Lets get an updated thread of everyone's custom Rigs that they will be using and/are already using to play SC. Please attach a hardware list and note any future upgrades you'll be making. Probably try to limit to 2-4 pics per post to limit load time on smaller devices and tag your chipset (AMD or Intel) in the tagline. Cant wait to see what you guys are running!
I've already posted this on my profile but I'll start anyway.
CASE -- Phanteks Enthoo Evolv PH-ES515E_GS Aluminum/Steel Galaxy Silver Window ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MoBo -- MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU -- i7 6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake
RAM -- CORSAIR Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) 3000, Cas Lat 15
CPU COOLER -- DeepCool CPU Liquid Cooler CAPTAIN 240 WHITE
BOOT DRIVE -- Samsung 960 evo 500GB M.2
GPU -- MSI 1080ti FE
PSU -- Corsair RMi Series RM850i
CABLES - CableMod custom sleeves
LIGHTING- Two 12" Pure White Cold Cathode
GPU- modded w/ Corsair H55 and NZXT Kraken g10
MONITOR -- Samsung UHD 4k 28"
FANS – Triple Fan Mod for top of case
Or should I wait a while longer.........
GOt £600 to spare and I was looking at this puppy:-
Cyberpower Regiment 1050Ti Gaming PC - AMD Athlon X4 950 CPU, Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB GPU, 8GB 2400MHz RAM, 1TB HDD, 120GB SSD, Internal Wifi, Windows 10.
Any tips or advice is much welcome, thanks.
Hey everyone, I mentioned earlier that I will be somewhat returning to get involved with this community, and that time has come sooner then expected. I've scrapped together $2500 Australian Dollars to push myself back into the PC community. Does anyone from Sydney etc. Melbourne know of a good PC website that can sell, insure and deliver finished builds? Anyone with any information is very welcome. My uni schedule requires a 5 day full-time timetable, so I'm not really free for putting together a build. Anyone with great recommendations within Australia, or outside (has to be free shipping and tax ) on some PC websites is welcome.
PS. the builds need to come with insurance, great communication between buyer/seller and preferably new builds (second-hands are cool, but just my preference).
PS. No more Star Citizen 10fps on a Mac lolol
This will be a shorter thread than the other two I started. It should just be the basics of building your own gaming computer and I hope it gets pinned. The others are for those of us who have already built their rigs and want to modify or augment. This one is just about building your first rig. I'll have building videos, links, and some troubleshooting advice. Everybody feel free to contribute, but keep it on track as a noob thread. Assume ignorance of the process, but don't denigrate anybody. Usually, Tom's Hardware has lots of good info and advice. Here are just the basics. Cooling options for your CPU can be found in the other thread Computer rig accessories.
First things first, how much do you want to spend and when do you want this computer ready to use. so, start here to get an idea of how much money you could be spending depending on the level of gaming computer you want.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-guide-build-your-own-pc/ <-- this being said, use pcpartpicker.com to spec out your computer before you start buying components. It's pretty good at telling you where the best prices can be found. EVGA has many components to build a whole computer out of so check their B-stock page for deals to help keep your costs down or better performance for your allocated money.
Computer cases: Aesthetics, volume usage, and number of fan spaces are important. You can use a micro-ITX or Full Tower. Don't go with a really cheap brand though: http://www.tomshardware.com/t/cases/
This first video is pretty easy to follow.
Okay got all those components installed the way they should be?
POST beep codes
Computer won't post, crap! Time to troubleshoot. Remember these steps:
Fault/Isolate; Remove/Replace; Test/Verify. google this: "computer will not post" to find loads of info
old, but still relevant
If it starts but keeps shutting down
of maybe you broke it