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Question Help with rebuilding PC, which parts to keep?

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So long story short, I messed up. I used nail polish remover instead of propynol to clean CPU and spilled some on motherboard and the socket. My computer can not boot, as in all the lights and fans go on but the screen says no signal. My plan is to switch out both the CPU and the motherboard. I don't know much about computers but my guess is that it didn't affect other components. Please someone verify that my thinking process is correct. Don't want to make 2 mistakes.
 

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So long story short, I messed up. I used nail polish remover instead of propynol to clean CPU and spilled some on motherboard and the socket. My computer can not boot, as in all the lights and fans go on but the screen says no signal. My plan is to switch out both the CPU and the motherboard. I don't know much about computers but my guess is that it didn't affect other components. Please someone verify that my thinking process is correct. Don't want to make 2 mistakes.
Difficult to answer without knowing what you have now but CPU may OK.
 

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