Upgrading a prebuilt pc

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urbancoyote7057

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I've got an Acer Nitro, had it for about a year. Thinking about upgrading it. But I've got no idea what I'm doing. Would appreciate assistance in product recommendations and how to build it. Thanks. Happy to supply any extra info that might help with assistance
 

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Lets start here so other can help

Current system specs?
Amount that you can spend?
What are you wanting to run/do with the system?
 

urbancoyote7057

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Lets start here so other can help

Current system specs?
Amount that you can spend?
What are you wanting to run/do with the system?
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
RAM: 16 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 4GB
Hard Drive: 1024GB Solid State Drive
OS: Windows 10

Budget: don't have a set budget at the moment but I'm thinking in and around AUD$500

Use: Primarily gaming and university work
 

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Have you looked at the system requirements for those games?

Usually what I tell costumes is to look at the max of the most demanding program they want to run and then go one or two step higher.

You may also want to look at upgrading the PSU other wise you may end up having a doorstop.

 

urbancoyote7057

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I have looked at the requirements. Looking at them I think I'll need to upgrade the processor to Intel i7-4790 or better, Upgrade my ram maybe, and graphics card to GTX 1650 or higher I think
 

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I've got an Acer Nitro

We need to know the exact model that you have, some versions only have the equivalent of a laptop MB and use the same type of AC power adapter and therefore have little to no upgrade path.
 
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