Time to rebuild the PC

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2017/10/13 02:38:37 (permalink)

Time to rebuild the PC

Greetings all, I have a Rain ION PC, I upgraded the motherboard a few years ago as well as the processor. It now seems to be killing hard drives as of late. I have offline backup but 3 hard drives have died in the past month and a half(all western digital; all seagates are fine). I have a hotswap bay in the front and as of yesterday it stopped reading another drive (it's not dead but I got the message today that it needs to be formatted to use) I have no virus or malware in the pc. Any ideas or suggestions?

I'm on windows 8 and have no desire to upgrade as I don't want the headache getting the VS-700 to work. If you were to rebuild a pc what components would you use?

So far I've decided on a SeaSonic X power supply. My processor that I have in the machine rt now is 4ghz AMD 3 socket. I'll most likely just keep going with it.

Windows 8.1 Pro X64 Sonar Platinum x64
Processor - AMD FX 8350 Eight Core Processor 4GB
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    DarinBad
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    Re: Time to rebuild the PC 2017/10/13 05:47:41 (permalink)
    First thing you might to check before swapping out motherboards, is that the SATA port you are using is still set to the hot-swap mode. It sounds like you could be getting write errors, due to the drives not being properly ejected. I had a power spike reset my BIOS once. It reset all my SATA ports to default settings.
     
    Seasonic make great power supplies. I also like EVGA power supplies. Both brands have been reliable for me. Gigabyte motherboards have been good to me. A lot of people swear by Asus motherboards as well, but I had problems with several of their budget boards.

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    Re: Time to rebuild the PC 2017/10/13 16:07:01 (permalink)
    Thanks, is there a price range I should look in with motherboards if i change this one out?

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    32 GB Memory
    VS 700 System 
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    Re: Time to rebuild the PC 2017/10/13 18:28:30 (permalink)
    dahjah
    Thanks, is there a price range I should look in with motherboards if i change this one out?


    Generally, you get what you pay for, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a ton of money. I've found that simply buying  a product that is well reviewed by people who have purchased it is the best way to go. Newegg.com is a great place to see customer reviews. It seems that AM3+ motherboards are a bit expensive these days.. I did see one or two under $100, but I'm not sure I would trust them.

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    Re: Time to rebuild the PC 2017/10/14 15:18:03 (permalink)
    I've been looking at newegg actually I found a gigabit and an asus SM3+ for about $250 and some $80. The reviews are good on the ones for $250.

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