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« on: March 14, 2016, 11:45:37 PM »

I recently rebuilt my PC and decided (for some stupid reason) to review nearly every component as I did it.   saywhat

http://www.gamingtrend.com/2016/03/14/building-a-pc-an-inception-level-adventure-in-awesome/

Those of you who build your own rigs -- I'd love your feedback.   More detail?  Less detail?  Something I missed that I should cover? 
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 01:37:42 AM »

This is great and a good read. I'm going to be getting a new desktop soon so this helps me a bit in what kind of components I want.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 02:39:09 AM »

I cut and pasted what I commented on below your nice article as my comment doesn't seem to want to post up.

Johnnyguru is your source for over the top power supply reviews.  One thing I almost made a mistake on when building my recent PC was that there are drives that fit the M.2 format but are not actually M.2 drives.  Samsung Evo850 was the drive I was looking at and was about to put into the cart when I noticed the 6Gbps spec vice the 32Gpbs I expected to see, it actually is a SATAIII drive in the M.2 form factor.  Thankfully I did notice it before buying and ended up with the predictably more expensive Samsung950 drive a true M.2 drive. 

As you said on you review of your M.2 drive, the screw to mount it to the motherboard is the smallest screw ever.  It is a M2 sized screw and when I couldn't find mine at first (it doesn't come with the drive) I went to the hardware store but they only have M3 screws as the smallest around.  I was looking in the wrong place for mine, I got fixated on the screws that came with my case and it wasn't until I hit my head with my hand and said "look in the motherboard box idiot!" that I finally found the tiny screw.  Longest part of the build was dealing with that screw and only due to me overlooking the inclusion of the screw in the MB box.

I think one great resource for building a PC is pcpartpicker.com and maybe worth a mention in the article as it can flag items that won't work together.  Here is a link to my build list https://pcpartpicker.com/user/OtterChaos/saved/#view=Pffqqs  hope it works.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 11:41:11 PM »

Great read!

I wasn't 100% sure though at the end, did you stay with the GTX 980 and are you satisfied with it?
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 09:51:30 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 14, 2016, 11:45:37 PM

I recently rebuilt my PC and decided (for some stupid reason) to review nearly every component as I did it.   saywhat

http://www.gamingtrend.com/2016/03/14/building-a-pc-an-inception-level-adventure-in-awesome/

Those of you who build your own rigs -- I'd love your feedback.   More detail?  Less detail?  Something I missed that I should cover? 


are you looking to sell your old parts, by any chance?
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 08:40:03 AM »

Read this a couple times now.... not going to critique your parts selection, most everything there is workable, but....

Title of article is 'building a pc'...

Yet you do not describe the process very much at all. Just your parts selection and why you chose them. Tis a little late now, although I suppose you could update the article... but a small walkthrough of the process might go a long ways.

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