I've been looking for a replacement motherboard because my dell started acting up The fan starts revving up really high Rev's and the system locks up Its weird because I turned the whole computer on its side and now its working But the fan is still occasionally revving up high and then going back down. I reseated the cpu and the heatsink, and that seemed to be a temporary fix.
Anyway, I've been looking for a replacement motherboard/cpu combo for an empty box I have in my closet. I picked the Gigabite GA-MA770-UD3 along with the AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition (it comes with its own heatsink). I also picked 4GB of memory G.SKILL 2x2GB 240 DDR2 SDRAM 1066, and the antec 430 watt power supply (EA430). I'm not rich or anything, and was wondering if this is a good combination for just everyday use and a few heavy duty games. If my old P4 Pentium can run these games, this thing should. Any advise on this stuff, thank you very much ahead of time.
The total cost of this, btw is 273.97. Dell wants 187 dollars for a refurbished replacement motherboard. I thought that was too much. I was playing a game called Darkstar One when the Dell quit and started acting up. Its the heaviest game I have.