Thread: Building New PC

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    Building New PC

    Hey everyone i made a thread a couple of months ago (https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads...ew-Build-maybe) asking if i should go for an upgrade or not. I recently bought the ram that was suggested, but i ran into some issues. I got the 4 beeps on start up as soon as i installed it, i swapped slots and nothing, eventually i went back to my old sticks and i was still getting the 4 beeps. Took around an hr until my PC booted up with my old ram installed. I still get the 4 beeps today, I just have to restart a couple times and it actually boots up. So I'm definitely looking for an upgrade now.

    What would you guys suggest going after as far as CPU, motherboard, RAM, GPU, PSU? My budget is 1,000USD. I mostly play wow and have something playing on the second monitor.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/YZDLFG is my current build O.C to 4.2GHz

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    The beeps from a quick google seem to be related to memory timings. Try going into the bios and disabling XMP. If that doesn't work, or you don't want to, then by all means upgrade


    Gonna stand by what I said in the other thread as for what to buy though:
    PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $479.96
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-13 10:03 EST-0500

    As you have the ram, that's about 400 USD, though you can buy a 3700x instead if you'd rather spend that money.
    There isn't much reason in upgrading anything else. WoW plays just fine at 1080p on a 970 (hell you could probably do 1440p if you're not picky about details), storage is probably fine, and if you don't need more there isn't a reason to buy it. Case is mediocre, but you aren't going to be dumping a lot of heat, so doesn't matter.
    Though if you really wanted to, something like so: PCPartPicker Part List

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.97 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $997.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-13 10:07 EST-0500

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