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After nearly 7 years of owning the computer I finally had to get rid of it. I had some good times with the Q6600 rig but it was showing its age and having issues. In previous threads I mentioned the problems I was having with constant freezing and booting problems. Finally the computer constant freezing and boot failures I had enough.

I disassembled the computer and salvaged parts I could sell.

However, it turns out my motherboard was the issue and my Power supply was on its way out.

Sadly I am unable to build a new rig due to lack of funds at this time. Also being a full time college student, I am unable to get a job that can suit my hours. I am selling old stuff on eBay and Amazon but its going to be awhile before I have the funds needed.

Instead my parents are considering getting me the computer for Christmas/Birthday gift as the dates are very close together. If not I will use the money I get through selling online and from family during through the holidays and my birthday.

I will be out of a gaming rig to at least December. Its going to suck as most of my games are on my PC.

So instead I wiped the dust of my PS3 and booted the thing up. I have not played it in so long that I had an hour long worth of updates. The PS3 will keep me entertained for now but since gaming on the PC, I can really see how poor the graphics are on the PS3. They are not terrible but it is way less detailed that what I used to have on PC .

The newest part I had on my old PC was a GTX 460. Everything else was original. Luckily I was able to salvage that along with my Ancient OCZ Reaper DDR2 Ram .

I plan on Recycling my Power Supply, CPU, Crappy Antec 900 1st gen Case, and Motherboard soon.

I wish the PC could have lasted until December so I can continue to play games but sadly this will not be the case. My Laptop is not powerful enough to play modern games on low settings due to the horrendous 1st generation i5 Intel Integrated graphics. My PS3 should keep me busy for now
Edited by Mikevs - 9/19/13 at 10:32pm
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I remember my first computer a old P4 lasted near 8 years before the motherboard finally gave out which by that point you could not even find a replacement. The crazy part is i gave the rig away to a friend that was gonna use it for a server and last i talked to him the p4 chip is still running.

I would try and find a used or cheap Motherboard and psu to use, i can't imagine a used MB&psu would be more the $100 i'm sure there are still people dumping there old lga775 boards and upgrading to the new sockets. If i had not just gotten rid of my old 775 rig i would have sold the board to you for pretty much the shipping cost.

Good luck smile.gif
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