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So basically, my 4890 was displaying severe artifacts while gaming. I figured it was probably because my computer was caked a few millimeters in dust, on the pcb, even more in the fans and hearsinks. I decided to rebuild and cable manage my pc as well as clean out the dust and used canned air, que tips, and a brand new paint brush for the hearsinks and fans, and got everything looking brand new, spent 1 hours cleaning, rebuilding, and re cable managing my computer. When it was put back together, it looked so good and brand new. It was the best cable managed antec 300 I've ever seen. Only there was a problem. My video card was dead, but the computer booted. There was the second led down lighting up on the card led lights. I figured maybe it was a power issue because there was a good chance that after 2 years, my crappy psu could be failing now. I remembered seeing an hx1000 in my step dad's office but couldn't remember if it was RMA'd or not, so I used a paperclip to jump start the pus and tested it on the 5v and12v rails using my switchable fan. The fan worked perfectly. I then connected the hx1000 to my computer to rule out the psu failing and once I pushed the power button, my motherboard fried instantly and my hx1000 doesn't turn on anymore. I'm guessing it didn't get RMA'd now. Anyway, I have no test bed, I'm pretty sure my gpu is dead as well as my motherboard, but I'm not sure about my CPU. Where can I get my CPU checked if it runs and posts on bios for like 5 mins and get get them to run intel burn test very quickly? In like 5 mins it can be tested if it works, but I don't have the equipment. does micro center test parts? I live 6 miles from it.

If no one can test it for me, should I just get another 1156 board and try my CPU, if not then exchange for an x58 board and buy a new CPU?

Also, since I need a new gpu, I hear that ati bitstreams through hmdi to receives perfect but Nvidia doesn't. Is this true? Th opamps on my auzentech xfi home theaterhd died on me and it no longer works. There's only two sound
Cards ever made with that feature, and it costs more than a 6950 for my sound card replacement. Would a 6950 bitstream hdmi sound as well as my sound card could?

Honestly. I'm not expecting help from anyone, this is a shoot in the dark, you will all flame me and call me retarded for not using a power supply tester, or my multimeter I couldn't find. You will flame me and tell me I'm an idiot and it's my fault it happened.
Edited by coreyL - 6/7/11 at 9:04pm
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Your cpu im failry sure will be fine, they are very hard to fry in the way you have stated.
I would buy a new mobo and use your i7, also you shouldnt get x58 now its a dying platform, i would wait for IB or 2011 socket sb2 or whatever they are calling it lol.
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You did all that in an hour, took my like 5 to fully clean and set mine back up...

Wait for IB or 2011
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I meant to say 10 hours lol, and I spent a loot of time cleaning and cable managing, ghetto rigging fans I ripped out of devices and trying to make them more quiet. So you think my CPU really isn't dead even if my mobocracy fried like that?
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http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0331821

How much worse is this than my mobo and my 860 will work fine, just not igp, right? This board will give me my 4ghznoverclock on my 860 I've had for over a year?

Also, I plan on getting a 6950 for bit streaming hdmi and eye unity is cool too.
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Yes im like 95% sure your chip will be fine.
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Originally Posted by coreyL View Post
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0331821

How much worse is this than my mobo and my 860 will work fine, just not igp, right? This board will give me my 4ghznoverclock on my 860 I've had for over a year?

Also, I plan on getting a 6950 for bit streaming hdmi and eye unity is cool too.
You mean Eyefinity?
    
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Yeah, autocorrect on my Droid rofl
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