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Looking for advice on upgrading rig

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all,

 

So I have an HP Omen 870-244 (i7-7700 Kaby Lake, GTX1070) and I recently wanted to upgrade a few components for some light gaming (GTA V, EVE, Destiny 2, and maybe some Star Citizen).

 

I bought a new case (Antec NX1000) and CoolerMaster MasterLiquid 240 AIO because I noticed lately that while gaming every now and then the system would overheat.

 

I transferred everything over to the new case, and when I tried to mount the AIO, it epically failed. (The cpu bracket holder is also mounted to the backplate that the cooler would have to replace, but has no ability for me to mount the cpu bracket)

 

So I ended up not adding the AIO cooler but now the system won't boot up. It gives me 3 long beeps and 2 short ones and for the life of me I can't figure out what the post beeps are after searching the internet for HP Thimphu-K post codes.

 

So I'm in a spot now where I just want to say F it, and upgrade the motherboard and cpu now and then eventually upgrade the graphics card down the line.

 

I'm looking at an Intel i5-9600k or the Ryzen 3600x, but would appreciate any input as the benchmark scores I look online are varied.

 

Also open to other suggestions, but not looking to spend more than $400-500 all in for a cpu and mobo.

 

Appreciate any feedback.

 

 

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Make sure you didn't knock a RAM module loose when you installed the cooler, and ensure you plugged the fan I to the CPU fan pins located near the cpu


My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.365v // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 White // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/1TB 2.5" HGST HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/Acer K242HYL/Acer K242HYL // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 // Sapphire Vega 64 // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/500GB Silicon Power A55/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG245H/ASUS VP248Q // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G602 // LG BDRW // NexStar 5.25" USB 3 Enclosure

 

TV Gamer: Ryzen 5 1600 4.0ghz All-core @1.425v // Wraith PRISM // Gigabyte B450 Aorus M // 16GB GeIL DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Corsair Vengeance Silver 650W // 120GB Sandisk SSD/120GB PNY CS900/4TB Western Digital Blue // Display: 50" Westinghouse 1080p // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDr4 3200 // ASUS RX 570 4GB OC // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/500GB Wester Digital Blue // Display: Dell P2417H - Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 16GB T-Force Vulkan 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p - Logitech Keyboard and Mouse

 

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idk about your problem but for new combo. 3600 and tomahawk is good deal. 3600x is not worth for the price.


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| RAM: 8 single-channel DDR4 2333mhz |

| Storage: 128GB Sandisk SSD + 1TB HTSG HDD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the replies all.

 

When I first tried to turn on it would make turn on then immediately off. After resetting the BIOS by taking out the battery, it seemed to fix that, but I now get those beeps and it won't boot to BIOS. I've remounted the ram at least a half a dozen times, so maybe I'll look at the cpu cooler and see if that's what's causing it. I did mount it correctly after applying the thermal paste and plugged the fan into the cpu fan slot, but I would think it would still boot even if the cooler is not properly attached no? It would just get really hot really quick but should still boot I thought. The cpu fan does turn on with the system and so does the rear case exhaust fan.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I figured out what was wrong. The socket had bent pins so basically the motherboard is dead. I guess I must have bumped it against something in the transfer over. Time for a new motherboard I guess.

 

Now to decide if I should sell the i7-7700 and upgrade to a 3600 or just keep it and get another Z270 board.

 

Any thoughts?

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7 minutes ago, Phenotis said:

I figured out what was wrong. The socket had bent pins so basically the motherboard is dead. I guess I must have bumped it against something in the transfer over. Time for a new motherboard I guess.

 

Now to decide if I should sell the i7-7700 and upgrade to a 3600 or just keep it and get another Z270 board.

 

Any thoughts?

1. Sell the 7700 and upgrade ryzen platform - best option.

 

2. Buy a cheap b or h motherboard since you can't overclock anyway - budget option.


My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.365v // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 White // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/1TB 2.5" HGST HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/Acer K242HYL/Acer K242HYL // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 // Sapphire Vega 64 // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/500GB Silicon Power A55/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG245H/ASUS VP248Q // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G602 // LG BDRW // NexStar 5.25" USB 3 Enclosure

 

TV Gamer: Ryzen 5 1600 4.0ghz All-core @1.425v // Wraith PRISM // Gigabyte B450 Aorus M // 16GB GeIL DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Corsair Vengeance Silver 650W // 120GB Sandisk SSD/120GB PNY CS900/4TB Western Digital Blue // Display: 50" Westinghouse 1080p // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDr4 3200 // ASUS RX 570 4GB OC // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/500GB Wester Digital Blue // Display: Dell P2417H - Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 16GB T-Force Vulkan 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p - Logitech Keyboard and Mouse

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 minutes ago, Mister Woof said:

1. Sell the 7700 and upgrade ryzen platform - best option.

 

2. Buy a cheap b or h motherboard since you can't overclock anyway - budget option.

If I do decide to overclock what would be a good board?

 

Since I will be getting a new motherboard and chip now, I will be using the AIO cooler so could play around with an overclock. 

 

I was looking at the ROG Strix B450. Is that a good option?

 

I'm guessing I'll also probably need a new power supply as I currently only have the 500watt power supply that came from my HP Omen.

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5 minutes ago, Phenotis said:

If I do decide to overclock what would be a good board?

 

Since I will be getting a new motherboard and chip now, I will be using the AIO cooler so could play around with an overclock. 

 

I was looking at the ROG Strix B450. Is that a good option?

 

I'm guessing I'll also probably need a new power supply as I currently only have the 500watt power supply that came from my HP Omen.

Overclocking Ryzen 3rd gen has mixed results. Motherboard generally seems to be B450 Tomahawk Max for lower end, and ASUS X570 TUF Gaming for the middle range. The X570 has some more features that you may or may not need, but the Tomahawk power delivery is ore than sufficient for most users.


My System: i7-8700k 5.0ghz All-core delidded @1.365v // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT RAW II // NZXT S340 White // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // Intel 660P 1TB NVME M.2 SSD/1TB Samsung 860 EVO/1TB 2.5" HGST HDD // Displays: ASUS VG248QE/Acer K242HYL/Acer K242HYL // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard - Logitech G502 // Corsair H70 Gaming Headset

 

Wife's System: i7-8700 // Arctic Freezer 33 // Gigabyte Z390M Gaming // 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 // Sapphire Vega 64 // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w // 1TB Samsung 860 EVO/500GB Silicon Power A55/4TB Western Digital HDD // Displays: ASUS VG245H/ASUS VP248Q // Corsair K68 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G602 // LG BDRW // NexStar 5.25" USB 3 Enclosure

 

TV Gamer: Ryzen 5 1600 4.0ghz All-core @1.425v // Wraith PRISM // Gigabyte B450 Aorus M // 16GB GeIL DDR4 3200 // XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB XXX Edition // Thermaltake Versa H17 // Corsair Vengeance Silver 650W // 120GB Sandisk SSD/120GB PNY CS900/4TB Western Digital Blue // Display: 50" Westinghouse 1080p // Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Touchpad/Xbox One Controllers

 

Son's System: i5-9400 // Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi // ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 // 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDr4 3200 // ASUS RX 570 4GB OC // NZXT S340 Black // Seasonic S12II 620w Bronze // 525GB Crucial MX300/500GB Wester Digital Blue // Display: Dell P2417H - Eagletech KG010 Mechanical Keyboard // Logitech G203

 

Daughter's System: i3-8350k // Cooler Master i71c // MSI H310M Pro VDH-Plus // 16GB T-Force Vulkan 2666 (2400) // Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini // DarkFlash Micro ATX White // Corsair CX550 // 480GB PNY CS1311 SSD // Display: Scepter 20" 1080p - Logitech Keyboard and Mouse

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, Mister Woof said:

Overclocking Ryzen 3rd gen has mixed results. Motherboard generally seems to be B450 Tomahawk Max for lower end, and ASUS X570 TUF Gaming for the middle range. The X570 has some more features that you may or may not need, but the Tomahawk power delivery is ore than sufficient for most users.

Thanks.

 

My main thing is more usb ports (gen 2 and 3.1) since I have a lot of peripherals that use them up. I have an m.2 that I use for boot drive and 3 different SSDs for gaming along with an older HDD for data storage. It looks like the Tomahawk can support all of those.

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