Hey guys, A week ago I spilled water on my computer, and now it looks like I will have to replace my motherboard,video card and power supply. My Ram is questionable. I need someone to double check and let me know if its compleatly compatable. Also was wondering if I am going to have to reinstall windows 7. Below is my old build and further below are the parts im replacing it with.

Old Build
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N460SO-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ntel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel

New parts
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Modular ...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBR
ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Thanks for your help in advance.
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  1. Are any of your old parts under warranty? I thought gigabyte was pretty good about replacing damaged parts as long as you don't tell them you did it >.>

    If you are switching up motherboards you'll have to do a reinstall of windows 7.

    I don't like the 550ti, I'd just get another 460 or upgrade to a 560.

    All the parts are compatible but if you can I'd verify what is actually damaged and look at getting the items replaced under the warranty options.
  2. I thought the 550 ti was a better card some reason, why don't you like it? Also I think this is a better motherboard. But You can see a residue on the motherboard, So I'm afraid they will know. I dont know how the warranty thing works, I bought it from newegg, so did they send the warranty info in themselves? Thanks again for your help so far.
  3. Btw I took it in to a local computer repair shop and had them run tests. The said for sure my Motherboard, Video Card, and power supply were damaged. They also said CPU and ram were questionable, but didn't know for sure because my computer boots up for one second and automatically shuts down.
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    I'd talk to gigabyte and see. Your motherboard might not be but the graphics card shouldn't have any evidence of your foul play. Intel isn't the best with their replacements. So if your cpu is gone then you are out on that. RAM is cheap if the sticks died. I'd also talk with corsair as they have a 5/7 year warranty on their PSUs.

    As for the 550ti it's a weak card wrapped up in a big package. It sounds like it should be a good card and suckers people in to buying on and then they find out it's not that great. here is a link with the benchmarks the 560 should be around the 5850.
  5. I called Gigabyte and they told me to send my motherboard in. I'm going to grab a damp cloth and try to clean it up a bit. Corsair told me they would replace my power supply. As far as my video card goes, it is also made by gigabyte, and i was told something that was soldered into the card was missing, which I would think indicates foul play. If all I have to do is buy a new video card I would be happy with it. One more question I have for you is will gigabyte try to fix my motherboard or send me a replacement? The one thing I'm afraid of, is they will notice foul play and not replace it. Again thanks for your advice, you have helped me out a great deal.
  6. Best answer selected by dkooys.
  7. More than likely they will try to refurbish your current one and if it works they'll send it back otherwise they will give you another refurbed p67a-ud4 or if they don't have one of those they will give you an equivalent type. The only downside is the time but you'll definitely save in the long run. Hopefully you can get it back quickly.
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