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Posted · Original PosterOP

I had one big concern since i build my first PC, will it survive an earthquake? I live in Chile, 8+ magnitude earthquakes are common here, and we had an 8.3 las night, and my computer is fine!!! YAY

 

Note: Maybe this isn't a topic, but i wanted to type my relief and didn't know where


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    Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Cosmos SE
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB+WD Green 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB277Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 with AP121s and Phanteks fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion
  • Mouse
    E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 2500 DPI Blue LED 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
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I had one big concern since i build my first PC, will it survive an earthquake? I live in Chile, 8+ magnitude earthquakes are common here, and we had an 8.3 las night, and my computer is fine!!! YAY

 

Note: Maybe this isn't a topic, but i wanted to type my relief and didn't know where

 

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your PC isn't earthquake save, its just lucky thats it


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I would say you are pretty well off if it survived an 8.3. Isn't that like, ridiculously powerful?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Status update.

ok...i'm gonna blame my inability of thinking of doing that on the earthquake...#FeelingDumb


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  • CPU
    I7-4790K @ 4,7GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus MAXIMUS Formula VI
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Cosmos SE
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB+WD Green 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB277Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 with AP121s and Phanteks fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion
  • Mouse
    E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 2500 DPI Blue LED 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
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well... the obvious thing would be to not have hard drives, because those are the sensitive bits.

 

if you have big graphics cards or a large tower cooler, maybe brace them a bit.

 

other than that, most of what's in a pc is rather earthquake proof.

 

Status update.

pretty much. if the OP was worded differently it wouldnt be tho.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I would say you are pretty well off if it survived an 8.3. Isn't that like, ridiculously powerful?

It wasn't like the one we had in 2010, but yeah, pretty powerful


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  • CPU
    I7-4790K @ 4,7GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus MAXIMUS Formula VI
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Cosmos SE
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB+WD Green 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB277Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 with AP121s and Phanteks fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion
  • Mouse
    E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 2500 DPI Blue LED 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
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    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
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Posted · Original PosterOP

your PC isn't earthquake save, its just lucky thats it

I build it with quakes into consideration, and it doesn't get much stronger than an 8.3


System

  • CPU
    I7-4790K @ 4,7GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus MAXIMUS Formula VI
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Cosmos SE
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB+WD Green 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB277Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 with AP121s and Phanteks fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion
  • Mouse
    E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 2500 DPI Blue LED 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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If money wasn't an issue , i'd personally go with a custom case/chasis made out of a titanium alloy. I would also go full SSD storage, no HDD's, securing all bigger components (CPU cooler, GPU...).

 

This can only make it stronger, not "proof"... 

 

Otherwise, just kick out that HDD and put an SSD (or SSD's).


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Go all SSD and you can survive a 20.99999.

That's why i switched to an SSD. I didn't even know that it was faster than an ordinary HDD, i just knew that it was shock "proof", and i needed that (laptop user here) :D


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more rubber lol to absorb the shock 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Go all SSD and you can survive a 20.99999.

Biggest in recorded history was a 9.5 (Also in Chile)


System

  • CPU
    I7-4790K @ 4,7GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus MAXIMUS Formula VI
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Cosmos SE
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB+WD Green 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB277Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 with AP121s and Phanteks fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion
  • Mouse
    E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 2500 DPI Blue LED 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
  • Operating System
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Biggest in recorded history was a 9.5 (Also in Chile)

He is saying that SSD's should be able to survive even the strongest quakes because they have no moving parts, like your phone.


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can-stock-photo_csp5301976.jpg

 

put it on these... you are welcome xD 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

He is saying that SSD's should be able to survive even the strongest quakes because they have no moving parts, like your phone.

I soft mounted my HDD and it's fine. It's about how being able to have things under certain conditions, not having to pay massive premiums for storage


System

  • CPU
    I7-4790K @ 4,7GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus MAXIMUS Formula VI
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Cosmos SE
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB+WD Green 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB277Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 with AP121s and Phanteks fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion
  • Mouse
    E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 2500 DPI Blue LED 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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Go all SSD and you can survive a 20.99999.

What if you have a tower cooler or a heat sink that uses push pins or a reservoir!?


I've only used air cooling, my old signature was a lie ❤️

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can-stock-photo_csp5301976.jpg

 

put it on these... you are welcome xD 

I may do that, but just for fun...would be so cool...lol


System

  • CPU
    I7-4790K @ 4,7GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus MAXIMUS Formula VI
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Cosmos SE
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB+WD Green 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB277Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 with AP121s and Phanteks fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion
  • Mouse
    E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 2500 DPI Blue LED 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
  • Operating System
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Posted · Original PosterOP

What if you have a tower cooler or a heat sink that uses push pins or a reservoir!?

Reservoir....that would be a bad idea, my corsair H105 and my brother's hyper 212 evo are fine (His rig survived the 8,8 we had in 2010, that thing was another level)


System

  • CPU
    I7-4790K @ 4,7GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus MAXIMUS Formula VI
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Cosmos SE
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB+WD Green 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB277Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 with AP121s and Phanteks fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion
  • Mouse
    E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 2500 DPI Blue LED 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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can-stock-photo_csp5301976.jpg

put it on these... you are welcome xD

Stock photo alert, calling copyright police for not paying for photo of amazing looking springs from the 1990s ;)


I've only used air cooling, my old signature was a lie ❤️

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Reservoir....that would be a bad idea, my corsair H105 and my brother's hyper 212 evo are fine (His rig survived the 8,8 we had in 2010, that thing was another level)

Ya certain tower coolers should be perfectly fine unless they use push pins like the Hyper T3 or something


I've only used air cooling, my old signature was a lie ❤️

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Stock photo alert, calling copyright police for not paying for photo of amazing looking springs from the 1990s ;)

 

shit...... gotta bounce..... laterz xD 


Specs 

CPU-Intel I7 4790K- @ 4.5Ghz / Mobo - Asus Maximus Hero VII / GPU - GTX 980 @ 1592MHz / RAM - 16Gb Corsair Vengeance Pro @ 2400Mhz / Cooler - Corsair H105 / SSD - Samsung 250gb 840 EVO / HDD - 2x 2tb Seagate/3x 3tb Seagate / PSU - Corsair RM1000 / Keyboard - Corsair K70 / Mouse - Corsair M65 / Case - Custom Glass panel Corsair Obsidian 750D -  Still saving for upgrades =)

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The effect that surface seismic waves is pretty much same that what having PC in car or other transport. It receives some vibrations. If it was running, there would be problems with HDD and maybe fans or water cooling gear. Powered off, nothing major from just seismic waves. I think more issue would be case dropping from table to floor or something dropping on top of it. Or case falling to its side.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

The effect that surface seismic waves is pretty much same that what having PC in car or other transport. It receives some vibrations. If it was running, there would be problems with HDD and maybe fans or water cooling gear. Powered off, nothing major from just seismic waves. I think more issue would be case dropping from table to floor or something dropping on top of it. Or case falling to its side.

It was running, and my HDD survived. Thank Guetto HDD soft mount! :P


System

  • CPU
    I7-4790K @ 4,7GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus MAXIMUS Formula VI
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Cooler Master Cosmos SE
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 EVO 500GB+WD Green 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 80PLUS Gold Certified
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB277Q 27" WQHD 2560x1440 75Hz 1ms
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 with AP121s and Phanteks fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion
  • Mouse
    E-3lue E-Blue Mazer II 2500 DPI Blue LED 2.4GHz Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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