MAST's forum posts

#1 Posted by MAST (726 posts) -

@kidavenger: Yeah, I did that. Thanks though. Knowing me, that is something I could have missed. ;)

#2 Edited by MAST (726 posts) -

Alrighty guys, thanks. I figured this was the case, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything.

#3 Posted by MAST (726 posts) -

Over the weekend my cat knocked my wife's drink over and it went onto the top of the computer, through the fan opening, and onto the graphics card. She said the computer didn't shut off on it's own or anything, everything continued to work as normal, but she immediately hit the Start button and shut it down, then opened up the case and dabbed up the little puddle that had formed on top of the graphics card. She then took it out and cleaned it off even better, and took a blow drier to it. When she plugged it back in, the entire system wouldn't turn on anymore.

The next day I took it out and cleaned off the circuit board extremely well with Isopropyl alcohol and Q-tips, but it still didn't work. The system tries to come on for half a second (the fans spin and everything), but then just turns back off. It works just fine when I unplug the graphics card, and turn it on with onboard graphics. It also works just fine with a different graphics card that I had lying around.

I guess it's mostly obvious that it's the graphics card, it's just brand new (6 months old) and I'm just wondering if there is anything else that I could do, or should do. Did the card just short out, and that's why it won't come on with it plugged in? What are my options? Is it definitely the graphics card? How should I proceed? Could I RMA it? If so, how do you go about doing that? I've never done it before.

Thanks in advance!

#4 Edited by MAST (726 posts) -

Haven't been able to listen to it yet (says it's off air), but this idea is awesome!!

#5 Posted by MAST (726 posts) -

My friends list is empty. Wouldn't mind filling it up.


#6 Posted by MAST (726 posts) -


Ok, great! Thanks so much for the help. Greatly appreciated!

#7 Posted by MAST (726 posts) -


Alrighty, got the new motherboard and CPU added. Will the RAM I have work? I just got to looking at it's specifications tab, and it says it works with "Intel LGA 1155/1156" but doesn't mention "LGA 1150" so I thought I'd double check.

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#9 Edited by MAST (726 posts) -

@korwin said:

Is there any reason why you've chosen to buy a 2 gen old CPU? It's not like there is any reason to avoid Haswell, he'll if anything it will only help since the old Sandy Bridge parts are limited to PCI-E 2.0 instead of PCI-E 3.0 and the IPC is about 15% higher. It's the exact same money for a 4770K so I'm just a little baffled.

Only reason was I don't really know anything about computer parts anymore. I just sorted it by "Best Reviews" or "Highest Reviews" and went with what seemed most favorable. I'll go check out a Haswell right now.

#10 Edited by MAST (726 posts) -

I'm building a new PC and am trying to make sure I have a power supply that is good enough. I currently own this one. I'm wanting to see if it is enough to run the new stuff I'm buying:

If I do need a better power supply, and anyone feels like suggesting one, that'd be great. Also, if anyone has a better suggestion for parts that are still around a similar price, I'm all ears. It's been so long since I've bought a PC that I'm kinda clueless now. Especially about motherboards.