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  1. Yes - I tried that first while it was all installed in the case, and then tried installing the GPU again for good measure when I assembled it outside the case - same result
  2. I am having an issue where my new build will not POST and shows a solid DRAM LED on the debug section of the motherboard. The PSU and motherboard fans spin for maybe a quarter of a second and then nothing. To troubleshoot, I removed the motherboard from the case and constructed it outside. I tried the RAM in every available slot/configuration, then bought another set of RAM and tried the same thing with no result. Eventually I tried another PSU and noticed the heatsink fan/power supply fan would keep running if I plugged in the motherboard power but did not plug in the 8-pin CPU power cable. In this instance, the motherboard obviously would still not POST (showing the CPU LED on the debug), but the DRAM error LED was gone. This happened with both PSUs I tried, although only one of them continued to spin the heatsink and PSU fans with CPU error when the CPU power was disconnected (presumably just a difference in design?). I have also taken the battery out to reset the CMOS and removed and reseated the CPU/heatsink to no avail. I had a look at the CPU and there are no damaged pins, and I was careful to ground myself frequently when handling so I don’t think it’s that. Given the above, I’m inclined to think either the motherboard or the CPU is faulty (I’m leaning more towards the motherboard at this point). Does that sound right? Is there anything I might have missed? Parts list include: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS AMD AM4 ATX Gaming Motherboard First set of memory tried: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Second set of memory tried: G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) Ripjaws V Series DDR4 3200 GPU (disconnected for tests): MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER VENTUS OC 8GB GPU Power Supply: Gigabyte AORUS AP750GM 750W 80 PLUS Gold Fully Modular Power Supply
  3. After 6 years of gaming with a GTX 780Ti, I think I'm ready to pull the trigger on a new build. I was originally planning to wait until the Ampere release, but given that's looking like it won't be until late this year I'm leaning towards an upgrade now, possibly selling the 2070S to upgrade next year depending on the new NVIDIA offerings. I want to be able to play current gen games (think RDR2) on high settings at 1440p, pulling +60FPS consistently. I'm in Australia, and my budget is ideally around $3000 AUD (~$1,950 USD) including a new monitor. Here's what I'm currently thinking: PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($298.00 @ Shopping Express) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.00 @ Shopping Express) Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($319.00 @ PLE Computers) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($127.96 @ Amazon Australia) Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($125.00 @ Centre Com) Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.00 @ Umart) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card ($713.90 @ Newegg Australia) Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($135.00 @ Shopping Express) Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($140.00 @ Skycomp Technology) Monitor: LG 27GL850-B 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($799.00 @ Shopping Express) Total: $2874.86 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-11 19:12 AEST+1000 I'm not sure if the CPU will hold the build back, particularly given I'm hoping to keep it for five or so years. I'm contemplating dropping the CPU cooler and subbing the mobo out for a B450 to upgrade the CPU to a 3700X. Grateful for any feedback/advice!