I'm going to guess it was something to do with the compatibility support module (CSM) being turned off by default. If you set that to enabled, it would probably have let you boot.
But a clean install never hurt anyone ;D
Congrats on the upgrade! i5 7th gen to a 5600X is no small upgrade for...
Depends what game you are playing.
If all you are going to do is play CSGO and Dota2, then the 7600K is still plenty.
If your machine is that old, also consider a 1080p/144hz monitor or a 1440p/144hz monitor on your next GPU/CPU upgrade.
Before you return it, try using the Bios Flashback (Q Flash Plus) or just the standard BIOS update to try to flash the latest firmware.
I've read some people being able to run 2nd Gen Ryzens on B550 boards that are supposed to be incompatible, but they work fine anyway with newer BIOS versions.
CPUs have improved quite a bit since then more than usual both in core count and clockspeed/ipc, and so have GPUs, but current GPU pricing is and will be crap until at least next year due to a number of reasons.
At least you have a 1080ti though. That still performs more than decently. Buy it a...
Given oblongpolygon 's latest post, the Zotac should be alright.
Take note that the performance difference between the 3070 and the 3070TI is small.
Also -- DPI is right, PCIE 3 vs 4 is totally irrelevant in this case.
3070TI is faster and at the same price.
Quality wise should be the same between the two cards. The XC3 and the Twin Edge are the 'entry' variants of both brands.
If you live in the USA, EVGA probably also has easier customer service to deal with.
I'll go with the 3070TI
1. Not possible. You need a K CPU and a Z series board to do this.
2. Bclk overclock is probably possible, depending on your board. I have read about some B460 boards that have it.
3. Better to check the motherboard manual for the board you are considering. Hard to blanket tell you that...
So long as you're fine running lower resolution while gaming, like 1080p, a 780TI should do fine.
SLI is pretty much dead at this point, so your 3 cards are just about as good as one unless your game explicitly supports it.
I remember a youtuber talking about not being able to replicate an overclock they've been able to do a few times, and eventually they figured out it was an extension cord they have been using.
Shrinking tolerances, higher precision electronics and pushing the limit of the silicon all...