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    Unhappy Bad News (This NOT a quitting thread!)

    Good day follow trainz community members I got some disappointing news My PC has failed for the last time and after I payed 2k$ new for it and had the video card crap out twice on me now, it has lasted only 6 mouths and Ive said enofe is enofe and pulled the plug on thing I'm very angry about this and the it was a huge wast of money I got it to run Tane. At this point I wont be uploading anymore content or working on anymore or my Canadian route CAC that has been my key project for years. I'm sorry everyone there will not be any more updates and I'm not sure wend of if I'll get back into trainz after my PC wend on the lighter side it can be fixed but I don't feel like pumping money into a piece of junk that can't last a year. (feel like throwing it off my 3rd story deck to be 100% honest here)

    I don't know wend I'll get the next update for the CAC done and I can still make models if I feel like if but for now I'm going to work on my large HO layout and forget about the PC for awhile I'll post videos for you all wend I can of the new layout on YouTube.

    I'll get back into making content ones my head clears and I feel like doing it agen but for now I'm going on extended leave.
    Lets party! who's bringing the beer?
    Last edited by VIA6415; January 29th, 2018 at 07:32 PM. Reason: you think 6 spell cheakers would help

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    Sorry to hear about your PC crapping out. Shouldn't it still be under warranty after 6 months? Anyway, hopefully you can eventually get it fixed and get back to Trainzing.
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    unfortunately the warranty is void.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIA6415 View Post
    unfortunately the warranty is void.
    $2K with a voided warranty, where or what did you buy? That is some real bad bad bad news.... Hope that some good fortune will be upon you in the near future pal.
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    I can build a PC and install a OS I got the skills to do it all I need are the parts I'll just make something that will work.

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    Trying to be objective here. Instead of chucking it out the window why dont you take a step back and tell us what's wrong with it so that we can advise. 2K is not cheap and unless you got really ripped off your parts ought to be at least of decent brand and quality. Not to say you can't build a PC but there are potentially static electricity-related fatal mistakes you could've made especially in a cold and dry climate.
    Last edited by nicky9499; January 29th, 2018 at 09:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIA6415 View Post
    I can build a PC and install a OS I got the skills to do it all I need are the parts I'll just make something that will work.
    Check www.newegg.com and other sources. The problem will be your Windows license, meaning you will need to purchase a copy of Windows for this new machine. If you look at the components carefully, you can price one out a lot less expensive than $2K.

    I will warn you though that video cards and RAM have been going through the roof lately so this will be your biggest cost for your new machine.

    If you don't have one, I highly recommend a UPS, aka uninterruptible power supply. It doesn't help with static, but it'll protect against surges, sages and power outages, which can also be deadly to computer equipment.
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    My PC i've had built for at least a year, and it's still holding strong. As for those prices you brought up about ram and such john, they went thru the roof because everyone is after the parts. I got my 1080 early 2017, and only paid $300 for it. My two 8gb DDR4 ram i got for around $30 mid 2017.

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    Every component of a PC has it's own warranty.

    At least for a year, sometimes even longer.
    Here in Holland to 3 years!

    So claim your warranty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeldaboy14 View Post
    My PC i've had built for at least a year, and it's still holding strong. As for those prices you brought up about ram and such john, they went thru the roof because everyone is after the parts. I got my 1080 early 2017, and only paid $300 for it. My two 8gb DDR4 ram i got for around $30 mid 2017.
    Yup. My new RAM, that had to be replaced in pairs, cost me nearly $800 for the 64GB I had. My video card about $708 for my 1080Ti. Also expect SSDs to go up as well due to an ongoing material shortage at the chip fabrication plants, and the Bitcoin miners as they scoop up the components to build rigs to mine their cryptocurrency. The video cards are the most obvious when we look at the prices of video cards these days. What were once few hundred dollars or less are now going for twice that or more.
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    Hi everybody.
    I have had my present PC since 2013 and it has not failed in all that time. It was fitted with a new graphics card approximately 2 years ago as an upgrade, but that is the only change that has been made.

    It is true to say that although used continuously when new, it is only used for playing Trainz 10 these days as everything else is carried out on other devices. My belief for a long trouble-free life for a PC would be to keep a close eye on the temperature of the GPU and CPU ensuring they are always kept well below the manufacturers recommended limits. Along with the foregoing regularly clean the vents and heat sinks etc ensuring the continuous free movement of air throughout the system

    As with all things electrical or mechanical, running at maximum over an extended period especially without regular maintenance always ends in failure and obviously in this case many tears.

    Bill
    Last edited by wholbr; January 30th, 2018 at 10:08 AM. Reason: Added text

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    Quote Originally Posted by wholbr View Post
    Hi everybody.
    I have had my present PC since 2013 and it has not failed in all that time. It was fitted with a new graphics card approximately 2 years ago as an upgrade, but that is the only change that has been made.

    It is true to say that although used continuously when new, it is only used for playing Trainz 10 these days as everything else is carried out on other devices. My belief for a long trouble-free life for a PC would be to keep a close eye on the temperature of the GPU and CPU ensuring they are always kept well below the manufacturers recommended limits. Along with the foregoing regularly clean the vents and heat sinks etc ensuring the continuous free movement of air throughout the system

    As with all things electrical or mechanical, running at maximum over an extended period especially without regular maintenance always ends in failure and obviously in this case many tears.

    Bill
    Probably of more importance is to run with a UPS to protect the PC against brown outs and power surges.

    Cheerio John

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    Not first, not last.

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    Mine didn't cost a thing for it 'cause it was a Christmas present from my sister a couple years ago. However, I probably just jinxed myself and something will happen to it that'll cost me an arm and a leg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIA6415 View Post
    unfortunately the warranty is void.
    Why is the warranty void?

    if the place where you bought the pc will definitely not honour the warranty and before you toss out the pc -
    Does your pc start up at all? (cpu, power supply? The rest of the hardware could still be perfectly fine).
    If it does, a temporary option is to activate the motherboard's onboard video if it has one. (the manual should say what key to use to get into the bios/tools), until you can figure out why the cards where failing.

    Is there a reputable pc repairer you can go to for their opinion on the pc's health?
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