God DAMN it!

Posted by : Rob Stevens | Tuesday, September 23, 2008 | Published in

So here I am, merrily shooting terrorists on Call of Duty 4, when I hear a thunk from the general direction of my PC. I have a quick look, nothing obvious, carry on shooting. Two minutes later the computer dies. Totally switches itself off. Switching it back on results in it thinking about starting then turning itself off again. Cue much swearing and knashing of teeth. I open the box only to discover that part of the catch on the the CPU cooler retention bracket has snapped, and that the thud I heard was my CPU cooler giving way to gravity. Bugger. Luckily the board is a week inside its warranty (and boy would I have been pissed if this had happened next week...) so I've sent photo's off to the retailer and am now awaiting my fate. Will they be able to produce a decent socket 939 board for me (another ASUS A8R-MVP would be nice so I don't have a system rebuild to deal with on top of this)? Or am I going to have to bite the bullet and modernise? Either way, I really can't be bothered. Hopefully they'll just send me a new retention bracket. We'll see.

Have some pictures of motherboard doom.







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