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My cpu (intel core2 duo e-something-a-rather) burned out and i want it replaced with something compatible with my gigabyte ga-p35-ds3 motherboard. Also need a new case. Possibly a new motherboard too. Should I get a cheap cpu that works w the motherboard or just get rid of both and replace with a better combo...

Budget: How much money are you willing to spend on the new build?
200-500
Brands: Are there any brands of components you want or don't want?
Nope
Multitasking: Will you be multitasking with this computer and if so, how much?
No
Gaming: Will you be gaming and if so, how much and how new are the games?
No, i play dota, but thats old as...
Calculations: Will you be doing any intense calculations or media encoding?
nope
Overclocking: Do you plan on overclocking and if so, how much?
don't know what it is
Storage: How much storage will you need and what will you be storing?
don't want a hdd
Legacy Support: Will you need support for older hardware like parallel, serial, or PS/2 devices?
nope
Operating System: Do you want Windows XP or Vista, or Linux compatibility?
XP will do just fine, not vista or w7
Case: Do you want help selecting a case and if so, how big do you want it?
regular size case
Accessories: Do you want a keyboard, mouse, or other items included?
no
Recycled Components: Will you be reusing any components you already have?
yes, i already have a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3 motherboard, 40g hdd (don't want something bigger tyvm), dvd drive, monitor, mouse and keyboard. Only need a cpu, case, and maybe replacing the motherboard.
Monitor: If you want a monitor, what size do you want and should it be widescreen?
n/a
Stores: Do you have any online stores that you prefer to purchase from?
no, i use msy's catalogue and then go down and grab the stuff.
Location: What country do you live in?
australia
 

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My cpu (intel core2 duo e-something-a-rather) burned out
It's very rare for CPUs to fail since they have no moving parts; even if you remove the heatsink from an intel CPU it won't burn out, it will just slow right down and eventually stop until the hestsink is replaced. Any idea what happened? Lightining strike, power spike?

I certainly wouldn't recommend attempting to reuse the same motherboard after a catstrophic failure like this. Start with all new parts.
 

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