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I told myself I'd never build another PC again...

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Patrick Sun, Nov 20, 2018.

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  1. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    Forgot it takes about 10 hours to do an initial diagnostic scan on an 8TB hard drive before I copy any data over to it. :D :D :D Kicked off the first 4TB of data migration around 4am this morning. Hopefully when I get back home, I can do that last 4TB of data migration and be fully functional by Saturday. Whew!
     
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    Had to re-arrange stuff in my PC table area, but finally put the new PC in production last night. Let's hope my bit of overclocking doesn't lead to unstability heartbreak (I know I can just back it down to stock clocking if need be). Whew!
     
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    I don't build PCs from scratch anymore - it's cheaper to buy refurbished Dell boxes. These are powerful enough for the average non-gamer user.

    But I don't mind getting into them to upgrade and fix issues. My present desktop is about 7 years old, and the fans were getting noisy. So I picked up a new chassis fan for $5 and a nearly new power supply for $30. I was able to swap out both without too much excitement. It's so nice to have a very quiet desktop again.

    Then I tore apart the original power supply. The fan in it is still available new for $10 so I ordered one of them. When it comes in it'll go into the power supply so it will become a known good spare.
     
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