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August 5, 2013 5:24:25 PM

I have have given up trying to trouble shoot my MOBO (Asus p6x58d-e) gone through all the steps short of replacing the MOBO. I have an i7 950 and trying to find a new MOBO for it will cost me almost as much as upgrading the CPU and MOBO. I have replaced everything in my system except for the CPU, MOBO, HDD, and Graphics card. So what would be the best bang for the buck for a new CPU, MOBO, and graphics card under $600?

Current system:
i7 950
Asus p6x58e-d
Nvidia EVGA GTX460
12gb Corsair Dominator 3x4gb 1600mHz
Corsair HX650 PSU
WD 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

Will use it for 90% gaming 10% other.

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August 5, 2013 5:29:41 PM

i honestly think you should keep this build for another few years and then upgrade or wait for the next GTX series to come out.
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August 5, 2013 5:40:15 PM

lookerup said:
i honestly think you should keep this build for another few years and then upgrade or wait for the next GTX series to come out.


I cant get my pc to post. No beeps, DRam light on constantly. Tried damn near every trouble shooting advice there is. Finding a MOBO for my i7 950 for a decent price is almost impossible, unless i buy used. Which then i have to worry about getting a bad board.
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August 5, 2013 6:09:04 PM

keep video card, keep cpu, replace board. Save money on card and cpu. If motherboard is harder to find cheap and good might as well save up for a better board.
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August 6, 2013 5:33:17 PM

It is very hard to find a MOBO for socket LGA1366 new. The ones i have found that are new cost around $300.

After looking around i found i could get an i5 4670k, Asrock Extreme 4 MOBO, and GTX 650 ti boost 2gb for under $600. If i lived near a micro center i could get it for under $500 lol. Would these be a good deal?
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August 7, 2013 4:48:29 AM

If things are a little expensive for you for the i7 mobo then get a down/upgrade. Since you can buy the three things you need already.
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