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A Guide To The LTT Forums

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This is a guide to the LTT Forums, created by myself, @gloop. It will guide you through anything and everything there is to know about this great forum and the even better community.

 

It is quite a long guide, so I would advise you to read it on Dekstop, not on mobile.

 

Also, while this guides you through a lot of beginners questions, it is not a Quick Start Guide. If you do not have time to read this, I suggest your read @iamdarkyoshi's Quick Start Guide to the forums:

 

Spoiler

 

The guide will be split into different chapters, which are then split into subchapters. A Table of Contents will located at the top of the guide, and will assist you with navigating it.

 

[Chapter 0 - Navigation and Table of Contents]

   [0.1 - How to Navigate this Guide]

   [0.2 - Table of Contents]

 

[0.1 - How to Navigate this Guide]

 

For this guide, I will be using the navigation that is also used in @Eschew's Introduction to Mechanical Keyboards. To navigate the post, use the key shortcut CTRL + F to bring up your web browser's search function. Then, look at the Table of Contents and find the Chapter or Subchapter's unique number. After you have located the number, proceed to type it into the box that appears in the top left corner of your web browser. To go to the result(s) that are found, press the Enter key. If there are multiple results, press the Enter key multiple times to browse through the results until you find the item you searched for.

 

[0.2 - Table of Contents]

 

[Chapter 0 - Navigation and Table of Contents]

   [0.1 - How to Navigate this Guide]

   [0.2 - Table of Contents]

[Chapter 1 - Account Creation, Community Standards and Profile Customisation]

   [1.1 - Creating Your First Account]

   [1.2 - Community Standards]

   [1.3 - Customising Your Profile]

[Chapter 2 - Forum Layout, Categories and Subforums]

   [2.1 - Forum Layout]

   [2.2 - Categories]

   [2.3 - Subforums]

[Chapter 3 - Creating Your First Post]

  [3.1 - Choosing a Subforum]

  [3.2 - Choosing a Title]

  [3.3 - Text Editor and Writing Your Post]

  [3.4 -  Responding to Answers]

[Chapter 4 - Reactions, Reputation, Following Users, Status Updates, Blogs and Galleries]

   [4.1 - Reactions and Reputation]

   [4.2 - Following Users]

   [4.3 - Status Updates]

   [4.4 - Blogs]

   [4.5 - Galleries]

[Chapter 5 - Other Things]

   [5.1 - Forum Tier Lists]

   [5.2 - List of Staff] 

   [5.3 - Where to Find LTT]

[Chapter 6 - End]

   [6.1 - Ending Paragraph]

 

[Chapter 1 - Account Creation, Community Standards and Profile Customisation]

  [1.1 - Creating Your First Account]

   [1.2 - Community Standards]

   [1.3 - Profile Customisation]

 

[1.1 - Creating Your First Account]

 

The very first time you visit the LTT Forums, you will be shown this page:

 

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To create your account, click on the 'Sign Up' button:

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When you click the 'Sign Up' button, a pop-up box will appear:

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To sign up to the LTT Forums, you will need to:

  • Create a unique Display Name
  • Enter and confirm your Email Address
  • Enter and confirm a Password
  • Complete a Captcha 
  • Agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

It is also possible to sign up to the LTT Forums using:

  • Twitter
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Steam
  • Discord

Once you have entered all necessary information, click the big orange 'Create My Account' button. You will then be redirected to a page telling you that you need to verify your email address. To cerify your email address, Navigate to the Inbox of the Email Address you entered in the Sign Up pop-up box. Once you have navigated to your inbox, find the email from the sender named 'Linus Tech Tips'.  Click on the said email, and then the big orange 'Verify your Email Address' button. The link will redirect you back to the forum's home page, telling you that you have just verified your email address.

 

And, you're done! You just successfully created your very own LTT Forums account! Congratulations!

 

[1.2 - Community Standards]

 

The Community Standards are the Rules of the forum. If you break these rules, be warned that the moderators of the LTT Forums may Warn, and in some extreme cases, even Ban members.

I would Highly suggest reading through the whole of the Community Standards, which can be found here: 

Spoiler

 

However, if you need a general overview of them, this is as best overview you can find:

 

Quote
  • Ensure a friendly atmosphere to our visitors and forum members.
  • Encourage the freedom of expression and exchange of information in a mature and responsible manner.
  • "Don't be a dick" - Wil Wheaton.
  • "Be excellent to each other" - Bill and Ted.
  • Remember your audience; both present and future.

 

[1.3 - Profile Customisation]

 

If you would like to customise your profile, it is quite simple to do. To start, click on your Username in the top right corner of the screen, and then the Profile button.

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You are then taken to your Profile Page. This is where people can come and learn about you, your interests and your system. 

 

To edit your profile, click the 'Edit Profile' button near the top of your banner.

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This will bring up a pop up box, with a lot of different options. I will go through what each and every one below.

 

Basic Info

  • Birthday:
    • Your birthdate in a YY/MM/DD format. If you enter this in, it will show publicly on your profile.
  • Enable Status Updates:
    • This is essentially a more 'social' feature. I will go further into this in a later section.

Contact Methods

  • Discord:
    • Your Discord Username
  • Steam
    • Your Steam Username
  • Origin
    • Your EA Origin Username
  • UPlay
    • Your Ubisoft UPlay Username
  • Battle.net
    • Your Battle.net Username
  • PlayStation Network
    • Your PSN Username
  • Xbox Live
    • Your Xbox Live Username
  • Reddit
    • Your Reddit Username
  • Twitch,tv
    • Your Twitch Username
  • Twitter
    • Your Twitter @
  • Heatware
    • Your Heatware Username (This is to be Removed in a Future Update)
  • Website URL
    • Your Website URL
  • As a reminder, if you enter your Username into any of these, they will be shown publicly on your profile page.

Profile Information

  • Gender
    • Choose between Male, Female or Custom 
  • Location
    • Your location. DO NOT put your full address here. Most people usually just enter their Country of Residence. 
  • Interests
    • Your interests and hobbies
  • Biography
    • A small paragraph about you and your life.
  • Occupation
    • What job do you have?

System Information

  • CPU
    • Your current CPU
  • Motherboard
    • Your current Motherboard
  • RAM
    • Your current RAM
  • GPU
    • Your current GPU
  • Case
    • Your current Case
  • Storage
    • Your current Storage configuration
  • PSU
    • Your current PSU
  • Display(s)
    • Your current Display configuration
  • Cooling
    • Your current Cooling configuration
  • Keyboard
    • Your current Keyboard
  • Mouse
    • Your current Mouse
  • Sound
    • Your current Sound configuration
  • Operating System
    • Your current OS
  • Laptop
    • Your current Laptop
  • Phone
    • Your current Phone
  • PCPartPicker URL
    • The PCPartPicker URL of your current Build

Once you have entered in all your applicable information, scroll down to the end of the pop-up and click the Save button. The website will then save your entered values, and return you to your profile page. Now, you can see that the fields on the left hands side of the page have changed! People can know see those and know where to find you on platforms outside of the LTT Forums.

 

If you would like to customise your avatar, click the Square Picture in the bottom left of your current avatar. A pop-up will appear, allowing you to either upload, import, or deselect a photo. Either upload or import a photo, and then click the Save button. Hooray! You just change your profile picture.

 

If you would like to customise your Cover Photo, click the Cover Photo button, and click the Upload Photo button. A pop-up will appear, allowing you to upload a image. Keep in mind that the max file size allowed is 20MB. Once it has uploaded, click the Save button. And voila! You just changed your Cover Photo.

 

 

[Chapter 2 - Forum Layout, Categories and Subforums]

   [2.1 - Forum Layout]

    [2.2 - Categories]

    [2.3 - Subforums]

 

[2.1 - Forum Layout]

 

While I think the forum is well designed and easy to understand, I realise that this is not applicable to all users. Due to this, I will go through the layout of the forum's home page.

 

When you open the Forums home page (https://linustechtips.com/main/) you are greeted with this screen:

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I'll go through each and every button, section, etc. featured on this page.

 

  • Search
    • Use the Search Bar to look for previously posted topics using keywords.
  • Forums
    • This will return you to the home page of the forums.
  • Community Standards
    • This will redirect you to the Community Standards thread.
  • All Activity
    • This will lead you to a constantly updated feed of the most recent posts from the community.
  • My Activity Streams
    • This is a drop down menu that at default contains the following Activity Streams:
      • Unread Content
      • Content I Started
      • Content I Follow
      • Members I Follow
      • Content I Posted In
      • Status Updates
      • Recent Topics
    • You can also create a Custom Stream by using the Create New Stream button.
  • More
    • This is another drop down menu that contains the following links:
      • Blogs
        • This is where you can create your own blogs and read others. I will go into this in more detail later.
      • Galleries
        • This is where you can create your own galleries and look at others. I will go into this in more detail later.
      • Calendar
        • This is the official LTT calendar. Currently the only recurring event is the WAN Show
      • Downloads
        • This is where you can download some exclusive files straight from LTT. The majority of them are free.
      • Staff
        • This is where you can view the Owners, Administrators, Moderators and Retired Staff. I will also go into this in more detail later. 
      • Forum Subscriptions
        • This is where you can support the forum and its developers. This is completely optional.
  • 'Bell' Icon
    • This is your notification inbox. You will receive notifications when someone quotes, tags, comments, or many other reasons. There will be an audible 'ping' sound when you receive a notification and a small red circle will appear next to the bell icon.
  • 'Envelope' Icon
    • This is your Inbox for your Private Messages or PMs. Anyone can send you PMs, although it is possible to disable PMs completely.
  • Profile
    • This is once again a dropdown menu containing:
      • Profile
        • This directs you to your profile page
      • My Activity
        • This shows you all the items you have posted, ordered from most recent
      • Update Status
        • This allows you to create a Status Update, which I will go more in depth to later on.
      • Account Settings
        • This is where you can edit more in depth settings, which I will go through later.
      • Theme
        • This is where you can switch between Day Theme 2.1 (Default) and Night Theme 2.1
      • Manage Followed Content
        • This is where you can manage your followed threads and users
      • My Attachments
        • This is where you can find all files you have uploaded to the forums
      • Ignored Users
        • This is where you can managed your ignored users.
      • Sign Out
        • Sign Out of your Account
  • Recent Topics
    • View the Most Recent Topics
  • Mark Site As Read
    • Set every thread to read
  • Create
    • Another dropdown menu containing:
      • Status Update
      • Topic
      • Gallery Image
  • Forums
    • This is where most of your time on the forum is spent. This is where all the subforums are located, and within each sub forums are seperate threads. 
  • Topics
    • This is a list of the latest 10 topics, ordered from most recent.
  • Join Our Discord Server!
    • Join the LTT Discord Server
  • Get LTT Merch
    • Buy merch from lttstore.com!
  • Support us on Floatplane!
    • Support the LMG Crew on their own Floatplane platform!
  • Support the forum!
    • Support the forum by purchasing a membership.
  • Latest from Linus Tech Tips
    • Latest video from the Linus Tech Tips YouTube channel.
  • Latest from TechQuickie
    • Latest video from the TechQuickie YouTube channel.
  • Latest from TechLinked
    • Latest video from the TechLinked YouTube channel.
  • Latest from ShortCircuit
    • Latest video from the ShortCircuit YouTube channel.
  • Latest from Channel Superfun
    • Latest video from the Channel Superfun YouTube channel.
  • Recent Status Updates
    • The latest status updates from the community. You can type in the 'What's on your mind?' box to post a new status update, or click on the icon next to it to see all status updates. #
  • Member Statistics
    • Total Members
      • Total Number of Registered Users on this Forum
    • Most Online
      • Highest Concurrent Online Users
    • Newest Member
      • Username and Avatar of the latest registered user
  • Home
    • Brings you to the top of the home page
  • Recent Topics 
    • Brings you to a constantly updated list of the most recent topics.

 

[2.2 - Categories]

 

The LTT Forums are currently split into categories, each with a specific purpose.

 

There are currently 7 different categories on the forums

  • The Hub
  • Computer Hardware
  • The Workbench
  • Software
  • Video Games
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Community

These categories are self explanatory, so I won't go into them here.

 

[2.3 - Subforums]

 

Alongside these categories, the forums are further split into Subforums. They are as follows:

 

  • General Discussion
    • This is for topics that do not fit into any other subforum. Please check the other subforums before posting here.
  • Tech News
    • This is for the latest tech news around the world.
    • If you are posting here, make sure to check if the news has been already posted. If it hasn't, make sure to Follow the Posting Guidelines. If you don't, your thread will be moved.
  • Off Topic
    • This is for topics that do not concern technology. 
    • The Community Standards still apply in Off Topic.
  • LTT Official
    • This is where the LTT Video threads are posted.
    • LTT Expo:
      • Discussion on the LTT Expo, a Canadian Interactive meet-up, tech and PC Gaming event.
  • Graphics Cards
    • Discussion, Overclocking and Troubleshooting of Graphics Cards.
  • CPUs, Motherboards and Memory
    • Discussion, Overclocking and Troubleshooting of CPUs, Motherboards and Memory.
  • Cases and Power Supplies
    • Discussion and Troubleshooting of Cases and Power Supplies.
  • Liquid and Exotic Cooling
    • Discussion, Planning and Troubleshooting of Liquid Cooling.
  • Air Cooling
    • Discussion of Air Cooling
  • Peripherals
    • Discussion and Troubleshooting of Keyboards, Mice, Mouse Pads, etc.
  • Audio
    • Discussion and Troubleshooting of Headphones, Speakers, Sound Cards, Microphones, etc.
  • Storage Devices
    • Discussion and Troubleshooting of SSDs, HDDs, USBs, etc.
  • Displays
    • Discussion and Troubleshooting of Monitors, TV's, Projectors, etc.
  • Networking
    • Discussion and Troubleshooting of Networking, etc.
  • Servers and NAS
    • Discussion and Troubleshooting of Servers and NASs, etc.
  • Build Logs
    • Show off your custom PC or Keyboard build for the world to see!
  • New Builds and Planning
    • Planning of Custom PC Builds
  • Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting of PC Builds
  • Case Modding and other Mods
    • Planning of Modding PC Cases, etc.
  • Hobby Electronics
    • Discussion of Hobby Electronics
  • Operating Systems
    • Discussion of Operating Systems
    • Windows
      • Discussion of the Windows line of Operating Systems
    • Linux, MacOS and Everything Not-Windows
      • Discussion of all non-Windows OSes.
  • Programs, Apps and Websites
    • Discussion of all types of Programs, Apps and Website.
  • Programming
    • Discussion and troubleshooting of Programming
  • Looking for Group
    • Need some players to help you with a game? This is where to find them!
  • PC Gaming
    • Discussion of PC Games.
  • Mobile Gaming
    • Discussion of Mobile Games.
  • Console Gaming
    • Discussion of Console Games
  • Esports
    • Discussion of Esports
  • Folding@Home, Boinc and Coin Mining
    • Discussion of Folding@Home, Boinc and Mining.
  • Member Reviews
    • Reviews of products created by the community
  • Guides and Tutorials
    • Guides and Tutorials created by the community
  • Hot Deals
    • The hottest deals for software and hardware
  • Test Posts
    • Draft out your posts here

 

[Chapter 3 - Creating Your First Post]

   [3.1 - Choosing a Subforum]

   [3.2 - Choosing a Title]

   [3.3 - Text Editor and Writing Your Post]

   [3.4 - Responding to Answers]

 

[3.1 - Choosing a Subforum]

 

Before you start writing your post, one of the most important decisions is what subform to post it in. As I have listed all subforums above, I will leave it up to you to choose what subforum to post in.

 

If you have posted your topic in the wrong subforum, do not panic. Simply click the report button and select 'Posted in Wong Subforum' as the reason. The Moderators will then move it to the correct subforum for you.

 

[3.2 - Choosing a Title]

 

When choosing a title, make sure it is relevant to the question/topic you are raising. People may not help if you use a vague title such as HELP PLZ or title

 

For my example post, I will be asking for a Motherboard recommendation for my imaginary computer build. I used a title that was relevant and descriptive of the question I was asking.

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[3.3 - Text Editor and Writing Your Post]

 

When you are creating your post, you will be typing the body inside of the text editor. There is a list of buttons in a row at the top, which I will go through here.

 

  • Preview Page
    • Click on this to preview your post.
  • Clear Editor 
    • Click on this to clear the text editor
  • Bold Text
    • Click on this to make your text bold
  • Italic Text
    • Click on this to make your text italic
  • Underline Text
    • Click on this to underline your text
  • Strikethrough Text
    • Click this to give your text a strikethrough effect
  • Link
    • Click this to add a link to the post
  • Quote
    • Click this to add a quote box to the post
  • Code
    • Click this to add a code box to the post
  • Spoiler
    • Click this to add a spoiler box to the post
  • Bulleted List
    • Click this to add a bulleted list to the post
  • Numbered List
    • Click this to add a numbered list to the post
  • Align Left
    • Align the text to the left hand side
  • Align Centre
    • Align the text to the centre of the post
  • Superscript
    • Add a superscript effect to your text
  • Subscript
    • Add a subscript effect to your text
  • Text Colour
    • Change the colour of your text
  • Emoji
    • Add emojis to your post
  • Remove Format
    • Change your copied text to the default size and font of the forum/.
  • Size
    • Change the size of your text
  • Font
    • Change the font of your text

Writing Your Post

 

When you are writing your post, try and think that your are going to be the one answering the post, rather than the one writing it. It is very difficult to answer a post if we have next to no info. 

 

For my post, I am looking for a motherboard for a Ryzen 7 3700x. I will include:

  • My budget and currency
  • CPU I will be using
  • Stores I will be buying from
  • Preferred size

 

My post is as follows:

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After you have finished writing your post and spellchecking it, click the Submit Topic button and your topic will be submitted!

 

[3.4 - Responding to Answers]

 

Once you have submitted your topic, you should receive replies pretty quickly. I personally received 3 different replies in 5 minutes for my topic. Once you have read the replies, you will probably want to respond to them. To do so, we will go through the buttons at the bottom of each post.

 

  • '+' Button
    • This is for multiquoting people.
  • 'Arrow' Button
    • This is for quoting people.
  • Share the post
    • Share the post using the URL or on Twitter, Facebook or Reddit.
  • Mark as Solved
    • This will set this reply to the 'best answer'. It will appear at the top of the post in green.
  • Report this content
    • Use this if the content is inappropriate or in the wrong subforum, and the moderators will deal with it accordingly.
  • '@'ing Members
    • as an alternative to quoting members, you can also '@' them.  To do this, first type the @ symbol, and then start typing the rest of their name. A pop-up box should appear under the text. Select their name, and the '@' should turn orange. It will now notify them when you respond.

If we want to reply to some, we should use the Quote button. When you click this, it will automatically put their post in a text editor. Type out your reply and then click the Submit Reply button to submit your reply. The people you quoted will then receive a notifications, and so forth! And that's the basics of making a thread, and responding to people on the LTT Forums.

 

Once you are finished with your thread, remember to to mark one post as Solved so someone can see which was the best option in the future.

 

[Chapter 4 - Reactions, Reputation, Following Users, Status Updates, Blogs and Galleries]

   [4.1 - Reactions and Reputation]

   [4.2 - Following Users]

   [4.3 - Status Updates]

   [4.4 - Blogs]

   [4.5 - Galleries]

 

[4.1 - Reactions and Reputation]

 

Alongside the row of buttons at the bottom of a post, there is also a Heart icon. This is where you can give reactions to posts. If you hover over the Heart icon, a pop-up list will appear which includes:

  • Heart Icon
    • 'Like' the post
  • 'i' Icon
    • The post was Informative
  • Laughing Icon
    • The post was funny
  • Tick Icon
    • You agree with the post

Whenever you react to a post, the author gets 1 reputation. You can view your current reputation count by going to you Profile, and then looking at the Community Reputation option.  Alongside this, you will see a word below the reputation count. Here is the list and count of reputation you will need for each upgrade:

  • 0 Rep - Neutral
  • 50 Rep - Liked
  • 100 Rep - Helpful
  • 250 Rep - Notable
  • 500 Rep - Famous
  • 1,000 Rep - Admired 
  • 2,500 Rep - Idolized
  • 5,000 Rep - Legendary
  • 10,000 Rep - Mythic
  • 50,000 Rep - Awesomeness in a Box. There are currently only 2 users with more than 50,000 rep: @nicklmg and @Den-Fi.
  • An admin has hinted that there are higher tiers, though we don't know the rep needed or the title that will be used. 

[4.2 - Following Users]

 

If you find a user that you like, you are able to follow that user. You will then receive a notification when they post a status update. To follow a user, go to their profile. On their cover photo, there is a button labelled Follow Member. Click on it to follow the member.

 

[4.3 - Status Updates]

 

To post a status update, click on your profile menu in the top left corner of the screen, then on Update Status. Type what you would like, and then click Submit Status. A notification will be sent to all your followers that you have updated your status.

 

[4.4 - Blogs]

 

To view blogs, click on the More menu, and then select Blogs. To start a blog, follow the previous steps and then click the Create a New Blog button.

 

[4.5 - Galleries]

 

To view blogs, click on the More menu, and then select Galleries. To add images, follow the previous steps and then click the Add Images button.

 

[Chapter 5 - Other Things]

   [5.1 - Forum Tier Lists]

   [5.2 - List of Staff]

   [5.3 - Where to Find LTT]

 

[5.1 - Forum Tier Lists]

 

The LTT Forums has a lot of Tier Lists, which are very useful for deciding on products. I'll link them here:

  

 

[5.2 - Staff]

 

A full list of staff can be found by going to More -> Staff.

 

I will not '@' the Staff here as I don't want their inbox to be flooded.

 

Owners:

LinusTech

Slick

 

Administrators:

 

colonel_mortis

Whiskers

 

Senior Moderators:

 

alpenwasser

Glenwig

GzeroD

 

Moderators:

 

Blade of Grass

Crunchy Dragon

Energycore

foxhound590

GoodBytes

ixi_your_face

leadeater

LogicalDrm

MEC-777

Morgan MLGman

PCGuy_5960

Ryan_Vickers

SansVarnic

Slottr

Spotty

TheRandomness

TVWazhere

W-L

wkdpaul

WoodenMarker

 

[5.3 - Where to Find LMG]

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LinusTechTips

Twitter: https://twitter.com/linustech

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LinusTech

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linustech/

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/linustech

 

TechQuickie: https://www.youtube.com/user/Techquickie

TechLinked: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeeFfhMcJa1kjtfZAGskOCA

ShortCircuit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdBK94H6oZT2Q7l0-b0xmMg

LMG Clips: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFLFc8Lpbwt4jPtY1_Ai5yA

Channel Super Fun: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChannelSuperFun

Carpool Critics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-oJR5teQIjOAxCmIQvcgA

 

 

[Chapter 6 - End]

   [6.1 - Ending Paragraph]

 

 

[6.1 - Ending Paragraph]

 

If you've made it to the end, then I have one thing to say: thank you! If you have any suggestions to add to the guide, please leave them in a reply and I'll see if I can get around to them, along with any spelling/grammatical errors. I'll try and keep this guide updated, but it may fall out of relevancy.


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  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.0Ghz, 5.0Ghz; Cache @ 4.8Ghz; 0 AVX offset
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-36
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Monitor: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Elite/MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-22
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Monitor: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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Hi, I'm new here, not too sure where to post this

 

Can my 620W PSU support the upcoming RTX3090?

 

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I appreciate and commend the effort, but no newbie is gonna read this... sadly

 


Things I need help with: *new* What can Facebook do to me? Privacy Inquiries

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I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Products I like:

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer monitors, Gigabyte, Seagate HDD, Kingston SSD, Razer (except their mouse), XiaoMi Phones

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Moonzy said:
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I appreciate and commend the effort, but no newbie is gonna read this... sadly

 

That's why i linked @iamdarkyoshi's Quick Start Guide. This is a more in-depth general look at a lot of the forum's capabilities and options 🤷‍♂️.


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Hi, I'm new here, not too sure where to post this

 

Can my 620W PSU support the upcoming RTX3090?

 

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I appreciate and commend the effort, but no newbie is gonna read this... sadly

 

*triggered*

 

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Love this guide! Any chance you can add tagging members to the section where you talked about quoting (unless it was elsewhere and I missed it)? 


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

Quote or tag me so I can see your response

 

PSU Tier List

Motherboard Tier List

Graphics Card Cooling Tier List

CPU Cooler Tier List

SSD Tier List

 

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12 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

Hi, I'm new here, not too sure where to post this

 

Can my 620W PSU support the upcoming RTX3090?

also, do i need a motherboard with pcie 4.0 for ampere? :P

 

side note: is there a tier list of the current tier lists? seems like we've got a lot of em lol


topics i need help on:

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my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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HellO Is Upgrading from a 310o tp a 309O A gOOD UpgrDE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!

Is MU DiaBLOtek PsU GooD FpR 2 309OO;s?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

 

 

No actually, this is pretty cool!


Fun Fact: The Meshify c is the best case to ever exist.

 

 

Wārudobītā

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3100.

B550m TuF plus.

Hyper x rgb 8 gig stick. (MJR or CJR  i still don't know lol).

1650 super.

CX450.

MX500.

NX500.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, zeusthemoose said:

Love this guide! Any chance you can add tagging members to the section where you talked about quoting (unless it was elsewhere and I missed it)? 

I'll add it there in a minute, thanks for enjoying it!

 

2 minutes ago, VeganJoy said:

side note: is there a tier list of the current tier lists? seems like we've got a lot of em lol

Don't think so, the 5 ones I added were the only ones I could find.


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instructions unclear, asked for psu recommendations in the psu tier list thread


PSU Tier List 4.0//Motherboard Tier List//Community Standards//ATX Specification//Group Regulation//Topologies and Regulations//How many watts?//PSU Protections

Don't forget to quote or mention me

 

Primary PC:

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CPU: I5-8600k 5.0ghz

GPU: GTX 1070 ti EVGA SC Gaming

RAM: 2x8 3333 mhz DDR4 Trident Z

MOBO: MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC

HDD: 1 TB 7200 RPM Seagate Baracudda, 1 TB 5400 RPM Samsung Spinpoint HD103SI

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (modified)

PSU: Seasonic Focus GX650

 

Consoles:

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PS4 Slim Glacier White 500 GB

PS4 FTP Special Edition 500 GB

PS3 Super Slim 500 GB

PS2 OG

Xbox OG

DS Lite White

DS Lite Black/blue

DS Lite Blue

DSI XL Orange

Gameboy Advanced Color

PS Vita v2

Wii

 

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You forgot to shout out the Meme aka the Dream Team. So me, @Tech_Dreamer, @Red :) and the 

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Make sure to Quote or mention me (@soldier_ph, my first name is Pascal) if you want me to see your reply or Content such as Status Updates, Threads, Album entries or Blog Posts.

 

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Phone: Oppo Reno 2Z 128GB in luminous Black Game Console: Nintendo Switch Lite in Grey with Avantree C51 Bluethooth adapter for the Headphones Headphones: Sony WH-H900N in Grey IoT Devices: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB with armor case Mouse: Coolermaster MM710 and Logitech MX Master 3 Mousepad: Logitech G840 and Coolermaster MP510 Notebook: XMG Schenker Core 15 AMD: Ryzen 7 4800H, RTX 2060 Refresh 6GB GDDR6, 16GB of Crucial made 3200Mhz RAM, 2TB Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, 15.6" Full HD IPS 144Hz Display, 62Wh Battery (46Wh in storage Battery), Intel WiFi 6 AX200 Module with Bluetooth 5.0, Swiss Keyboard layout with RGB and 10-key Block, Windows 10 Pro.  Gaming Chair: LC-GC-3 Chargers: Xtorm XA031 65W Bundle and Xtorm USB Power Hub XPD18 30W Cube Pro Tablet: iPad 8th Gen 2020 128GB Space Grey with Logitech Combo Touch and Apple Pencil first generation

 

Other Tech:

Scooter: Xiaomi Mi Pro Electric Scooter Toothbrush: Xiaomi Mi Electric Toothbrush Lighting in my room: 3x Xiaomi Yeelight Smart RGB light bulbs

Electric Razor: Philips OneBlade Face & Body Smartwatch: Garmin Fenix 5X Saphire Edition

 

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Where's the paragraph for joining, doing all this stuff for the first three years, then just devolving into shitposting all day for your remaining years on the forum until one day you just get super board and leave?

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2 hours ago, CircleTech said:

Where's the paragraph for joining, doing all this stuff for the first three years, then just devolving into shitposting all day for your remaining years on the forum until one day you just get super board and leave?

That’s added after I leave for 2 years and then come back. 


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Use spoilers for each "chapter". Otherwise, no one will even attempt to read this.


CPU: Intel® Core i7-950 @ 2.03 GHz 0.96V Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (BCLK: 135) CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 & Noctua NA-SRC10 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 7-7-7-19 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 7-7-7-19 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 7-7-7-19 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB (Core Clock: 1050 MHz, Memory Clock: 3505 MHz) SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB (Windows 10 Enterprise x64) HDD: WD Green 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM), WD Blue 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables (White) Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: Intake: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12, Exhaust: 1x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F 23.6" 1080p 144Hz 300 nit TN FreeSync, Samsung S24D390 23.4" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS Keyboard: Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Browns) Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK (Medium) Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones (Charcoal)

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27 minutes ago, VegetableStu said:

hey just for disclaimer's sake: i didn't contribute to the core material in that tier list thread, so please refer to the active members in that thread

 

(which is to say may i have my tag removed from that thread and the relevant section in this guide please? thanks)

 

@gloop

From what I can see you aren't included in it, or I might just be blind?


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On 9/4/2020 at 6:39 PM, zeusthemoose said:

Love this guide! Any chance you can add tagging members to the section where you talked about quoting (unless it was elsewhere and I missed it)? 

Sorry for taking 1 week+, got around to adding it there.


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On 9/7/2020 at 9:21 PM, r2724r16 said:

Use spoilers for each "chapter". Otherwise, no one will even attempt to read this.

I appreciate the criticism, but personally I find that reading posts when they are in spoilers hard and it gives me a headache. Furthermore, I went to the effort of telling people how to navigate the guide using the relevant number. If you want to skip to the end, just use CTRL+F to search for 6.1 and navigate to it.


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