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Can I upgrade the graphics card after buying this?

robinspanner65

New member
Hi, I want to buy this spec below but wanted to know if it would be possible to add a graphics card later if I decide to game or add another monitor?

Chassis & Display
VanGuard Series: 27" Non-Touch Screen (1920 x 1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-9500 (3.0GHz) 9MB Cache
Motherboard
VanGuard B360i-P: Mini-ITX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE 7mm SERIAL ATA III 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 128MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
250GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 2300MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated SD Memory Card Reader
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT + WIRELESS 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC
USB/Thunderbolt Options
4 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS AS STANDARD
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KK3-00002]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Firefox™
Speakers
2 x INTEGRATED SPEAKERS
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Chassis
Hailan X700: 27" Slim Bezel FHD AIO (2.0)
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
I'm not sure (being an AIO) how accessible it will be after being built to add other components.

Plus the PSU will limit the addon's, so if you were to order as you have with on board gpu, it's possibly PCS would add a smaller PSU which wouldn't accomodate the extra power of a dedicated GPU.

I'm not sure any of us can answer this, you really need to speak with PCS directly, they don't monitor these forums.
 

robinspanner65

New member
Thank you, this is helpful. I thought I would post on the forum as they are closed today and I'm keen to get it ordered. I need to keep the cost down so maybe a tweak with an entry level graphics card will be enough. I don't game much but the need for another monitor might come up and I'd like to have the flexibility.
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
Thank you, this is helpful. I thought I would post on the forum as they are closed today and I'm keen to get it ordered. I need to keep the cost down so maybe a tweak with an entry level graphics card will be enough. I don't game much but the need for another monitor might come up and I'd like to have the flexibility.
What's the reason for an AIO anyway? They're much more expensive than they need to be, and hamper performance generally, very likely isn't the best way to go.

I wouldn't rush into buying it without getting proper advice from PCS.
 

robinspanner65

New member
I want to save space. I have a small office to work in and this would be useful to not have clutter. What would you suggest for a good pc that would be upgradeable in the future for under £800?
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
I want to save space. I have a small office to work in and this would be useful to not have clutter. What would you suggest for a good pc that would be upgradeable in the future for under £800?
I'm not the best person to ask on budget builds, but you could definitely get a lot more for your money, both in performance and upgradeablity with a current AMD build. Perhaps small form factor PC if budget permits. You could also get a better screen than 1080p which is quite restrictive by today's standards.
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
PCS do sell the Vanguard with some GPUs (upto RTX 2060 non-Super) so it should be possible, in theory, to add a GPU.

But as above, I've no idea how easy it is to do that, or how well the chassis handles GPUs - or how accessible the GPU is from the outside. You may be able to access the ports from the bottom of the chassis, but if the plan is to have an additional monitor in the future then check first.

The AIO has an HDMI port. I'm not sure if that's HDMI in or out. I'm assuming input? but again, check.

Either way, I'd recommend a 'regular' PC over an AIO. It's easier to upgrade, and much less hassle if something breaks down. Especially if that something were to be the screen.

I put the spec you posted into the configurator and it came out as £843

A similar AMD spec:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six Core CPU (3.4GHz-3.9GHz/19MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE: DDR4, USB 3.1 - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE 710 - DVI, HDMI, VGA
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB ADATA SX6000 Pro PCIe M.2 2280 (2100 MB/R, 1200 MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
IIYAMA ProLite XB2783HSU-B3 27" AMVA+
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
Price: £856.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-pc/BgkufgfA6C/

With a 27" height-adjustable monitor.

You could go with the A320 mobo, though it would rule out a lot of upgrade options. And potentially a cheaper case if you were only going to go with very mid-range GPUs.
 
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