Motherboard and graphics card fried.

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  1. Cory Trevor

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    What would be a decent new motherboard and maybe graphics card to get. I'm still seeing if I can get the warranty on my graphics card which is an x850 Pro AGP. I'm not looking for the best but semi-decent.
     
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    What motherboard you get, ends up depending on if your video card is under warranty. If it is, you are going to be limited in motherboard options as there aren't many motherboards that support AGP anymore. In any case, what CPU and RAM do you currently have? Need more info..
     
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    You're pretty much screwed. Those systems use proprietary motherboards and power supplies. If your motherboard is dead, you might as well start looking at starting over from the ground up. You'll need a new case, power supply, motherboard, etc. etc. That, and finding a decent socket 478 motherboard nowadays is almost impossible.
     
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    The motherboard has integrated graphics. It's possible to rebuild this machine...but not worth the effort/$, especially if it's a proprietary motherboard.

    You can harvest alot of parts from this machine -
    Definite for new machine: HDD, DVD+RW, CD-ROM, floppy, cables, cords
    Possible for new machine: OS, case, 56k v.90 modem, ethernet card
    Yardsale: Processor, RAM, PSU

    You buy: processor, RAM, video, PSU
    Possibly buy: case

    Budget?
     
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    I don't really know what my budget is. I guess it's time I start looking through newegg.
     
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    So I have $200 to Best Buy in gift certificates and about $130 to spend wherever else, could you guys show me what I should get? Sorry I can't help anymore I don't really know too much else.
     
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    For $360 without a random discount you can buy a Dell complete tower, without monitor, that'll be a comparable to your Vaio. This is your best bet for the budget, really.

    For $550'ish you can snag the missing parts you need for a Core 2 Duo build that'll keep up with the big boys.
     
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    Update: I was able to return my ATI X850 to Best Buy and was able to exchange it for a PCI-e 7600GT. Now just need a mobo, power suppyl, and processor.
     
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    FUBAR.

    Mobo
    Processor
    RAM
    PSU
    Case?
     
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    FUBAR?

    Could you reccomend me some ideas for mobo and processor? I don't know much about either of them.
     
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    Core 2 Duo on a Gigabyte or Asus board. Your current RAM will not work with the new board. Your current PSU will not work with the new board. Your current case will most likely not work with the new board nor the new PSU.

    You have lots of parts to buy. For $330 you should have bought a Dell.

    You now own a graphics card that you can't use if your budget is $330.

    Let's see...cheapy all the way:

    Processor: E6300 Core 2 Duo $183
    Motherboard: Gigabyte low end ~$80
    RAM: generic 2x512 DDR2 (prob @ 533) ~$100
    PSU: generic that's likely to fry stuff ~$60
    Case: junker $50

    $475'ish minimum for the new stuff. If you're not hitting this pricepoint you can get better performance for your $ by buying a pre-built.
     
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    Not really... if you look at Dell, you aren't going to find anything with a Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM, etc. for under $500. Secondly, what makes you think the parts in a Dell are so much better? Dell uses quite a bit of generic memory, and power supplies that blow as well. I'd say he is still ahead of the game going and buying parts to rebuild what he has.
     
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    After reading, can I only use ATX motherboards with this?
     
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    Almost all motherboards are ATX. It's a form factor, not a brand.
     
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    Ah, alright, thanks for clearing that up, will the power supply in that case be decent enough?
     
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    Good choice on motherboard. The case is probably fine, but the power supply in it is crap. I would recommend replacing it with a name brand... Enermax, Antec, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling...anywhere from 400-500 watt would be plenty.
     
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    Well if I was going to take out the PSU then I would just return the whole case because the only reason I spent $104 for it is because it came with the power supply in it.
     
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    Yeah, generally the power supplies that come in cases are pretty crappy.
     
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    Will it at least get the job done for a while? I quit my job last week and then of course this happen so I need it to last for just about a month or two.
     
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    Yeah it will likely last a few months, even up to a year without any issues
     
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    I would check and see if Antec has any cases you like... with few exceptions, they all come with decent power supplies, and are generally between $60-120. The cases are built extremely well and the power supplies are generally great.
     

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