Question Help Needed - Budget Gaming PC Build: Boot Issue with Ryzen 5 5500 and B550 Motherboard

Nov 11, 2023
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Build Purpose:
- Transitioning from Xbox to a custom gaming PC.

- Approximately $500.

Purchase Date:
- Some components purchased last week.

Use Case:
- Primarily for gaming.

Components to Upgrade:
- New motherboard, CPU, and RAM.

Components to Reuse:
- Corsair CX600 PSU.
- Sceptre Monitor 1920x1080 at 60Hz
- SATA 128GB SK-HYNX Model No: HFS128G39TND-N210A BH

Preferred Website for Parts:
- Amazon, but fairly agnostic

- No

System Configuration (New Parts):
- MSI B550 Gaming GEN3 Gaming Motherboard
- AMD Ryzen 5 5500 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
- TEAMGROUP T-Create Expert 10L DDR4 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz (PC4 25600) CL16 Desktop Memory Module Ram

Operating System:
- Windows 10 (pre-installed on SSD before changing motherboard and CPU)

Problem Description:
- Boot issue: LEDs sequence through CPU to DRAM to VGA, then get stuck on BOOT. No signal to the monitor, no display output. Doesn't even show BIOS screen.

Troubleshooting Steps Taken:
- Reset CMOS.
- Updated BIOS to the latest version.
- Checked and rechecked all cables.
- Verified compatibility between motherboard, CPU, and RAM.

Additional Notes:
- New parts still within the return policy window.

Request for Help:
- Seeking assistance to resolve the boot issue without exceeding the $500 budget.
- Open to advice on returning specific components or exploring potential solutions within the budget constraints.
Last edited:
Nov 11, 2023
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Have you installed windows at all?

have you neglected to include a ssd? there isn't one listed. its not going to boot without one.
Thank you. My apologies. I've just updated the post to include this information. SSD is re-used and Windows 10 was installed before motherboard, CPU, and RAM were upgraded. I'm not even getting a BIOS screen show up yet.
Easiest way to list all your parts is to use as you can share one link and it will show entire build -

or click on BB that is just next to History above and copy/paste that all into post (results look like the spoiler under Kaamos post)

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor ($519.00 @ BPC Technology)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($609.84 @ Amazon Australia)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($119.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 870 Evo 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($379.00 @ BPC Technology)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 3 TB 3.5" 5400 RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Video Card: PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 7900 XT 20 GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM1000x (2021) 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($289.00 @ Centre Com)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit ($155.00 @ Mighty Ape)
Case Fan: Noctua A14 PWM 82.52 CFM 140 mm Fan ($52.00 @ MSY Technology)
Case Fan: Noctua A14 PWM 82.52 CFM 140 mm Fan ($52.00 @ MSY Technology)
Case Fan: Noctua A14 PWM 82.52 CFM 140 mm Fan ($52.00 @ MSY Technology)
Monitor: LG 32GK650F-B 32.0" 2560 x 1440 144 Hz Monitor
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 600 Wired Optical Mouse ($95.00 @ Centre Com)
Total: $2569.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-11-12 20:23 AEDT+1100

seems my GPU is priceless again