My PC is crapping itself out.

Discussion in 'Technology Talk & Help' started by OSTKCabal, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. My PC has pretty much crapped itself and bombed out of the water.

    The main hard drive is about to go for good. It's an old thing and has done a good job but it's speed is steadily decreasing and it's making ominous clicking noises which I do not like to hear coming from a hard drive.

    My graphics card is aging quickly and is nowhere near as good as it once was. It's showing signs of a failure due to a bad cooler.

    My CPU is just... disgusting. It does not want to work all of a sudden, and most of the programs on my PC have taken up 'Not responding' as second nature now.

    Before any of you start screaming of Viruses, no. It's not, and I've taken every measure I can to make sure of that. It's purely hardware related.

    I'm very disappointed because I spent nearly $900 of my own hard-earned money about 2 years ago to get this thing and, a month after the warranty goes out, the PC starts to as well! (The warranty expired literally last month.)

    Which I guess it's okay because it gives me a legitimate incentive to upgrade from my All-AMD setup to an Intel-nVIDIA one. :p

    So what am I getting to replace this thing? Here, I'll show you:

    CPU: Core i7-3770 Quad-Core 3.4GHz

    MoBo: MSI Z77 LGA 1155 Professional Motherboard

    GFX: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB

    SSD: Corsair Force series GT 120GB SSD

    HDD1: Western Digital 1TB 7.2k SATA-III - Programs & Games

    HDD2: Seagate 3TB 7.2k SATA-III - Recording / Editing & Random Files

    New Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2013
    Posted Apr 11, 2013
  2. Meez


    Dang whore, sounds like a sexy new rig you are setting up.
    Posted Apr 11, 2013
  3. It'll make me sad to see this thing go, it's been good to me. But, I'm nonetheless excited to get the new one :)
    Posted Apr 11, 2013
  4. I saw the build and I was like, that is a WIN build and not even close to 900$ but I see now lol
    Posted Apr 11, 2013
  5. Yeah here's my current PC - back when I bought it, it was worth ~ $900. Obviously its' value has gone way down by now. :p

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Quad-Core 3.2GHz

    RAM: (Originally 4GB) 12GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair XMS3 (I will be transferring this over to the new PC because it's still working like a champ.)

    HDD: 1TB 7.2k Seagate Barracuda SATA-III

    GFX: ATi Radeon HD 6850 1.0GB

    MoBo: GIGABYTE 970A AM3+ USB2.0/3.0 MoBo

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
    Posted Apr 11, 2013
  6. CaffeinePizza

    CaffeinePizza Member

    I built my PC 2 years ago, too. I built it on Jan 17, 2011 (I think.). Still running nice with Linux Mint. I'm hoping to build a dream computer too in the future. My current PC cost $800 to build. The next one I want to build will cost a mere $1000.
    Posted Apr 11, 2013
  7. Rampage


    Are you going to overclock those quads?
    Posted Apr 12, 2013
  8. Swagijuana

    Swagijuana Member

    If he does, he wouldn't have to get a little extra something to keep it cool. Cooler-Master definitely does the job themselves with the cases keeping the entire PC cool.
    Case cooling specs:
    Front: 230 x 30mm Red LED Fan x 1, 700 RPM, 19 dBA
    Side: 230 x 30mm Standard Fan x 1, 700 RPM, 19 dBA (support 120 x 25 Fan x 4)
    Top: 230 x 30mm Standard Fan x 1, 700 RPM, 19 dBA (support 120mm Fan x 3 or 120mm x 1 + 230 x 30mm x 1)
    Rear: 140 x 25mm Standard Fan x 1, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA (support 120 x 25mm Fan x 1)

    If he does overclock for extensive times at high rates, just get a simple cooling kit. That case is perfectly designed for it.
    Posted Apr 12, 2013
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