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[Unsolved] Looking for parts to rebuild and revive my dead PC.

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April 9, 2012 8:27:46 PM

I'm not sure where to begin with this but I've experienced BSOD a few months ago and gave up on using my PC. (I think the CPU is out)

What I plan to keep:

Budget Range:$500-600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: I just want to have a PC up and running again for gaming purposes (Dota 2, D3, Guild Wars 2), and streaming (if possible).

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Not sure

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe




Graphics Card: GTX 260

Corsair DDR3 Ram - 24GB (4 memory sticks 6 GB each)

Cooler (Don't remember which kind but it's worth a bill)

I'm not too sure what I need to fill in the blanks with besides the Motherboard, CPU, Power Supply.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
April 9, 2012 11:31:37 PM

So... what do you want to keep? I'd recommend upgrading your graphics card to a 6870 (correct me if I'm wrong, techies). I'm assuming you can't wait until April 29th since your PC is dead, so I'm going with current hardware:
CPU: i5-2500k - $190
GPU: 6870 - $170
Motherboard: Extreme3 Gen3 - $120
PSU: I found a great deal on this 750W one: - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Are you keeping the case? If not, get a HAF 912. I think you're set! As long as you have an HDD, RAM, and a CPU cooler. Do you have your HDD? I didn't include that.
April 10, 2012 12:28:31 AM

Yeah, I have an HDD, thanks for the response!
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April 10, 2012 12:47:46 AM

ddan49 said:
So... what do you want to keep? I'd recommend upgrading your graphics card to a 6870 (correct me if I'm wrong, techies). I'm assuming you can't wait until April 29th since your PC is dead, so I'm going with current hardware:
CPU: i5-2500k - $190
GPU: 6870 - $170
Motherboard: Extreme3 Gen3 - $120
PSU: I found a great deal on this 750W one: - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 17-703-027

Are you keeping the case? If not, get a HAF 912. I think you're set! As long as you have an HDD, RAM, and a CPU cooler. Do you have your HDD? I didn't include that.


If I waited till next month, do you have something else in mind? I can probably wait it out. =)
April 10, 2012 1:23:39 AM

LAMERBOI said:
If I waited till next month, do you have something else in mind? I can probably wait it out. =)


two words, Ivy Bridge.
April 10, 2012 10:26:26 PM

^Yep. Basically, you'd buy an i5-3750k for about $240 (I think), and an ASRock Extreme4 Z77 motherboard for about $150 (it's on newegg right now). Just make sure you buy all of your parts simultaneously!
April 13, 2012 11:42:06 PM

oh and also, if you wait a month, you could also save a bit more for your budget to pay for maybe, slightly higher end parts, video cards, hard drive, heck you might even want some new case fans, a little extra budget cash is never a bad thing.
April 14, 2012 2:49:35 AM

By the way, updates on the price:

i5-3750k is going to be $225
ASRock Extreme4 is $140
April 14, 2012 5:17:09 AM

ddan49 said:
So... what do you want to keep? I'd recommend upgrading your graphics card to a 6870 (correct me if I'm wrong, techies). I'm assuming you can't wait until April 29th since your PC is dead, so I'm going with current hardware:
CPU: i5-2500k - $190
GPU: 6870 - $170
Motherboard: Extreme3 Gen3 - $120
PSU: I found a great deal on this 750W one: - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 17-703-027

Are you keeping the case? If not, get a HAF 912. I think you're set! As long as you have an HDD, RAM, and a CPU cooler. Do you have your HDD? I didn't include that.

That link for the 750w PSU won't work :cry: 
April 14, 2012 5:48:30 AM

Argh... I love how I didn't even put the name of it. I changed it... it's the PC cooling Silence MK II Silver rated 750W...
April 14, 2012 5:59:30 AM

Oh.. those are pretty nice
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