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Hi I'm looking for build suggestions I've currently got a pc up and running but the specs are not great I'm looking to upgrade the cpu, motherboard, ram and GPU.

Current specs are.

uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/mBdz68

My psu isn't on the site but it's a CIT 700w FX Pro bronze 80

I'm looking to upgrade and know what my week links are which I'm guessing are the ones stated above.
Also could be doing with an ssd but I can get that later on once I get the rest sorted.

The syst will be used mainly for playing games, streaming to from my xbox series x.

I play titles like warzone, dayz, minecraft.
I wnat to be able to play fall guys and among us aswell on this system once I upgrade.

My budget for upgrading will be around £400 mark. (can go up or down depending if its worth it eg future upgrades etc)

I have a monitor and peripherals. I'll be getting a new monitor in the future for the series x so the 1080p one linked on pc part picker will be used for the pc build.

Don't know much about overclocking so would stay away from that for now.
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That PSU definitely needs to be replaced asap.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£93.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£75.45 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£57.02 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £0.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £270.93

£130 isn't really enough to get you a decent GPU IMO. If you can manage a little over 400 quid for the full upgrade, then you could add a GTX 1650 Super for £150-160. If you can make the 270x last you a little longer and then maybe get something more substantial than a 1650 Super, I would recommend that. That said, the 1650 Super is already a pretty substantial upgrade over the 270x so if a 1650 Super is all you're going to be able to manage, I doubt you'll be disappointed with it.

If you do hold off on a GPU upgrade, then that means you could get a better PSU, maybe grab a nice aftermarket cooler for the CPU, and get yourself an SSD with the remaining £130.
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21 wroteThat PSU definitely needs to be replaced asap.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£93.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£75.45 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£57.02 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £0.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £270.93

£130 isn't really enough to get you a decent GPU IMO. If you can manage a little over 400 quid for the full upgrade, then you could add a GTX 1650 Super for £150-160. If you can make the 270x last you a little longer and then maybe get something more substantial than a 1650 Super, I would recommend that. That said, the 1650 Super is already a pretty substantial upgrade over the 270x so if a 1650 Super is all you're going to be able to manage, I doubt you'll be disappointed with it.

If you do hold off on a GPU upgrade, then that means you could get a better PSU, maybe grab a nice aftermarket cooler for the CPU, and get yourself an SSD with the remaining £130.


Thanks for you're reply. I could go to £500 don't want to go over that just now. Why is the psu an issue was bought fairly recently. Is the 700w too much watts?
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If you can manage £500, then I'd do this;
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£93.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£75.45 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£57.02 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card (£212.72 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £0.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £483.65

Add your SSD whenever, and then maybe an aftermarket CPU cooler after that at some point, if you feel like it. Definitely do SSD before cooler though, and I'd really recommend getting an SSD asap. Cheaper 480-512GB SATA SSD's are as low as 40 quid these days.



LYK wroteWhy is the psu an issue was bought fairly recently. Is the 700w too much watts?

I mean, yes, 700W is more than necessary, with the R3 3100+GTX 1660 Super system here, you'll be pulling 200-250W on average while playing games. Having more wattage than necessary isn't why it's bad though, it's just a really poor quality PSU. I absolutely would not trust it in my system.
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Thanks for you're help 21
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