[SOLVED] Bricked my mobo. Need parts advice

Dec 16, 2021
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Bought a pre-built system 4 years ago and recently bricked my Asus B350m-a trying to do a bios upgrade. It is a microAtx

Has Ryzen7 2700x cpu with cooler
Geforce rtx 2070
16gb ram 2333
Windows install was on a 500gb ssd
Also has a 1tb hd

Well reading many threads here I would like to upgrade the cpu and motherboard. Keep the GPU for now. Possibly add a new ssd or better because it will probably need a new windows purchase??

Should I upgrade the case to ATX or just swap in a new motherboard and cpu? How much improvement can 1000$ get me gaming wise? Should I go cheap 500$ to keep most of my current rig and do a new purchase 1-2 years from now?
 

logainofhades

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Make and model of your power supply? As you have a pretty competent GPU, and given the current situation, it wouldn't be a bad idea to start fresh, and just reuse the GPU, and maybe your storage.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($299.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 UD DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($199.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($118.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $887.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-17 09:51 EST-0500
 
Bought a pre-built system 4 years ago and recently bricked my Asus B350m-a trying to do a bios upgrade. It is a microAtx

Has Ryzen7 2700x cpu with cooler
Geforce rtx 2070
16gb ram 2333
Windows install was on a 500gb ssd
Also has a 1tb hd

Well reading many threads here I would like to upgrade the cpu and motherboard. Keep the GPU for now. Possibly add a new ssd or better because it will probably need a new windows purchase??

Should I upgrade the case to ATX or just swap in a new motherboard and cpu? How much improvement can 1000$ get me gaming wise? Should I go cheap 500$ to keep most of my current rig and do a new purchase 1-2 years from now?
Do you have original CD that came with MB and a CD/DVD player ? If you start with it inserted, after couple of tries it should accept original BIOS file that is on it.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Make and model of your power supply? As you have a pretty competent GPU, and given the current situation, it wouldn't be a bad idea to start fresh, and just reuse the GPU, and maybe your storage.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($299.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 UD DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($199.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($118.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $887.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-17 09:51 EST-0500
 
Dec 16, 2021
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Make and model of your power supply? As you have a pretty competent GPU, and given the current situation, it wouldn't be a bad idea to start fresh, and just reuse the GPU, and maybe your storage.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($299.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 UD DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($199.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($118.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cougar MX330-G Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($125.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $887.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-12-17 09:51 EST-0500
I was wrong on 2 items in my setup. First the ssd is only 240gb, and next the ram is 2 8gb Adata DDr4 2666(19)8gx8u-dimm 1.2v

Finally the power unit is
High Power 600w
Hp1-J600gd-f12s

Thankyou for your reply and time
 

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