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My PC died!

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Today, the unthinkable happened.
I got my first computer in 2005. Windows XP, Intel Pentium 4 3GHz, 1GB DDR2 RAM, 120 GB HDD. Added a NVIDIA GeForce 750 Ti in 2015.
I went to boot it up....and nothing. I made sure I had AC power, and my power supply is new. I looked inside the case, and there's corrosion ALL OVER the motherboard. Graphics card is fine.
I picked out some new parts for a budget gaming rig.

Intel Core i3-6100 3M 3.7 GHz
MSI B150 ATX gaming motherboard
8 GB 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM
DIYPC Zondda-B Black ATX Mid Tower case with blue LED case fans
SanDisk 120 GB SSD

Grand Total: $350 USD.

My 18th birthday is a week from tomorrow, and my grandmother said the parts would be my big birthday gift.  :)
That's the silver lining.

Tirea Aean:

At least you can rebuild, maybe even a somewhat nicer rig :)

via LG-K550 (Tapatalk)

Yeah, that's annoying when a PC dies. But a new one is apparently in planning. :)

I still have an Intel i7-2600 CPU somewhere...

Yes, I am currently planning a rebuild. I'm adding the new case for some cosmetic effects. The blue LEDs in the case will really show that the build was put together by an Avatard like me. Even with me sticking with Intel shows the same thing.

I think your computer had a respectable age. 12 years, that's a lot.

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Way better than a brand new $1000 tower.


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