I recently purchased a cheap PC built and my local computer shop, I just had them build me something cheap that as going to get me going. I'm slowly upgrading this PC myself.
When it came out of the shop it had: an Intel G3220 3ghZ x2, 8gb of DDR3 1333Mz Ram and I had them fit a 256 SSD.
So far I've upgraded the CPU to an Intel core i5 4570 Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.20GHz, 6MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I54570, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
I've installed an MSI GT 720 2GB DDR3 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card. I don't game, I just anted dedicated graphics and this card as cheap.
I've just upgraded from a 230v standard PSU to a CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 Fixed ATX PSU - 430 W my main reason for the PSU upgrade is my old one was pretty loud and this new one is almost silent.
Now, The next 3 upgrades I want to make are: A new motherboard that can handle better RAM, my current motherboard is a Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H81M-H. Obviously once I have the new motherboard I'd then be looking for faster RAM and a new case.
Could someone give me some advice on which would be the most cost-effective motherboard upgrade that all my components would fit into, also which RAM would be best for this new board, I'd be happy with 16gb of DDR3 1600 RAM. And then some advice on what size case I'd be looking for to fit all this into?