Advice on fixing my current PC or buying a new one
After resetting the bios by pulling the CMOS battery I managed to get it to boot up normally and it worked fine for the day but my sound card was no longer detected.
The next day after I couldn't wake it from sleep again. I had to pull the battery again but it still wasn't working. I plugged my monitor into my onboard video card instead of my GPU and it is working. My GPU is not even being detected in device manger.
On the third day, the same problem but now I got the option to restore from a previous configuration. It is still restoring but I am not too optimistic at this point.
When I managed to get to boot it was showing this error on the first day: "OVERCLOCKING FAILED, PLEASE ENTER SETUP TO RECONFIGURE YOUR SYSTEM"
On the second day it starts up to this "Memory OK! Succeeds in system booting! Enter BIOS setup menu
From my few online searches I guess the motherboard or CPU is faulty. But maybe it's something else I don't know.
My PC is from 2012 but I really like it and can't really afford to replace it unless I can get a decent deal on a similar one ( and hopefully lighter because I may move to another country with it) .
I've never built a PC before but I was thinking I can either buy the same motherboard ($135) and see if it solves my problem. Or should I buy both the board ($135) and CPU ($180) ? Or just buy a different board and CPU (recommendations?) [ Also note: The onboard sound card and a few USB outlets stopped working a few years ago. And the power button often sticks. ]
I am wondering if my GPU is also permanently fried or not because I need dual monitors and my onboard graphics doesn't support it.
This is my PC:
Zalman tower gs1200
Nvidia GeForce gtx 670 (aug 2005)
PSU corsair tx850m
Corsair Vengence pro ddr3 1600mhz 8gb x2, 4gb X2 ( 24 gb total)
motherboard Asus p8z77-v pro (2012)
intel i7 3770k @ 3.5 GHz overclocked
Dual 32" monitors
Samsung evo ssd
Windows 7 pro
Please give me your advice
1) Change the motherboard (same one)
2) Change the CPU
3) Change motherboard and CPU (same ones)
4) Keep whatever parts are salvageable ( Ram, PSU, maybe GPU) and build a new PC
5) Get a new whole new PC for a good price ( suggestions?)