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Tough Decision

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Xplorer4, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Xplorer4

    Xplorer4 Active member

    Apr 13, 2006
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    OK so I pretty much need to build from scratch on a $300 budget. I replaced my psu months ago(Corsair 550w 80+ gold) and a few months later I suspected my cpu (Core i7 2600k) died based on the boot code displayed on the mobo. Bought a new Core i5 3470 of Amazon but the boot code persisted so surely it's the motherboard (GA-Z77X-UD3H). I need a new monitor(24 inch curved preferred) and new case for my hdds (4x3.5) and ssd(2.5 or 3.5 with adapter). And my gpu which is a MSI R7770. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Edit: mostly going to be used as a media server and some programming. Any gaming would be so light the on board gpu could probably handle it tbh.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2019
  2. wither 1

    wither 1 Regular member

    Nov 29, 2019
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    That is a tough decision. One of the major computer magazines built a new rig for $350 a few months ago. However, the mobo only has a AM4 CPU slot and you already have an Intel CPU. The case they used was a Corsair Spec-05. You would have to check it to see if it can handle all the drives. They also used a Ryzen 3 2200G. There are just so many options out there that, it's tough to answer your question.
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