[SOLVED] GPU has died, what to buy for new system?

Emiel123

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Hello everyone.

Sadly my GPU has died, it has been deactivated by Windows and I have tried to fix it to no avail. Luckily I was going to buy a new one in the near future, but now it needs to happen somewhat earlier than anticipated. I have around 1000 euros as a budget, although lower budgets are welcome. I was wondering what you people would suggest for me to upgrade my current PC with.

Current specs:
CPU: AMD FX 8150
Cooling: Stock*

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
RAM: 2x Corsair Vengeance (4GB)

GPU: Nvidea GTX 770 gigabyte 4GB

Tower: Carbide Series® 500R Mid-Tower Case89

EDIT: PSU: be quiet! pure power L8 630W

I predominantly use it for gaming, but I am a multitasker and I often watch videos and listen music on YT while I game. I play all kinds of games but the ones I would like to achieve a high framerate in the most are the Total War series.

* I have a non-stock cooler "cooler master hyper 412S" which should have fit on my motherboard but it didn't
That is why I would also like a MB on which this cooler fits (according to the box LGA 2011, 1366, 1156, 1155, 775 and FM1, Am3+, AM3 and AM2).

I hope someone is able and willing to help me. If more information is needed I will happily provide it if I can.

Thanks in advance!
 
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WildCard999

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Here you go, the motherboard doesn't require a BIOS update.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€204.90 @ Caseking)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (€159.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€83.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card (€459.00 @ Caseking)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€92.00 @ ARLT)
Total: €999.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 18:02 CEST+0200
 

WildCard999

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With that kind of budget I'd look at pretty much a whole new system but there are parts such as the Case, Storage & possibly PSU (maybe) you can reuse.

What model PSU do you have?

Storage?

Monitor resolution/refresh rate?
 

Emiel123

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Oh forgot my PSU:

PSU: be quiet! pure power L8 630W

It is quite old so I think it needs replacement. I have 2 monitors of 1080p dont know the exact refresh rate but probably not more than 60Hz.

I have enough storage for the moment.
So parts I need would be: MB, CPU, GPU, PSU, RAM.
 

WildCard999

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This would be a good improvement not only for your GPU but also CPU.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€204.90 @ Caseking)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (€116.80 @ Alza)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€87.59 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card (€446.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€92.00 @ ARLT)
Total: €947.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-18 20:05 CEST+0200



Here's a guide how to update the MB without the CPU which is required for the 3600 on a B450 board.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTkXunUAriE
 

Emiel123

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That price looks good. I am a bit lost as to why I would have to update my BIOS as in the video, could you explain? Does it just come with an outdated version which this newer CPU doesn't recognise or something?
 

Emiel123

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What would a MB which would not need a BIOS update cost?

And if I decide to use the method you advise could I reformat any USB drive to fat32?
 

WildCard999

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Here you go, the motherboard doesn't require a BIOS update.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€204.90 @ Caseking)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (€159.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€83.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card (€459.00 @ Caseking)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€92.00 @ ARLT)
Total: €999.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 18:02 CEST+0200
 

logainofhades

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The 2060 super is a slightly faster, and cheaper, than a non super 2070.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€204.90 @ Caseking)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GT 29.5 CFM CPU Cooler (€32.89 @ Alternate)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (€159.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€83.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card (€419.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€94.99 @ ARLT)
Total: €995.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 18:13 CEST+0200
 

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