guess. (Can't remember exact name) I think one of my nephew downloads like music programs and does some videos. I'll figure that out and check what you suggested. Thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I took your advice and word for the Corsair PSU and got it... Sort of. I got the 550W instead since its like 2 dollars cheaper. That is fine yes?

I got this motherboard instead. I think I want to try out and stick with the MicroATX form factor because the prebuilt has that --> http://pcpartpicker.com/product/G8M323/asrock-motherboard-h170mpro4

I don't know what my dad does when he uses the internet but I got 16GB just to be safe, even though it does seem overkill. Plus I MIGHT bring my extra 144Hz monitor upstairs so my nephews can play more demanding games on a more responsive monitor then the stretched 1080p/27inch monitor upstairs that isn't as responsive (2ms/60Hz?). So if I get a GTX 1060 6GB soon they can play Battlefield 1 or whatever idk.

I also paid a little bit more for the i5-6500. Just got the cheapest compatible DDR4-2133 ram there was at the time. I'm sure they all work the same.

I'm debating if I should take advantage of BF/CM weekend and get a better SSD as an OS because people say that the Silicon Power SSD isn't very good/fails over time.

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