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    (I posted a similar thread yesterday from my phone but I can't find it anywhere so I'm assuming it didn't go through)

    OK so here's the story, once upon a time my power supply started leaking some kind of sticky liquid. Said liquid then dripped down onto the PSU fan and got spattered against my mobo and GPU. The end... for my computer that is, after a whole lot of issues and my not noticing the spatter my gpu and motherboard both gave out. At first I thought it was only my gpu so I replaced my GTX 560 Ti with an AMD HD 7850. After installing it all my fans gave half a spin then stopped(which as far as I know indicates an issue with you PSU). I tried using a different PSU when I took the psu out its bottom fan vent/grill was sticky and wet. Upon further inspection I found the aforementioned spatter against the motherboard and rest of the case. Regardless though a new PSU didn't solve my problem.

    So now I need a new Mobo and a new PSU(The only source of the liquid I can think of is a leaking capacitor, and as far as I know it's not a good idea to keep something that is leaking a sticky liquid inside your PC). In addition I need a new CPU as well, since I have an old Lga 1156 mobo and cpu. Also I want to get a case with a bottom placed PSU design so that this sort of thing never happens again and the old case's front grill is almost completely rusted over.(I used to live on the beach)

    I know that you guys will probably suggest something different but I here's what I was thinking of:

    CPU: Intel i5-4430 for R2,138 at http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php...ducts_id=10113
    Mobo: Intel DB85FL Frost Lake, for R953 at http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php...ducts_id=10150
    PSU: Thermaltake Litepower, 650W for R574 at http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php...oducts_id=5675
    Case:Coolermaster Elite 372 for R417 at http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php...oducts_id=5813

    Total: R4082

    I would also like to know wether you think that power supply would be able to run all my components other than what's listed up there I would be running two hard drives and a HD 7850.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drdiebrein View Post
    (I posted a similar thread yesterday from my phone but I can't find it anywhere so I'm assuming it didn't go through)

    OK so here's the story, once upon a time my power supply started leaking some kind of sticky liquid. Said liquid then dripped down onto the PSU fan and got spattered against my mobo and GPU. The end... for my computer that is, after a whole lot of issues and my not noticing the spatter my gpu and motherboard both gave out. At first I thought it was only my gpu so I replaced my GTX 560 Ti with an AMD HD 7850. After installing it all my fans gave half a spin then stopped(which as far as I know indicates an issue with you PSU). I tried using a different PSU when I took the psu out its bottom fan vent/grill was sticky and wet. Upon further inspection I found the aforementioned spatter against the motherboard and rest of the case. Regardless though a new PSU didn't solve my problem.

    So now I need a new Mobo and a new PSU(The only source of the liquid I can think of is a leaking capacitor, and as far as I know it's not a good idea to keep something that is leaking a sticky liquid inside your PC). In addition I need a new CPU as well, since I have an old Lga 1156 mobo and cpu. Also I want to get a case with a bottom placed PSU design so that this sort of thing never happens again and the old case's front grill is almost completely rusted over.(I used to live on the beach)

    I know that you guys will probably suggest something different but I here's what I was thinking of:

    CPU: Intel i5-4430 for R2,138 at http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php...ducts_id=10113
    Mobo: Intel DB85FL Frost Lake, for R953 at http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php...ducts_id=10150
    PSU: Thermaltake Litepower, 650W for R574 at http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php...oducts_id=5675
    Case:Coolermaster Elite 372 for R417 at http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php...oducts_id=5813

    Total: R4082

    I would also like to know wether you think that power supply would be able to run all my components other than what's listed up there I would be running two hard drives and a HD 7850.
    Thanks in advance.
    From AMD's website:
    ...PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
    500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended
    600W power supply (or greater) with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology.
    Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
    Minimum 4GB of system memory
    ...
    A good 500W would be more than enough.

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    I'd suggest:

    Intel Core i5-4430 @ R2138
    GIGABYTE GA-B85M-HD3 @ R1017
    Corsair VS550W @ R533
    Antec One S3 USB 3.0 @ R477
    Total: R4165

    Better board, better PSU and a chassis that's much easier to work with and includes USB 3.0 ports for the front panel.

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    Yeah I would also advise going for a different board than an Intel one, Intel are generally overpriced. I bought my board just as the SATA problems were sorted and ended up paying nearly a grand for a board that the other manufacturers would have charged one or two hundred less for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    I'd suggest:

    Intel Core i5-4430 @ R2138
    GIGABYTE GA-B85M-HD3 @ R1017
    Corsair VS550W @ R533
    Antec One S3 USB 3.0 @ R477
    Total: R4165

    Better board, better PSU and a chassis that's much easier to work with and includes USB 3.0 ports for the front panel.
    Ok well, I understand the chassis, but what specifically makes that a better PSU(Is corsair better than cooler master?) and why is that a better motherboard? Also it only has two RAM slots and I have three sticks of RAM(two sticks of 2GB and one of 4GB).
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    Default PSU, Case, Mobo and CPU, R4000 budget

    Quote Originally Posted by drdiebrein View Post
    Ok well, I understand the chassis, but what specifically makes that a better PSU(Is corsair better than cooler master?) and why is that a better motherboard?
    But you didn't have a CM PSU though either o_0

    Just Joker a PM also and see what he says, he is a wizard with PCs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike_009 View Post
    But you didn't have a CM PSU though either o_0

    Just Joker a PM also and see what he says, he is a wizard with PCs
    Oh of course right, earlier I had was going for a cooler master PSU, but decided not to. Anyway I think I will pm joker ,I see he has quite the presence on the hardware forum.
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