Hello TR gerbils,
Before I tell the rest of the story, here are my current relevant PC specs.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
RAM: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600MHz (4x4GB)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65
GPU: GTX 1060 6GB
PSU: Corsair HX750i
SSD: 250GB Crucial MX500 (Boot drive)
HDDs: 1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Black, 4TB Toshiba, 320GB WD Blue.
My PC recently has been having some issues. At any random point in time, the PC will seem to be turning off no reason, regardless of usage (idle, browsing, gaming). The issue first seems to pop itself in the form of a failed CPU overclock, which the motherboard points out after failing to start up properly a couple days ago. To note, the CPU was OC'ed to 4.5GHz and running quite smoothly since 2012 where I first got the CPU, motherboard and RAM. After getting the message from the motherboard, I decided to use default BIOS settings for the CPU because I thought the motherboard/CPU could no longer cope with the speed and voltage. However, I've been getting random shutdown afterwards which I assume to be a failing motherboard because AFAIK, this doesn't seem to be the symptom of a failing CPU or RAM sticks. I've also considered this to be a failing PSU but I'm not convinced it's the PSU (at least for now, without testing the PSU with a different system or my current system with a different PSU). Since I assume it is a dying motherboard and I don't think it's wise to buy a replacement, I want to upgrade my CPU, motherboard and RAM.TLDR #1 - PC shuts down randomly, probably motherboard, therefore I'm thinking of buying new CPU, motherboard and RAM to replace.
What I'm looking to purchase is a modest (cost-wise) modern CPU, motherboard and RAM combo. I'm targeting the i5-9400F
CPU, a B360 motherboard and 16GB DDR4 2666MHz (2x8GB). I'm thinking of getting the ASRock B360 Pro4
since it seems decent spec wise and quite good value. I don't have any idea which RAM kits to go for though, so looking for suggestions on that.TLDR #2 - Want opinions on i5-9400F and Asrock B360 Pro4 combo. Also, suggestion for 16 GB RAM.
EDIT: I should note that this PC is mainly use for gaming and general purpose.