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Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:13 pm
by Faldor
I don't think the CPU is the only thing that is going to need liquid cooling... !

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:02 pm
by Chad Peter
Lance wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Chad Peter wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:23 pm


Will eventually purchase two more NVMe drives and make a RAID0 out of it, because I'm a crazy person.
Fuck yeah, bigger balls than I would ever have!! Guinea pig that shit, I hope it works out.

Your rig is going to be better than anything I've ever even been in a room with. I don't want to sound weird or anything, but I might just want to make sweet love to it...
Haha coming from you, I'll take that as a serious complement. Probably a good idea to build it first - there's always room to plug the wrong cable into the wrong port and melt the entire thing.
Faldor wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:13 pm
I don't think the CPU is the only thing that is going to need liquid cooling... !
Haha yeah, this thing will need to live in the snow, for sure. RIP my power bill.

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:29 am
by Faldor
Chad Peter wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Haha yeah, this thing will need to live in the snow, for sure. RIP my power bill.
I meant Lance ;)

I am a tad worried that this is the first thing you are going to build. You should probably get one a really basic machine just to practice on first?

I can see it now, you trying to work it all out whilst watching guides on youtube. "So the heatsink goes on the CPU like this?" *Crunch*

Although saying that, A few years back, probably around the time, I made that Victorian time travel film for the NP2k film festival. My computer just kept turning itself off. Turned out the heatsink had stopped working and I popped down to Maplin and bought a replacement and some thermal paste and just swapped it out. If I'd known exactly what I was doing I probably wouldn't have dared try.

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:43 pm
by Lance
Faldor wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:29 am
I meant Lance ;)
'Bout to turn the hose on me. :lol:

Computers are not as sensitive as people seem to think, most of your connections are pretty comprehensive. Be wary of static, get yourself a static band if you're really nervous or live in a high natural static environment: https://www.amazon.com/Zitrades-Static- ... B009Z9SLTE , and remember that if it doesn't fit, don't force it...for the most part. Your CPU installation is different from past CPU installations so you might want to look that up if you haven't already, and the liquid cooling has a mount that might need to be placed when installing the motherboard if your case doesn't allow access to the back side of the MB. Most do these days.

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:15 pm
by Nic
I've built several PCs in my day, although not recently. I've been rocking the same laptop for many years now.

My only real screwup was bricking a $1000 dollar CPU once though. That was a bummer. I stared at it in disbelief for days before I finally had to admit it. It was a dark time.

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:08 pm
by Chad Peter
Nic wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:15 pm
I've built several PCs in my day, although not recently. I've been rocking the same laptop for many years now.

My only real screwup was bricking a $1000 dollar CPU once though. That was a bummer. I stared at it in disbelief for days before I finally had to admit it. It was a dark time.
OUCH. That's rough.

From what I've seen about this CPU in particular, it's much more modular and not as fussy about being installed than the CPU's I've seen in the past. Watching my college roommate brick a CPU when he fucked up a soldered connection, well, I won't have to do any of that shit.

The last of the parts for this beast arrive Tuesday. I've got the MoBo, CPU, SSD, CPU cooling unit and Case already. Waiting on the GPU, power supply and RAM to be delivered in the mail. Once all that shit arrives, I'll spend a good afternoon at Fry's, buying a wealth of case fans, etc. Oh, and I've got the static-wristband-thing already. Just trying not to build up any static from all the excitement of wanting to build this thing.

It'll never REALLY be complete, however, until I can afford the 2nd GPU and 2x 2 TB NVMe cards (to configure the RAID0 array). *drool*

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:46 pm
by Nic
Sounds like it might be time to switch over to Davinci Resolve while you're at it. Change is good. :)

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:00 pm
by Chad Peter
This shit takes forever.

Been building all day / running to store for pieces.

Getting there. Ugh.

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:31 am
by Chad Peter
End of Day 1.

Mostly built. Still a fuck-ton of cables to attach to shit. A lot of instructions to read to make sure everything is plugged in right.

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:01 pm
by Lance
Chad Peter wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:31 am
End of Day 1.

Mostly built. Still a fuck-ton of cables to attach to shit. A lot of instructions to read to make sure everything is plugged in right.

Then you get to install the OS, update the OS, update Bios and drivers, and start loading apps... Assuming your hardware installation passes the "smoke test" (first power on).

I have built two rigs in one day a couple of times. The hardware took a couple of hours for the pair each time, but the software took the better part of the day to get all loaded and updated. The old windows patch and update marathon. Had a few Ubuntu set ups as well, much faster OS install but finding and mounting everything needed to run the programs I wanted and fumbling around took a bit.

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:09 am
by Chad Peter
Well, passed the "smoke" test...

Heh...

Been running the windows install and bios shit for the better part of an hour and the machine is still running. Not everything is working as expected. Three of my fans aren't moving, so I gotta figure out why (they're all attached to an expansion card, but there's another fan attached to the same card that's working fine, sooooo...). I'll dig into that tomorrow. In the mean time, there's still 6 fans running, as well as the 2 fans attached to my CPU's liquid cooling heatsink. Should be fine, even without those three fans, but I'd rather it run cooler than just cool.

Next update will, hopefully, be from the new PC itself.

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:01 am
by Chad Peter
Annnnnnd now posting from my new PC.

(still updating everything, but so far so great).

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:30 am
by Faldor
I'm so glad this thread hasn't ended in tragedy and financial ruin! :D

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:41 pm
by Chad Peter
ME TOO!

Spaceship or Chad's computer?
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Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:24 am
by Faldor
What have you been complaining about all thread? There is nothing in there :D

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:46 pm
by Lance
In the next episode, external cable management.

*looks down at mess of cables coming off of own computer... chooses not to have O.C.D. today.

:P

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:01 am
by Nic
My OCD alarm went off when I saw that picture too. CABLES EVERYWHERE GAHHHHH!!!

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:31 am
by Chad Peter
hahah, yes... maybe yall could teach me some cable management. Need to get some velcro ties or something, because I feel like every time I use the zip-ties, I end up needing to remove a cable to move a hard drive or something.

WHY DO YOU HATE ME

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:32 pm
by Chad Peter
Current operation: Duplicating this entire process twice more, for the work computers! Definitely more powerful builds this time around. Titan V GPUs for overkill!

Re: ITT Chad Probably Builds A PC

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:25 pm
by Mike
Chad Peter wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Current operation: Duplicating this entire process twice more, for the work computers!
Don't you have people for that?