After my computer woes, I am going to just go with a pre built computer

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  1. Cory Trevor

    Cory Trevor New Member

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    After trying to build my own and all that shit my computer has died again so I'm just saying fuck it and buying a pre-built now. I was looking at this guy and it seemed like a pretty good deal.

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11281552&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671|74658&N=4018595&Mo=8&pos=7&No=2&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=74658&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC11739-Cat25532&topnav=



    I'm going to go on newegg and look at the reviews for all the shit in it, though.
     
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    ugly crap case, check.
    generic psu, check.
    crap mobo, check.
    meh hdd, check.
    cheap optical route, check.
    realtek audio, check.
    crap warranty, check.



    walk away.
     
  3. Cory Trevor

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    Do you know of any good ones?
     
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    go to a reputable computer shop and have them build you one... or someone that knows what they're doing and use newegg.
     
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    2x $27 - LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA
    1x $45 - CoolerMaster Case
    1x $85 - Seagate 500GB 7200RPM 32M SATA-II
    1x $155 - ATi Radeon HD4850 512MB PCI-Ex16 HDCP
    1x $80 - Corsair 550W PSU
    2x $20 - OC Z 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667MHz
    1x $100 - Intel DP35DPM ATX
    1x $195 - Intel Q6600 LGA-775
    1x $110 - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium w/SP1
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    $864



    have someone that knows what they're doing build it.
     
  6. Cory Trevor

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    You'd take the ATI over an 8800?
     
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    how much did you know about computers before you tried to build one yourself (hardware wise)?

    and did you use any form of static shock protection when you worked on it?
     
  8. Cory Trevor

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    I knew the parts I needed and how to plug them in.

    And none and I built it on carpet. Not too smart in retrospect.
     
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    i don't generally wear anti-static straps or anything like that. A couple days ago I even worked in my case while laying on the carpet under my desk. I haven't damaged anything in about 6 years from static.
     
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    yes.
     
  11. Cory Trevor

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    And where do you see that card for 155?

    Edit: Oh, the mail-in rebate.
     
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    skip the vista and get XP
     
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    I have XP on my laptop, so I guess I could just get Vista.
     
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    don't
     
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    that's why it died then :rofl:

    sorry for laughing, but you likely fried every component in there before you turned it on for the first time.
     
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    :noes: Well I'm still open to opinions
     
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    you do realize most ESD damage doesn't kill the component outright, it degrades it and reduces the lifespan of the component. Most of the time, if you have an intermittent hardware problem with no seeming cause, its from ESD.
     
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    I had it running, then I would get the blue screen of death more periodically until eventually it never turned on. I'm suspecting a shit psu that came with the case.
     
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    could be a shit PSU, could also have been ESD. Intermittent failures leading up to a complete failure is a classic symptom of ESD, or underpowering. With underpowering, however, it probably would have kept turning on, especially once you replaced the PSU with a better one.
     
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    Could you get me a link to which RAM to use?
     
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    And that RAM is pretty cheap, is it garbage?
     
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    :ugh:

    Vista is a perfectly functional OS that is far superior to XP in pretty much every way. The one issue you could raise about it is the increased hardware requirements, but the same was true of 98 vs XP. With 4gb of ram, it will be a nonissue.
     
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    So Vista or XP?
     
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    Vista, especially if you're getting 4gb of ram. x64 XP is garbage, which means you've gotta go x64 vista.
     
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    vista is filled with bugs. It'll be good once SP2 hits
     

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