Budget 41-50k PC Upgrade advice

satish_appasani

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My existing motherboard is failing. It fails to recognize HDD some times. I am planning to upgrade CPU, MB and RAM. Rest of the components I feel have more life in them.
Please advice
  1. What is your budget?
    • 40-50K
  2. What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
    • CPU - Intel Second Gen Core i5 - 2400
    • Motherboard - Gigabyte - B75M-D3
    • GPU - Zotac NVIDIA GTX 750TI 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    • RAM - Corsair 2x8GB 1333MHz
    • Monitor - Benq 24"
    • PSU - CoolerMaster RS-460
    • Case - CoolerMaster Elite 430
    • CPU Cooler - CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
    • SSD - Samsung Evo 850 256GB
    • HDD - WD Green 2TB, Blue 500GB
    • Keyboard - Microsoft SideWinder X6
    • Mouse - Logitech MX518
  3. Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
    • GPU - Zotac NVIDIA GTX 750TI 2 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    • Monitor - Benq 24"
    • PSU - CoolerMaster RS-460
    • Case - CoolerMaster Elite 430
    • CPU Cooler - CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
    • SSD - Samsung Evo 850 256GB
    • HDD - WD Green 2TB, Blue 500GB
    • Keyboard - Microsoft SideWinder X6
    • Mouse - Logitech MX518
  4. Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.
    • CPU - Intel Core i5 8600
    • Motherboard - any compatible motherboard
    • RAM - 16 GB
  5. Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component
    • Yes, will like it to be future proof. No plans to upgrade in 1 year
  6. Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
    • Hyderabad CTC
    • Open to online purchase
  7. Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
    • No
  8. What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
    • Programming (Visual Studio)
    • Browsing
    • Video Editing
    • Children Projects
  9. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
    • None
  10. If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
    • Simulation - European Truck Simulator 2, Flight Simulator etc
  11. What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
    1. Desktop - 1920x1080
  12. Are you looking to overclock?
    • No
  13. Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
    • Windows 10 64 bit
 
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jai1611

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I recently did a similar build. Got a basic Gigabyte board with the 8600 i5.

You don’t really need a graphics card with it as the onboard graphics are enough for general use (not for gaming). I don’t know about the video editing tasks you listed though - best to check that separately

If you are planning to use the graphics card anyway, that opens up Ryzen options as well. The reason I didn’t consider those was that they would need a graphics card, which I didn’t want to buy
 

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I recently did a similar build. Got a basic Gigabyte board with the 8600 i5.

You don’t really need a graphics card with it as the onboard graphics are enough for general use (not for gaming). I don’t know about the video editing tasks you listed though - best to check that separately

If you are planning to use the graphics card anyway, that opens up Ryzen options as well. The reason I didn’t consider those was that they would need a graphics card, which I didn’t want to buy
Hi,

Please put your hardware purchase list (along with price) here.

Thanks
 

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Hi,

Please put your hardware purchase list (along with price) here.

Thanks
Purchased in June from Megabyte SP Road
N24 Cabinet 3600
Gigabyte H310M S2P 6300
8gb RAM 6400
250gb SSD Samsung 850 6000
2TB Seagate 4800

Don't have the exact pricing on the CPU on hand
 

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I suggest you pickup ram CPU and ssd (Corsair / sandisk) from USA , as they will provide warranty in India. And mobo I suggest you buy in India to avoid warranty issues. If at all you buy mobo, then pickup top of the line Asus board . Also look for good PSU if you don't have issues carrying heavy stuff.
Keep watch on Slickdeals.net for low prices deals
 

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Thank you chetan. My current PSU is CoolerMaster RS-460. Will that suffice for the upgrade? I already have Samsung Evo 850 250 GB SSD. Not planning to get a new SSD for now. I will consider your advice on mobo.

I am not a gamer. Can i go with a B450 chipset mobo?
 

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Thank you chetan. My current PSU is CoolerMaster RS-460. Will that suffice for the upgrade? I already have Samsung Evo 850 250 GB SSD. Not planning to get a new SSD for now. I will consider your advice on mobo.

I am not a gamer. Can i go with a B450 chipset mobo?
Oh yes 450 chipset good enough. And if the price difference in mobo is nominal then get it locally to avoid headaches. You can sell off the sata SSD and invest in m.2 nvme drive which will boost your performance. look for Samsung or adata m2 nvme .
PSU I am not sure. Maybe other members can chip in
 

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B450 tomahawk is best in its category.
PSU is fine no need to change.
Don't sell your SSD, if you don't need more space then this will work just fine.
 

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Any suggestions please? I am planning to replace CPU, Mother board and RAM.
Budget -52K

Processor -AMD Ryzen 5 2600X -19k
Motherboard -MSI B450 Tomahawk -10.5k
RAM -Adata XPG Spectrix D41 RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz DDR4 -11.5k
SSD -Kingston A400 240GB-3k
Power Supply -Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 450w -5k
Cabinet -Antec P100 -3k

Total -52K
I suggested the best components in your budget and suggested good PSU and latest cabinet.
That CM PSU is not at all recommended and might damage your present components.
 
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satish_appasani

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Thank you Sunil. Couple of questions.
Ryzen 2700 is only$30 above Ryzen 2600X? Is it worth the upgrade?
Can I use my existing CoolerMaster case?