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What’s Your Most Expensive Pc Mistake You Have Made?

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Tips? Don't rush it. Watch tutorials beforehand. The Verge has a great one.

 

 

 

I haven't really made any expensive mistakes but a faulty PSU blew up (sadly, no flames) and I had to replace that (thankfully it didn't take anything with it and it only happened as I was assembling/testing my rig) but I have overpaid for lots of stuff. $300 (Canadian) for a Dell prebuilt with an i5-750, 6GB of RAM, and a dying hard drive that was kinda nasty inside and like $108 (also Canadian) for a 5870.


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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Focus FK-9000 aka Focus Keypro Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

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5 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Tips? Don't rush it. Watch tutorials beforehand. The Verge has a great one.

 

 

 

I haven't really made any expensive mistakes but a faulty PSU blew up (sadly, no flames) and I had to replace that (thankfully it didn't take anything with it and it only happened as I was assembling/testing my rig) but I have overpaid for lots of stuff. $300 (Canadian) for a Dell prebuilt with an i5-750, 6GB of RAM, and a dying hard drive that was kinda nasty inside and like $108 (also Canadian) for a 5870.

If I follow the verge I’ll end up building a brick. 

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4 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

The Verge has a great one.

Haha, no, no it doesn't. But there are plenty of build guides out there, I know LTT has a few.

 

 

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Don't over pay for parts just because they have the certain brand, model or spec that you want.

 

Items with low availability will often double or triple in price, also don't buy previous generation hardware for full price or inflated prices when there's better hardware for a cheaper price which is available. Just because it's newer doesn't always mean it's better though.

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Bought 16GB of 1333MHz Samsung DDR3, hoping to clock them to 2133MHz maybe CL12

 

and boy, those kit wont post 1600MHz no matter what


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CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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5 minutes ago, R0G said:

If I follow the verge I’ll end up building a brick. 

 

3 minutes ago, Founders said:

Haha, no, no it doesn't. But there are plenty of build guides out there, I know LTT has a few.

 

 

Jesus do I really need to start adding a /s to clearly sarcastic remarks


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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Focus FK-9000 aka Focus Keypro Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

I like old-ass keyboards, Volvos, Thinkpads, and fountain pens.

 

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Buying one that didn't suit my needs when I didn't need it at all just because it was a decent deal. 


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1 minute ago, RGProductions said:

Buying one that didn't suit my needs when I didn't need it at all just because it was a decent deal. 

Congrats on your 3,500th post

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6 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

 

Jesus do I really need to start adding a /s to clearly sarcastic remarks

6 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

 

Jesus do I really need to start adding a /s to clearly sarcastic remarks

It was a joke..

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Biggest mistake? Remember that voltage switch on the back of PSUs? Yeah.


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13 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Jesus do I really need to start adding a /s to clearly sarcastic remarks

I took it as humor as intended, I reacted to your post.

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I built my first PC back in 2005 I was still in HS and i forgot to install Motherboard standoffs in case, I ended up frying 2 PSU's and 2 Motherboards before I realized what was wrong.

 

Good memories there Intel Pentium 4 650 with Hyper Threading


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Biostar X470GT8, by far.

On paper it sounds like a really good motherboard, it had one of the most expensive and well put together VRMs out there by the time it launched but not by love nor money that thing could OC RAM properly.

It was so bad to the point of me just giving up on it entirely and getting a previous generation ASRock X370 Professional which in fact can OC RAM properly.

Thankfully the store i bought it from refunded me the entire value of the purchase even after the return policy was over, because even they couldn't figure out what was wrong with it.


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yes same for me buying apple when macbook first came out with intel i series chips and for a few years after. had to replace at least 4 or 5 motherboards in 4 years not good for apple.  buying a lenovo, it needed warranty repair so i sent it in and they stole my corsair 16gb set because it did not come with it and only gave me a single 8gb micron stick, also never gave back my ram or reimbursement. acer nitro 5s the first one with ryzen 5 chipset, had to send it in twice for warranty because battery would fail after a months use. still broke.

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7 minutes ago, thrasher_565 said:

my complete build (or not complete) witch ever way you see it....

 

tip plan plan and plan.  worst case scenario you save money buy buying it later....

if you do want rgb plan ahead! also just try a strip first...hell of a lot cheaper

best to save peso's and skip rgb ;)

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Crushing Intel socket pins with wrong placed plastic cover. Total of €250 with broken and replacement mobos. Next to that is ordering from another country. Paid almost €90 for fees without any real gains. Next would be burning fan controller with wrong power adapter. That was only €10.


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The one time I didn't forget the I/O shield, I inserted the motherboard carelessly and one of the bent cutouts ended up inside a port. After three weeks of heavy drinking and thorough reconsideration of my life decisions, I decided to keep living and to just cut off the cutout. But I have never been the same. Effin' I/O shields.

 

Edit/ It's a mental toll. Perhaps a slight loss in potential resell value.

 

Edit2/ Someone else has been equally [redacted].

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Tripped on my cat and grabbed my 27" ASUS monitor so I wouldn't lose teeth.  Destroyed the monitor and ripped the mount out of the wall.  Desk was fine though, still have it actually.


Personal Rig v3: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | Noctua NH-U14S | Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro ITX | Gigabyte RX 5700 8GB | 16GB G-Skill Trident DDR4 3200MHz | EVGA Supernova 750B | Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX |

Peripherals: Sennheiser HD518 | Corsair K65 Luxe | Razer Deathadder 2013 | CAD U37 Condenser Mic |  ASUS VG248QE |  ASUS VG278E Portrait | Klipsch ProMedia 2.1

HTPC: Intel i5-4590 | Noctua NH-L9i | ASUS H97-I Plus | Sapphire R9 290x 4GB | 8GB Hyper-X Fury DDR3 1600MHz | Seasonic M12II Evo 520W | Cooler Master Elite 130 

 

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