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the other day my video card bit the dust, Screen flashing black,along with little red pixels. I tried re-seating the gpu to no avail. After putting the video card back together It wouldn't even boot, I could just tap the button and it would shut off. I tried putting in a working 9800gt and the same thing happened. not booting and the screen is doing some kind of flickering. Again, just press the button one time and it shuts off. (when its regularly booted I have to hold the button in for a hard shutdown. I am just assuming its not booted since it powers down with one click of the button)

Please help, I am on a very tight budget and dont feel like throwing parts at this thing. Are pre-builts on newegg even worth my time? They are pretty cheap and from the specs look fairly decent.

Also, I have a gtx 460 arriving on tigerdirect that I just read is non returnable through tiger, (great) so I have the graphics card situation handled for the most part.

::edit:: Just spoke to tigerdirect and they told me to refuse delivery if I want a refund, I am thinking I should. To put towards either another cheap build, or pre-built? Let me get your opinions.
Edited by Boozed - 6/1/12 at 9:59pm
post #2 of 62
Pre builts are never the best option. Let us know your budget and what you plan on reusing from your old computer and the community will be happy to help you with your build.
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post #3 of 62
Pre-builts might be a good option depending on what you use your PC for and how much technical expertise you have with PC building. It really just depends on your specific situation.
post #4 of 62
how comfuterbale are you witlh building a computer?
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building a PC is so easy a cave man can do it .... 95% of us didn't have a issue building out 1st PC
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PSU is probably shot.
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post #7 of 62
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I could build a pc I think. But I'm not sure what kind of pc I could build for 700 out the door including OS. Anyone wanna throw one together?
post #8 of 62
i never recommend buying pre-built pc's the oem's tend to fill it with bloatware and the cost of pre-built is normally twice of what it is to build it yourself! It isnt hard its kind of like lego's LoL but if your stuck im sure the guys here will give you a hand.
I'd love to suggest parts but im from Australia and our pricing is completely different to US frown.gif
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post #9 of 62
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227408 this is the pre-built I was looking at. Any input?
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ok here is what is a very well balanced rig with room for upgrading in the further

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133094 case 50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.976149 psu/hdd 140.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.976149 mobo 72.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106009 cpu 140.00 (10.00 off 130.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 HSF 30.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460 ram 60.00 (10.00 off 50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131460 gpu 130.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 os 100.00

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