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    Unhappy I may be absent for a while...

    I may not be on as much for a while, my super duper desktop has blown up and damaged my full PC. Here is the story

    I just installed my new RAM, and turned it on, it posted fine, then, smoke, came bellowing out of the sides of the case and out of every crack. So I unplugged it as fast as possible, only to find it smoking and a little flame in the PSU, so I got the computer fire extinguisher, and sprayed it and its killed off my RAM, HDDs, DVD Drives, my BluRay Drive, my video card and my motherboard by the looks of it. I put in a spare PSU, nothing...


    First the Gerbil died
    Then my Dads colleague had a heart attack
    Now my computer

    What a horrible day.
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    oh man that sucks, especially the blu-ray and the video card

    hope your dads colleague is alright
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    I had a genius idea of running my laptop where my desktop lives, as a replacement. So ill be on, but not as much as normal.

    I have heard that my Dads colleague is stable and conscious in hospital.

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    Good to hear your dad's colleague is alright. Any idea what your going to do now, like do you have a warranty or anything on your parts?

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    The computer is covered under the homeowners insurance. Which we will claim on. My Dad promised me that he will get me new PC parts off Newegg when he gets back from the UK on Sunday. So I can build a new PC to replace it. So hopefully if all goes well, ill have a new build next week. But the feeling of a PC exploding, its not nice at all.

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    850 watts too.....thats alot of power

    glad your ok and didn't get electrocuted or anything
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    wow bad luck there. at least you'll get a new build out of it, any thoughts on what you're going to go for (AMD i know!)?

    btw, have you test the hardware in another rig to see if all is dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameson View Post
    any thoughts on what you're going to go for (AMD i know!)?


    I think he's been converted to Intel. You were eying off a QX6600 or something, yeh?

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    It might be AMD, or it could be Intel, depending on the prices. I have tested my other hardware on the emachines, the hard drives, blueray drive and dvd drives are dead. I have no way to test the graphics card at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciro View Post


    I think he's been converted to Intel. You were eying off a QX6600 or something, yeh?

    Indeed I am, ive had enough of AMDs messing around :cool:

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    well i hope things work out for your dads friend and he comes out ok. sucks about the computer but doesnt the psu manufacturer pay for all your parts when it goes up in flames?

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    You would think so, I contacted them, and they said its past my 1 year warranty and there is nothing they can do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    You would think so, I contacted them, and they said its past my 1 year warranty and there is nothing they can do...
    wow that suprises me i woulda thought psu companies coverd that.

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    So did I. But our homeowners insurance does, so its perfectly fine as we can claim on that.

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    Good news, we spoke to the insurance, they gave us a number to claim on. It looks like I will be getting a new build next week.

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    EXCELLENT NEWS!!!!!!!

    My hard disk drives are working, I managed to retrieve all of the data on my emachines PC!!! (much thanks from Acronis). That means my new build can be a bit quicker, as I don't have to budget for a HDD. Everything else, unfortunately, is dead.

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