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Is this worth salvaging?

I have this old gaming pc. I'm planning on getting a new one, but if I could salvage the old on (or at least some parts from it) that would be great. Any idea as to whether or not it is salvageable. 

Phenom II x4 (and a fan)

Gtx 480

Motherboard is broken(rip)

Evga 600 watt bronze psu 

4x2 8gb ddr3 ram 

Inspiron 530 case 

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Not unless you like collecting stuff. I myself might keep the graphics card as a backup, and just sell the rest of the working parts.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

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2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Not unless you like collecting stuff. I myself might keep the graphics card as a backup, and just sell the rest of the working parts.

The power supply for backup testing that is all 

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HDD and CD-drive. if you are on a budget reuse the psu.

Phenom 2 x4 -> worthless 

GTX480 -> maybe $30

case -> worthless but keep one or two fans if you need them later

ram -> around $10

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Well, you can still buy new socket AM3 / AM3+ motherboards and they're under 100$ ... so if you need a functional pc then yeah, it's worth spending that much.

 

If you plan on sticking with that Phenom processor, even this $45 motherboard would be more than adequate : https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157839

 

And 60$ gives you 4 ddr3 slots,so you can have those 4 x 2 gb sticks : https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145049

 

Technically, the above motherboard (the Asrock one) supports even the latest FX series processors (up to 125w tdp) but the vrm is a bit weak and there's no heatsink on it so I wouldn't install a cpu with higher than 95w TDP on it.  the gigabyte has some heatsinks on the vrm so i would worry less about cpu selection.

Point is you can buy some fx8320 or fx 8300 or something similar on eBay for peanuts and give that system more life

 

So a 45$ fix versus spending 3-500$ on a new pc ... it's  up to you.

 

ps. Also, spend 30-50$ on a 120 GB SSD for boot and you speed up the system a lot.

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1 minute ago, James Evens said:

ram -> around $10

The hell are you talking about? That's worth at least 4 times what you said...

 

 

OP, keep the RAM, PSU, and GPU. The rest, even if it was fully working, isn't worth keeping.

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A budget PC with a 4570 or something with that power supply and a GTX 750 ti would be to swap in imo

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

The hell are you talking about? That's worth at least 4 times what you said...

 

 

OP, keep the RAM, PSU, and GPU. The rest, even if it was fully working, isn't worth keeping.

2gb sticks? totaling to 8gb? not much worth because they 4 tiny 2gb and not one 8gb stick.

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Keep the whole thing and turn it into an HTPC, NAS or streaming PC! 

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45 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

Keep the whole thing and turn it into an HTPC, NAS or streaming PC! 

the old graphics card supports HDMI 1.4, I'd rather replace it with a modern card that has a better port

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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The case is reusable but it does not have USB 3 ports on the front panel. Also it looks like longer gpu might not fit.

 

The psu could be reused, but I would suggest a newer and better model.

 

If the optical drive uses a SATA interface, it could be reused. Although there really isn't much call for optical drives.

 

If there is a media card reader, it would likely be useable should it use a SATA or USB connection.

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22 hours ago, brob said:

The case is reusable but it does not have USB 3 ports on the front panel. Also it looks like longer gpu might not fit.

 

The psu could be reused, but I would suggest a newer and better model.

 

If the optical drive uses a SATA interface, it could be reused. Although there really isn't much call for optical drives.

 

If there is a media card reader, it would likely be useable should it use a SATA or USB connection.

Thanks, I probably won't keep the case though. I had to cut a hole into it to fit a motherboard I previously had. Didn't plan ahead. Lol

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