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I bought this computer from the thrift store for $10.

The computer (iBuyPower i Series 301) obviously the computer doesn't work, so I am wondering if the motherboard is burned out.

Asus M4A77TD

 

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No, its solder resin.

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Them solder points look like their there to dissipate the heat.

 

What tests have you done to get it to run? One stick of ram, re-seated the CPU, clear cmos....

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It looks like the PSU is bad. I put in my Corsair TX650W (built by CWT) in and it instantly boots and I was able to go into the BIOS. (A hard drive was not included so I couldn't boot to Windows.)

 

Not that I am surprise the iBuyPower uses the cheapest "700W" power supply it can find:  XION XON-700p12n

 

I have repair computers assembled by iBuyPower before and I noticed that the company always chooses the cheapest parts possible: (ie. cheapest 700W power supply, cheapest DDR3-1333 memory, cheapest Radeon HD 5770, etc.)

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I am actually a little disappointed.

I was hoping that the system would have the AMD Phenom II X6 1100t under the hood, but I found out that it only has the AMD Phenom II X4 965.

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Part it out on EBAY and you'll get more than your money back. Then you can buy a $20.00 PC.

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It looks like the PSU is bad. I put in my Corsair TX650W (built by CWT) in and it instantly boots and I was able to go into the BIOS. (A hard drive was not included so I couldn't boot to Windows.)
 
Not that I am surprise the iBuyPower uses the cheapest "700W" power supply it can find:  XION XON-700p12n
 
I have repair computers assembled by iBuyPower before and I noticed that the company always chooses the cheapest parts possible: (ie. cheapest 700W power supply, cheapest DDR3-1333 memory, cheapest Radeon HD 5770, etc.)

Thats because who ever bought that computer choose the cheapest parts possible.

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Part it out on EBAY and you'll get more than your money back. Then you can buy a $20.00 PC.

lol. I doubt that I would get that great of a bargain again. The cheap power supply supposedly shorted out most components. I told him that I wanted it for the case and the heat sink and that's why I got it for $10.

 

Anyways, here's the specs:

 

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE w/ ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED
Asus M4A77TD
PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5
8 GB DDR3 1333 (apparently a half-half mix of Corsair VS2GB1333D3 and Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3K2)
NZXT Gamma w/ side window from the NZXT M59

 

Thats because who ever bought that computer choose the cheapest parts possible.

A lot of people tends to cut corners on the PSU, not knowing how important that component is.

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