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February 22, 2012 2:17:50 AM

at the beginning of this month i decided to finally break down and buy the parts to build a new gaming pc.

my original budget was $500-600....... then it grew to $700.

i just calculated what i've spent in the past couple of weeks.

$1066.89

my god.

that's not including the $75 G700 mouse or the original $107.99 mobo i RMA'ed but still haven't gotten back.

this stuff's like crack.

they've got me so hooked i'm buying another $250 GPU next week when i get payed at the end of the month.

kill me now. i sold my iPad and PS3... no regrets on that though.

anybody have any similar experiences?

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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 2:22:15 AM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

I hear that. Last year when I got my TV, I upgraded my case to the Graphite 600T. Then I upgraded my video card to the setup I have now. Then I had a motherboard die on my work computer so I had to get all new equipment - motherboard, CPU, and RAM. Then I had the CPU left over but no motherboard so I got a motherboard. I spent quite a bit of money on both my systems last year. But on the plus side I have two incredibly kick-ass systems.
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February 22, 2012 2:35:32 AM

g-unit1111 said:
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

I hear that. Last year when I got my TV, I upgraded my case to the Graphite 600T. Then I upgraded my video card to the setup I have now. Then I had a motherboard die on my work computer so I had to get all new equipment - motherboard, CPU, and RAM. Then I had the CPU left over but no motherboard so I got a motherboard. I spent quite a bit of money on both my systems last year. But on the plus side I have two incredibly kick-ass systems.


yes, sir. why yes you do. i just looked at both of those in your profile, and if that's them... yes. that's all i can say.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 2:47:37 AM

heh,
ebay is worse.
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February 22, 2012 2:51:50 AM

Newegg is too addictive...

Made me buy so many computers...

Year after year...

Even when I live in Australia...

The prices are so tempting...

Had to block myself from the site.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 12:06:04 PM

"Hi. My name is Wolf and I'm an Egg-aholic"

{Hi Wolf!}

My Newegg addiction began back in 2005. I was working a good job and having fun browsing forums like Tom's Hardware and I kept hearing about this great place to purchase computer hardware. At first, I scoffed at the idea. There was NO PLACE like Best Buy! But I continued to hear about the site and I finally decided. It's time to put an end to all this talk. I'd find identical products on both sites, compare prices and laugh at these bozos who were paying ungodly shipping prices!

It was my pride. My loyalty to Best Buy was my downfall. If I had just let bygones be bygones, I'd have never even looked at Neweg... that site. But I did. I found, to my horror, incredible savings, a myriad of options, brand names I had never heard of... and the hook. That one thing that led me to my first purchase... "Free Shipping".

Oh how I curse that day. It started small, of course. I half expected the shipping container to be ripped, bent, and/or crushed and the component destroyed. It wasn't, of course. It was pristine. Delivered right to my door. I installed the component and wondered in awe at the new found life my computer had.

Over the course of the next six years, I found myself purchasing more and more components. enough for 10 computers! I told myself, I needed a dedicated gaming system! A computer just for games; nothing else. No browsing, no downloading, no media playing... Nothing but gaming. My current system could do all those other things. The site, of course, was more than willing to oblige.

But wait! How about a computer just for media? An HTPC? Of course, I needed one. It just wouldn't do to run audio and video cables from my computer desk all the way... a whole six feet... to my HDTV! I needed a new system I could place in my entertainment center. THEY, of course, were happy to have a free shipping sale.

And on and on it went... Five years and nearly $10,000 later, I sit and look at the wasteland my closet has become. Old and outdated components. Dead hard drives and power supplies. Empty computer cases... I shudder to think of what might have been.

I am happy to say that it has been four months since my last online purchase from... THEM.
My name is Wolf and I'm an Egg-aholic.

-Wolf sends

P.S. In case anyone missed it, the above was written in jest. I absolutely love Newegg. It really has been four months since my last purchase, though. I (and my bank account) are happy with our current set ups... though my HTPC case is starting to look a little ragged :sol: 
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February 22, 2012 12:19:05 PM

wolf+1 (very well written)

And yes OP. I am in computer class all day and don't really pay attention, just browse new egg and amazon (and toms) I feel your pain. Its a burden we all must bare.
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February 22, 2012 1:29:29 PM

Wolfshadw said:
"Hi. My name is Wolf and I'm an Egg-aholic"

{Hi Wolf!}

My Newegg addiction began back in 2005. I was working a good job and having fun browsing forums like Tom's Hardware and I kept hearing about this great place to purchase computer hardware. At first, I scoffed at the idea. There was NO PLACE like Best Buy! But I continued to hear about the site and I finally decided. It's time to put an end to all this talk. I'd find identical products on both sites, compare prices and laugh at these bozos who were paying ungodly shipping prices!

It was my pride. My loyalty to Best Buy was my downfall. If I had just let bygones be bygones, I'd have never even looked at Neweg... that site. But I did. I found, to my horror, incredible savings, a myriad of options, brand names I had never heard of... and the hook. That one thing that led me to my first purchase... "Free Shipping".

Oh how I curse that day. It started small, of course. I half expected the shipping container to be ripped, bent, and/or crushed and the component destroyed. It wasn't, of course. It was pristine. Delivered right to my door. I installed the component and wondered in awe at the new found life my computer had.

Over the course of the next six years, I found myself purchasing more and more components. enough for 10 computers! I told myself, I needed a dedicated gaming system! A computer just for games; nothing else. No browsing, no downloading, no media playing... Nothing but gaming. My current system could do all those other things. The site, of course, was more than willing to oblige.

But wait! How about a computer just for media? An HTPC? Of course, I needed one. It just wouldn't do to run audio and video cables from my computer desk all the way... a whole six feet... to my HDTV! I needed a new system I could place in my entertainment center. THEY, of course, were happy to have a free shipping sale.

And on and on it went... Five years and nearly $10,000 later, I sit and look at the wasteland my closet has become. Old and outdated components. Dead hard drives and power supplies. Empty computer cases... I shudder to think of what might have been.

I am happy to say that it has been four months since my last online purchase from... THEM.
My name is Wolf and I'm an Egg-aholic.

-Wolf sends

P.S. In case anyone missed it, the above was written in jest. I absolutely love Newegg. It really has been four months since my last purchase, though. I (and my bank account) are happy with our current set ups... though my HTPC case is starting to look a little ragged :sol: 


I read that entire thing with a smile on my face. I know that feel bro. It's going to be bad 10 years from now when I'm living in a cardboard box and pushing around a shopping cart full of computer components in the street.
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February 22, 2012 1:51:53 PM

Yup but it is your ego that eats your soul, Newegg only provides the candy. When you can discern between what you want and what you need, your soul will be promptly refunded. GL..Hf
Best wishes to all,
Beelzebub
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February 22, 2012 1:55:36 PM

Anyone else find themselves reading everything on the website in Paul's voice?
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February 22, 2012 1:57:05 PM

I think they add subliminal messages to their sales. Every time I open an e-blast from them, I'm like "Why yes, you're right, Newegg. I simply cannot live without these new and exciting products. I'll take 3 of each!"

There is no cure for it, either.
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February 22, 2012 2:31:20 PM

Blarg44 said:
Anyone else find themselves reading everything on the website in Paul's voice?


Haha, so true. I almost dropped my laptop reading that comment :pt1cable: 
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February 22, 2012 2:49:22 PM

My trick to avoiding the checkout screen was to make a new currency conversion standard. $6 = 1 chipotle burrito bowl. Thus, if I buy a $100 power supply I have just robbed myself of the privilege of eating almost 17 meals.

Not saving your credit card in checkout and having your significant other or child hide your credit card is also a bold move. Playing a game of scavenger hunt for your credit card at midnight so that you can upgrade your video card after waiting to load a map usually gives you enough time to talk yourself out of it.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 3:53:42 PM

Wolfshadw said:
"Hi. My name is Wolf and I'm an Egg-aholic":lol: 


My co-workers and I developed a name for it: "Computer Upgrade Disorder" (CUD for short). I've also been referring to it as "Overclockers Anonymous". :lol: 
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February 22, 2012 4:12:49 PM

if it wasn't for those emails... I would have my college loans paid off by now... and its been 7 years... they just make me so... curious...

ericmet, you are right, they have definitely convinced me that if I don't get that Corsair SSD on sale, I will not continue to breath...
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February 22, 2012 4:13:49 PM

i spend about 1/5th of my income at newegg. but hey it has to go somewhere.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 4:24:25 PM

These are all funny and humorous storrys. I try to only have one egg beverage a month, i am a "Egg-aholic" spending over a 150$ on newegg well lately every month, i tried ebay
, i saved 50$ that one time. It's all about price hunting. But the neat interface web page with eggs and the review rating, the Add to cart button that is on every item. The item you just checked yesterday but is not deactivated. Some times i like to add all my components into the cart and leave them there, as a way of i am at the grocery store telling the cashier, oh wait i forgot something. Then walk out everytime with the cart still in the line. Saying Sucka's haha
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February 22, 2012 4:25:16 PM

I too am an Egg-aholic.

My house currently sports one server, two laptops, five desktops all on full GB wire. Now if Verizon could just s*** or get off the pot with FIOS. Thank goodness for chariable causes or it would be more. Oh did I mention I am building a new game system later this month. I can't stop and you guy can,t make me... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 4:33:32 PM

Amazon regularly beat's Newegg's pricing with free shipping to boot. Plus if you sign up for an Amazon card (don't have to use it), you get $30 off your first order.

Moral? Shop around.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 5:09:52 PM

Ok so I started buying from Newegg before they were newegg. Egghead (brick & Mortar store about 30 Miles from my home) -> Egghead online -> finally newegg).
So really hard to break, but like Running the "Bars" in Nam, I was able to break my addiction with only minor relapses.

Untill I exceed my wife's shopping on QVC, HSN and one I forget the name of, I'm home free. She has had to buy new jewrey boxs, the last two are large "hang on back of a door"

However, We have made a pac - can only buy upto our monthly allowance (pocket money). What we don't spend duing the month can be carried over. hehe - limits me to about $600 a month.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 5:10:10 PM

geekapproved said:
Amazon regularly beat's Newegg's pricing with free shipping to boot. Plus if you sign up for an Amazon card (don't have to use it), you get $30 off your first order.

Moral? Shop around.


If you look closely though Amazon doesn't sell PC parts directly, they leave that to other sellers. It's their prices that beat Newegg's, not Amazon's.
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February 22, 2012 5:18:59 PM

yeah and the return policies often are just horrid on amazon

like the 3 day warranty, and you receive the item after the warranty is up.
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February 22, 2012 5:24:05 PM

Hi im Blarg and i would be an egg-aholic if they shiped internationally.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 5:49:48 PM

RetiredChief said:
Ok so I started buying from Newegg before they were newegg. Egghead (brick & Mortar store about 30 Miles from my home) -> Egghead online -> finally newegg).
So really hard to break, but like Running the "Bars" in Nam, I was able to break my addiction with only minor relapses.

Untill I exceed my wife's shopping on QVC, HSN and one I forget the name of, I'm home free. She has had to buy new jewrey boxs, the last two are large "hang on back of a door"

However, We have made a pac - can only buy upto our monthly allowance (pocket money). What we don't spend duing the month can be carried over. hehe - limits me to about $600 a month.

RetiredChief: That egghead store was in Loehmann's Plaza. I spent a lot of time and money there, too, until it closed and newegg was born. I am an eggoholic. I have only had a few relapses since DEC 2010, when I bought a boat. That opened a whole new world of opportunity to spend $$; just about 1/4 mile east of Loehmann's Plaza is a new store - Atlantic Bait & Tackle. No i7 chips there, only hooks, sinkers, and items like parachute rigs, mojos, and stretch-30s! When my DFIX48s die, I will build a new rig. Until then, I'll maintain my 4 computers, and my family's 4 computers. Enjoy the WX today, it is a Bonus Day.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 6:04:48 PM

farrengottu said:
yeah and the return policies often are just horrid on amazon

like the 3 day warranty, and you receive the item after the warranty is up.


That's why I don't buy from them or recommend them on build threads. If something goes wrong, I want a replacement for it immediately - not 60 days from now or whenever they feel like it. I generally recommend manufacturers and vendors who have excellent support and RMA departments.

I guess I'm lucky that I live in California which is home to: Corsair, EVGA, XFX, Viewsonic, Gigabyte (North American HQ), Asus (North American HQ), Newegg, OCZ / PC Power & Cooling, Intel, AMD, Apple, Cooler Master, Antec, Rosewill, and that is just off the top of my head. If I need a replacement for something, I want to be able to get it ASAP.
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February 22, 2012 7:32:06 PM

flossbandit said:
at the beginning of this month i decided to finally break down and buy the parts to build a new gaming pc.

my original budget was $500-600....... then it grew to $700.

i just calculated what i've spent in the past couple of weeks.

$1066.89

my god.

that's not including the $75 G700 mouse or the original $107.99 mobo i RMA'ed but still haven't gotten back.

this stuff's like crack.

they've got me so hooked i'm buying another $250 GPU next week when i get payed at the end of the month.

kill me now. i sold my iPad and PS3... no regrets on that though.

anybody have any similar experiences?



What is the SPEC's of your system? Because most of my parts were bought in Micro Center like the CPU, MOBO, RAM, VIdeo Card and is not even go over $800.00. Visit their website and see the difference. The i5 2500K is only $179.99
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 22, 2012 9:42:06 PM

Quote:
that's not including the $75 G700 mouse or the original $107.99 mobo i RMA'ed but still haven't gotten back.


Ooh one thing I *HATE* to spend money on is peripherals. I really try to not spend the money - if I'm gonna upgrade the system, I'm gonna upgrade to something that will see an increase in performance, not what I type on.
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February 23, 2012 12:21:52 AM

^ Me too... I have a Microsoft basic optical mouse ($8) and an Apple compact wired keyboard ($50).

But then again I do have a $1000 graphics tablet :p 
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 12:31:22 AM

g-unit1111 said:
If you look closely though Amazon doesn't sell PC parts directly, they leave that to other sellers. It's their prices that beat Newegg's, not Amazon's.


Wrong agian. Nearly all computer parts on Amazon are sold and shipped by Amazon LLC.

Just like these:
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500...
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-G...
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-LGA-1155-Motherboards-P8Z68-...

This was actually the first 3 items i randomly looked up. Of the tens of thousands I've spent even on Newegg, I've rarely had to return anything, and definitely never a cpu.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 4:04:14 AM

geekapproved said:
Wrong agian. Nearly all computer parts on Amazon are sold and shipped by Amazon LLC.

Just like these:
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500...
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-G...
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-LGA-1155-Motherboards-P8Z68-...

This was actually the first 3 items i randomly looked up. Of the tens of thousands I've spent even on Newegg, I've rarely had to return anything, and definitely never a cpu.


I tried to order a fan from them and they referred me to another website - I think it was called Trend Micro. I bought the fan from them and didn't have to go through Amazon.

I rarely have to return items either - the only things I've ever had go bad on me were an AMD motherboard (which was quickly replaced) and a video card with a broken DVI connector but I got that replaced through EVGA ASAP.
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February 23, 2012 4:07:08 AM

Trend Mirco is an anti-virus company tho?
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 4:33:53 AM

amdfangirl said:
Trend Mirco is an anti-virus company tho?


Now I can't remember... I'll have to look up the receipt. :lol: 
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February 23, 2012 4:53:58 AM

(I just made my second purchase ever on newegg, my CM HAF case. I feel sorry for the UPS driver because I haven't told my wife, poor guy. Hope he's got good insurance.)

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February 23, 2012 5:36:28 AM

Wolfshadw said:
"Hi. My name is Wolf and I'm an Egg-aholic"

{Hi Wolf!}

My Newegg addiction began back in 2005. I was working a good job and having fun browsing forums like Tom's Hardware and I kept hearing about this great place to purchase computer hardware. At first, I scoffed at the idea. There was NO PLACE like Best Buy! But I continued to hear about the site and I finally decided. It's time to put an end to all this talk. I'd find identical products on both sites, compare prices and laugh at these bozos who were paying ungodly shipping prices!

It was my pride. My loyalty to Best Buy was my downfall. If I had just let bygones be bygones, I'd have never even looked at Neweg... that site. But I did. I found, to my horror, incredible savings, a myriad of options, brand names I had never heard of... and the hook. That one thing that led me to my first purchase... "Free Shipping".

Oh how I curse that day. It started small, of course. I half expected the shipping container to be ripped, bent, and/or crushed and the component destroyed. It wasn't, of course. It was pristine. Delivered right to my door. I installed the component and wondered in awe at the new found life my computer had.

Over the course of the next six years, I found myself purchasing more and more components. enough for 10 computers! I told myself, I needed a dedicated gaming system! A computer just for games; nothing else. No browsing, no downloading, no media playing... Nothing but gaming. My current system could do all those other things. The site, of course, was more than willing to oblige.

But wait! How about a computer just for media? An HTPC? Of course, I needed one. It just wouldn't do to run audio and video cables from my computer desk all the way... a whole six feet... to my HDTV! I needed a new system I could place in my entertainment center. THEY, of course, were happy to have a free shipping sale.

And on and on it went... Five years and nearly $10,000 later, I sit and look at the wasteland my closet has become. Old and outdated components. Dead hard drives and power supplies. Empty computer cases... I shudder to think of what might have been.

I am happy to say that it has been four months since my last online purchase from... THEM.
My name is Wolf and I'm an Egg-aholic.

-Wolf sends

P.S. In case anyone missed it, the above was written in jest. I absolutely love Newegg. It really has been four months since my last purchase, though. I (and my bank account) are happy with our current set ups... though my HTPC case is starting to look a little ragged :sol: 

yep, people i feel your pain, and wolf you had me rofl, i was in rehab so its real funny. ya my original $2,200 cyberpower pc turned into a $2,500 complete setup, and that turned into about $5,000 with a new desk, 5.1 surround, watercooling and a new desk. for example this is what i when from and what i upgraded to..





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February 23, 2012 5:41:23 AM

and as 2,200 i mean just pc and built off newegg 1,300 then 1,200 for everything else then it was like i was on crack again, thats when i put all else in there
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February 23, 2012 1:38:56 PM

Blarg44 said:
Anyone else find themselves reading everything on the website in Paul's voice?


aaaahahahahahaha. yes.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 5:20:34 PM

amdfangirl said:
Trend Mirco is an anti-virus company tho?


It was Platinum Micro, I was close. :lol: 

I looked it up on Thermalright's website. But that was my expereience with ordering parts from Amazon.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 6:35:40 PM

got another solution, never use a credit card, we all know if you use a credit card you would be swiping it on anything so long as it caught your attention, since you know you can just pay it on your next bread day
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 8:08:36 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I tried to order a fan from them and they referred me to another website - I think it was called Trend Micro. I bought the fan from them and didn't have to go through Amazon.

I rarely have to return items either - the only things I've ever had go bad on me were an AMD motherboard (which was quickly replaced) and a video card with a broken DVI connector but I got that replaced through EVGA ASAP.


So your unable to read the name of the seller before clicking "add to cart"?? LOL That's your fault, not Amazon's.
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a c 93 B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 8:23:57 PM

geekapproved said:
So your unable to read the name of the seller before clicking "add to cart"?? LOL That's your fault, not Amazon's.


No it's happened on more than one occasion, and that's why I assumed Amazon didn't sell parts directly, but I usually buy from Newegg and Tiger anyways.
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February 23, 2012 9:07:27 PM

Just curious, since this is a random thread, I'm new here and didn't really want to start a new thread.

What tools do you use most when building/troubleshooting/repairing computers? I didn't work on others computers much when I was younger, but I'd like to head that direction and maybe pick up some side work for extra income.
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February 23, 2012 9:16:24 PM

macten said:
Just curious, since this is a random thread, I'm new here and didn't really want to start a new thread.

What tools do you use most when building/troubleshooting/repairing computers? I didn't work on others computers much when I was younger, but I'd like to head that direction and maybe pick up some side work for extra income.


phillips & possibly a flat head screwdriver... maybe a socket if you're installing a heat sync (comes with it though).... all in all about 18-20 screws. that's it.
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February 23, 2012 9:19:55 PM

flossbandit said:
phillips & possibly a flat head screwdriver....possibly a socket if you're installing a heat sync (comes with it though).... all in all about 18-20 screws. that's it.


No electronic testing equipment?

Today I was up in the city and stopped at a small computer shop. The lady was telling me how many spare PC's she had in the back because people would come in, drop them off to be worked on, and never pick them up. So they use them for spare parts.

One of the things I was wondering about, what if someone brings an older machine to you that they want to keep running but the HD is dead and the machine can't handle a newer OS?

I use to have so many computer books, I'm going to need to do a lot of reading to catch up on things.
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February 23, 2012 9:25:32 PM

macten said:
No electronic testing equipment?

Today I was up in the city and stopped at a small computer shop. The lady was telling me how many spare PC's she had in the back because people would come in, drop them off to be worked on, and never pick them up. So they use them for spare parts.

One of the things I was wondering about, what if someone brings an older machine to you that they want to keep running but the HD is dead and the machine can't handle a newer OS?

I use to have so many computer books, I'm going to need to do a lot of reading to catch up on things.



If by dead, you mean like corrupt or had a virus on it and wouldn't boot you'd use one of these:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfish%26%23153%3B+-+3....

plug it in another computer and format, then reload the OS.

If you're talking about taking the hard drive apart to make it work again, you're officially out of my jurisdiction.

--that thing pretty much makes it operate exactly like an external HDD... so you can still go in the user and program files.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 10:14:56 PM

g-unit1111 said:
No it's happened on more than one occasion, and that's why I assumed Amazon didn't sell parts directly, but I usually buy from Newegg and Tiger anyways.


If you look right under the price, it tells you who's selling and it where it's shipping from.
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