As many of you know, my computer crashed a couple of weeks ago. Often, and for no reason at all, my computer was shutting down without giving any error message. One good day, it shut down and never started again. I took it to a friend’s store to find a solution. The next day my friend called with the bad news: “It´s the motherboard”. This fired all the alarms and red lights because I replaced the motherboard 8-9 months ago, due to the very same problem.
This poor motherboard died too young. Two motherboards burned in less than one year? Weird. I think it´s not the motherboard that is causing problems but suffering them.
I discussed my concerns with my friend, but he found no problems in other components. So, I got a new motherboard.
A new brand, just in case. My friend assembled all the stuff at the store, and it worked fine. Great! Shit happens but this was a quick and easy fix.
I got home and turned the computer on. Just like that, the hard drive burned in flames! A disgusting smell and a lot of white smoke filled the room in a blink.
Immediately, I texted my friend with the disturbing news and took back the computer to the store. Two days later, my friend called me back to tell me that he couldn´t find anything wrong. I wanted to yell at him. But I’ve yelled too many times in my life to know that it solves nothing. Instead of yelling, I decided to buy a new computer. New components, actually because I like to customize my computers. This time, I´m sorry but I didn´t buy at my friend´s store. I´m not rewarding him for not finding why the hard drive burned.
I cleared my loved case Aerocool Strike-X Air preventing the temptation of turning on the computer and burn something else.
I´ve been using AMD processors for years with very good results and this AM4, 12 core, 3.8 Ghz promises a lot.
Motherboard MSI B350 Tomahawk Artic. It has so many features that I think I need to read the user manual.
This motherboard also admits a hard drive SSD M.2. I never had one before so, I had to give it a try 🙂
I also bought other SSD and 16 Gb of RAM memory. Kingston products have a lifetime warranty and, in my opinion, beating that offer is impossible.
I had to read a lot of reviews to choose the graphic card. The winner was: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
And, closing the shopping list, a new power supply, because I ended paranoic and the old power supply may have burned the other components. The new one is a Mars Gaming 500W.
Yesterday was a Lego-day, assembling all the stuff. I also did formatting and installing work, but there is no funny word game for such tedious tasks. Good news is I could bring my new Frankenstein to life!
Now, I breathe a sigh of relief as I find the best settings for my new buddy. So glad to be back 🙂