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  1. You can't really trust second hand vendors here.
  2. Not from the US so I don't have acces to newegg. ComputerEd, that motherboard is more expensive than the CPU and, again, this is just a temporary setup so my GTX 470 can have a CPU good enough for gaming. Same goes for your choice d6bmg.
  3. Nope, but it's fine. I went with it in the end. The only problem that might have occurred was whether the mobo could supply the 140 Watt the phenom 965 needed which it can. I hope i can attach my aftermarket heatsink to it though. It's compatible with the CPU but I don't know about the motherboard.
  4. So I found a Phenom II x4 965 at a pretty decent price and was going to ask you guys for help on picking a mobo. I am looking for the cheapest one i can get my hands on that can support this CPU and not have problems with it. I am currently looking at the Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P. I believe it can support the wattage of the Phenom which is pretty high actually and I have 2x2 gigs of OCZ 1333 RAM that will go along with it. This is just a temporary fix to replace my now deceased i7 and x58 mobo until I will eventually get the money to buy myself back into some serious intel CPUs.
  5. Maybe you can sell your 570 and buy a 680
  6. Replaced socket and NOPE. Doesn't work. From what I can tell it's probably a fault on their part but it's fine since i have a warranty for the job.
  7. I'm not placing the socket lol I have no rework station. I am paying some licnesed store to do it for me.
  8. All the components are fine 'sep for the motherboard. Since the CPU is ok apparently my best solution is to simply change the socket in the mobo since it most likely didn't burn out and just the pins are bent. Anyone know a place in EU i could order one from? Edit: found one already
  9. Consider yourself lucky. Do confirm their T&C before letting them testing your CPU. Their what?
  10. Found a hardware store that was willing to test my CPU. I'll keep you posted.
  11. Any way to test the processor without actually frying another x58? I'm not exactly swimming in cash at the moment
  12. Already hit up the marketplace here for one. I also found a second-hand x-58 for about 100 dollars which is ok. I have to figure out though that my cpu is still running fine first. I'll find someone eventually to test it for me.
  13. Problem is I can't find anyone who has an x58 setup so I can test my CPU (and apparently my Video card). It would probably be a bad idea to get an x58 for nothing.
  14. I did get a friend with steady hands to try and straighten the pins but to no avail.
  15. Hey OCC, long time no see. I've recently cleaned my computer and when i reapplied thermal paste i put a little bit to much and it spilled onto the motherboard socket. I started the computer but as soon as it turned on it turned right back off. I removed the CPU and noticed the thermal paste ( I use arctic silver 5 which supposedly doesn't conduct electricity). So i gently started to clean the paste with some isopropylic alcohol with the help of a toothbrush (dumb, I know- i guess i got high on isorpopylic vapours or i dunno) and of course i dented some pins. I tried to allign them back up but still nothing. My question is do you think this might have damaged my CPU as well? I am pretty sure the motherboard is done for and Gigabyte support isn't very helpful either.
  16. As the title suggests, if any of you are selling a working X58 motherboard I'd be interested in buying it. I'm from Romania so this applies for Europe (since shipping might be a problem for other continents).
  17. Just found this: I wonder how many here appreciate this guy. I know his music defines a lot of my childhood.
  18. If you want it for gaming, then neither.
  19. because you need an 8000 series card or newer or simply the AGEIA physX chip which isn't on the market anymore.
  20. For 3200 $ I think you can afford a Noctua-nhd14 as your CPU cooler.
  21. It is better now ,yes but as I've learned from experience, drivers from nVidia will keep improving the card (much faster than radeon will,anyway). My GTX 470 is almost on par with a 5870 nowadays ; there's also physX which no matter what haters say, is still pretty sweet looking. The scene with catwoman fighting in that safe is amazing. Edit: 7870 is at most 10% better. Numbers : http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-radeon-hd-7870-hawk-review/21
  22. 2 things: 1.get a single 680 instead of 2 x 570. Since there are currently no games that have a problem on the 680 you won't see any performance difference. It will also be cheaper, less noisy, less hot, it won't consume as much power and you won't run into SLI problem ; not to mention that in the future when you think your computer will struggle with the games that appear then, you can always buy another 680 and then have an SLI setup without having to buy a completely new computer if you want to play the latest games. 2.you said you wanted to game on this computer. Is that exclusively? Games don't require more than 4 GB of RAM so getting 16 might be overkill. If you don't plan on video editing or working in photoshop full time you won't see any difference in games between 4 and 16 gigs of ram. You can get 8 to compromise and then with the money you save from the RAM and GPU you could get yourself an SSD. If you haven't seen the difference between an SSD and an HDD go see it on youtube. You won't be disapointed. Other than that, your pick of components is fine.
  23. This may be just me but I really like a website to be simple.I find reddit.com to be great in that respect.
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