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  1. So, recently my old laptop packed it in and now I am looking to upgrade to my first proper gaiming pc in years. My budget is uncertain as although I am aiming for £1000-1200, I need peripherals as well as a desktop and so it may be a case of spending a bit more but over the course of the next six months. I am in the UK and so will be using Pounds Sterling. I am not really sure what I need in terms of power as I have not played a lot of games for a few years while i have been at university. I want to be able to play triple A games very comfortably and be able to actually enjoy the graphics. (For reference, my old laptop could not even play CS GO at 30fps at 1080p). I would also like to be able to continue to do this for 3-5 years (perhaps with a little bit of upgrading after three years). I am currently considering this build which is essentially the same as one featured in a recent Paul's Hardware video: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £189.99 @ Aria PC CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler £37.09 @ Amazon UK Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard £104.99 @ Box Limited Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory £95.47 @ Scan.co.uk Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £101.14 @ CCL Computers Video Card MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card £377.97 @ CCL Computers Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ PC World Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £73.49 @ Amazon UK Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £89.97 @ Laptops Direct Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total £1160.10 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 18:33 BST+0100 In addition, I also need a display and either speakers or headphones, preferably with a microphone. I do have a screen but it is an old, 1080p, 60hz Benq thing with a broken power button. I would quit like to move up to a nice 1440p display but this may be something to do in a little while unless the PC unprade would be completely wasted at the moment. FInal thoughts: whatever case I have needs to be easy to clean. I do not really care how it looks and RGB means nothing to me but I would prefer something relatively 'sleak'. I would also quit like something which is quiet or at least can be when not gaming as I sleep in the same room as my computer and often leave it on overnight doing things. Lastly, cooling. My last gaming PC had problems with this and was very loud because I always had to boost the speed of the fans in order to keep it cool. I would like to avoid this this time round especially in the interests of noise reduction. Any and all input on things would be very much appreicated.
  2. Ok, so I can now boot into safe mode after interrupting the restart but I cannot boot normally.
  3. Tried this but forgot to boot with networking. When I tried rebooting to change this, I found a new problem. I now get to the windows logo and the spinning dots wheel and then I see a black screen and can do nothing. I have now interrupted the restart several times and and windows is now doing its 'Diagnosing your PC' thing.
  4. Temps have been completely normal and the fan is running as it always has.
  5. Nope, nothing out of the ordinary in the task manager and no new programs have been instlled recently. I just booted into safe mode and now after restarting I am just seeing a black screen after the dell boot screen and the windows icon with the spinning wheel.
  6. So, two days ago, I was completing an assessment for a job application. After clicking complete, Firefox started behaving very stragely. I could open tabs but not close them, switch between the, etc. I could only access the tab I was on. After this, the rest of my computer started behaving very poorly. Games that I had been able to play reasobaly well lost anywhere from 30-60% of their framerates. I could no longer watch video on Amazon Prime without jittering and screen tearing. As soon as I started to try to multitask, everything crawls to a halt but I can do basic things like open firefox and a few word documents without noticing any difference from normal. The problem is most noticeable in games because they place my system under load and they have an obvious framerate. I am on a Dell Inspiron laptop that is somewhere between four and five years old and has been worked fairly hard. I have spent considerable time trying to resolve the issue, here is what I have tried: - Kaspersky full virus scan - Malwarebytes - Malwarebytes Adwcleaner - Dell Support Assist - Ccleaner - Hddscan - Ram check - Driver check - Looked for oddly behaving processes in task manager - Rootkit scan So far, none of these have resolve the problem. The HDD and RAM appear to be fine. I have also booted a live linux image to the PC which appeared to be ok but I could not run a like-for like comparison as for some reason I could not get it to access the internt and couldn't put it under a decent load. So, as far as I can tell, there are no obvious hardware problems, no new viruses or malware, and no overheating issues. Currently, I am wondering what to do next. If this is most likely a hardware problem then I need to start looking for a new computer and praying to Lord Gaben to give me my money from the steam summer sale back. If this can potentially be resolved through software, is the next step to backup my files and reinstalling windows 10 or is there anything else I can try before that? Any help would be very much appreciated.