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February 21, 2013 7:57:48 PM

Hello all - I'm trying to rebuild my computer (have a friend who can help put it together with me) but i'm not sure what I need to buy to get it working again.

I'm getting no signal when i boot it up - it started as a processor issue, so i bought a new one, then the GPU wasn't working - I still don't have a way to test that - but ultimately I think I need a new Graphics card and Motherboard.

I've tried everything under the sun to get it working (tested power supply, cleaned ram, everything hooked up correctly, etc etc - made posts about it and followed instructions - no luck)


So essentially i'm just wondering what GPU and Motherboard will fit and work with all of my equipment.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Here is what i currently have.




Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital WD Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 770-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH4870/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX260OCGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thank you in advanced for all replies!
a b B Homebuilt system
February 21, 2013 8:34:52 PM

What is your budget?
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February 21, 2013 8:44:32 PM

$300 - $400 probably
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 21, 2013 8:45:48 PM

What do you plan to do with this computer?
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February 21, 2013 9:08:29 PM

Game - league, gw2, etc. possibly stream
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 21, 2013 9:10:30 PM

What parts do you plan to reuse? Your CPU is OLD and won't really keep up with modern video cards.

Do you own all the parts listed above?
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February 21, 2013 10:08:04 PM

You're misunderstanding.

I'm re-using all parts - my computer was doing exactly what i needed it to before the no signal issue - and that was caused by me.

I just need to know what GPU and Mobo i can buy that is comparable to what I currently have/had - all other parts will be reused.

I'm not trying to update my system, just get it to it's previous form.


EDIT: Sorry - may just be my wording - "update" may have been the wrong word to use.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 21, 2013 10:11:18 PM

get an hd 7770. and any am3 motherboard that has the stuff you want.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 21, 2013 10:20:32 PM

Either of those GPUs will be perfect. Get an am3/am3+ board so you can upgrade to new CPU's in the future.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 21, 2013 10:29:38 PM

Yeah they sure will. Don't forget that with a new motherboard you will need to reinstall windows.
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February 21, 2013 10:31:30 PM

Awesome.

Thank you again - you've been a big help
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February 21, 2013 10:31:54 PM

Best answer selected by valyn.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 21, 2013 10:32:35 PM

Anytime! Always glad to help.
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