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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby Starwats » Sep 15th, 2016 @ 9:36am

My Asus Sabertooth bit the dust (literally, maybe) in the beginning of the summer. I don't know what to do. Can I send it back to be fixed? I don't really want to but I might just buy a brand new high mid-term rig. All my hobbies and gaming have been on hold because I don't have a machine. Pls send help fam.
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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby LiQuid » Sep 15th, 2016 @ 1:52pm

Why didn't you just RMA it when it happened?
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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby kenzo » Sep 15th, 2016 @ 2:47pm

I have no idea how to handle the situation you're in Starwats, my condolences. Are you 100% positive it's the mobo? Sometimes dead ram or a kill-power supply will make it appear like your entire machine is bork. I will say however for future reference that you should be cleaning out the interior of your pc on a semi-frequent basis. Open the chassis, get a vacuum with some pc cleaning attachments, and suck out all the dirt. Especially on the fans, on circuits, and super especially on heatsinks. There are filters you can buy to put on your intake fans that will help keep the insides cleaner; I dunno how much I would recommend those however.

Edit: I have one of these, they work great: https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Vacuum-Att ... B000BSJCLY
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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby Starwats » Sep 15th, 2016 @ 7:19pm

LiQuid wrote:Why didn't you just RMA it when it happened?

I was out of warranty
kenzo wrote:I have no idea how to handle the situation you're in Starwats, my condolences. Are you 100% positive it's the mobo? Sometimes dead ram or a kill-power supply will make it appear like your entire machine is bork. I will say however for future reference that you should be cleaning out the interior of your pc on a semi-frequent basis. Open the chassis, get a vacuum with some pc cleaning attachments, and suck out all the dirt. Especially on the fans, on circuits, and super especially on heatsinks. There are filters you can buy to put on your intake fans that will help keep the insides cleaner; I dunno how much I would recommend those however.

Edit: I have one of these, they work great: https://www.amazon.com/Micro-Vacuum-Att ... B000BSJCLY

I know that it wasn't the ram or power supply, I was able to test each individually on a different machine. I should have probably been cleaning it more but right now it is clean and dead.
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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby Mr_eX » Sep 16th, 2016 @ 6:22am

If the CPU is still good replace the mobo.
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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby Starwats » Oct 13th, 2016 @ 9:02am

Mr_eX wrote:If the CPU is still good replace the mobo.

Can I find a mobo today that is compatible with LGA1366 and the RAM I have?
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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby Mr_eX » Oct 14th, 2016 @ 5:25pm

Are you OK with getting a refurb?
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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby Starwats » Oct 19th, 2016 @ 9:41am

Mr_eX wrote:Are you OK with getting a refurb?

Yeah, I feel like it would be a waste to ditch all this working hardware and get a new machine because I can't find a brand new mobo. If I can find a refurbished one that would be a lot easier and cheaper for me. Do you have any recommendations of where and what to look for?
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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby Mr_eX » Oct 20th, 2016 @ 6:27am

Ebay is probably your best bet. The refurbs on newegg look super expensive.
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Re: Build/ Upgrade a PC

Postby kenzo » Oct 20th, 2016 @ 7:52am

Referbs are unnecessary. Just buy a cheaper, but new mobo. Mobos are backwards compatible with lots and lots of cpus and ram-chips, and they'll tell you which ones. And this way, you can upgrade your other parts later if you want while not potentially getting scammed off of ebay.

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