Topic Title: Upgrading fried cpu/motherboard
Topic Summary: Help to choose new components
Created On: 07/14/2013 08:54 AM
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 07/14/2013 08:54 AM
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5thHeaven
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Home built desktop 2008, CPU fan packed in last week.Replaced fan everything else works but motherboard/cpu.. I now wish to upgrade my motherboard/cpu. The remaining hardware is in good working order so have more to spend on motherboard/cpu (maybe new graphics card also.. Power unit Antec 500w, Hard drive WD caviar blue 500GB sata/16mb cache (+ 1TB usb external hd).. Patriot DDR2 800mhz- four x 2ghz.. Graphics card, PNY Ge-Force GT220 DDR2 .. My pc is used mainly for home entertainment also for my work with 3d engineering design softwares..I can install the parts myself (having an engineering background).. My issue is choosing compatible components..Any help would be wonderful..Many thanks Dominic.. ps: Old motherboard/cpu was Gigabyte GA-M56S-SE Sata2 Dual channel DDR2.. Amd Am2 64 4850e Dual core 2500ghz

 07/14/2013 11:04 AM
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Nothing uses DDR2 anymore, and I'm also guessing you were using windows XP, so you're looking at a complete system update. Give us a budget.

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 07/14/2013 01:17 PM
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Thanks for quick reply.. Was using windows Vista.. Have a budget of about £300($450) for motherboard/cpu.. Could add another £100($150) for Graphics card if needed plus the cost of Windows 7 or 8.. Also i am open to intel processor..



Edited: 07/14/2013 at 01:59 PM by 5thHeaven
 07/14/2013 05:06 PM
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Vista is fine. If you were making do with a GT220 before then look into an AMD A10 based APU setup. It'll blow your old system out of the water while giving you quiet, cool, efficient performance.

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