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After I built Marshmallow, a friend of mine asked me if could take a look at his PC. He always complained about how many bluescreens he has. Sometimes five in a row and once a bluescreen during a bluescreen. And he mentioned that his SSD is way too full with junk and also not the biggest capacity drive. So I looked into both issues.

The SSD swap was no big deal. But the cleaning of the tower was. I asked him when the last time was he cleaned it, he replied: “Never“ and on the Pictures you can see that. Dust bunnies everywhere. We cleaned it thoroughly then he left it in my “capable” hands and I started working.

I reassembled the PC (I didn’t think about writing a short piece about it so I didn’t take that many pictures and the ones I have are junk, sorry.) put in the new SSD and installed Windows 8.1.

He thanked me so much but also told me that there were still some bluescreens. I checked it via pic and dumps he sent me (some weird memory issue, I will look into it) but they are way less frequent that before.

I hope you liked it and I hope I can do some more builds in the future. The next bigger project is the PC for my brother. Have a fantastic evening and stay awesome folks.

PS: I hope my grammar doesn’t suck too bad. ;-) My grammar sadly was never very good.

PPS: I got a parts list. But i still can't add all the stuff into the build

Total cost of the rebuild: 111.60 € or 127.25 US$

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

OMG a 570! how well does that run games?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

He is not the big gamer anymore but it still runs them in decent quality. It would benefit from a newer graphics card and some RAM sticks from a decent brand, but right now it is not to shaby.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless the RAM is not reaching its top speed or other signs of dying, the namebrand of RAM would not effect performance too much. but it could fail eventually so a replacment is not a bad idea

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that it doesn't really matter which brand of RAM someone uses.

It is from Elixir, a brand that is not even listed here on PPP and a memory change would cost around 40 € so it is not a big deal.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Then go for it

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I would but i don't make the call. I am just helping my buddy because he doesn't want to work on the PC.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

The Holy Dust +1

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

A way better name. ;-)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I am very flattered! :D Kinda smiled when I saw you renamed it to my suggestion. It was literally what came out of my mouth when I saw the 5th picture.

So this is a friend's PC? If ever an upgrade comes to mind, tell him a R9 390 or a Gtx 970(both of them will drop in prices once the polaris/pascal cards comes out. JUNE/July) would nice since i7 2600k can still kick some ***!

PS. After market Cpu cooler would be nice when overclocking.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

We are constantly thinking about a 2nd wave of upgrades but we have cars as our 2nd passion, which is not a cheap passion. ;-)

I am already searching for CPU coolers because Marshmallow needs a better one and the old one from a friend is kind of broken. I thought about Hyper 212 Evo. The Holy Dust will not be overclocked because he doesn't need it.

And i am always looking for a nice deal for the next upgrades.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Had a look Marshmallow, he's clean gave a +1. Yea a hyper 212 Evo/ hyper 212X is a good cpu cooler. Just make sure it will fit the case.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i appreciate that.

It should fit in The Holy Dust an in the other one with the old cooler. I think i will go with a low profile Noctua cooler for Marshmallow, so that i don't have clearance issues.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh My! What a dirty PC. What did you use to get all that dirt out? I watched a PC tech on YouTube use a leaf blower, could not believe my eyes!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I used white spirit, a brush and patience. The white spirit was only heavily used on the cooler. For the remainder i put some on a cloth and wiped everything down.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Gee I didn't know you could use any type of cleaner other than air. I'll keep that in mind.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Picture #6 looks like lint from the clothes dryer. Does it run on natural gas?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a good one. ;-)