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Old 06-10-2009, 06:33 PM   #11
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Default Re: iBuyPower computers... has anyone had any trouble with them?

I kept my computer, most the faults that i had i fixed on my own, jsut a couple left, but I plan on building a new rig so I'm thinking about starting to sell it peice by piece.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:39 PM   #12
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By the way, here's my system specs:

Case ( Tuniq 3 Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Silver )
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Processor ( [=== Quad Core ===] Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 (4x 2.4GHz/8MB L2 Cache/1066FSB) )
Processor Cooling ( [New !!!] iBUYPOWER Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit --- [for INTEL CPU] )
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someone else I talked to mentioned that iBuyPower is known for using great components except for power supplies, which they buy in large quantity and very low quality. I think I remember reading somewhere that a power supply can hold it together enough to power simple things like fans and hard drives and coolers, but still not provide high-enough-quality power to run the processor. Does that sound right?
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:57 PM   #13
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try taking the motherboard out of the case and running it out of the case on a cardboard box or table or workbench. it may be that during shipping the board or something else came loose and just needs to be fully reset in the case. My last rig did that when I took it to my brothers house for a week and when I got home it would power on but not post. (all the fans spun but no signal to monitor) After taking it all out and putting it all back together it worked flawless. Also for some reason mine would post and boot if I hit the reset button when it was in that state of the fans spinning but no post. Give that a shot as well.
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try taking the motherboard out of the case and running it out of the case on a cardboard box or table or workbench. it may be that during shipping the board or something else came loose and just needs to be fully reset in the case. My last rig did that when I took it to my brothers house for a week and when I got home it would power on but not post. (all the fans spun but no signal to monitor) After taking it all out and putting it all back together it worked flawless. Also for some reason mine would post and boot if I hit the reset button when it was in that state of the fans spinning but no post. Give that a shot as well.
Like PD said, make sure that there are no shorts due to the pins on the motherboard touching the motherboard tray. I had this problem on my first build because i forgot to put one of the motherboard seats and just screwed the mb directly into the mb tray.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:13 PM   #15
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try taking the motherboard out of the case and running it out of the case on a cardboard box or table or workbench. it may be that during shipping the board or something else came loose and just needs to be fully reset in the case. My last rig did that when I took it to my brothers house for a week and when I got home it would power on but not post. (all the fans spun but no signal to monitor) After taking it all out and putting it all back together it worked flawless. Also for some reason mine would post and boot if I hit the reset button when it was in that state of the fans spinning but no post. Give that a shot as well.
That's pretty interesting to hear. I can't follow your advice for the moment, though, as I've returned the computer to iBuyPower to get it running as soon as possible. I've been without my primary computer for too long now, I'm just ready to get the thing running again.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:54 AM   #16
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Default Re: iBuyPower computers... has anyone had any trouble with them?

I second the carboard box thing. My friend bought a computer from them, and the actually forgot to put any risers under the mobo, and it shorted it out. In the end, his IDE died, but everything else still worked.

I just thought that was the stupidest thing ever.
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