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    PC died on me, need second opinions!

    Ok, so today I decided to have a tidy round in my computer room and re arranged everything.

    This was all fine PC was back up and running until I realised I hadn't plugged my external USB hard disk in. As I plug it in I hear the power to the PC die. Then it comes back and the fans spin up but no POST.

    I have removed the graphics card and memory expecting a POST error sound but again nothing. So I am thinking here that my motherboard has popped its clogs.

    My rig is as displayed in my system <-----

    I am tempted to use this as an opportunity to go the i5 route. Or I could just go for a new 775 mobo as really its the 4870 I want to upgrade (if anything). Any recommendations on the best boards about at the moment is welcome.
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    Re: PC died on me, need second opinions!

    PSU maybe? That Tagan must be getting on a bit now. They never were that reliable (I had 2 blowup on me).

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    Re: PC died on me, need second opinions!

    Ah yes, the PSU was swapped out fro a very fancy modular jobbie and I never updated my spec.

    As it is I managed to get it to boot up and its working perfectly now, must have shorted the board somehow.

    I was thinking yay! now il upgrade my graphics with what I would have spent on a mobo! But in the end I am going save money to get the HSF of this 4870 and reseat it. At the moment when the temps hit 103 on the GPU BF2BC crashes out. Annoying as it doesn't happen on any other games. I have had it to bits as far as I can but the backplate of the HS has 4 tiny tiny screws and I don't have a driver to fit. Oh well, job for tomorrow
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