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Hey fags
Tell me how bad I fucked up building my new PC.
>Processor(Intel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor (4x 4.20GHz/8MB L3 Cache) - Intel® Core™ i7-7700K)
>Processor Cooling(Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler - Standard 120mm Fan)
>Memory(16 GB [8 GB X2] DDR4-2800 Memory Module - Corsair
>Video Card(NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 - 8GB (GDDR5X) (VR-Ready) - Single Card)
>Motherboard(MSI Z270 PC Mate -- 3x PCIe x16, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C, 6x USB 3.1 Gen1[Intel Optane Ready])
>Power Supply(800 Watt - Standard 80 PLUS Bronze
>Primary Hard Drive(250 GB WD Blue SSD -- Read: 545MB/s, Write: 525MB/s - Single Drive)
>Data Hard Drive(2 TB Hard Drive -- 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive)
>Optical Drive(ASUS 24x Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black)
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>>726675210
For a moment I was going to say you fucked up buying a liquid cooling system, but it's a fan, so I guess all in all good work anon. Did you get a case?
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Corsair
/thread
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>>726675441
Yea went with this.
Thermaltake Chaser A21 Gaming Case - Black)
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>>726675467
>no case
/thread
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>>726675603
Nice, that's the same case I have. The same build too as far as CPU and GPU are concerned.
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well If you fucked up on anything its probably the power supply being over kill, would have been better with a 80 plus gold at lower watts
wait who uses a optical drive anymore?
all in all a good build tho.
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>>726675610
Fuckin kek
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Your RAM speed is wrong, you want to get either 2133 or 2400 if you're using DDR4.
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>>726675734
It didn't come with an optical drive but I still like to burn Cds. I'm old
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>>726675210
800w PSU are a bit much these days for power needs, that 1080 sips power a nice 650w gold would have been a better option.
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>>726675210
very nice build. would've went with 32G memory but that's just me.
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>>726675734
>2017
>not having a cupholder
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No m.2 nvme pcie ssd? Slow boot times ahead
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>>726675755
Also you're best off using only 2 RAM sticks, so you are going to want 2 sticks of 2400 DDR4 RAM
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>>726675210
If you're doing anything other than only gaming, I recommend a AMD Ryzen 1700 over the 7700k, because it has double the cores/threads and the motherboards are cheaper because you can overclock on a mid-range B350 board as well as a X370 board, unlike intel.
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>>726675603
Not a bad case, love the tooless installation as well, sadly mine was only a tooless optical drive and not HDD or SSD.
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>>726675913
>slow boot times
Back in my day a fast boot time was anything under 5 minutes.
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>>726675833
It was a 400 but they said Its free to upgrade to 800, is it bad for it to be that high?
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>>726675210
>Having a GTX 1080 and I7 7700k
>Not using water cooling
???????????????????
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>>726676039
>using water cooling
>crying when your computer dies
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>>726676005
No. That guy literally has no idea what he's talking about. People use all the frequencies and it hardly makes a difference. theres 3000, 3133, 3200 mhz as well that all run fine.
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>>726675937
>2 sticks
>not doing 64g or 128g board max

Nigga...
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>>726675210
Please say that you don't got a Founders Edition 1080.
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>>726676110
I think the idea in mind was for 'a future investment'.
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>>726675990
>oldfag
Anything more than 10 seconds these days is entirely too long
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>>726676005
it wont hurt your pc at all being that high, but if you can get better power rating at a lower watt for the same price it would be better
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>>726676110
Youre better off doing more ram at a normal speed (2133 or 2400) than less at a dumb oc speed.

Anything more than 2400 is overclock speed... which is retarded.
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>>726676110
If you're referring to my comments about the RAM speed, I do in fact know what I'm talking about. It's fine to use other speeds, and your computer will work just fine, but you're wasting money and potentially bottlenecking your build if you're not using a RAM frequency that is harmonious with your CPU and Mobo. Why would they have different frequencies if everyone just bought the highest one?
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>>726676005
No its just your not going to need 800w unless your planing on running another 1080 and doing some overclocking with both.

And it wasn't free the regardless of what they told you. the 400w psu was priced at the cost of the 800w psu so when you ask about options they say "oh we are doing a promo for a free 800w psu" so you feel likes its a better deal then it is and have a greater chance of making a purchase. I work sales for a computer prefab shits like lets can make or break a sale.
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>>726676209
Yes I know I have a similar rig to OP. I can really appreciate how fast my OS boots on an SSD now, the pains of waiting many minutes to turn on or restart the computer is long gone. Sometimes I hesitate to restart my computer because the idea that I have to wait so long is still stuck in my head.
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>>726676079
>Using a fan
>Crying when your computer blows up due to pounds of dust
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>>726675210
Pretty nice.
If I were you I'd have waited for the fight between Ryzen and i7 to lower the prices even more and save some $, but pretty nice nonetheless.
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>>726676152
The i7-7700K uses dual channel memory, therefore it's optimal use use dual channel memory as well.
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>>726676431
>not cleaning your PC even if it's water cooled
What kind of barbarian are you?
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>>726676273
Guess I fucked up there then
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>>726676039
>Processor Cooling(Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler - Standard 120mm Fan)
he is thou,
he's using a 550lc 120mm liquid cpu cooler with an added 120mm fan.
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>>726676431
Water cooling uses fans too, just placed differently.
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>>726676431
memes aside what is the alternative to this? dusting out your pc every 6 months or so? I had a few random heat spikes with my CPU lately and I cleaned my case for the first time since building it 2 years ago

I don't know if that helped at all..
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>>726676490
No, you didn't.

Even your ram thats rated for an insane overclock speed has a native speed, which is probably 2400.

Just don't overclock it.
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>>726676657
If he isnt going to overclock he might as well just go with the normal i7 then and save like 50 bucks.
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>>726676454
... right.

... but that doesn't mean only 2 sticks, that just means populate in pairs based on priority.

Better read PC gamer more kid.
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>>726676447
I just hate AMD that much, I can not see myself ever going amd. Plus I came home at 6am on Monday and found a message on screen saying
> hard drive failure imminent
And couldn't do anything. So desperately on a whim i immediately went on my phone and customized this and bought it in 5 mins. Now I'm scared I fucked up
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>>726676751
You don't buy a Ferrari because you need to drive 180mph every day, you buy it so if you have to you can.

It'll still do 70 on the highway like a fucking champ.
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>>726676110
If you go to Intel's website and find the support page/product specs for the i7 7700K you can see that they even tell you to use 2400 or 2133 DDR4 RAM. If you still doubt me.
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>>726675467
Corsair is 10/10 m8. My psu, ram, keyboard, and mouse pad are all made by them. 10/10
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>>726676864
You're right, I got an i7k over the i7 as a future investment and never overclocked it yet. Thanks for validating my own purchase anon.
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>>726676779
AMD is poor-tier unstable bullshit for people that can't afford Intel.

They work, just not very well or for very long.
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>>726676900
It depends on your CPU clock speed. The optimal ram speed is half your CPU speed. For instance I've got an i7-4790k that's OCed to 4.8GHz, so I got ram that's 2400MHz
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>>726676630
>Compressed air can with big plastic nozzle
>Dust out computer every few months
Problem solved.
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>>726676757
So you're going to try to call me out on that, but you suggest he uses the mobo max supported memory of 128, when the processor itself can only support 64gb? Alright man, go ahead and be militant.
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>>726676996
I never overclock shit.

If you buy good enough shit, it'll run that fast without overclocking it.

Overclocking, like AMD, is another poorfag thing. Unnecessary and damaging to the hardware, but welfare kids can't play Call of Duty without overclocking their AMD Toaster ovens to the equivalent of a 486.
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>>726675913
Nvme does not speed up load times for system boot or even loading games. They are only faster when transferring large files. As long as you have a decent SSD you are good to go.
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>>726677075
I've never heard of that calculation before, but even if that is what you're supposed to use and his CPU's clockspeed is ~4.2........ He should use 2133 RAM.
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>>726677025
This has always been my opinion as well on AMD and celeron duchy the passed 15 years as well. Why I've always stuck with intel
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>>726675974
amd sucks dick though
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>>726676630
Fucking fan filters for fuck sake. I have them, haven't cleaned the inside of my case (Wich has 6 fans) in 2 years, and it has virtualy no dust. Btw my room is dusty as fuck.
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>>726675210
>MSI
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>>726677091
>militant
didn't realize I was being militant.

>processor only supports 64gb
didn't realize that either. I have a 6th gen.

>Call you out on that
That I did do. Sorry if you took it the wrong way friend.
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>>726677156
That's right, I need to run this things lifespan into the ground before I need to upgrade it once it's overclock speed is outdated.
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>>726677075
Also, he's currently going to use 2800mhz, 2400 would be fine too, just not 2800.
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>>726675833
I disagree.
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>>726677294
Bad?
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>>726677197
>that calculation
I've never heard anything like that in the history of ever, and I've been doing IT shit for 10 years.
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>>726677303
>Computer anons, willing to confront their mistakes and learn.

This isn't the /b/ I'm used to.
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>>726677303
Aren't all klingons militant?
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>>726677075
Oh my god, absolutely fucking wrong. What are you talking about.
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>>726675210
It's a pretty good all around build, nothing special or to complain about that doesn't involve brand loyalty and personal preference. This is about the same as the wife's build minus the 1080, she's using one of my old 980ti.
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>>726677426
It's probably a trade calculation from previous gens that didn't carry over.
>or a sales tactic.
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>>726677409
I'm too old to be wrong and call you a faggot for me being wrong.

I never looked at the 7th gen Intel chips because I have a 6800 and have had no issues running the shit out of it. I wasn't aware they were dual channel.

... even so, if populated in pairs, that should utilize it just fine. Once upon a time I had a triple threaded Intel chip (I wanna say 4th gen, might have been 3rd) so when i populated the RAM, it had to be in 3s (6 chips), which worked stable as fuck for like 8 years.
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>>726677498
>sales tactic

Looks like you figured it out anon.

that calculation is Best-Buy tier bullshit man.
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>>726677345
From my experience Asus boards have better heatsinks and less driver issues.
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>>726677591
Ahh, good old tri channel memory. Such a pain in the ass.
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>>726677646
>>726677345

MSI isn't totally bad. I've used them several times. Generally, MSI gets a bad rap because they're really a budget board and people buy them because their price point is generally lower.

ASUS has had their share of bullshit problems too, and they're a "higher tier" board than MSI.

EVGA has had several problems too, especially with heatsinks and shit (like on their GeForce 10 line, which is fucking atrocious and has been recalled several times for fire danger).

ASUS does have the bonus of having a much easier to work with BIOS than most other boards... even if they're shit at putting updates out expediently.
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>>726677750
no fucking shit man. Still, once you had it populated correctly, it worked good.
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Is this a good build anons? currently on a budget https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2dGvhq
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>>726677646
>>726677646
Fair enough, I only customized a few things and didn't know enough about motherboards to change it. Still feeling better than I was before about this frantic impulse buy
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>>726677934
>is this a good build
>on a budget

Nobody can answer this question correctly because none of us are you.

A "good build" is whatever you can afford that does what you want it to do. Building a computer to win a dick waving contest on the internet is some autist-tier faggotry man.

As long as you're not being a total neckbeard with it, it's probably fine. I don't even have to look at what you posted.

>iaintclickinthatshitnigga.png
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Uh where's your floppy?
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>>726678185
>floppy
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>>726677934
Make your own thread poorfag
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>>726677934
I'll put it to you this way my modest build researched on /g/, pcpartpicker, logicalinc etc. is really just a $800 jerk off machine that I don't really play vidya on

and I don't post on /g/ after learning what I needed to know so nobody knows about muh super kewl gaymen rig
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>>726678185
In your gf
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>>726678274
>/g/
>posting there
>ever

Bruh, taking /g/'s advice is like actually going to Best Buy and letting the Geek Squad talk you into a 2 year subscription to Norton Antivirus with your iPad.

>gaymen rig
that's pretty much what /g/ builds.
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Anybody have any experience doing 2 way SLI with 1070 or 1080 cards?

Is it worth doing?
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>>726678429
but as I hope you gleaned from my post I only USED /g/ for the basic how-to of putting the components together but I basically disregarded most if not all that was shared on that board and ended up buying a classic AMD housefire.
The banter on /g/ was okay sometimes but that goes for all of chan if you look hard enough. Nice analogy, by the way
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>>726677884
Yeah, I got an evga 970. It is supposedly the one that is 25% quieter and 25% cooler. It sure was quiet, till I realized the fans were set to start spinning at 80c. So I loaded up evga precisionx16 (which uses 50% gpu to display itself) and set a better fan curve. Then is sounded like a vacuum cleaner. It's been running fine for the past year and a half though with a water cooler on it. Fuck evga for their shitty cooling though.
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>>726678581

The fun part about putting the components together is that aside from however you want to get creative with cable management, all the shit inside a computer is keyed so you can't fuck it up.

Just like in kindergarten, the circle peg won't plug into the square hole.

It's literally that simple inside a computer. (with the exception of wiring the case buttons, because those are a bitch even for people who've been building shit for years. I still fuck it up all the time, getting plugs backwards, etc.

And, to be completely honest, other than being cheaper and running hotter than intels, AMD is still functional. As long as you make sure you have a good cooling solution, you can make an AMD run just as good as an Intel.

Most of the instability comes from the fact that they run hot and people don't always overdo it on the cooling, which is pretty much rule #1 for AMD.
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>>726678576
I've only seen the numbers, but it's not worth it for the price you pay. It's not double the power. It's like 25% more power, for twice the price.
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>>726678686
I purposely won't buy EVGA shit anymore because of that.

I don't care how loud shit is. If it's between being loud or being on fire, I'll take loud.
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>>726675980
>tooless optical drive
>not HDD or SSD.

Literally what's the point? I have never removed an optical drive, I remove hard drives all the time. That's fucking retarded.
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>>726678954
Basically, useless unless I want to run 6 monitors then...
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>>726678884
>with the exception of wiring the case buttons, because those are a bitch even for people who've been building shit for years
It was my first build ever so I am not too irked over it but I fucked up my case buttons lol the power and rest work of course but the audio jack and microphone don't for some reason I fucked up
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>>726679047
Usually, when I fuck up wiring the case buttons (and the audio too), it's because I have the plugs upside down. Try spinning them around. It usually fixes my problem.

Boards either never label the negatives, or the plugs aren't color coded. 10 years and I still fuck that one up every single build.
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>>726678994
Yeah, is is my first (and probably last) evga card.
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https://youtu.be/1J1Ots2AhiY z
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>>726675210
What colorful LED lights??? Don't see them listed
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>>726679133
I'd probably buy AsRock before EVGA.

... then again, I had a GeForce 270 once upon a time that was an EVGA card and had NO problems with it.

Maybe just a bad batch, whatever.

I also had a Note7 that never exploded... and only turned it in because they fucking updated the software so it wouldn't charge the battery past 40% and fucking destroyed the phone so you had to RMA that shit.
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>>726679250
Cause I'm not autistic
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>>726679124
haha nice thanks for the advice /b/ro. I doubt I will crack my case to fuck with the wires sometime but maybe if I get bored
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>>726679353
It's not that autistic... at least it's not the autist's fault.

They build everything with fucking chroma lights now, even the fucking fans.

The only way you can tell if someone's a true autismo or not is if they haven't went into the fucking software controller and turned that bullshit to OFF.
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>>726679278
Sometimes you get the best of the batch. I'm still using an s5 that I got when they launched. It can bluetooth through walls and the charging port still works lol
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>>726679364
no prob. Whether or not anybody else will admit it, every single one of us that has ever built a computer (or many computers) has had plugs upside down for either audio or case buttons.

Everything else inside there is keyed to only fit one way, but not the case buttons or audio connections. It's retarded.
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>>726679463
Yeah. That's true.

I've also had my share of Intel CPUs come to me bad right out of the box. Memory too. That's what the RMA department is for.
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I want to build a gaming pc but don't know where to start any anon have advice?
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>>726680021
budget?
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You fuckd it up really bad! Who in the hell uses an optical cd/dvd drive? U should have gotten a floppy too.
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>>726680063
Around & 1000
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>>726675441
whats wrong with liquid cooling?
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>>726680153
This is a budget build just add 1tb hard drive onto that and you gotta a pretty nice build for beginning
>>726677934
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>>726680467
Awesome, thanks for the help
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>>726680101
watching dvds?
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>>726676900
That's just the max verified speeds you tool. It was the same for DDR2 and DDR3. It's official support - which doesn't mean higher frequencies aren't supported, they're just not guaranteed to work.
Go and try and being smart somewhere else fag.
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