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Currently replacing computer

Will be a little bit of time before fully established again/learning the new system/transferring everything over eventually from the older one that was giving me issues with hard drive disk failure warnings, PSU, overheating and my monitor acting strangely... new one should serve just fine.

The bigger resolution will be a weird thing to adjust to, though. I feel pretty blind without my glasses.
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Added: 6 years, 10 months ago
6 years, 10 months ago
Good Luck my friend ^.^
6 years, 10 months ago
Comps only seem to last a few years imo. My last comp was used so much the power supply fried itself. Even the button was fused to the on position in the back. How did your monitor act strangely? Did it send you hypnotic suggestions or go blurry?

You got contacts or the laser eye deal?
6 years, 10 months ago
This computer I'm using has managed to last 5 years with most of its stock parts. The only things that needed to be replaced were the graphics card (the fan ceased to function and didn't cool down the card, causing it to eventually fry itself) and the power supply. The original hard drive is still in good condition even after all this time.
6 years, 10 months ago
Got this comp in 09 here and the same thing happened to my video card. The little fan would not run and made the loudest noise when it did. Sounded like a lawn mower. Then died one day. Had to use the onboard video since.

Yeah, hard drive will last while , but one day those spinning disks will fry.
6 years, 10 months ago
Interesting.. that's how I ended up replacing mine. The PSU failure (it was just not powerful enough in the end) brought about all sorts of other hardware failure.

It took me a while to get used to the big resolutions. I felt really bold when I used 800x600.. now I have a screen that's all wide and stuff. Modern life. :D

Hope you'll have everything sorted soon. Tinkering with computers all day is not a lot of fun.
6 years, 10 months ago
Mine shut down pretty much the same way.. started overheating while on secondlife and currently won't even boot up with start up repair.. using my phone to post btw.. but it seems my laptop is toast ...
6 years, 10 months ago
Yay,  I love new stuff.  Great for finding out what it will do that the old one would not.    :)
6 years, 10 months ago
"will do just fine"...you literally have epic power PC now, "just fine" doesn't apply for you =|
XD enjoy the epic power ^_^
6 years, 10 months ago
A couple things Ive found out if you are serious about using your computer, budget a lot more than you first expect for the power source. Surge protectors, a small to medium UPS if you have enough, more surge protectors, and a Carefully Selected fuck off heavy duty pro PSU, none of these lightweight 650W things, you need at leat 450-500 W that you have trouble lifting.

Switch mode PSUs have trouble being Underloaded, the powerlines float higher till any protection kicks in, cuts the lines, then resets etc. The most efficient point of PSU operation is about 85% of maximum overall load, so if you were good enough, you could select the machine set up not only for power, but also for energy efficincy.

You also need some surge protectors, filters.

My Military unit still isnt good enough 8(. and thats behind 3 other commercial filters 8(
My power supply is rubbish 8(

Enjoy yourself, and dont forget, even the bottom end modern $50 graphics cards can handle 2, 3 monitors with seperate programs on each pretty easily. 8)
6 years, 10 months ago
When I built my desktop PC, DarkStar, back in 2010, I opted to pay a bit more for components. For example I left the included heatsink/fan in the CPU box, and got a higher power one. I got a large case for ventilation. I went for a 7200RPM SATA2 Hard Drive to improve performance. I even over-specced my power supply by 50% (750W instead of 500W, w/ 80% Energy Efficiency) to prevent brownouts.

If I would build another tomorrow, i'd opt for a 256GB SSD instead of a 1TB Hard Drive, go for updated Intel Core i7 and nVidia GeForce GTX graphics, add a Soundblaster card (onboard audio sucks), and correct the DVD-RW drive mistake I made.
6 years, 10 months ago
have gami pop the old hard drive out of your old computer slip it right into the new 1 the transfer will be allot faster
6 years, 10 months ago
I am practically blind without my glasses @___@!
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