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post Feb 13 2008, 10:51 AM
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Master of Blades and Rakes

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Well yesterday morning my computer died, it would power up but do nothing. After trying everything under the sun and talking to Crush last night, pretty much nailed the problem to the mother board. I ended up ordering a replacement of the same model, other wise it would be pretty much a full rebuild with new proc, ram, etc. and I dont have the money for that now. Thankfully my old mac still works so I can use that to surf the web, use messenger, etc. untill the new board arrives and hopefully it doesn't arrive d.o.a.

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post Feb 29 2008, 03:42 PM
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Holding these random memories

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Buy a new computer. It's not worth fucking with that old shit if its dying like that. You are basically putting a feeding tube on a vegetable. Here's an good one i threw together for you, and its under $500:

Case+Power Supply
120 Gig SATA Hard Drive
2 Gigs Corsair DDR2 ram
EVGA Motherboard with Nvidia 7150 onboard graphics
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2ghz E4500
Vista Home Premium

Bottom line: $481.93, $509 shipped to Columbus via UPS 3 day.

This is an extremely budget build, but if all you use the computer for is web access and porn its will own. The onboard graphics card can still handle shit like WoW and FFXI, but don't expect to play Crysis on this. beigelaugh.gif All the parts are decent quality stuff too, not knockoff jip jap ching chong stuff.

The only thing I would possibly change is the tower and power supply, because the included 430w is not sufficient if you were to add a dedicated video card later.


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