The old Eurocase case housed a motherboard that already had PCIe card slots and SATA ports. But the processor could not be much improved, and the task was to continue to serve the computer for a long time after the upgrade. The board itself is not expensive, so I did not try to keep it at all costs.
The choice was made on the new ASrock B450M Pro4 motherboard with AMD chipset and Quad Core Ryzen 3 2200G. In addition, 16 GB of DDR4 memory. Also inappropriate was the source where the choice fell on Seasonic M12II-520 EVO (80 Bronze) with detachable cabling.
In order to save money, I left the cabinet, because even new components fit in without any problems. And because new games won't play on the computer, it won't warm up too much and actually does without a dedicated graphics card. The one integrated in the processor provides higher performance than the original standalone.
Installing a computer is a simple matter that e-shops provide almost for free. But if you buy only a few parts and you want to use your originals as the rest, such a computer will not compile any free shop.
However, it's not a big deal and it was done in an hour. From the original computer remained two elderly disk drives, each with a capacity of 500 GB. I used both as a data place after testing for bad sectors – two people would use the computer, each with its own disk.
But we used SSD on the system. It is a 256GB Samsung 970 EVO in 2.5 formátu format, as this disc was purchased by the owner some time ago to the original computer. But he couldn't install it anymore. And changing it to a more powerful M.2 made no financial sense. The hardware came to 7319 CZK and the old parts will be sold for some duck.
How to save on Windows (and get a job)
Changing from Windows Vista to Windows 10 has made it a bit difficult to save. Vista as such cannot be upgraded to Tens, but Windows 7 still does. And buying Windows 7 will be much cheaper. But it turned out that AMD Ryzen 3 2200G (Rave Ridge) is not compatible with Windows 7. Respectively, it cannot be installed. We were in a dead end.
Also, it wasn't possible to install on the old configuration, but it helped the trick of installing Windows 10 straight away and using the Windows 7 key. This procedure succeeded and the result is activated Windows 10.
Finished computer does not look much from the outside, but everything works, it was cheap and no problem to expand it in the future. For example, add a game graphics card and eventually install it in a proper ventilated cabinet.
Note: the upgrade took place in the summer, so please excuse the less up-to-date components.