Need to buy new CPU to buy new mobo? Tags: CPUs Product Last response: November 22, 2012 6:09 PM in CPUs Share Eri November 22, 2012 5:10:09 PM I currently have a desktop that I built years ago that I haven't used in a couple years because the motherboard died. This was the board. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... It runs 2 SLI'd GTX 260s. It is also a 775 socket board. I recently decided I wanted to resurrect this computer but finding a full ATX board that is 775 socket is pretty much impossible. Am I gonna have to buy another CPU to get this thing up and running? For reference, this is the CPU sitting there now: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... Are there any issues that might crop up from using somewhat older stuff like the nvidia GTX 260s? More about : buy cpu buy mobo o1die a c 159 à CPUs November 22, 2012 6:09:34 PM I would sell the old q9400 on craigslist. It's worth about $100 used. I would also try selling the old video cards. Can't give you an estimate for them. Here's some recommendations: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Microcenter may have the 3770 cpu for $230, but this weekend, alot of stuff will sell out. You can save about $100 with an amd quad core, but it won't be any better than your old cpu. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHelp me out. New Mobo , CPU , Cooling. What to buy ? ForumI buy a new mobo to my cpu bu it shows nothing on my monitor, d monitor is okay. ForumBuy GPU or new Cpu-Mobo Dilemma ForumBuy a new mobo or proc? ForumBuy new mobo or new proc? ForumGoing to buy new mobo and Cpu ... ForumLooking to buy new mobo/cpu ForumNew MoBo but.... what CPU buy ???? ForumIf I buy a new CPU , do I need different memory or a new motherboard? ForumWhen is the best time to buy a CPU and mobo ; now or August? ForumNew Mobo = New Integrated Audio = Need to buy a standalone? ForumDo I need to buy a new psu? ForumRe-use old CPU or buy new CPU ? ForumNew AMD build, need to hear from you guys before I buy . ForumGoing to buy a new computer, NEED HELP ForumBuy new CPU or Good Cooler ? ForumAbout to buy a new CPU ForumWhich one buying new mobo and cpu ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumNeed some opinions on a Mobo/Cpu choice htpc More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !