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  1. #21
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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        BrightWorks Systems
      • Model Number:
        BWS-6 E-IV
      • Motherboard:
        Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake Pushed to 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
        2 X 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000
      • Graphics:
        EVGA GeForce GTX 1050TI 04G-P4-6251-KR, 4GB GDDR5
      • Sound Card:
        Integrated
      • Disk Drives:
        Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Blu-ray R/W
      • Power Supply:
        EVGA Supernova 550W Gold
      • Case:
        Fractal Design Define R4 Mid Tower w/Window
      • Cooling:
        2 x 140mm case fans, OEM CPU Cooler
      • Display:
        2 x Samsung S24E650BW 24 inch WS
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

    Re: My pc died... Advices?

    It all really depends on what you really "need", what you "want" (which may or may not exceed your needs), and how much you want to spend. Does anyone "need" a SSD? Probably not. But I sure will never go HD again. There are many integrated graphics options that meet the "needs" of most users. What's nice is they allow users to upgrade the graphics by adding a more powerful card later - if they "want".

    The balance between needs and wants can be a challenge - more so when budgets matter. It then depends on what you can rationalize and justified in your own head (or with the better half! ). Does anyone really "need" a gaming machine?
    Bill (AFE7Ret)
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  2. #22
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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        XILOLEE.com
      • Model Number:
        XILO
      • Motherboard:
        ASROCK FM2A88M Pro3+ chipset A88X Bolton-D4
      • CPU:
        A10-7800, 4 CPU, 4 thr, 65/45W, FM2+, 28nm, Steamroller/Kaveri
      • Memory:
        10GB (Nanya and kingston ddr3-1333 9-9-9-24)
      • Graphics:
        Radeon R7 720MHz (8 GPU cores, integrated in CPU)
      • Sound Card:
        RealTek ALC662 (integrated in MB)
      • Hard Drives:
        Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 500GB 7200RPM
      • Power Supply:
        SuperFlower 450W 80+ Platinum (SF-450P14PE)
      • Case:
        Sharkoon VG4-S
      • Cooling:
        Realtek RTL8111GR (NIC integrated in MB)
      • Display:
        Samsung SyncMaster SA100 LS22A100NS-EN
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Home/Standard x64

    Re: My pc died... Advices?

    Like everyone: drunk wife and full bottle (someone could say it's better drunk ladies and full bottles).

  3. #23

    Re: My pc died... Advices?

    If PC is dead, trouble shooting is the first solution that I thought about. However, to troubleshoot it perfectly and be sure of the issues, I’ll suggest that you to send it to a repair shop. I think, they know better.

  4. #24
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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        XILOLEE.com
      • Model Number:
        XILO
      • Motherboard:
        ASROCK FM2A88M Pro3+ chipset A88X Bolton-D4
      • CPU:
        A10-7800, 4 CPU, 4 thr, 65/45W, FM2+, 28nm, Steamroller/Kaveri
      • Memory:
        10GB (Nanya and kingston ddr3-1333 9-9-9-24)
      • Graphics:
        Radeon R7 720MHz (8 GPU cores, integrated in CPU)
      • Sound Card:
        RealTek ALC662 (integrated in MB)
      • Hard Drives:
        Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 500GB 7200RPM
      • Power Supply:
        SuperFlower 450W 80+ Platinum (SF-450P14PE)
      • Case:
        Sharkoon VG4-S
      • Cooling:
        Realtek RTL8111GR (NIC integrated in MB)
      • Display:
        Samsung SyncMaster SA100 LS22A100NS-EN
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Home/Standard x64

    Re: My pc died... Advices?

    Yes, probably they could have repaired it with a new board, and it would have costed me the double, i.e. €120-150 (a new mothernoard, same model, about €63), for a machine that costed maybe €250.

  5. #25
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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        XILOLEE.com
      • Model Number:
        XILO
      • Motherboard:
        ASROCK FM2A88M Pro3+ chipset A88X Bolton-D4
      • CPU:
        A10-7800, 4 CPU, 4 thr, 65/45W, FM2+, 28nm, Steamroller/Kaveri
      • Memory:
        10GB (Nanya and kingston ddr3-1333 9-9-9-24)
      • Graphics:
        Radeon R7 720MHz (8 GPU cores, integrated in CPU)
      • Sound Card:
        RealTek ALC662 (integrated in MB)
      • Hard Drives:
        Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 500GB 7200RPM
      • Power Supply:
        SuperFlower 450W 80+ Platinum (SF-450P14PE)
      • Case:
        Sharkoon VG4-S
      • Cooling:
        Realtek RTL8111GR (NIC integrated in MB)
      • Display:
        Samsung SyncMaster SA100 LS22A100NS-EN
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Home/Standard x64

    Re: My pc died... Advices?

    Finally, I bought CPU, MB, PSU, CASE: about 226 (or $267 or 203).

    83,17 --> AMD APU A10-7800 (7th Generation), 65W/45W, Socket FM2+, 28nm, Steamroller/Kaveri
    47,67 --> ASROCK FM2A88M Pro3+
    66,74 --> SuperFlower 450W 80+ Platinum SF-450P14PE
    28 --> Sharkoon VG4-S

    Re-used: HDD, RAM, CD/DVD drive, mouse, keyboard, monitor, .
    Added my system to system specs in my profile. :-)
    Last edited by xilolee; 12-26-2017 at 10:40 PM.
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  6. #26
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    • specs System Specs
      • Motherboard:
        ASUS MAXIMUS ROG HERO X
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz
      • Memory:
        Crucial 2x8GB DDR4 2666 MHz
      • Graphics:
        Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming 8 GB
      • Sound Card:
        Asus Xonar DSX
      • Hard Drives:
        WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA III 7200rpm, WD Caviar Black 6TB SATA III 7200rpm
      • Disk Drives:
        Samsung 960 Evo 256GB NVME PCIe
      • Power Supply:
        Corsair HX 750W 80+ Platinum
      • Case:
        Fractal Design Define R6
      • Cooling:
        Noctua NH-D14
      • Display:
        Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K 3840x2160
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Pro 1803 x64

    Re: My pc died... Advices?

    Great! I hope it serves you well!

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