Is it possible to take the cpu out of a Alienware X51 and use it for another build? I am asking this because of this ad:
"IF IT DOES NOT SELL FOR $150+ TODAY IT IS GOING TO THE PAWN SHOP!!!!
Hey, I have a brand new, never used, Alienware X51 desktop. The mother board was defective on delivery. (I know this because I had a tech guy took at it for me) It is not under warranty. (only because Dell is replacing it free and not asking for this one back due to the problems I went through to get them to replace it.) I'm asking $150 for it. A motherboard for it costs around $150 after taxes and shipping. The comp retails at $800 after taxes.
Intel® Core™ i3-2120 processor (3MB Cache, 3.3GHz, with Hyper-Threading Technology) Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English Memory3 4GB4 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz Hard Drive 1000GB3 SATA hard drive (7200RPM) Video Card 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 545 Optical Drive Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW)"
I figure I can use the cpu and hard drive and then complete a mid tower build using other parts from this computer. I just want to make sure that this would be possible. Thanks
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yes you can take out the CPU and use it on another build as long as the new motherboard supports it.
Ok i was thinking of using an asrock extreme3 gen3. Would this work well? I know I will need a new case and I will also be upgrading the psu, gpu and ram (later). Thanks for your relply