Did I get a good deal? Also could I have sold a bad CPU?

sonicmaniafan

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I found a delidded 8600K on ebay for $185 and an MSI z370-A PRO for $69.99. I'm going to order the RAM tonight.

My motherboard died. So I decided to sell my old CPU and RAM. My Graphics card had errors too. Not sure if it was because of the motherboard or not. I shipped it off to Asus because I got the rma. I'll know it was due to my motherboard if they test it and it comes back good. I had power. Fans powered on. The RGB was lit up. No beep, no post... I sure hope it wasn't the CPU or RAM messed up. I'm about 95% sure it was the motherboard. I messed with the CPU pins because I thought some looked like they were bent. I thought maybe that might have been causing my graphics card to crash. Would not post after that. So I just up and sold my parts and bought something else with the money. It did look like some thermal compound got in there though. But I thought I got it all out. Oh well. I just hope the CPU was still working when I sold it. There were two black places on the CPU motherboard pins when I got the board out of the case I noticed it.

I had a 4790K and I got $215 for it.
I had 16GB DDR3 RAM and got $75 for it.

I figured I'm going to be without a computer for a while anyway so why not sell it and upgrade?

I was thinking about getting Ryzen but when I saw that cheap 8600K and cheap Z370 board I just had to go for it. I'm a gamer and I know Intel is better for gaming.
 

winks42

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Great deal for the cpu and mobo. It most likely was the mobo because the cpu and gpu had problems. Messing with the pins shouldn’t effect the cpu itself.
 

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