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(Cracked)   So you want to build your own PC, eh? Well here are 12 steps to it that are dangerously irresponsible, so good luck   (cracked.com) divider line 15
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2012-10-11 01:28:58 PM
3 votes:
meh,

Hyperbole for comedic value can sometimes be overrated or misused. Uh, I mean, IT'S ALWAYS WRONG AND BAD FOREVER GODDAMIT
2012-10-11 04:36:02 PM
2 votes:

Outlawtsar: OK, so to threadjack about homebuilt PC issues - figure this one out for me:

I'm not sure when it started, but every time I cold boot my homebuilt PC these days, it has to start 3 times. Meaning that it starts, the fans start to spin, but before it posts, it powers down. It does that same set of things again, then it does it again, but instead of powering down, it posts. It doesn't seem to have any problems once it is up, and it can hibernate/come out of hibernate just fine, but why would it do 3 boots (and always 3). I would think a short or something would be more random than 3 every single time.

Is it worth tearing it down and rebuilding from scratch or do I just deal?


Your PC obviously has OCD.
2012-10-11 02:28:38 PM
2 votes:

RexTalionis: jon787: Building your dream PC. What the experts don't tell you.

Dude, I should totally get 1 generic 128MB 168-pin PC-100 DIMM and a GeForce 3.



Be sure to install Windows Millennium on it like the article states.
2012-10-11 02:12:48 PM
2 votes:

jon787: Building your dream PC. What the experts don't tell you.


Dude, I should totally get 1 generic 128MB 168-pin PC-100 DIMM and a GeForce 3.
2012-10-12 11:33:23 AM
1 votes:

Rockstone: This thread is much better than the article


I was about to say the same thing. Great minds think alike.
2012-10-12 06:40:23 AM
1 votes:

Magnanimous_J: When planning your build, post it on the Asperser's squad over at Newegg.com tech forums and within minutes they will let you know if you have a problem.


So it's like Fark, then.
2012-10-12 03:30:46 AM
1 votes:
Microsoft should sell its OS pre-installed on a SSD.
2012-10-11 11:56:21 PM
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: But, I want to costumize my mac...


Put a mask and big nose on it, then.
2012-10-11 05:31:57 PM
1 votes:

biyaaatci: StoPPeRmobile: That reminds me.

Don't blow your wad on the video card/s.


THIS

They never show the picture right afterwards, and it smells like fried eggs and bleach.


Besides, you gotta have something left to put between the CPU and its heatsink.
2012-10-11 05:12:25 PM
1 votes:

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: FormlessOne: xanadian: Also: Building a computer these days, though not for the faint of heart, isn't exactly a Herculean feat, either. Just RTFMs, have a steady hand, and have some patience. If you can't do any of the previous 3, pack that shiat back up, return it, and dude...you're getting a Dell!

This. I've been doing it for over 20 years, and it's ridiculously easy compared to the horrifying maze of compliance & compatibility that it used to be when I started. I regularly build machines - typically, every 18-24 months - for home use, and I've done so at work when needed, as well. Compared to what it was like even a decade ago, it's like playing with friggin' Legos now.

This as well. Ridiculously easy to build nowadays...I think the most difficult part of my last build was getting the add-on RAID controller to work, and that just required 10 min of RTFM.

/CSB
//Remembers the bad old days when you had to solder RAM onto the board
///My lawn, off of it


Wha?

I've upgraded memory in machines ranging from a Radio Shack Color Computer to a Cray J90 and I've never had to solder memory in.
2012-10-11 05:02:04 PM
1 votes:
Building a computer isn't that hard, provided that you do your homework beforehand and RTFM before building. I have what is called by medical professionals "sausage fingers", and it still only took me ~3 hours to physically build my first "homemade" computer.

Of course, I spent ~100 hours with research and preparations beforehand, but better that then ending up like this guy...

anongallery.org
2012-10-11 04:30:14 PM
1 votes:

ProfessorOhki: soopey: Only hard part is trying to contort your fingers to get that fan power plug onto the most improbably placed header ever.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS

Also,
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lol.

That reminds me.

Don't blow your wad on the video card/s. Wait a few months then get it/them.

Unless you don't already have one.
2012-10-11 04:27:56 PM
1 votes:

soopey: Only hard part is trying to contort your fingers to get that fan power plug onto the most improbably placed header ever.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THIS

Also,
img218.imageshack.us
2012-10-11 02:51:40 PM
1 votes:
Somewhere, there's a "journalist" that answers to the name of Broseph laughing his ass off.
2012-10-11 01:30:23 PM
1 votes:
Also: Building a computer these days, though not for the faint of heart, isn't exactly a Herculean feat, either. Just RTFMs, have a steady hand, and have some patience. If you can't do any of the previous 3, pack that shiat back up, return it, and dude...you're getting a Dell!
 
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