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Hello everybody!

A few months ago, my PC crashed, the motherboard was the cause. Because I didn't need it, I gave its Power Supply to my friend.

So, now my PC is missing a motherboard and a power supply. It's been quite a long time it is laying in my bedroom, and I don't know what to do with it, I need a new computer. Should I repair it, or sell it?

Of course, here are the specs of my PC
Model: Gateway GT5634H
specs: Gateway Support - Specifications

*If you suggest me to sell it, where can I sell it?
*I know this PC is very old and not very good, but I don't really need a good one.

Thanks a lot for your help!
 

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With the mobo and psu gone it would be difficult to sell,It is also very old,You would be better off starting from scratch and building a new pc.You could use the hard drive and optical drive towards the new build and the ram depending on what mobo you choose for the new build,I would also choose a new case..

Have a look at the suggested builds and see what you like and can afford...

http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...evised-2011-and-updated-regularly-448272.html
 

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Scenario I
Sell or trade the Core 2 Duo for a decent, newer mobo; use your case, if desired (but mounts may prohibit); definitely keep your hard drive.

Scenario II
Use your CPU and hard drive to form base for new computer; purchase a barebones like this and use this opportunity to learn Linux with your new computer.
 

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The CPU is older tech and good quality 775 Mobo's are getting scarce. Your RAM is DDR2 and newer Mobo's are DDR3.
You could salvage the optical drive and Hdd.
 

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If you really do not need a new computer then you can get new motherboard and SMPS(Power supply) that will allow your computer to come alive.

Note: Make sure that all other hardware on your computer are working fine before buying anything.

you can go for Intel core 2 Duo processor( 1066 Mhz FSB)
 

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A retail Mobo may not fit in the OEM case and the OEM case I/O plate is most likely not removable. DDR3 RAM is required by most all of the 775 Mobo's now.
I have to stay with building new being the best option.
 

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That I/O plate appears to be non removable as I see it?
 

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That does appear to be removable. :thumb:
 
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