Hi guys, long time no see eh?
I've got an issue with a computer that I need to solve about… 6 months ago. My poor nephew has been waiting for me to fix his computer foreeeever.
The problem i have with it is that its an older LGA 1366 MOBO with an i7-930 in it on water. The two nvidia 480s are on water, and the cpu is on water. I replaced the one GPU and somehow fried the MOBO, it has burn marks on the 8 pin cpu power connector, and the plug from the psu has melted and warped.
The computer worked before I swapped in the new GPU so I must have fucked it up somehow. I did loose a little non conductive fluid on the mobo when i was taking the gpu out, but it was clean and dry before I put the psu back in.... cause aside, I need to get this damn thing running.
The computer powers up but wont post, nothing on screen at all. The mobo is most certainly fooked. God knows what else. I wanted to start with just replacing the mobo because i want to keep the CPU waterblock, I can't find a 1366 mobo anywhere "easy" and I really don't have the time to screw around with this thing.... water cooled computers are cool, but a pain in the fkn ass to work with.
We've decided to just replace the mobo and proc with something a little more up to date and just remove the cpu from the loop. I'd like to not buy any ram just yet, in case the current ram is still good (enough power shorting to melt the post of a psu cable.... god only knows what was killed in the process)
So I need some quick advice on what a good bang for your buck mobo and proc is these days that supports DDR3 triple channel 1600mhz. Honestly though, if the value is there we can just replace it as well.
I realize the 480s are getting long in the tooth, but he doesnt play many triple A titles and he is a big fan of the "cool" factor of the water cooling, so the 480s stay.
The only real requirement that i "must" have with the mobo is that its ATX and supports SLI.
Thanks for any feedback guys. This is time sensitive too, I want to order it today (sunday) because I'm going to be out of town after today for about a month. (his old man can help him put it together if i have the parts ready for them)
I'm heading out of town because my girlfriend is preggo and due on April 5. She lives 600km away, so I want to make damn sure I'm there when the time comes! Then she's moving to my home town with me. Terrible time to move, but life is complicated that way sometimes hehe.
Thanks again guys