TheEndA few weeks ago, I had a $1,500 Super Computer. It was one of those very fancy gaming computers with ALL the bells and whistles. It even had running lights.

Unfortunately, I could not get it to connect to the Internet. I couldn’t get the marvelous thing to do what “I” wanted.

So, I sent it back. I lost $200 worth of shipping (two ways) and restocking fees.

One of these days, I might try again. Maybe that $300 all-in-one on sale at Walmart?

The thing is, I figured in my head I NEEDED a new computer. I have two latops, but one is eight years old, and the other one is six.

The nine-year-old runs on Vista. The newer one was born with a Windows 7 operating system.

I knew I had better get a new computer before these senior citizens needed to be retired.

Still, I updated the Windows 7 to Windows 10, and hoped the new system would help the newer PC stay strong.

The medicine did not work.

At midnight Sunday night (October 18th) the newer PC died.

It starting making a continued clicking noise inside, so I checked the DVD drive. Empty.

I tried to shut it down. I got a strange error message and the thing would NOT power down. (Sorry, I can’t remember the message – I was kind of upset.)

I unplugged it and let it sit over night. This morning – no sign of life. Just a small gasp for air when I tried to turn it on.

So, I am very grateful to the powers that be that I still have this older Vista PC by Acer. Funny thing, I have been trying to give it away for several months.

That’s my story. I am used to backing up files, but I know I will run across a plethora of losses as I go searching for them on this machine. I WAS using the newer PC as my main computer, so it has a LOT more files to lose.

Moral of the story – BACK UP YOUR FILES!


TheEndItem Unit Price Quantity Subtotal Price
Intel X99 Core i7 Configurator $1,504.00 1 $1,504.00
Case 1 x Chimera 5 – Flame Edition
LED Fan Lighting 1 x 3x [Orange] 120mm LED Case Fan
Case Lighting 1 x iBUYPOWER RGB Smart Lighting (Software Controlled LED Lighting Kit) – 1 Smart Lighting Strip – Top of the case
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7 5820K Processor (6x 3.30GHz/15MB L3 Cache) – Intel Core™ i7 5820K
Processor Cooling 1 x Asetek 510LC Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-2011] – Standard 120mm Fan
Memory 1 x 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR4-2400 Memory Module – Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 – 2GB – FREE Upgrade to GTX 960 4GB – Single Card
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] – Turtle Beach Z1 Headset – FREE with ALL iBUYPOWER Desktops
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] – 802.11AC Wireless Dual Band Module
Motherboard 1 x Gigabyte GA-X99-GAMING 5 — *FREE Upgrade to Gigabyte GA-X99-GAMING 5P — 4x PCIe x16, 6x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0
Power Supply 1 x 350 Watt – Standard – *Free Upgrade to 700W Standard
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive — 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 6.0Gb/s – Single Drive
Data Hard Drive 1 x 120GB Kingston V300 SSD + 1TB 7200RPM HARD DRIVE
Optical Drive 1 x 24x Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW – Black — Free Upgrade to LG Blu-ray Reader
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System 1 x Windows 10 Home – PRE-ORDER: Ships after 7/29
Additional Software 1 x NZXT CAM – Hardware Monitor Software – Preinstalled on your PC
Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse
Monitor Cable 1 x 15 ft. HDMI Male-Male Cable
Speaker System 1 x Logitech S120 2.0 Speaker System
Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service 1 x No Rush Service (Usually Ships in 5-10 business Days)
Subtotal $1,504.00
Ground Shipping $75.00
Total Price $1,579.00


One thought on “The End

  1. So sorry for your loss pops! You need to start using “the cloud” to back things up. Then no matter what happens to your earthly files, the data will still exist in the great beyond! I use drop box. Love you!


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