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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. Message #61 of 67 Jan 6, 2020
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    ManW_TheUncool

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    BTW, was quickly googling for a fun parody of gamer PC building maybe w/ some Star Wars themed laser light show fun (because of this pervasive trend w/ fanciful RBG lighting), but only found this (admittedly a year late) instead, haha...



    WARNING: Not really for the easily offended, (other kind of) PC adherent to appreciate (not that we're overrun w/ them on HTF of course)... :P and certainly, the folks at the Verge (and parent company, Vox) reacted rather badly to it...

    Cheers!

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    I think there is a setting in the BIOS to turn all that crap off.
     
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    I hope so as that would be a deal breaker for me otherwise.
     
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    Looks like something on the bridge of the Enterprise to me... :D
     
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    Hmmm... wonder what I should name it for my home network then... FYI, our alien-looking router is named DS9... :D

    _Man_
     
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    Think I may go ahead and upgrade the old Dell XPS i7-4770 machine's graphics w/ a EVGA(?) GTX 1660 Ti for light gaming, better video, etc afterall -- probably pushing it to its limit I think.

    Been thinking about getting an ultrawide 34" 1440p monitor for it (and other uses, maybe including occasional? dual PC/source) since I'm seeing some good deals lately... which would likely benefit a lot from the graphics upgrade.

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    Fans on my new build are currently running somewhat louder than I'm used to for regular, non-intensive uses (vs gaming or video editing that would likely also trigger the gpu fans). I definitely can still hear them w/ my open-air headphones on... unless they're blasting, which they're mostly not...

    Just spotted this on the Corsair site... I imagine it'd be a lot quieter (and allow better OC-ing), but probably overkill, LOL...



    IF the new upgraded setup works out w/ the old machine, I may just end up spending less time directly next to this new build (leaving it in the cooler ground floor man cave) and just mostly remote in from that old machine from another floor instead -- and also move my dedicated music listening headphone gear there...

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