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Old 12-08-2009, 09:57 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I would personally just get a good quality power supply....something with a 6 pin pci-e connector.

Something like this or something with the same specs as this.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Then you will be good to go and enjoy your new pc.

The experience you are getting with this project will be priceless........enjoy your new computer.
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Or the 450tx
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:06 AM   #53 (permalink)
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ordered. will post back later wen i get it
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:13 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Got a new psu, still didn't work. took it all to the shop, psu is dead, mobo and gpu dead. Sending it back, spending another 200 dollars. What a nightmare.
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wow...... psu, mobo AND gpu are all dead..... what are the chances of that happening?

unless you did something wrong.... XD

my guess is static
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:46 PM   #56 (permalink)
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had a static band and was grounded and everything. Don't c why people order from new egg. Only thing im not sending back is case, ram, and cpu
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:50 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Cases like yours happen quite rarely...
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What could also have happened, was a bad psu that pop'd the other 2.

Which is a common thing, and why alot of people stress getting good branded psu's. Btw, yours wasnt a bad brand either.

Know it doesn't help, yha this is very rare for 3 to come DOA.

Sorry to hear.. Whast shop dsid you take it to?? Please dont say Geek squad.
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It's sad when you hear of stuff like this. It's usually so fun and rewarding to build it yourself. You probably did something wrong. Please don't get too down about it. Have you tried watching videos on Youtube about building? That's where I got a lot of help.
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Watched videos, talked to my neighbor who works in the tech department at Georgia Tech, done everything I could, he said i god f'ed over. It's whatever, I'm still following threw. BTW, I already sent one psu back and the one they gave me as replacement was dead. The shop I went to is a local place, real cool guy tested all my parts in a diff PC for free.
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