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My Computer is Dead!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by u2konline, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. u2konline

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    Well Rest in Peace to my 40 dollar Celeron D :( , i was removing the power cord from the back of the dell / PSU ( its turn off btw ) and massive sparks started to fly and my MB almost caught fire and the PSU was lighting up , scared the hell out of me haha. Then all the power in my house went out, i was like WTF just happen?

    So the power is back, but the Dell celeron is in the trash, i guess thats what i get for paying 40 dollars for it. It seems like the PSU blew up, then affected the whole system. So its back to my Pentium III 600MHZ / 90watts baby :(

    The good news, i have 350 dollars to spare, so i am done with buying computer stuff from the pawn shop or thrift stores, i am going to buy a new computer in a few days or a few weeks from best buy or walmart or staples. This sucks man. :mad:

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  2. oli_ramsay

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    unlucky dude. I'm sure you could build a modest machine for ~$350 dollars providing you monitor didn't self destruct with the rest of your setup.
     
  3. JATownes

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    I agree with oli. You could build a decent rig for $350 if you have a monitor.
     
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    No.. I disagree... you've suffered having old hardware enough no? save up to get 500~600$ and get yourself a nice system ;)
     
  5. Morrison5891

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    Please don't buy a mass manufactured computer....
     
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  6. u2konline

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    I don't build rigs, and i damn sure is not about to build one now, mostly because i am worry that i may build it wrong, then if something blows up, my whole house will catch on fire and my ass will be homeless.

    The monitor wasn't affected, or my external HD or cards, only because i remove them before i started to remove the Power cord. So i am just going to buy a desktop computer from one of the retail stores. Make it quick and simple :) I will update this thread and let everyone know what i buy soon. :)
     
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    You can't make your comp catch on fire if you have a quality PSU
     
  8. iandh Xtreme Refugee

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    Dead is politically incorrect. You are supposed to say "my computer has passed away", or "my computer now flys with the angels".

    People these days. :rolleyes:






    (for anyone unable to figure it out, yes, the above is a joke)
     
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    Time to put on some big boy pants and build a real rig :p
     
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    ya you can get a real good amd righ for $350. Shadow said it right, cmon make tpu proud.
     
  11. AsRock

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    He might need a belt too :p..


    And as for building a system u2konline it's much easier than it was 15 years ago. In fact it's child's play these days.


    And as for parts i bet loads on here would help you out too :).
     
  12. FatForester New Member

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    Sorry to hear, it always sucks to lose computer hardware. If you've got $350, you can definitely build a great AMD rig, one that would be much better than anything pre-built.

    Don't be intimidated with building! It's a lot of fun once you get into it, and you'll always have people on TPU to help you. Everyone has to start somewhere!
     
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    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    Yes.. build your own.. or I shall send my flying monkeys after you.
     
  14. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    I'l send you a tombstone £50 you pay shipping ? thats 10% off because your on tpu.

    On a lower note sad to see that it died. I've seen my share of faulty psu's but none that bad.
     
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    I agree with everyone else here...i built my wife a nice little rig for just under $400.00 and it is ten times better than a store bought POS........

    here are the items that get my vote if you wanna build a rig....


    1 ASUS M4A78 PRO AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131362 $109.99

    1 Rosewill R5730-P BK 120mm Fan Pre-Installed on the Top and 80mm Slim Fan Cooling HDD,ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E168111471 $44.99

    1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400 Brisbane 2.8GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core black edition Processor Model ADO5400DSWOF
    Item #: N82E16819103289 $57.99

    1 CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139008 $59.99

    1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136074 $54.99

    1 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBNT
    Item #: N82E16820231207 $36.99

    1 SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F
    Item #: N82E16827151171 $24.99

    All of these parts are free shipping st the moment too so no wasting money on shipping....
     
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    Just read this, then post a thread asking for advice on parts.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/other/144

    I think all here at TPU would be willing to lend a little friendly advice...as long as you bench it when you are done. :D
     
  17. u2konline

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    You guys can tell me to build a new computer all day, i am not going to do it. I understand on almost every computer forum that i post on ( techpowerup, techspot, futuremark, guru3d ) pretty much everyone likes building computers, but there is also nothing wrong with buying a prebuilt, and you guys know they make them for a reason right?

    I don't have time ordering parts and building something, when i can just drive to the store and buy a prebuilt rig that is great for gaming and whatever else. Yes a little more expensive, , but no problem

    So its ok alright :)
     
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    And one more thing....its not that bad to build a rig....read all the articles available and take your time....all of the guys here on TPU are always here to help as well.....
     
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    :roll::roll: Sorry guys, but I gotta quote this in my sig.
     
  20. mrhuggles

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    lol not really, they come with extremely sub standard parts, and cost way more than they should.

    there is * definitely* something wrong with buying a pre-built rig... but that having been said it should be interesting to see what you end up with.

    maybe you would be better off having someone who knows what to do build it for you? just putting that out there...

    i guess i kinda feel some kind of sympathy pain for you.. lol
     
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    There is a LOT wrong with mass manufactured computers. If you only have $350 to spend, for the love of god... BUILD YOUR OWN. You will be much happier!!!!!
     
  22. mrhuggles

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    yeah, like how they think that intel extreme elite SUPER AWESOME ULTRA MEGA onboard video is good for gaming.
     
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    You can't build it wrong... componants only fit one way ...
     
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    its better to build your own rig cause save the cost of putting the parts together and with that save u can buy more hardware ;)
     
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    Only if its a dell :) wtf ...
     

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