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Reserved for PC Master Race

Post by sweet victory » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:24 am

Anyone else here into tinkering with PC's?

Swapped cases last night from a Corsair 240 to 460x. Definite improvement in case build quality; the old generation 240 was very plastic-y. It was also extremely cramped with a cpu and gpu water cooler.

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2001 996 C2 Aero

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Re: Reserved for PC Master Race

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Post by gnat » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:47 am

The last PC I built was a 486 DX50 :lol:

I got tired of my computer always being in pieces when I actually needed it so I started forcing AOL to give me a laptop (back in the day where that wasn't a common practice) if they wanted me to respond off hours. Then I started buying Macs so I just didn't have to bother with building and it was someone else's problem if it broke.

I did assemble a Mini PC a few years ago to be a VM host, but the board, PSU, and cooling were already chosen for me so all I had to do was plug in the biggest CPU, RAM, HDD, and Flash drive that it would take.

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Post by FRUNKenstein » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:10 am

Wait a tick, that thing's water cooled?!

(the old air cooled models were way better built)
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Re: Reserved for PC Master Race

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:48 pm

I haven't built a dedicated gaming rig for at least 5 years...at some point, I realized that spending $3-5K every couple of years to build a BETTER platform to get schooled by 13-year-olds wasn't necessarily a fulfilling hobby.

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Re: Reserved for PC Master Race

Post by gnat » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:49 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:48 pm
I haven't built a dedicated gaming rig for at least 5 years...at some point, I realized that spending $3-5K every couple of years
Spec this bitch out! :o

https://system76.com/cart/configure/thelio-massive-b1

56 cores and 768GB of RAM sounds awesome, but $40k before you put 4 $3500 GPUs in it is a bit nuts... :lol:





Nice walnut exterior though.

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Re: Reserved for PC Master Race

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:13 pm

That's just stupid. Awesome, but stupid.

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Re: Reserved for PC Master Race

Post by gnat » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:48 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:13 pm
That's just stupid. Awesome, but stupid.
Yeah I have a deep desire to own it (though my bank account says otherwise), but for the life of me I can't come up with even lame excuses for it. And I'm the guy that justified gold plating a used car part!

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Re: Reserved for PC Master Race

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:24 pm

Oh, hey, speaking of IMS bearings, I fucked mine UP with my MAP pro torch last night. I wanted to slag the whole thing, but the oxygen ran out. Probably had something to do with the hour I spent dicking around feeding pure oxygen to chunks of burning magnesium...
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Re: Reserved for PC Master Race

Post by gnat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:45 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:24 pm
chunks of burning magnesium...
:lol: :lol: :lol:

At least 3 times I typed out a "you should sooooo light the remnants on fire" and then deleted it in that thread :lol:

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