Hi, so here's the problem. One morning after a drunk night I decided to spray compressed air into my computer to clean out the dust, I was holding the can upside down. Freezing liquid shot out and ever since my computer will not start. It makes no sounds and no fans turn on, the only thing turning on are the LED lights from my case. I am assuming something is wrong with my motherboard / processor as I read somewhere the power supply should make an odd sound if it is a goner.
In any case, this gives me a reason to replace my p.o.s motherboard + Cpu. I do not want anything too fancy. Something in the range of 150-200 combined would be great (will be spending more on RAM later). I basically want something that will get me around 40+ fps in a 25m raid environment (with nearly everything on ultra save for shadows) and decent / playable graphics in a game such as the upcoming Battlefield 3.
After looking around in the forums I've seen this CPU pop up alot: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078
A decent motherboard around 40-70 bucks would be great to go along with it
If there is a cpu that is cheaper but will still get me what I want from games, I'll take that as well. Obviously I wont spend 10-20 bucks less for 20fps instead of 40fps, Id rather pay the 20 bucks more for far greater performance. Just not looking for something insane like 200+ fps and ultra setting BF3 (if I could get that with around 200 bucks that would be great, but does not seem realistic).
Thank's in advance and all and any help is greatly appreciated.