I thought it would be nice to have a thread for PC enthusiasts to talk about their rigs and for aspiring PC owners/builders to ask for advice and help
If you are an enthusiast: Welcome! Come talk about your build (pics welcome!), tell us your building stories, geek out over hardware and the joys and frustrations of PC gaming, offer advice to beginners and talk about all the stuff you love about our hobby!
If you are a beginner: Also welcome! If you are contemplating buying or building a gaming PC, please don’t hesitate to come ask for advice! Tell us what you want to do/play, tell us what you’re thinking of buying, tell us if you’re having any issues that have you stumped, and we’ll try and help you figure stuff out. Don’t hesitate to ask what you may think are dumb questions - after all, we all started out clueless about these things!
Whoever you are: If you’re having issues with certain games on PC (stuttering/crashing/artifacting) or if you want to talk about game performance, this is also the place.
- NO PCMASTERRACE BULLSHIT
- Try to bring something to the conversation, don’t just post your rig and leave (there is a thread for posting your specs). Stick around and help your fellow PC gamers out.
- No making fun of beginners for asking basic questions.
- If you want help putting together a build, please tell us what you want to use it for and your budget.
To emphasize some of this, here’s an excerpt of the conversation I had with @M_o before posting this thread:
I’ll start by copy & pasting some of what I posted in the aforementioned specs thread:
Here’s my baby:
Fractal Design R5 case
i7 6700K stock
MSI GTX 1080 Armor
500Gb SSD + 7Tb of HDDs
Built most of it last year and upgraded a few things at the start of the summer. Hadn’t built a PC myself in a long time before that, it was really great to get back into it
For the record I built my first PC when I was around 15, did a high school internship at a PC repair place where I learned a lot. Built a couple after that (every 5 years or so), then got lazy and had a shop build me a PC with parts I chose. Then went back to building for my newest rig, figured I’d splurge on some good stuff ^^
I’m thinking of OCing the CPU but I’m a little wary, it seems to be running hotter than it should (I’m getting high 70s Celsius under heavy load, but that’s at stock speeds with one of the best coolers around). Wondering if it’s a busted temp sensor. Also kind of regret not spending more on the mobo, I’m not super happy with it and the BIOS update that enables Kaby Lake support apparently makes the whole thing super unstable
Anyone have any advice for me? Anyone want advice with their build or future build? Come on over!
Also, this is my first thread, so mods: if I messed up anything please tell me!