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Ban Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh Buí
Treaa
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Posted On: 04/28/2021 at 06:13 PM
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My PC died. It just goes black and fan sounds a jet engine. Usually my husband builds but for many reasons including just buying graphics cards I need to buy. I have been patient. It's been months. 

 

So alienware and dell and hp all have delivery like June. I know there are some companies that legit build decent service etc... Any recommendations ? Would like to keep 1500ish. My finances are taking a huge hut. 

Ty. I miss my computer. Stardew valley and board game arena are getting old. 

 

Treaa

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Taoiseach de na Arach Glas
Foghladha
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Replied On: 04/29/2021 at 12:35 PM PDT
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Dell and Alienware are the same. HP is nothing but bloatware. I wouldn't recommend either.

Brands I have used and loved:

  1. ASUS ROG
  2. MSI
  3. Toshiba
  4. Cyberpower

Brands to avoid like the plague:

  1. HP
  2. Acer
  3. Dell
  4. Alienware

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Ban Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh Buí
Treaa
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Replied On: 04/29/2021 at 05:35 PM PDT
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Now to find anything in stock. I been patient but I have never been without a computer this long. My IT nephew doesn't even know the issue. Reinstalling windows doesn't help for long. Husband says it's software but refuses to help me. Never actually bought a computer. He makes them all but graphic cards make that impossible

 

Thanks for tips

 

 

 

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Laoch de na Ulchabhan Dubh
verve
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Replied On: 05/02/2021 at 12:24 PM PDT
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I just ordered from Origin, they have really great reviews. 4 weeks out for delivery.

Depending on the specs you are looking for there are some prebuilt systems sold on Amazon, Cyberpower among them.

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Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh Gorm
Malle
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Replied On: 05/19/2021 at 11:45 AM PDT
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I feel for you. I just got my three PCs repaired. They all fried, despite obviously inadequate surge strips. (Now using APC UPS for safety.)

I strongly recommend a local computer person, if there are any close to you. My local got all three PCs up and running - cloning failing HD to solid state drives, 1 terabyte, for less than half of what would have been a compromise (due to graphic card prices) PC.

 

That failing - Newegg has some bundle deals for reasonable prices. And they have a referral to an online builder as well. Or, you could get a Newegg bundle and get a local repair guy to build, if possible.

 

I cannot believe the prices of new graphics cards!! and their unavailability. I will clearly have to save for my next build, but my local repair guy saved the day for the interim. Good luck!!!

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Curadh de na Faolchu
Durik
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Replied On: 09/01/2021 at 06:15 PM PDT
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I like NZXT's BLD NZXT BLD | Custom Gaming PC Builder | NZXT and EKWB's (pricey) offerings Water Cooled PCs - Custom Built EK Fluid Gaming PCs – Fluidgaming

Both are solid sources who have minimal charges in build fees and as far as I can remember, very low to no bloatware. The shortages are still bad but pre-builts are kind of the way to go right now. As much as I love to tinker and build my own and prior to the shortages build for friends/family, any more I just recommend going with a pre-built and those two options are the ones I give people.

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Laoch de na Ulchabhan Dubh
verve
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Replied On: 01/09/2022 at 03:01 AM PST
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"My PC died. It just goes black and fan sounds a jet engine. " Turns out my PC started doing the same thing while playing New World. Google led me to blame the GPU, RMA'd it and sure enough GPU overheat due to massive power draw. Solutions proffered: new GPU, larger PSU, or in my case Gigabyte replaced a thing-a-ma-widget.

 

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