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About CoffeeandBagels

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  • Birthday 1984-03-06

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    IT Professional


  • CPU
    AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Motherboard
    Asus A88X-PRO ATX FM2+ Motherboard
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • GPU
    Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card
  • Case
    VIVO CASE-V01 ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Storage
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
  • PSU
    SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
  • Operating System
    Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon
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  1. My older brother told me his power source died. He took his PC, which we built together about a year ago, into some shop (I don't know where) and they tested his power source, told him it was dead and sold him a new one. We put the new on in and it didn't work. I even went as far as to pull the power source out of a working computer and put that in. Still nothing. The fans in the power source don't even turn on. I'm sure we are going to have to buy new parts at this point, but how bad is it? I would think the motherboard is shot. Is there any chance under the sun the CPU is still okay? Here are his parts: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qYmCJV Also, he bought a retail version of Windows 10 as opposed to an OEM key. Will he be able to reinstall that if he replaces the motherboard? Thanks
  2. One blanket solution I could provide with this little information available: Reset the CMOS. If there is a CR32 battery, take it out for 10 minutes and put it back in. Also consult your MOBO manual for CMOS reset. There may be a jumper you have to move and move right back.
  3. I have a few PCs builds under my belt now and I have become 'that guy in the family you go to'. My question is this. If I were to build a PC strictly for the purposes of selling it off, where could I go about listing it to sell it? Thanks.
  4. Wouldn't that rely more on the GPU? I think the determining factor would be how much video rendering and editing he would do.
  5. I hope everyone is having a great Friday morning. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Have a good time tonight and stay safe!
  6. On-top-of-desk master race. No room underneath. I have peddles from a racing wheel kit stashed under there as it is.
  7. I have a colleague who would like to build his first PC. Any design suggestions? 1500-1700 budget for just the tower made for 4k gaming I built a 500 budget AMD rig so I'm not the best authority on the subject. Thanks!
  8. I'm building an air cooled PC in a Micro-ATX case. Can someone recommend me a CPU cooler that won't interfear with my RAM slots that will fit in an ATX case?
  9. I had zero issues getting Steam to run on linux. Its looking more like OP is going to run into compatability issues. The particular games he noted, Battlefield, GTA, do not run on Linux and are not supported by Wine. so for those, its Windows or nothing.
  10. Go with windows. Those particualar titles are not available on linux. But for the love of goodness, reasearch getting an OEM key. You can get windows MUCH cheaper than the retail price. I got Windows 7 for 20 bucks. works great for gaming.
  11. Ahh yeah that makes sence. I went with a native Linux Steam install, then installed Wine along side it later on. So I had two compleat seperate versions of Steam when all was said and done.
  12. I am experiencing this as well. I have not been able to find a reasonable answer yet. DDR3 is going through the same thing.
  13. hmm. So you think the price will increase until DDR3 is gone all together?