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Hello dear members !

 

I know what I want to ask you is kind of strange and (on my opinion) difficult. I adore pc building/assembling. I used to make it very good about 10-12 years before. From about 2008, for some personal matters, I stopped. I want to come back again now that I have again time. Since 2008, I understand that pc technology has a great and huge evolution.

What I want from you is give me your opinion if there is a way to come back again in pc assembling & troubleshooting with new technology since then I stopped.

To advise me some kind of that with some e.g. youtube videos, or some .pdf , doc etc to come back again.

Another example is see a youtube video of e.g. 1:00:00 that is being assembled a pc, and because this video is long, I can see many technologies that I miss.

Or in another way you believe is better.

I know this is a kind of difficult, but I hope you could give me a kind of advice.

 

Thank you for your time!

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The best way to learn is just to immerse yourself. Just start watching videos from LTT, JayzTwoCents, Bitwit, GamersNexus, Paul's Hardware, and other PC building channels. Eventually you'll get it again, and be able to build another PC.

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1. Building a PC is the same, all the basic components are built to the standard ATX and such form factors

2. SSDs are super affordable now, highly reccomend them

3. AMD is killing Intel on the CPU side, the new Ryzen chips are amazing. 

 

That should be most of what you'd need to know if you haven't kept up with anything since '08. 

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It's the same thing. It's like riding a bike. 

 

M.2 is a thing.

Pci Express has taken over instead of pci and Agp.

Usb is faster.

Optical drives have fallen out of fashion (I still use them regularly though).

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Thanks a lot for your extremely immediate answers.

 

5 minutes ago, Fixinit1 said:

The best way to learn is just to immerse yourself. Just start watching videos from LTT, JayzTwoCents, Bitwit, GamersNexus, Paul's Hardware, and other PC building channels. Eventually you'll get it again, and be able to build another PC.

 

Pauls's Hardware is a channel that I already follow. Thank you a lot for other channels advise.

 

6 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

1. Building a PC is the same, all the basic components are built to the standard ATX and such form factors

2. SSDs are super affordable now, highly reccomend them

3. AMD is killing Intel on the CPU side, the new Ryzen chips are amazing. 

 

That should be most of what you'd need to know if you haven't kept up with anything since '08. 

 

No 1. you said is what think of, too. Since pc build in '80s by IBM, the basic components of a pc is the same. What just changes is each one's evolution. e.g. ATAPI, SCSI, SATA, M.2 etc.

 

A thing that I find difficult and strange is for e.g. if someone wants to build a game pc and wants me to advise him a system with graphic cards (maybe he needs - I do not know - 3 or 4 ) and what kind of PSU and cooling system will need for that. I guess I can see it in youtube buiding pcs channels.

 

8 minutes ago, markr54632 said:

It's the same thing. It's like riding a bike. 

 

M.2 is a thing.

Pci Express has taken over instead of pci and Agp.

Usb is faster.

Optical drives have fallen out of fashion (I still use them regularly though).

 

You are correct, too.

 

p.s. What I find difficult (and I am not for now in position to go) is if I find a job ad for pc builder, unfortunately I cannot follow.

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How tight have you been following tech news?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V 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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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

How tight have you been following tech news?

I followed it when I had to repair and see troubleshoot of pcs from 2008 and older.

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2 minutes ago, johnyb98 said:

I followed it when I had to repair and see troubleshoot of pcs from 2008 and older.

so you know how Ryzen made Intel raise core counts (and pee their pants), what a joke Kaby Lake-X was, Nvidia's RTX and how new graphics cards compare?

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V 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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39 minutes ago, johnyb98 said:

Thanks a lot for your extremely immediate answers.

 

 

Pauls's Hardware is a channel that I already follow. Thank you a lot for other channels advise.

 

 

No 1. you said is what think of, too. Since pc build in '80s by IBM, the basic components of a pc is the same. What just changes is each one's evolution. e.g. ATAPI, SCSI, SATA, M.2 etc.

 

A thing that I find difficult and strange is for e.g. if someone wants to build a game pc and wants me to advise him a system with graphic cards (maybe he needs - I do not know - 3 or 4 ) and what kind of PSU and cooling system will need for that. I guess I can see it in youtube buiding pcs channels.

 

 

You are correct, too.

 

p.s. What I find difficult (and I am not for now in position to go) is if I find a job ad for pc builder, unfortunately I cannot follow.

So this is an entirely different topic. If you are wanting to know for job opportunities get/renew your a+ certification.

 

Get a book or software to study. Wait for a deal on the test voucher, then certify.

 

Bottom line though for computer repair and troubleshooting nothing has really changed. Trouble shooting steps are the same, common failures are the same. The only differences are laptops are harder to work on, components are faster, components get hotter.

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17 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

so you know how Ryzen made Intel raise core counts (and pee their pants), what a joke Kaby Lake-X was, Nvidia's RTX and how new graphics cards compare?

Unfortunately, not know about all this staff. Just heard of Kaby Lake and Nvidia RTX, but not worked on them.

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16 hours ago, markr54632 said:

So this is an entirely different topic. If you are wanting to know for job opportunities get/renew your a+ certification.

 

Get a book or software to study. Wait for a deal on the test voucher, then certify.

What would be your books suggestion?

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17 hours ago, johnyb98 said:

What would be your books suggestion?

I like the professor messer stuff personally. Download the app and do a free pretest and see what you think. Most of them have free samples. Find one that appeals to you.

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9 hours ago, markr54632 said:

I like the professor messer stuff personally. Download the app and do a free pretest and see what you think. Most of them have free samples. Find one that appeals to you.

Thank you!

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