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hpr3096 :: Unscripted ramblings on a walk: PC Building.

I take a walk and discuss my experience building a new PC after having not done so for many years.

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Hosted by Christopher M. Hobbs on 2020-06-15 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: pc,hardware,build,battlestation,discussion,review,walk.
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Part of the series: Hardware upgrades

Hosts share their experiences when upgrading their equipment.

I certainly want to say that this episode isn't a brag-a-thon about my new rig. I try to discuss what surprised me most about how PC building has changed in the last 10-15 years.

The parts for my build:

  • AMD Threadripper 1920X 3.5 GHz 12-Core Processor
  • ASRock X399 Taichi ATX sTR4 Motherboard
  • EVGA 850 B3, 80+ Bronze 850W, Fully Modular PSU
  • Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3, Premium-Grade CPU Cooler
  • MSI Gaming GeForce GT 710
  • Fractal Design Define C case
  • Corsair LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz C16 DDR4 DRAM Memory Kit
  • GELID GC-Extreme thermal paste
  • Random 500GB SSD from my parts bin

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Comment #1 posted on 2020-06-17T14:35:16Z by Mike Brehm

Productive walk

It's been at least 15 years since I attempted to pick all of the parts and build my own PC, but after hearing your talk I think I may give it another try.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Comment #2 posted on 2020-06-21T17:36:23Z by cmhobbs

re: productive walk

Glad to hear it!

It was not nearly as challenging as I had expected given the tools on pcpartpicker. The hardest part was actually finding things that could ship! I had to swap parts on the build here and there via that site before I finally got everything together but it wasn't awful.

Happy building!

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