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    Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 9:15am
Hi, so basically I purchased a PC from NCIX the company before they went bankrupt.  This was in 2013 I purchased.  Finally my MOBO died on me.   I know its the MOBO as number one there is still power onto the graphics card and whatnot coming through but the system doesn't boot at all.   I took it in and they also said it was the MOBO....I just wanted to be sure.   Anyways my config was this;

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache HDD
Mushkin Chronos 240GB SATA3 Sandforce SF-2281 SSD
Cooler Master Extreme 2 Power Plus 625W ATX 12V Power Supply 20/24Pin 120mm Fan
G-Skill TridentX F3-2400C10Q-32GTX 32GB 4x8GB DDR3-2400 CL10 24PIN 1.65V
Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.5GHZ Ivy Bridge 8MB retail
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 DisplayPort USB3.0 Motherboard
ASUS GeForce GTX 670 915 MHZ 4GB 6GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort HDCP PCI-E DX11 Video Card
Zalman Z11 Plus Mid Tower ATX Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0 & Audio

Just curious as to what is still relevant and what I could potentially sell still?   I am definitely Keeping the HDD and Video Card.  Or is it even worth keeping the Video Card?   I was thinking of bridging it with my new one if that's even possible?  I'm thinking the Processor is gonna be done as it was on the motherboard which is done, is it even possible to reuse processors anyway?  MOBO is dead.   Tower is awesome looking but not sure how relevant it can be now.   Anyways just some feedback....also some opinions.  This computer was insanely badass for 6 years ago right?   The person I had help me build it was under the impression it was top tier at the time.   Anyways thanks for the help!
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Cheapest option is buy a replacement Motherboard.  120.00 bucks reuse everything and your back up running.  IF you were to do that , successfully, then the next upgrade is a GTX 1070 or RTX 2060.
Im running a used machine right now. I have a I5 3570K with 16 gigs of ddr3 with an overclocked EVGA 1070.
3570 and 3770 gaming performance is neck in neck, almost indistinguishable.  This 5 year old machine plays pubg at 90 FPS on a 1080p monitor.
There are z77 motherboards for sale on newegg, ebay and elsewhere.  Asus built in pretty good protections in their hardware that helps protect cpu's.
The only risk is worst case scenario, you buy a new mobo and your cpu is in fact dead. Its a 120.00 risk.
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Looking at your GPU, it is just above modest by today's standards. Near the 1060, with the 1060 having near 125% better pixel rate.

Your still good with the LGA 1155 cpu.

The other concern is your OS. The license is tied to the MOBO technically, unless you have the full retail version. Assuming you have Win 7.

Of course with your RAM, you have to take into account and make sure your new MOBO is compatible with it, or your buying new RAM. Just verify it before you pull the trigger.

If you satisfied with how your system was performing, then yes consider just a MOBO and decide if you want to gamble with the cpu.

If your running Win 7 & seeing any performance issues  your looking at $300.00 or so for the MOBO & OS. Then a drum roll for the cpu. Your choice. If anything with a new system, you may be able to recoup some cash by parting what you have out on E-bay.
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