21 wrote I asked if i could get help building a new PC, but maybe i should ask if by upgrading mine it would still be solid. I have a i5 4690K with a 1080 FTW GPU and 8 GB of RAM, but the MB will need to be replaced as two channels for my RAM have stopped working.
Please no, do not buy this. First of all, unlocked Intel CPU on a motherboard that you can't overclock with? Wasted money for no reason.
You don't need a 750W PSU. Do not pay $100+ for your OS. Also you're $100 over budget before even adding a case here.
Ghostwa1ker wrotePS: Was thinking of going with AMD, but someone said not too as Ryzen chip Motherboard BIOSEs are Garbage. This is exactly what he said:
Personally, I would avoid the RYZENS at this stage. Im a big AMD CPU fan but the RYZEN chip Motherboard BIOSEs are Garbage.
Ignore literally everything that person has told you then. BIOS' for AM4 motherboards are being rolled out far more frequently than they are for any of Intel's LGA platforms. Motherboard manufacturers are right now, far more invested in AMD than Intel, so any AMD updates get pushed to the top of their to-do list, and anything Intel gets done last.
Ghostwa1ker wroteAMD implemented PCIE Gen4 and has been having to disable that now. Then each version of the chip requires a different AEGIS (something like that) version. This means they cannot make a Unified BIOS due to limited space and you have to really researh which BIOS is needed for the Ryzen generation...right now 220.127.116.11 abba is for the Ryzen 3xxx but not all motherboard have it.
The Ryzen 2xxx needs an older BIOS but the AEGIS numbers are not in numerical order, so it might be like a 18.104.22.168 (just example) so the BIOS does not tell you anything other than 22.214.171.124 abba and a lot of people update the bios like they do their drivers and create yet another issue.
Lol, no. "AGESA" is the part of the BIOS that AMD give to motherboard manufacturers. Motherboard manufacturers then implement the latest AGESA in their newest BIOS revisions. So, it absolutely is in "numerical order" and it is VERY easy to determine which BIOS is how old just by looking at your motherboard's information page, like for example;
top to bottom in order of newest to oldest, and each BIOS version explains which AGESA version it is using.
All motherboards have implemented a BIOS revision with the 126.96.36.199ABBA AGESA because it is now out-dated(thanks to Rockstar), and most have now also implemented AGESA 188.8.131.52
You DO need one of the newer BIOS' to run a Ryzen 3000 CPU, assuming you have an older motherboard(obviously), but it's only something like 184.108.40.206A you would need. Regardless, update to the latest BIOS and you wouldn't have any issues of that sort.
Ryzen 2000 does absolutely NOT "need" an older BIOS. Ryzen 2000 will work on ANY BIOS that released after Ryzen 2000. The only time Ryzen 2000 will not work because of a BIOS, is if you have an old motherboard(B350, X370) with an ancient BIOS that released before Ryzen 2000 did.
This really just sounds like someone who doesn't know what they're talking about trying to come up with excuses as to why AMD is bad, so they can justify their i5 purchase lol.
If you're spending $1400, I definitely wouldn't be buying a $500+ GPU to pair with a 1080p60Hz monitor, I'd be doing something more like this;
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: BitFenix Whisper M 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: VIOTEK GN27D 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($249.99 @ Amazon)
As you can see, B450 motherboards don't all have BIOS support for Ryzen 3000. However, the B450 Tomahawk comes with BIOS flashback, so you can flash the latest BIOS and run your R5 3600 no problem. Alternatively, just ask wherever you buy the motherboard from to update it to the latest BIOS for you, or you could instead buy an MSI B450 Tomahawk "MAX" which will come pre-loaded with Ryzen 3000 ready BIOS support.
I'd run the stock cooler for now probably or just grab a Be Quiet Dark Rock (Pro) 4. You can upgrade the cooler at any time if you want. I'd personally go air, but if you like the way AIO's look, then go for it.
1TB NVMe SSD will be plenty for now, but again you can add an HDD at any point. You will probably want to add an HDD at some point to be fair, but you can leave it out for now to keep costs down if necessary. Basically, it's the last thing I'd add, focus your budget on other stuff first.
Left the RTX 2070 Super in there, only because it's the same GPU I've been considering. Do keep in mind that you can get an RX 5700XT for like $100 less, and it'll perform very similarly to a 2070 Super(within 5% or so).
I also included a nice new 1440p144Hz monitor for you so that you can actually make use of all that performance you get with the RTX 2070 Super. Really no reason to get anything other than a GTX 1660 Super if you keep your 1080p60Hz monitor, in which case you'd be able to get the entire system under a grand easily.
Also what size PSU would you recommend than? As for the OS, where would i get that for under $100?
If you do not think upgrading my PC would make it solid again, would you all recommend building a new PC i take it?
Any suggestions for a good case with good airflow?