i finally bought all the stuff for my new PC

Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by Agrul, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    i spent a lot of money

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vq4cm8

    w/ this as the primary monitor

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E6PGSGY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    and maybe my 27" monitor as a dual for now, although they'll look goofily size mismatched side-by-side

    should be a modest upgrade 2 my current PC:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883281666
     
  2. Agrul

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    i never really appreciated how big a pain in the ass putting together a PC part by part is

    why the mobo gotta have so many little fucking cables

    where the fuck's my HDD's power cable & mobo connector

    what the fuck computers
     
  3. Utumno

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  4. Utumno

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    dude git gud
     
  5. Agrul

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    i think everything except the SSD (arrives monday) and some LED cables on the mobo are set up properly now

    SATA mobo cable was a bit hard 2 find bc all the cables for every device except the PSU are black & nonlabeled (& i had put in the GPU alrdy which covered the mobo's SATA connectorz)

    the question now is when i plug it into a monitor & a mouse (& the local power grid) will the graphics card catch fire while the PSU explodes & spits battery acid in my face
     
  6. Agrul

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    o and the EVGA water cooling mod for the GTX 1080 is not yet installed

    it also arrives monday

    when it does the GPU will have to come out and get taken apart to replace its air cooler w/ its water cooler. kinda neat that it won't take very little extra space bc of it replaces the GPU's preexisting air cooler
     
  7. Red

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    Good god pal are you gonna be overclocking?
     
  8. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    i may overclock both CPU and GPU

    am unlikely to do both all the time but may do either or both sometimes
     
  9. Agrul

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    also i would like to eventually have a second and maybe even third (mobo only has slots for 3) GTX 1080 run w/ SLI
     
  10. Red

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    Your neckbeard shines so bright right now it could guide a sleigh
     
  11. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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  12. Sear

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    Agrul I like how you went from the useless budget shitbox to the Mark II Neckbeard Mastertower XXL (w/ a 50" display)

    no middle ground here
     
  13. Sear

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    I couldn't find an easy way to recommend an Apple product in this thread

    rest assured that they are magical and just work, though

    keep this in mind if your neckbeard armor fails on you
     
  14. Utumno

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    Agrul confirmed American as fuck.
     
  15. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    i like to think my current PC is ascetic suffering

    & my new PC will be my becoming one w/ the universe as i release my attachment to worldly pains
     
  16. Agrul

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    attempted 1st boot

    FAILURE

    mobo & GPU light up & start hummin', fans and CPU water pump run

    but neither HDMI port seems to be sendin jack or shit to my monitor

    SAVE ME APPLE PLZ

    i wonder if this has something to do w/ the extra 2-prong socket on my HDD that i don't seem 2 have a cord for
     
  17. Agrul

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    q code is 00

    https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1002017/

    which seems not so gud
     
  18. Agrul

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    from reading about online i'm guessing either my mobo or cpu is dead

    fuuuuuck
     
  19. Agrul

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    removed 3 of my RAM sticks from the slots furthest from the CPU

    didnt expect that to affect the q code but it did

    now it's q code 53, memory initialization / compatibility error

    would be nice if it's actually that rather than a cpu / mobo issue
     
  20. Agrul

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    removed the CPU cooler for a bit, read that if it's too tight that can cause issues sometimes (i am going 2 regret this. that shit was an absolute bitch to screw on)

    then randomly installed sticks of memory one-by-one in the 4 slots more or less at random w/ a preference for the closest slot to the CPU

    on my 8th attempt (3rd stick of memory in 1st slot) it flashed a lot more q codes rlly rapidly

    and booted me to a bios prompt

    because reasons (?????)

    now 2 put a keyboard on it and try to figure out if 50-75% of my memory is bad or wtf is going on yo