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Comments on Profile Post by Dakkaface

  1. Finagle007
    Finagle007
    I know that feel...
    Sep 13, 2017
  2. Dakkaface
    Dakkaface
    I think it's just my graphics card, but even so. I was hoping to pick up parts for this over a 4-5 month period, not have to cram them all in at once.
    Sep 13, 2017
  3. Subrosian_Smithy
    Subrosian_Smithy
    It was a romantic suicide pact; none of the computer parts wanted to live without the graphics card they had come to love.
    Sep 13, 2017
  4. Dakkaface
    Dakkaface
    Well, either a romantic suicide pact or mob justice. In the dead of summer heat, with the fans aging, covered in dust and cat hair, the parts all got together and decided that the biggest heat generator and restrictor of breeze in the case had to go.

    TBH though, the non-modular power supply is probably to blame. All those cables take up so much real estate in the case and block airflow something fierce.
    Sep 13, 2017
  5. Cambrian
    Cambrian
    I need to just bite the bullet and buy a new computer. My computer doesn't have many issues but considering I use it for work and I have the disposable income, I really need an upgrade BEFORE it starts fucking with me. Especially since all of its parts are about 5+ years out of date by now.
    Sep 13, 2017
  6. Dakkaface
    Dakkaface
    My rig's about 5 years old, though some of the parts are older. You going to buy off the shelf or build it?
    Sep 13, 2017
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  7. Cambrian
    Cambrian
    Probably buy off the shelf since I don't trust myself to build it without fucking up. Though I did install both my Graphics Card and my current Power Supply without bricking the damn thing so I guess I should have more faith in myself... I dunno.

    The fact that I basically write all day every day makes the idea of spending a day setting up a new computer daunting.
    Sep 13, 2017
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  8. Dakkaface
    Dakkaface
    You could ease into building your own rig like I did - I bought an off the shelf Dell and just replaced parts bit by bit as they failed or required upgrading, Ship of Theseus style. My current rig contains no parts from that old computer, and when I start replacing parts on my current one, it'll still have the same case, same hard drive as the old one.
    Sep 13, 2017
  9. Dakkaface
    Dakkaface
    Yep, Graphics card went. Scrounged an old VGA connector from work and hooked it to the onboard graphics instead of my PCI card, computer works fine.
    Sep 13, 2017
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