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Hey all, haven't been on here in years, kinda got out of it. My brother bought a gaming PC from a member here a while back and it now needs a new motherboard / CPU. It is water cooled and has a EK surpreme HF water block that I believe is pretty universal even with the newer sockets/boards.

I think 1151 is the newest intel socket? My question is, let's say with a 400-500$ budget, what would be a good motherboard/CPU combo that's at least as good as he has now? Currently in there is a i7 2600k and an Asus Maximus IV Extreme board. Only new stuff but eBay/amazon/Newegg is OK.

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post #2 of 7

Wait a minute though... why does he need a new motherboard and CPU?

 

By the way, he will also need new memory if he does this. DDR4.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #3 of 7
I have a Asus maximus VIII Ranger z170 with a I5-6600K . take some random ddr4 ram and your around 500-500 $ i think. in euros it is XD


but yeah why mobo and cpu? most times its the GPU that needs an upgrade. 1151 is the same mounting for cooling as 1150 i thought
post #4 of 7
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It keeps blue screening, and we have tried all sorts of stuff. 99% of the time only 2 USB ports work.

It probably is just the board, but he wants to replace both to be safe. If the problem continues we will go from there but this should be it.

DDR4 boards can't use DDR3 memory?
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160gb IDE Maxtor (still works! ha) 640GB Western digital 640GB Western Digital 160GB Seagate 
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Ktmrida4life View Post

It keeps blue screening, and we have tried all sorts of stuff. 99% of the time only 2 USB ports work.

It probably is just the board, but he wants to replace both to be safe. If the problem continues we will go from there but this should be it.

DDR4 boards can't use DDR3 memory?

 

No. The slots are physically incompatible. It's like trying to put DDR3 memory in a DDR2 slot.

 

Does he have a good quality-made power supply? A low-quality power supply can slowly kill a computer over time.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #6 of 7
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Yes it has a Corsair HX1000. OK so then let's say 550$ for memory, CPU and board. That is tricky frown.gif
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160gb IDE Maxtor (still works! ha) 640GB Western digital 640GB Western Digital 160GB Seagate 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
LG DVD Drive Windows Vista SP2 ASUS 23" VH236H + 32" 720p LCD Corsair TX750 
Case
HAF 932 
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Phenom X2 555 ASUS M4A79T Deluxe  Sapphire Vapor-X HD4890 4GB Mushkin DDR3 1600 996601 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
160gb IDE Maxtor (still works! ha) 640GB Western digital 640GB Western Digital 160GB Seagate 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
LG DVD Drive Windows Vista SP2 ASUS 23" VH236H + 32" 720p LCD Corsair TX750 
Case
HAF 932 
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Ktmrida4life View Post

Yes it has a Corsair HX1000. OK so then let's say 550$ for memory, CPU and board. That is tricky frown.gif

 

$550?

It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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