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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 13, 2016, 19:44
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 13, 2016, 19:44
Jul 13, 2016, 19:44
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:31:

I recommend the Fractal Design R5. Better build quality and nearly silent.
I tried the Fractal Define XL, but sent it back to Newegg. The fan bracket was cheap plastic and wouldn't fit my Noctuas. Trying again with a Phanteks Evolv ATX.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 22:48
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 22:48
Jul 12, 2016, 22:48
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 19:12:
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:03:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 16:08:
He spent almost $200 on the case, saying "it's ugly but all cases are ugly". Clearly neither he nor his "helper" took a glance at NZXT's S340. $70, incredibly pretty. The paint job is shiny like a new car, even on the inside.

And that's just one of several doofus mistakes, although to be fair, everyone's first computer build is a bit harrowing and overwhelming. But if a friend of mine can get his 9 year old, ADHD son to successfully assemble his own machine (albeit from pre-chosen parts), it's not rocket science. It's absolutely not as easy as a console, but the muscle and configurability is the tradeoff. Cost isn't nearly what he's making it out to be, either.

I wonder if anyone hosts "learn to build a computer" classes. I think the biggest issue keeping people from PC gaming is not knowing where to begin.
I agree, and thanks for that case recommendation.

I recommend the Fractal Design R5. Better build quality and nearly silent.
Wholeheartedly agree, I have the original Fractal Design R4 when it still shipped with 3 fans, but NZXT's S340 is $30 cheaper and that's 30 bucks that could be spent on something that boosts performance instead of on a box.

Undeniably. My opinion is limited, but I'd only go with one of these two.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 22:11
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 22:11
Jul 12, 2016, 22:11
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:03:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 16:08:
He spent almost $200 on the case, saying "it's ugly but all cases are ugly". Clearly neither he nor his "helper" took a glance at NZXT's S340. $70, incredibly pretty. The paint job is shiny like a new car, even on the inside.

And that's just one of several doofus mistakes, although to be fair, everyone's first computer build is a bit harrowing and overwhelming. But if a friend of mine can get his 9 year old, ADHD son to successfully assemble his own machine (albeit from pre-chosen parts), it's not rocket science. It's absolutely not as easy as a console, but the muscle and configurability is the tradeoff. Cost isn't nearly what he's making it out to be, either.

I wonder if anyone hosts "learn to build a computer" classes. I think the biggest issue keeping people from PC gaming is not knowing where to begin.
I agree, and thanks for that case recommendation.

I recommend the Fractal Design R5. Better build quality and nearly silent.

+1

Best case I've ever had the pleasure of owning in over 20+ yrs of building computers, and it isn't some geeked out "gamer" monstrosity, just simple, silent and works well.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 19:44
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 19:44
Jul 12, 2016, 19:44
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:26:
A bunch of Seagate drives we4e cheap today on Prime. I picked up a WD instead. I just don't trust the quality.
HGST is your friend.
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Re: Building a PC is too hard!
Jul 12, 2016, 19:18
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Re: Building a PC is too hard! Jul 12, 2016, 19:18
Jul 12, 2016, 19:18
 
Echo Red Park wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:00:
God, I want off this planet. They still looking for people to die on Mars?
Ditto, but i got some requirements.
I'm only going to mars if they have the hibernation capsule from Idiocracy or the original Alien. No way am I sleeping in that boil in a bag wet thing from Interstellar.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 19:15
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 19:15
Jul 12, 2016, 19:15
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Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:31:
I recommend the Fractal Design R5. Better build quality and nearly silent.

Thanks. I will be getting a new case for my next build probably next year and this looks like the sort of thing I'll want: dust filters, quiet, no extra lights, windowless version and reportedly easy to work with.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 19:12
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 19:12
Jul 12, 2016, 19:12
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:03:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 16:08:
He spent almost $200 on the case, saying "it's ugly but all cases are ugly". Clearly neither he nor his "helper" took a glance at NZXT's S340. $70, incredibly pretty. The paint job is shiny like a new car, even on the inside.

And that's just one of several doofus mistakes, although to be fair, everyone's first computer build is a bit harrowing and overwhelming. But if a friend of mine can get his 9 year old, ADHD son to successfully assemble his own machine (albeit from pre-chosen parts), it's not rocket science. It's absolutely not as easy as a console, but the muscle and configurability is the tradeoff. Cost isn't nearly what he's making it out to be, either.

I wonder if anyone hosts "learn to build a computer" classes. I think the biggest issue keeping people from PC gaming is not knowing where to begin.
I agree, and thanks for that case recommendation.

I recommend the Fractal Design R5. Better build quality and nearly silent.
Wholeheartedly agree, I have the original Fractal Design R4 when it still shipped with 3 fans, but NZXT's S340 is $30 cheaper and that's 30 bucks that could be spent on something that boosts performance instead of on a box.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 18:31
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 18:31
Jul 12, 2016, 18:31
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:03:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 16:08:
He spent almost $200 on the case, saying "it's ugly but all cases are ugly". Clearly neither he nor his "helper" took a glance at NZXT's S340. $70, incredibly pretty. The paint job is shiny like a new car, even on the inside.

And that's just one of several doofus mistakes, although to be fair, everyone's first computer build is a bit harrowing and overwhelming. But if a friend of mine can get his 9 year old, ADHD son to successfully assemble his own machine (albeit from pre-chosen parts), it's not rocket science. It's absolutely not as easy as a console, but the muscle and configurability is the tradeoff. Cost isn't nearly what he's making it out to be, either.

I wonder if anyone hosts "learn to build a computer" classes. I think the biggest issue keeping people from PC gaming is not knowing where to begin.
I agree, and thanks for that case recommendation.

I recommend the Fractal Design R5. Better build quality and nearly silent.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 18:26
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 18:26
Jul 12, 2016, 18:26
 
A bunch of Seagate drives we4e cheap today on Prime. I picked up a WD instead. I just don't trust the quality.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 18:03
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 18:03
Jul 12, 2016, 18:03
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 16:08:
He spent almost $200 on the case, saying "it's ugly but all cases are ugly". Clearly neither he nor his "helper" took a glance at NZXT's S340. $70, incredibly pretty. The paint job is shiny like a new car, even on the inside.

And that's just one of several doofus mistakes, although to be fair, everyone's first computer build is a bit harrowing and overwhelming. But if a friend of mine can get his 9 year old, ADHD son to successfully assemble his own machine (albeit from pre-chosen parts), it's not rocket science. It's absolutely not as easy as a console, but the muscle and configurability is the tradeoff. Cost isn't nearly what he's making it out to be, either.

I wonder if anyone hosts "learn to build a computer" classes. I think the biggest issue keeping people from PC gaming is not knowing where to begin.
I agree, and thanks for that case recommendation.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Re: Building a PC is too hard!
Jul 12, 2016, 18:00
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Re: Building a PC is too hard! Jul 12, 2016, 18:00
Jul 12, 2016, 18:00
 
God, I want off this planet. They still looking for people to die on Mars?
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 16:18
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 16:18
Jul 12, 2016, 16:18
 
Creston wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 14:40:
"We had a great year! Let's fire 14% of our workforce!"

And corporations wonder why none of their employees have any fucking loyalty to them.

Right they are up 22% today and are being lauded, 6500 lose a job. Wall Street is ruining us.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 16:08
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 16:08
Jul 12, 2016, 16:08
 
He spent almost $200 on the case, saying "it's ugly but all cases are ugly". Clearly neither he nor his "helper" took a glance at NZXT's S340. $70, incredibly pretty. The paint job is shiny like a new car, even on the inside.

And that's just one of several doofus mistakes, although to be fair, everyone's first computer build is a bit harrowing and overwhelming. But if a friend of mine can get his 9 year old, ADHD son to successfully assemble his own machine (albeit from pre-chosen parts), it's not rocket science. It's absolutely not as easy as a console, but the muscle and configurability is the tradeoff. Cost isn't nearly what he's making it out to be, either.

I wonder if anyone hosts "learn to build a computer" classes. I think the biggest issue keeping people from PC gaming is not knowing where to begin.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 14:40
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Jul 12, 2016, 14:40
 
"We had a great year! Let's fire 14% of our workforce!"

And corporations wonder why none of their employees have any fucking loyalty to them.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 14:20
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 14:20
Jul 12, 2016, 14:20
 
LOL agree.

If this guy is having this much trouble, I'm scared to wonder what he's like in the kitchen with a knife.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 14:13
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 14:13
Jul 12, 2016, 14:13
 
But a decent i5 or better system with 8 gigs o ram from any mfg that allows standard size cards to be added in. Buy a $200 or whatever more you would like to spend on a GPU. Boom you have a good gaming pc.

Or if you don't want to do anything get the same above for about $300-$400 and buy a name brand gaming pc.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 14:05
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 14:05
Jul 12, 2016, 14:05
 
The author of that article would probably find installing games onto the xbox hard drive extremely difficult as well.
Better stick with mobile games.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 13:29
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 13:29
Jul 12, 2016, 13:29
 
Spend $2K on PC parts and then bitch about how hard it was to put together because YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PCS.

Or buy one pre-built from one of dozens of makers that probably would have been cheaper and come with a warranty and tech support. Duh.

Yeah, PC gaming is so hard my ex-wife can do it.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 13:25
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 13:25
Jul 12, 2016, 13:25
 
News at 11:

Clickbait article spawns internet outrage among nerds on internet. Mission successful.

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 12, 2016, 12:33
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 12:33
Jul 12, 2016, 12:33
 
The Slashdot article on "PC Gaming is Way Too Hard" was written by a complete fucking idiot with an axe to grind. The article contains ZERO factual information.
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