Sunday, July 31, 2011

PC repaired + New Section (SOTD)?

My PC has been repaired! Yay!
I brought it to a computer store and the guy told me it was the mainboard. But due to the board being old and outdated if I wanted my PC to work again he'd replace it with a new one which would mean he'd also sell me a new processor. Then he said it's advisable to buy a completely new one. At this moment my only thought was: What the flying f**k?! I don't even play that much anymore and if I do it is UT and for that my PC is enough.
So I told him I'll think about it, gave him his 20€, took the PC with me and went to the Computer store on the opposite side of the street. He replaced my MSI G31M2 mainboard with an ASUS P5QPL-AM, which happens to have the same chipset, took an hour to dust all my gear and replace the mainboard, tested it, took no working fee (!), even gave me a new cooler for almost nothing and was done. 57€!
Next time I know where to go first.
Now it's all up and working again. And it's a lot less noisy!

So now I am able to work on my frag movie... maybe. I have my theoretical driving test tomorrow and driving lessons every day the next week. If all works out I have my driving license the monday after tomorrow!


That all said, I want to ask for your feedback:
I'm planning on adding a "Song of the day" section on the end of every upcoming post. Good idea or not? It would look like this:

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Today's song of the day is a song that I knew for a few months now. It is a mindblowing and beautifully haunting piece of music that has really touched my heart. The description of the song says it all (I corrected it a bit ;)):
"Embracing Solitude is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. Seven minutes of just you and your thoughts. A track that has no lyrics but still speaks a thousand words. I really cannot say enough about this track, it's just a devastating combination of pure harmony and powerful emotion that gets me every time. I could go on for hours talking about this track. JCB has genuinely created a masterpiece in Drum and Bass."


Please let me know what you think of this new section. Good idea or redundant?

24 comments:

  1. glad you've got the pc working again. :D

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  2. I think that a song a day is a cool idea, I have a song a week on mine, but I think that even though I have a whole amount of songs I would happily share, you can run out pretty quick at one a day. It's pretty kick ass about your computer too, when I took mine to get repaired because of the motherboard frying, he told me it would be about £200, and it would probably be better to get a new one. So I got a used one from him for £200, it lasted a few months, and there was nowhere near enough hard drive space. Thankfully it died a few weeks before my birthday, and I got this pretty damn cool machine for that occasion. yay.

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  3. Congrats on your new (old) PC :P
    About song of the day thing, Mark summed it up pretty well it would be tricky to maintain such a fast pace.

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  4. i like the idea of the new section. keep it up

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  5. Cant blame the guy for trying to do his job hahaha he obviously was trying to sell you new stuff.
    Regarding the SOTD section, i like it. It like a miniblog inside the blog :)

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  6. I prefer to put together/fix my own boxen in order to save money. Not because I'm a geek, but because I am poor and cheap. Motherboards dying SUCK, because you MIGHT AS WELL upgrade instead of replacing...Assuming, of course, that the damned thing isn't under warranty.

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  7. glad you're up and running again !

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  8. I wanna build a new PC but I'm flat broke. Glad you got it fixed, and I'm glad you didn't spend a bunch of money! It's almost too easy to take advantage of people today, and it's good to see a store that doesn't do that.

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  9. Oh wow, that song was beautiful, keep doing this section as long as the rest of your picks are as good as that one.

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  10. its always a great day when tech is repaired

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  11. thats nice, keep it up!
    +followed

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  12. Happy to hear you got your PC up and running again!

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  13. Moving into my niche there, buddy. O.- I'm joking, I love the new section.

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  14. Good to know you know your shizz sir. Yeah I pretty much don't talk to "techie" guys as long as I know how to it on my own. And yes a song a day is a good idea. But can you put up some "Suited songs for gaming" section? that would be pretty relevant to everything about your blog. See you around Neon.

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  15. never tried to fix my pc! i'm scared to death that i might fuck everything even harder

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  16. wow for 57€ I would say you did quite well! And for the music section, I would say yes as long as you have good music like the song you just posted!

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  17. Embracing Solitude, I really liked that track.

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  18. Congrats on your repaired PC and the section. If you keep the new section updated,you will receive more good people around here.

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  19. I forgot to mention that the little section at the bottom of your post is a good idea

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  20. Hey hey, welcome back Neon!

    Meh, a song a day might be overdoing it...as it was stated before, despite how many wonderful songs there ARE out there, it's still a finite list. If you select only a certain type or genre of music, that list becomes even shorter.

    But hey, rock it with what you're good and what you wanna do, y'knowwhatImean?

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  21. At least he didn't do it anyways and take your money lol. SoTD would be pretty cool, I enjoy listening to what people have to share.

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  22. I really hope that the guy who charged 20 bucks was working at a corporate chain and the other guy at a smaller business, otherwise I will be somewhat sad. None the less makes sense not spend and arm and a leg on a machine that's more than you need.

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