Any good upgrade options?

So currently I have a :
Nzxt Source 210 case
500 Watt 80+ Bronze PSU (forgot name, looking to keep it, had it for 4 years though)
8 GB Ram DDR3 (Forgot name but I think crucial ballistic sport, prob wouldn't replace)
EVGA GTX 1050 superclocked (Looking to keep it, got it about a year ago)
500 GB Seagate Barracuda ( I Think 7200 RPM not sure) (forgot exactly, had it for 4 years, not really looking to replace, nice amount of space for me tbh)
AMD Athlon X4 860K (replaced my A6 2.5 years ago, looking to replace)

So I'm thinking about getting a new case, new motherboard and cpu, and then keeping the rest, any ideas?
I saw some nice Ryzen and Mobo bundles at microcenter, I'm not looking to break the wallet.
Less than ~350 for a case mobo and cpu would be appreciated, and if you can add a psu and ram for less than $350 that would be nicer.
Thanks in advance!
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  2. why a case?

    here's my suggestion. if you want just get 2x4gb ram and with that get yourself a different case. Also i Would keep your PSU if its still working


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($61.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($184.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $355.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-31 08:25 EST-0500
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  3. gussrtk said:
    why a case?]


    Thank you,
    Well isn’t NZXT source 210 sort of eh, entry level? Also my front USB port and headphones don’t work (broken) not a big deal but idk.

    Also I found a similar bundle in micro center but the CPU is a ryzen 5 1600 for $254 both CPU and Mobo , is that as good or better than the combination u sent? (It’s more expensive but...)
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/5000149/AMD_Ryzen_5_1600,_MSI_B350_TOMAHAWK_CPU-Motherboard_Bundle

    Also jeez, what happened to RAM prices? (Sorry my pc knowledge is still in 2014-2016ish mode)
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  4. That is a good combo but you need at least 8gb of new ram - yours wont work. That adds another $100 or so (ram cost is very high lately).

    Also, unless your copy of windows is retail you might need that too. But, you can run win 10 legally unregistered with no performance hit.
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  5. Daniel_372 said:
    gussrtk said:
    why a case?]


    Thank you,
    Well isn’t NZXT source 210 sort of eh, entry level? Also my front USB port and headphones don’t work (broken) not a big deal but idk.

    Also I found a similar bundle in micro center but the CPU is a ryzen 5 1600 for $254 both CPU and Mobo , is that as good or better than the combination u sent? (It’s more expensive but...)
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/5000149/AMD_Ryzen_5_1600,_MSI_B350_TOMAHAWK_CPU-Motherboard_Bundle

    Also jeez, what happened to RAM prices? (Sorry my pc knowledge is still in 2014-2016ish mode)



    well the AMD 1600 is of course a great CPU, but it's well out of your budget. That is why I did not suggest it.

    Another suggestion would be to shop online >

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.28 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $197.28

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    yes.. Ram Prices are crap... and it doesn't seem like they're going to go down... There was talk here and there about it getting lower soon.. but it doesn't appear like it'll happen.

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    Here's another look at it, with just 8GB ram.. but you can easily add more later. This will probably end up costing you 400~ give or take a few (prices change a little day to day with sales or what not)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.28 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($61.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($106.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $366.25
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-31 12:00 EST-0500
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  6. Do you think this msi mobo would fit in a NZXT Phantom 410 Mid tower? https://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp/B006I2H08E
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  7. Daniel_372 said:
    Do you think this msi mobo would fit in a NZXT Phantom 410 Mid tower? https://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp/B006I2H08E


    that case supports Micro ATX / ATX / ITX sized motherboards, so yes, it will fit
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