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Mobo died... what ever shall I do?

Poll Results: What should I do?

 
  • 3% (1)
    Wait for my P5WD2-E Premium to get fixed. :(
  • 10% (3)
    Buy a cheap mobo to be used temporarily and upgrade later :confused:
  • 7% (2)
    Buy a new kick-ass mobo (e.g., P5K) and keep my PD 920 :headscrat
  • 78% (22)
    Buy a new kick-ass mobo (e.g., P5K) and a new CPU (e.g., C2D) :aaevil:
28 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

My PSU died and I just got a new one today, but it seems the mobo died too. I'm getting an RMA but don't want to wait that long without a PC. It's already been out of commission for a week... :swearing:

So I'm trying to figure out what I should do:
A. Wait for my P5WD2-E Premium to get fixed.
B. Buy a cheap mobo to be used temporarily and upgrade later
C. Buy a new kick-ass mobo (e.g., P5K) and keep my PD 920
D. Buy a new kick-ass mobo (e.g., P5K) and a new CPU (e.g., C2D)

What do you guys think? My rig is only about a year old and I wasn't really planning to upgrade this soon.

I need to make a decision quickly since my PC is little more than a box on wheels right now.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 16
D.

The P5K kicks ass.
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post #3 of 16
Get a Barcelona. That's my choice.
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post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFlyingWallaby View Post
Get a Barcelona. That's my choice.
umm that would have ben anoption if he wanted it

I aggree do D.

ANd sell your 920
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFlyingWallaby View Post
Get a Barcelona. That's my choice.
That's something us BSc chaps would call "vaporware".
post #6 of 16
do nothing. Get a doll and make a video of her breaking up with you and spiting it all over your face because you ow her alot of money.

than upload it on youtube and look at the comments that say LOL
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post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unknownm View Post
do nothing. Get a doll and make a video of her breaking up with you and spiting it all over your face because you ow her alot of money.

than upload it on youtube and look at the comments that say LOL
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.
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post #8 of 16
D FTW!

That aside, it mostly depends on how much you're willing to spend. If you've got the money for both of them, then by all means buy a new CPU and motherboard. If not, just get the new motherboard, and wait for Intel's 45nm chips.
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post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
OK, so let's say that I get a P5K Deluxe.

Which CPU should I get? E6550 or E6420
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post #10 of 16
Go with the E6550 due to the 1333FSB.
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