Shaun, Gaming System, Asus A78L-M Plus/USB3

by | May 9, 2020

Evaluation-only amount due at pickup: $50.00

Gaming system, Motherboard: Asus A78L-M Plus/USB3, you have the latest revisions of the BIOS that runs on this board, ver 0502

There are 2 issues

1) The boot drive has failed.

2) The video card has failed.


Hard Drive
The Kensington 128GB solid state hard drive has failed.  Replacing with a working drive fixes this issue though any data on the boot drive has been lost.

Video Card
The ASUS PH-GTX1060-6G Graphics Card has failed.  Your system has on-board video that works when the video card is removed but the quality and capabilities are much less than the GTX1060-6G.  Replacing with a similar or newer video card that uses the PCI-E connector will fix this issue with same or better video.


Here are two options

1) Replace boot drive and use lower-quality on-board video.

2) Replace both boot drive and video card.


Hard Drive
I sell WD 250GB solid state drives for $52.42, same as on Amazon.  I will load Windows 10 with the latest updates for an additional $100.

Video Card

ASUS PH-GTX1060-6G Geforce 6GB Phoenix Fan Edition VR Ready HDMI DP DVI Graphics Card:
“Used” for $299.99 at Amazon. I found it New for $378.99 at Newegg, but delivers from Hong Kong in 2-3 weeks.

XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 1386MHz OC+, 8GB GDDR5, VR Ready, Dual BIOS, 3xDP HDMI DVI, AMD Graphics Card (RX-580P8DFD6):
New for $181.80 at Amazon.



Information Only

Diagnostics Only - amount due at pickup

Basic Functionality

Diagnostics + Hard Drive + Windows

Original Graphics

Diagnostics + Hard Drive + Windows + New GTX1060-6G

New Graphics Card

Diagnostics + Hard Drive + Windows + New Radeon RX 580