Heard of that. I think I looked it up once. The problem is that I live in a nowhere college town out in the boonies. From what I've learned, Facebook marketplace is king here.
My belief is that it's more about the risk. If these were shadier people, there's a good chance that I would have been ripped off. I can guarantee that my next build will be all new parts, because this one about gave me a heart attack!
The build name brought me here. I have yet to be disappointed!
The way the lights shine through the front make it look like a hunter-killer drone!!!
well... that explains why the board wouldn't detect the CPU fan.... XP
Kind of. two horizontal pins on the front I/O on the board, 3rd from the top for the power button. it worked for me, but I could never get the other stuff like pwr led and hdd led to work.
Came with the processor...
I love it so far. typing and gaming on it is great. Friend of mine has a Razer Blackwidow Chroma, I still prefer this. Brightness is great, and there isn't any bleed from the lights so only the letters are lit. my only beefs with the combo are that the keyboard and mouse cycle through colors in different orders so they never match up when you set them to cycle mode. Also, the mouse tends to attract oil. i'm sold on the price though!
I don't have anything against Cyberpower (that's a lie), not doing enough research is what got me into every mess in this story. Buying from system builders is more for people who aren't passionate about computers. I'd rather build because I like it (and I'm a geek).
It was supposed to be a new unit from Cyberpower. But, there's a rumor that Cyberpower uses refurbished parts, so I don't really know.
I was right, CPU was dead as well as one of my RAM sticks. Thanks for your input friend!
Unfortunately none of my friends are on LGA 1150. If I want to test parts, I'd have to buy them. I'm guessing that it might be the CPU, although you'd think the motherboard would tell you if the processor was bad.
I have a bunch of old Dell systems lying around myself. +1 for teaching an old dog new tricks!
Yeah, LoL, Diablo III, and Skyrim.
I wish! The GTX 285 was just what was available... :(
I was considering that the rest, except for the PSU, was pretty much free.
Unfortunately he's never had a PC like this, so not much in the way of steam games. He's freeloading off my account for now.
Diablo III, League of Legends, Skyrim etc...
Actually do have it plugged in to the right header. but it still does it. id try a different fan, but the cpu fan plug is so damn short, can't plug it in anywhere else.
I like how you think!
Windows does that a lot. If you deny an update, Windows tends to install it anyway right in the middle of you using the PC just to spite you.
You are one lucky Lucy!
I actually don't know what would happen yet. This system is at my house. Currently, I'm chugging away in a dorm room with my Ashes to Ashes build, http://pcpartpicker.com/b/N3Pscf, and I won't have access to my main rig until spring break.
I've heard a lot of great things about the G3258
looks like I found a traitor!
I would assume so. Windows Embedded 8.1 is still just 8.1 with some different default apps.
Not really. The newer (I guess) Phenom II x4 955s are revised from their early launch counterparts, and are not supported by my board's PCB revision. That's why the CPU support list has 2 entries for the 955, one for the early chips, and one for the later, revised chips. This isn't my main PC, so I'd rather not hunt down an early launch 955.
I've run the Embedded 8.1, and discovered that it's very picky about admin control. I had to run just about everything as administrator for anything to run properly, even if the program already runs as admin in the first place.
in a nutshell, try right-clicking and running the driver install as administrator.
Nvm, I figured that the Phenom ii has a slightly updated chip that needs the 1.01 PCB to work. I had to pull the side off my case to find out that my board is, indeed, the 1.0 PCB. since all of the Athlon ii x4 640 chips work on my PCB version, I'm going to go with that one. I've already prepared by updating my BIOS to the latest version.
I know, just checked my BIOS version.
It's possible that something in your case is shorting your power pins. look for any type of electrical conductor that is touching the board near the front I/O pins.
Your power button might also be faulty, and is shorting the power pins on it's own. you could try pulling the power button connectors, then see if it turns on again.
If that turns up zilch, then I have no idea. I've never seen this problem before.
As far as my knowledge goes, shorting the described pins just clears the CMOS ROM, it won't turn the pc on. You need to short the power + and - pins, probably labeled PWR+ and PWR-, or something to that effect.
Since the CPU power header is only 4-pin, you don't need the other 4-pin.
If it still doesn't turn on, then go ahead and build it to a point where it would POST under normal conditions, and you can use your cases power button.
If it still doesn't work, then either the board or the PSU are dead.
You've tried reinstalling yes?
so, I actually looked it up, and That error means that the system tried to access an invalid memory address, so it could be DOA RAM since that's what caused the crash. But, while less likely, it's also possible that some other hardware is to blame.
What I would do is strip down the PC to one DIMM, and your boot drive, then you turn it on, and if it boots, turn it back off and add a component. Do this until the PC finally fails to boot, and the component that was last added is the culprit.
if it fails to boot on the first try, it could be a DOA ssd, or even bad installation media
Hope that helps.
SSD mounting approved!
first off, don't worry about your GPU, AMD tends to generalize their video cards in their drivers, even my 295x2 shows up as 2 "R9 200 series".
Second, your Temps aren't bad, in fact, they're great for load temps. My old Phenom 9500 gets up to high 70s, low 80s. GPUs tend to be the hottest (most of the time), especially AMD GPUs. if you're concerned, try running a game or something, and use a utility such as MSI Afterburner to check your temps.
Sounds like you need a BIOS update. Does the pc boot?
google instructions to flash your mobo BIOS. If your board supports an easy flash utility then you can put it to good use.
You can either use a different pc to load the bios on a flash drive, or put a BIOS supported CPU in to download the update.
My sympathies about the Alienware. My entire family boycotts Dell for obvious reasons! XD
Glad to know that I'm not the only one who had a bad experience with Cyberpower!
I've elected to use it as a guest gaming pc. I have a lot of friends who are into PC gaming but we can't play games together because of the fact that I only have 1 PC. Now I have another one
I second this post!
"Out of control" is a very sore understatement for this monster...........
Is your CPU cooler pushing air towards your rear fan?
I just fixed my friend's PC yesterday and he has the same case, MSI logo and all.......
EDIT: It's the same build save for the GPU and CPU.......
If you haven't realized it yet, you're post belongs in "parts list opinions", But to answer your question, yes, the build looks great. I don't know much about AMD CPUs, but CS:GO and LoL will run fine (my 7 year old laptop can run both). Metro and GTA will definitely need to be turned down.
How... How many PCI slots does that card take??? From the pics it LOOKS like a 3 slot card....
doubt it. for some reason there aren't that many Fury Xs on the market in the first place.
I also heard that some reviewers got drivers that couldn't even interface with the card, causing a black screen. These same drivers were recommended by AMD. Not sure if this is true, but if it is, then I think it's safe to say AMD tripped over their own feet on this one......