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Raserisk

Gaming PC bites the dust...again.

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About two days ago, it happened around noon when I came home from being out, I turn on the PC to hear a loud, continous beeping noise of which by a few more tries I deem the PC to be

1. stupid piece of shit

2. ANOTHER hardware failure has caused this.

Back in May I got the PC serviced and the issue back then was a power supply failure, I hooked up this crappy ten year old PC that can't even run games on the HL1 engine to try to diagonose it and it turns out its probably ANOTHER POWER SUPPLY FAILURE.

So without a doubt I probably won't be repairing it, also I have lost a substantial amount of brain cells due to facepalming myself x9000+.

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i suggest you build a cheap gaming machine that can run hl2 fine..... You can get 8600-9600gt cheap as hell.

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Stop buying shitty hardware?

You can spend 5 grand on a computer but that doesn't mean it will be any less prone to hardware failure.

What parts do you have anyways?

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My computer never broke down since the day I bought it. And that was like 5 years ago?

Oh my, how much did it cost to build the room needed to store it in?

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Do we really need to turn this into a flame wars for gods sakes?

Anyways, this PC was built in early 2005 so it is going on nearly five years I honestly am not surprised at how it is breaking down considering that most of it is still 2005 era technology, however was pisses me off is how quickly it broke down again and probably was the same hardware failure from May. Actually, I've always had power supply failures. Now I am more pissed off.

Add to the total that I sunk about $300 into it at May, I just don't have the money to get a brand new PC. As for fixing it, it is on the backburner of my priorities at the moment.

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You can spend 5 grand on a computer but that doesn't mean it will be any less prone to hardware failure.

What parts do you have anyways?

That's not necessarily true. While I agree that all electronics are prone to failure, certain components that are manufactured with cheap parts can be even more prone to failure (i.e. eMachine power supplys & motherboards). Some manufactures want to keep costs down so they cut corners on certain components.

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Wow, is that sig from Zombi 2? The memories.

I've run into some hardware issues, a bad PCIE port on my motherboard, and a bad hard drive. Neither item was of a disreputable brand or anything, these things just happen.

Though in general it does seem to pay to get recognizable/reputable brand stuff.

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Wow, is that sig from Zombi 2? The memories.

I have been searching that and Zombi 1 forever, where the fuck is it?

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For example, never choose cheapest when buying power supply, it can take all the hardware with it when it fails.

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I have been searching that and Zombi 1 forever, where the fuck is it?

Just look for Zombie Flesh Eaters (aka Zombi 2). It's not that hard to find

OnT: I've only had 1 hardware failure in the past 10 years. Well, two if you count the power supply that I managed to decapitate a cricket with :o

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Oh my, how much did it cost to build the room needed to store it in?

Not much, just make sure that you clean the dust off, check on anything that sounds weird, and don't go to virus sites or do anything stupid.

I also don't leave my computer on 24/7.

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Watchman, Zombi 1 is in fact Romero's 1978 Dawn of the Dead; Zombi 2 is an unofficial 'sequel' to it.

Romero's Dawn of the Dead remains the greatest zombie achievement out there, so if you haven't seen it, seriously consider doing so.

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Not much, just make sure that you clean the dust off, check on anything that sounds weird, and don't go to virus sites or do anything stupid.

I also don't leave my computer on 24/7.

I was trying to poke at your computers age, not asking for cleaning tips. ;)

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Not much, just make sure that you clean the dust off, check on anything that sounds weird, and don't go to virus sites or do anything stupid.

I also don't leave my computer on 24/7.

Actually, turning your computer off every day is actually worse for your components that keeping in on all the time.

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Watchman, Zombi 1 is in fact Romero's 1978 Dawn of the Dead; Zombi 2 is an unofficial 'sequel' to it.

Romero's Dawn of the Dead remains the greatest zombie achievement out there, so if you haven't seen it, seriously consider doing so.

i can never find the original, just the remake, but i own all the others, except for that piece of shit they call land of the dead

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Actually, turning your computer off every day is actually worse for your components that keeping in on all the time.

Word. Only one that starts to whine after days being on is harddrive on Windows system (maybe not anymore). If you have Linux, you can keep it on as long as you wish without problems.

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Actually, turning your computer off every day is actually worse for your components that keeping in on all the time.

Back in the day it was important to leave it running. Not anymore. It is true that the sudden surge of power through the components causes stress on them. It is best to have the computer on whenever you are going to use it off and on, but if you are going to be away from it for several hours (like going to bed) then it is recommended to turn it off. If everything behaves normally the first thing to naturally quit on you is cooling fans. That obviously kills whatever they were supposed to be cooling. The longer a computer is on for, the sooner those fans will quit. So a balanced on/off approach will give you the best chance. Otherwise as long as you don't keep turning it on and off constantly you'll be fine.

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Actually, turning your computer off every day is actually worse for your components that keeping in on all the time.

That may be so, but your electric bill rises.

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