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Everything posted by silicon_lottery

  1. How much storage do I use? My PC has a 1TB hard drive. How much storage do you need? 500 GB at a bare minimum, but you should probably spring for a comfortable 1 TB of space.
  2. That's quite pricey for a first time build. I was also terrified I'd mess something up, so my build was relatively modest in terms of price. Didn't want to burn lots of silicon out if I turned it on and my PC went nuclear on me.
  3. R.I.P. SSD. Late to the thread, but it would be best to scrap it and see if you could sent it to the pros for data recovery. If it's not that important, take a deep breath - everything's OK. Hang in there, man.
  4. Neither would I. I first learned about watercooling, and thought it was pretty interesting. A friend from school told me otherwise. A more apt comparison would be K-2SO's quote: "One blast and the whole system goes down." I still don't trust myself (that much) with AIOs, but I'd prefer AIOs a thousand times more than custom loops.
  5. It was beautiful. On October 1, 2017, I pushed the power button for the first time. Hearing the whirr of the fans and the screen blip to life literally brought tears to my eyes. Me and my family, in a labor of love, had spent four grueling hours on it, and it worked, first try. I will never forget that moment - literal chills!
  6. The EKWB shop has plenty of items that will help you build it. I haven't messed around with liquid cooling beyond a few Youtube videos and Internet advice, though, so you may want to take advice from some more senior members. But hey, it's the thought that counts!
  7. There are a boatload massive amount of water blocks out there. Are you looking for an AIO, or a custom loop? If it's an AIO, what radiator size (120 mm, 240 mm, etc)? What's your preferred noise level, and so on? If it's a custom loop, what do you want from it? What parts do you want it to cool? Note: OK, so I just got super ninja'd. Point still stands. What block do you want?
  8. I feel like an armchair electrician, but I think that your PSU may have failed. Considering it still won't boot, something must have borked it. I think it would be best to recheck your motherboard connections.
  9. Here's a more positive one - my signature quote: "We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated." - Maya Angelou
  10. I'm sorry... but I don't think that answered the question. Yes, AMD has good specs for low price. But have you thought this through? What's your budget that you're willing to spend? Would you still go with Intel? And, echoing @LAwLz, what are the other specs of your computer? W I'd love to help you out, but I need some more information.
  11. No worries. I've also had troubles in the past finding a GPU for my first build, so I feel good about helping out someone in need!
  12. Here's a benchmarking website. In a nutshell, it's the Sapphire GPU because it has a little higher teraflop count, extra HDMI port, higher pixel rate, faster GPU turbo speed, 4GB more of RAM, and it's a little narrower and shorter as well. Good luck with your build! ?
  13. Looks absolutely beautiful! I'd agree that it would be amazing if Linus made a video about it. ?
  14. Go for it! Take @boggy77's advice with the Ryzen. Yes, you do need a different motherboard to support AMD (usually it's AM4). Just my $0.02, you should use PCPartPicker when building the PC. It's super useful and the built in compatibility check is perfect. Edit: ninja'd by boggy77 but the point still stands.