Cooling

How do you cool your gaming rig?

  1. 2 months ago
    saucy

    easy fix

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this
      if the pins aren't bent, carefully dip, NOT STROKE, a non conductive cloth with isopropyl alcohol on it

      • 2 months ago
        saucy

        can just douse the retard in contact cleaner and mop up the mess with a compressed air can

        for the socket you can wipe it clean the same way

        also a soft toothbrush works on pins, extra soft, one for babies

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Probably easier to just douse the friend in gasoline and drop a match on him.

          • 2 months ago
            saucy

            He would die from first degree burns.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              And you'd have one less dumbfuck coming to you with their self inflicted woes.

              • 2 months ago
                saucy

                You're assuming I have a queue in the first place.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah but then you'd go to prison for aggravated assault, doesn't really seem worth it imho

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        can just douse the retard in contact cleaner and mop up the mess with a compressed air can

        for the socket you can wipe it clean the same way

        also a soft toothbrush works on pins, extra soft, one for babies

        the cpu can be cleaned and reused but how the hell would you get the thermal paste out of the thousands of little holes in the mobo?

        • 2 months ago
          saucy

          The contact cleaner dries on silicone really fast, if you have a can of compressed air, it'll lube up the holes and the air will dart out any real crap in them.

          And if you're still not satisfied you can just brush the holes yourself with a more rigorous toothbrush. Since the holes won't be damaged by contact cleaner or tough bristles.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          just blast the board with alcohol to flush them out I guess

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Meh, MoBos are cheaper all things considered.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Next gen motherboard prices are pretty wild. Sure, they'll go down eventually, but hot damn is this next gen expensive compared to the last when it was new.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              b660 boards are already pretty affordable. Zen 4 is fucking nuts right now between the mobos and the ddr5 but once they start rolling out 650s it'll be alright.
              Being an early adopter of a new platform always feels like shit

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lol tooth brush use one sometimes

        • 2 months ago
          saucy

          oh BEAST!

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Contact cleaner is really a wonder tech-fix. Everyone should have it.
            >Stickdrift gone
            >Disc reading issues due to dirt gone
            >Oder buttons not longer clicking, they click again

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this
      throw the thing away and buy a new one. easy

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. You're a reddit mong
    2. That thermal paste would be no problem to clean off with a toothbrush and isopropanol
    3. The bent pins are a far worse problem
    Go back

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I had a friend that installed his CPU sideways and it bent the pins. I used a toothpick to straighten them out and put it back in the board and that straightened it the rest of the way out. Told him to just never take it out after that lol.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You must have fucking good eyes to have pulled that off. I've fixed a few bent pins myself (maybe 5 or so), but if I installed a CPU sideways I'd just get a new one instantly.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        how is it possible to install it sideways?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Put it in the wrong orientation than unga bunga it in bending and breaking every pin in the process.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      why does that make me hungry ?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I find it bewildering how people can't follow such simple instruction

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Hellmann's

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Also known as Best Foods west of the Rockies

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          And to nobody's great surprise, a creamy white sauce is popular on the west coast.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They make a ranch of gaming-themed accessories.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        fuck I never noticed it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's so satisfying to watch

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      why did someone spend hours making this, for the (You)s?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >for the (You)s?
        Nah, this certainly would've been posted somewhere that got monetization from views

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Ultra durable.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      first time i noticed its a tube of mayonnaise

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can I eat this?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Please do not eat your CPU or motherboard.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          without mayo

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They don't call it a chip for nothin

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do retards even attempt to build a PC if they have no idea what they're doing? Pay someone more competent after you already paid so much for parts.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly, I know I'm an idiot with this shit and since I'll be using the computer for thousands of hours it's easier to pay a guy 200 bucks or however much it is to put it all together.
      He knows what he's doing so well he probably does it in 20 minutes and makes some easy cash and I get a computer that turns on.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        don't forget how to breathe

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you are now breathing manually, also
          the game

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous
          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Fuck you, you are now blinking manually

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Fuck you
            Your heart is now beating manually

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        what is wrong with people like you? I thought it was just general laziness but you say it's because you're too stupid that you cannot build a PC?
        if you can use Ganker, you should be able to get SOME info from the internet about building a PC, even if you are honestly just dumb, this shit is not hard at all.
        i believe 99% of all healthy humans that can read should be able to build a PC just from following instructions on the manuals, they are just overestimating how hard it is to build a PC. picking the right parts is way harder than putting them together

        what happened that so many people believe that theyre too stupid to do simple stuff, not even just building PCs, but they do believe that they're experts on way way harder topics like health?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ok you're making a fair point so I'll give a serious answer, yes you're right I could do it if I wanted to. But I'm a person who overthinks absolutely everything and thinks of very pessimistic outcomes to shit I'm not absolutely certain about. I have no experience with building PCs and if I'm putting together an expensive rig I don't want that to be my first time learning in case I make some rookie mistake.

          If I was homebuilding a calculator or whatever with parts that don't cost much who gives a shit and you might say a PC is basically the same thing but when I'm spending around 5k on my next PC (wanting to use VR) I just don't trust some part of myself to make a stupid mistake somewhere and I do think that hardware handling is a real skill and you might just be so good at it that you don't realize how good you are. Or maybe I am just a brainlet.

          Also, I'm just going to play fucking doom again on this PC, it happens every time I get excited for new games and find out they all suck then I play doom

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are spending so much on a new pc then? You can already play doom now.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Because VR games look awesome, Into The Radius, Alyx and Blade & Sorcery all look pretty dope.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >200 bucks
        Does he give you a blowjob on top of building your pc?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Depends on the components, but building a PC the right way can take a couple of hours to get things right correct. I've built close to 30-40 PCs and my most recent build with an AIO and midtower case took me about 4 hours to get everything mounted and routed correctly. If I was charging someone that'd probably be my rate.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >200 bucks
        you did w0t m8?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        TWO HUNDRED WHAT NOW ?
        Pay me 400 and I will install McAfee on your PC + make your internet, and computer, faster.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'll show you how to download more RAM for $50.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >200 bucks
        My local tech shop installs shit for free. Then again I have been going to it for over 10 years so it might just be for loyal people.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This had better be bait, computers are easier to put together than lego.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >not paying the professional lego architect $200 to build your new set for you
          ngmi

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        its literally just lego for adults, if you can't figure it out with absolutely no research you're a genetic dead end

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I would normally say it's more expensive than LEGOs but holy shit LEGOS are expensive as hell.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        if you can make an ikea chair you can build a computer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      having products designed to be retard proof means people overtime gradually overestimate their own competence and underestimate their own stupidity

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because people tell them it's not more difficult than building legos. And that's still true, it's just some people can't read a fucking manual.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >been building my own pcs for 20yrs
      >offer to build my relatives a pc at no charge for labor
      >they just keep buying overpriced and underpowered prebuilds

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yep. My Dad spent $4,000 when he only needed to spend $2,200 tops.
        That being said, you are the liable if anything goes wrong over the next 10 years and they will hound you to death / blame you. It's not pretty.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >you are the liable if anything goes wrong over the next 10 years and they will hound you to death / blame you.
          Yeah I did this for a friend once. I would never recommend anyone buy anything but a prebuild unless they are capable of diagnosing and fixing problems on their own, and they wouldn't need me if they were. Just not worth it, let them deal with customer support and warranties

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yep. I had a old workfriend I built a PC for in 2015 contact me last year asking to help him upgrade... Like bro, we haven't talked in 4 years. But glad he liked my work 🙂

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >That being said, you are the liable if anything goes wrong over the next 10 years and they will hound you to death / blame you. It's not pretty.
          Built my sisters PC. Years later, the ISP I set her up with wants to replace her network cables with fiber and give speed upgrades for free. She flips out and avoids them for 2 years... They shut down her internet, she flips out on me cause it's my fault. Yeah yeah, whatever, new ISP. Now she won't shut up that I destroyed her old ISP email account, whilst raging about how terrible her new ISP email account is

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            what was her fucking problem with free shit?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Oh, fiber optics let the.... ISP?... see into her building and monitor her

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >It's got the word "optic" so they're installing eyes in my house
                Assuming even that much thought went into it.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Jesus Christ. At least tell me you got to fuck her

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I used to do this but then I found it it was easier to just give my parents my old pc and clean hard drives

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    go back

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd like to do a vented refrigerator set up. Has anyone here tried this? What tools did you use?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      step 1: install gentoo

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just needs a solvent to remove it, stuff like brake cleaner or contact cleaner would make it go away fast, why are redditors so fucking stupid..

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >a friend
    Why don't Redditors just admit they did something retarded?

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >he doesn't use copper tubing

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >mixing metals
      dumb fuck

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        does nothing

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's forbidden by the Talmud, you idiot.

    • 2 months ago
      saucy

      Bro, your BD-DVD drive?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Where the fuck is the power supply? How thick is the backside of that case?

      does nothing

      It's called galvanic corrosion retard, your loop will turn into a green goopy mess in a few months.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        use non conductive liquid?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Of course. Your loop liquid is water mixed with coolant. It will be medium for ion transfer and reaction.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >green goopy mess
        That's why you use opaque tubes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      why would you go through all that trouble and not top mount the radiator, brainlet?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Why don't you put the 360 mm radiator in the place where only a 240 mm raditor would fit?
        >brainlet

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Front is optimal because you get the cooler air from the outside straight to the rads.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Looks heavy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >copper tubes with what looks like an aluminum block

      enjoy the corrosion

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are you running power cables to the thing from a mile away? Any powerbox could cause sparks to jump on this thing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Where is the power supply?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Behind the motherboard probably.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how often do you need to reapply thermal paste, never did it for my 7 year rig

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      About every 7 months or so.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same. At that point I pretty much say it's time for a new PC lmao.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >how often do you need to reapply thermal paste

      Never, as long as you don't disturb the contact between the CPU and cooler and assuming it's proper thermal paste and not chink shit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      as long as it isnt shit, mx4 always came out like new when i cleaned a 10-y-o machine, another had dried as shit nth1 despite being 5-y-o

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >friend

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I blow on my cpu from time to time when the room gets too hot

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How can someone be so retarded. Also I love hardware gore

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    DON'T FORGET TO PEEL YOUR PLASTIC

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      haha, who would do that???
      Not me! Not me who did it for a full on fucking month because I checked the heat sink but not the fucking cover on the CPU itself. That would be fucking RETARDED

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What is intel putting plastic on their cpu now?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          CPU cooler anon.
          So it's nice and fresh when the user installs it

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think it was AMD on this particular one. Forbidden chinese import so honestly it might have just been a tiny chinese man or a brick of lead telling my GPU to do the work instead, but still it had this micro-thin film of plastic on top and it fucking got me. Still not sure how I missed it as soon as I finally took the cooler off to work out why it was doing such a piss-poor job and realised it slid off a little too easily.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      just use a toothbrush and a bit of isopropyl alcohol bro

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      looks like it was buried in tarmac wtf

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >just put it in the oven for a bit to reflow the solder. 200 degrees F should be enough
      >*Turns the oven to 200 C*

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      wtf

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its fine, just change out the thermal paste.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Me when I try to remove the USB3 header. Those connectors seem welded together.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I had a microfreakout when I pulled it out and bent the connector itself, thought the pins were irreparably fucked, thank god the computer worked fine afterward

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I dont get it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nevermind I just saw it. Is it that easy to remove the whole slot?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          if you don't unclip the white locking bits and retard strength yank it out maybe.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            how did that kill a mouse, i put my fingers in my fans all the time

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              he probably just got stuck and starved to death, though it looks like it tore his skin up a bit

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              our fingers are very sturdy
              try to put your foreskin into it and see what happens

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Instructions unclear, dick caught in computer fan.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              We have bones.
              Mice are made of cartilage.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                The only developed animals with cartilage for skeletons are sharks

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you can def pull them out by hand with enough force, especially if it's a cheap mobo with crappy soldering
          still would take an absolute mong to think you're supposed to pull shit straight off the board lmao

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      how the hell does someone manage to do that

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        My brother once managed to insert two VHS tapes in the same slot at the same time when he was a baby
        You'd be surprised what clueless determination and a little oomph can achieve

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Some players pull the tape down into the slot, there's a lot of empty space inside the machine and it's feasible to put another one in if it's built poorly. Half the time they just have shitty plastic tabs holding the door closed, so anyone pushing against them can break it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unga bunga

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        What the fuck were they going for here? Is that a lightbulb? Why does it get worse every time I look at it?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            T-Tyrone-san

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              He has to burn his fingertips off somehow ok

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >AYO IUM GONN WELD THE SHIET OF THESE MOAHFOCKA

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            His proportions are the weirdest thing in this image.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            that poor hard drive

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            They grow up so fast

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >monitor shows computer is on
              >fan not running

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                he invented a new fan bearing type that spins so fast and silently the camera can't detect the movement

                Didnt this guy end up in prison?
                I've seen this posted before and someone said he ended up in jail

                no doubt

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                There's also no GPU in there. The dopey news team probably caught him "mid invention" and had him sit it next to an already plugged in monitor to set the scene.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Didnt this guy end up in prison?
              I've seen this posted before and someone said he ended up in jail

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                He invented a new crime

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            > Hey hey people, Sseth here

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            whats up with his head?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            why he giving me the horny look

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >gintokingetsanetflixadaptation.jpg

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >black steel

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          There is a stock picture for everything. Should be a R34.2 at this point. Fuckers are all day shooting random pics.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >touching an open power supply like that

        kek! KEK!!!! Also why the fuck did they glue a lightbulb to it lmao

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >this fucking pic
        been years and i still can't deal with it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Idiot.
        PSUs have been bayonet-cap since 2004.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ... Is that a lightbulb?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's what we had to use before LED's were a thing, don't tell me you didn't have lightbulbs in your rig back during the DOS days?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          How do you think you get that sweet RBG Chroma?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think it supposed to represent a vacuum tube.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >exposed psu
        >handling the 24 pin cable with pliers
        >trying to plug the 24 pin into the back of the motherboard
        >a fucking lightbulb

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >we need more women in the tech field!
        >this will help

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Just hold the metal that's blackened for no apparent reason

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Do you think these are done on purpose?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              To some degree. When they shoot those stock photos, they might ask "hey, is there any proper or improper way to do this here?" and the cameraman probably just dismissively says "don't worry about it, just try your best to act natural". My guess is that it's the blind leading the blind.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The proportions are all fucked up, his head looks tiny compared to his chest size.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            giga bro build

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            His proportions are the weirdest thing in this image.

            Reminds me of the globohomo corporate art style

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why is there a disassembled HDD
          >Hand directly on the part of the solder iron that gets ludicrously hot

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          My fucking sides

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh sweet, a hardware gore thread

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Surprisingly cool. I just threw some old fans front top and back, and am using a stock Ryzen fan on the CPU on which I haven't changed paste for four years. Cables all over, fuck management.
    It's some Corsair gaymer case that I got for cheap, lots of bays for HDDs, doesn't have that retarded PSU box. And had space for my DVD drive.
    Even the GPU is cool, despite being a two fan, I was smart and checked the reviews (ASUS 3060 Ti OC).

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >type "how to build computer" in google
    >sheer infite resources, infos and tutorials telling you in easy steps so that even a literal preschooler could do it
    i honestly dont understand how you can fuck up building a pc. you either know it enough to not be so dumb to put the thermal paste under the cpu or you are very well aware that you have no clue what youre doing and just look it up. i mean, if you know what thermal paste is and that its used on the CPU then you *have* to know to put it on top, right?

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Dark Spirit has inv-

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks, I chuckled.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've got to be real that looks like a gt610 or some variation and frankly soldering it is one of the more useful things I think you could do with one.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you soldering in that position?

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >heat sink, not a weapon
      Is that meant as a joke or did they seriously needed to put that there?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There was a tragic accident when an AMD user's board got a replacement from milsurp. It cooked-off and his entire family was completely safe because he was in the basement. Tragic.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Does anyone have the pic of the guy whose mobo got ripped to shreds by customs because it had a gun heatsink or some retarded shit?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah. It's brutal. They didn't even get the heatsink out.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Forgot pic.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >rip apart pci e for some reason
            Are they brain dead?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I meant, apparently it was done when it went through customs and they are absolute mongoloids with this kind of stuff.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That looks like its still usable on the second pcie slot. Did they destroy anything else on it?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do Amerifats really

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >bought an MSI Bazooka
      >doesn't come with a bazooka

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i actually had this mobo
      it was great.
      then i got an asus one and vowed to never buy one again.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      SOUL

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      grim

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      one WHOLE TERABYTE???

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >thread is still up

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        i was more suprised to see the game was still running.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        link it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Was that today as in today?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ten year old post

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That doesn't look that bad for a 2012 PC. It's not super gamer stuff but better than average.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The cpu and gpu are garbage tier home office parts that are only worth max $100 together at the time. The store paired them with excessive ram and a giant hard drive to overcharge him for a shit pc.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        every day is today at some point

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      replies to this are jealous fucks who are still on 8 gbs of ram power

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I like how TERABYTE is all caps.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >12 GB of ram
      How? An 8gig stick and a 4gig stick on one channel?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        4x3 more likely

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wouldn't that just end up being 8 gb on one channel and 4 on the other?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            mobos can have more than two slots for ram anon

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You mean more than 2 per channel (i.e.4) and yes but that's very uncommon outside of enterprise. You're not going to find a motherboard that's both compatible with a corei3 and has 6 ram slots.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      such a classic. so many newfags replying earnestly kek

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You fags are retarded.
    All you need is pic related. Spray it on all your PC components. And then you can literally fill your case with water and never worry about heat again.

    If you have a case with glass panels, you can throw some tropical fish and shit in there. Maybe a piranha. You can literally share tendies with your PC-case-piranha-bro while you’re gaming.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what anon what about my cooling

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't, some fucking moron will actually do this

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      easy fix
      just use a toothbrush and dab a little isopropyl alcohol

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What the fuck happened here? Retard strength on the connector without unscrewing it?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        looks like it
        my biggest problem back in the day was unscrewing the thumb sticks and realizing that the hex nut base came out with them. which wasn't really a problem,t hey go right back in.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Sure, but it happens once and you panic before realizing it's fine. I can't imagine how fucking stupid you have to be to rip the connector out like that.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly I thought thermal paste was non-conductive anyway?

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"N... Neesan... It won't fit! You're too big! Sto-"
      >"AHHH!"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Neesan
        Is that a pegging scenario?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Stop making me horny, i fapped like an hour ago.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is there no way to make these new graphics chips run cooler without slapping an xboxhueg heatsink on top of them? The upcoming 4090 looks gigantic. Wonder how huge the 5k and 6k series will be.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        no because the power draw is so fucking huge, the more that number goes up the bigger they have to be

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. If they didn't power blast them they would be the most efficient graphics cards ever made, but then AMD might win on fps charts in a couple games by 7 fps. 30 series can get its default power draw cut by 30-50% and only lose around 10% performance.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just get the **50 models.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >just build your own pc bro

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      good lord what the fuck

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have the exact same board and cooling system but holy fuck, that pic scares me

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      comfy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ignoring the tubes at their breaking point the radiator has three fucking layers of fans.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh fuck, you're right
        He probably did it so he could strap the radiator in the front of the case

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The 2 fans on our side of the radiator are also fighting to push air against the fans on the other side of the radiator

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Tubes at their limit
      >Fans pushing air into both sides of the rad, push/push configuration.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why do stock image companies think that everyone solders their own parts?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stock image companies have no idea what soldering even is, they just know that tech people hold this weird wand thingy in their hand sometimes

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >OKAY GUYS THE ALGORYTHM THINKS WE'RE GOING TO NEED 10.000 IMAGES OF A WOMAN UH *rolls dice* COOKING *throws a dart* PLAIN OATMEAL CAKES *guts a dove* IN A GAS MASK

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why are stock images so kino?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dont you anon? I randomly do it with all my electrical equipment

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i ordered a pc and it came with the cpu slightly loose from shipping so i opened it up and resocketed it and it worked fine but by doing that i got that paste all over my hands and accidently got a little bit on the pins. hope it wont randomly break one day because of it

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >been building computers for over 20 years
    >still stress the fuck out whenever I have to use pressure to install a new heatsink, use thermal paste, or even just handle the motherboard

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      same, heatsink bracketd are still ass and stress me out

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Building my first PC when I was a teenager
    >So nervous that my hands are violently shaking and I can barely screw shit in without the screw slipping
    >Still manage to not fuck anything up
    I don’t get how people can even possibly do shit like what’s in the OP. Are they not following a guide like any sensible person would?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically probably someone who was using a guide, misunderstood the guide, and had zero intuition, mechanical understanding or common sense

      I built my first PC at 13 without using a guide. All I read were what parts I needed.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically probably someone who was using a guide, misunderstood the guide, and had zero intuition, mechanical understanding or common sense

      I built my first PC at 13 without using a guide. All I read were what parts I needed.

      >What parts I needed.
      I can see someone stupid enough to buy incompatible parts or not thinking about whether their form factor fits the case or their 2m wide heat sink will fit in their house, but once everything is together it is essentially just slightly more fiddly lego.

      Which is also engineering in a nutshell since we standardized a lot of construction.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Haha yeah, what kind of retard would buy parts without making sure they fit in the case? Surely not me. And then I cut a hole in the case and carried on with my mentally disabled life.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Don't worry bróthér, you are not alone. Because I am more retardeder.
          Reasons I am actually banned from Ganker include:
          >"Fixing" form factor issue by sawing a hole in the back so the ports could be reached.
          >"Fixing" a damaged fan cowl for a GPU by spraying a SHIT TON of WD-40 into a live and running GPU fan (WORKS, please try at home!)
          >Making a ghetto heatsink by gluing pennies onto my ram.

          Thank god I do stuff like shitpost on Ganker, like a smart person now.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >spraying a SHIT TON of WD-40 into a live and running GPU fan (WORKS, please try at home!)
            Dude I do that to my household furnace every fall. I mean I could just replace that dying and squeaking fan, but it's some custom part and I dunno where to order another. Some WD-40 gets it going and mostly stops the squeaking, much better while it's actually spinning

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >retarded
            More like ingenious. If its stupid but it works, then its not stupid.

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >mfw a friend of mine somehow managed to put a Ryzen 3700X in the wrong way and then spent over a week crying about it

    I still have no idea how he managed to do that when the socket literally doesn't let you do it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wound up putting my CPU in rotated wrong on a new 10900k build.
      Bent half the pins on the mobo.
      Surprisingly still ran, but at half ram and things were always..... wonky.
      Got a new board and luckily CPU is okay.
      However I cost myself $200 in 30 seconds of carelessness.

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    so I listened to everyone and found some great guides on the internet, I'm going to follow this one step by step! Wish me luc

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      needs more paste

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do they always spread it? The pressure from locking down the CPU is supposed to spread the paste on its own

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dumping a glob of paste and pressing down will spread it in a chaotic way and it could spill out the sides.
        Spreading it yourself in a thin layer avoids this.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Literally don't be an ape, the cpu cooler holes force it to go down straight and uniformly. I have never once had a problem with a "Pea size glob in the center" method. The only thing I do slightly differently since 2018 is put even tinier globs a quarter of an inch from each of the corners because the center glob spreads in a circle on a square surface and sometimes don't get the very edge of the corners, not that it's made a big difference anyway

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          And it also makes it cool unevenly. The reality is there are only two valid approaches: pea-sized dot in the center and multiple dots positioned where the dies would be under the IHS

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This video is more comprehensive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lmfF0k2UcU

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Rgb fans are actually aesthetic as fuck. But for some reason they aren't idiot proof at all. You can actually blow out the LED header if you plug it in wrong. I don't know why they fucked that up

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I like RGB except for gays that do any animation, solid color is the only acceptable choice
      but yes rgb wiring is a fucking nightmare especially if you have a lot of fans

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I had to set up a molex connector for my cpu fan because the header that was close to the cpu was incompatible lol it came with the molex connector so I decided to use it. Have to open the case and physically change the color myself. I also got some corsair case fans at least that one came with a hub that is just a usb type 2 connector

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    But that's how you do it. He probably used fake Chinese paste.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    NH-D16
    Fuck water cooling

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >NH-D16
      What? Pretty sure there is no D16 yet.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I typo'd, sorry. Yeah, I meant the NH-D15

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Man, I love their fans
      It’s quieter than water cooling, I even chucked one in my Dreamcast and it doesn’t make a noise

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mmm... Gotta love that new CPU smell.

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >not storing your tabasco sauce in your pc case

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      🙂

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >mixing plastics
      dumbfuck

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I heard someone say something similar about metals
        >this is my chance to pretend I know what I'm talking about!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      looks nice except the GPU is sagging slightly which is triggering my autism

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is there any benefit to having your GPU on it's side like that besides aesthetics?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        1% better temps.
        heat rises, when it is in a normal horizontal position the heat goes up into the pcb/back plate, but in this position it is able to keep going up unobstructed and out the case.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, and in fact tests indicate that unless you have really good airflow it's actually bad for your temps.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        no bending and less pressure on the mb

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Guess it looks cool, but the cooling is probably rubbish.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >9 fans
        >cooling is rubbish
        I mean, i dunno man. Bottom is not filled for sure, and we don't see the other sides either.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How exactly are those fans cooling anything

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They aren't.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        case uses hole tech on the sides you can't see.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >hole tech
          Post it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do people automatically think more fans = better cooling?

      I have 1 fan in addition to my CPU/GPU cooler and because I actually put thought into the airflow properties/pattern it works fantastically.

      Aren't these kinds of submersed builds dumb? Won't the solution they're in eventually mess up the components?

      It's mineral oil or something similar which is non conductive and repels moisture and any dust that gets in should end up on the surface. But yes it's wasteful and pointless other than to create a surreal aesthetic. Water has unmatched thermal properties when it comes to being used to cool things. If you're going to use a liquid cooling solution water is completely superior to all other coolants. The only reason other coolants exist for things like automobiles is to manipulate the boiling/freezing temperatures but a PC doesn't reach anywhere near the temperature extremes where that is required.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        My room can sometimes be hot enough to melt plastic, no kidding. I just run like 8 fans so it won't die on me.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What, you live in a forced ventillation concrete cube?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            my room has no proper airflow, it used to have one but after a renovation it just gone. I have an AC I switched every night though to help me sleep, else I would be dead already.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              So I was right I see. Did you renovate it? I'm pretty sure you can sue for that if it was forced on you.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      RTX PC!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >dumb fucks commenting on this when the back bottom and top aren't visible, probably allowing airflow from the fans mounted there
      stay classy Ganker. you retards probably take a look at the lian li o11 dynamic and conclude it has shit airflow too

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm commenting on the fact that you have 9 fans that are all going to be fighting with each other instead of moving air.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          define the difference between a positive and negative airflow setup in a computer case

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            positive pushes cold air in from outside
            negative pushes hot air out from inside

            Also, nobody commenting on that thing being a fucking trip hazard?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Also, nobody commenting on that thing being a fucking trip hazard?
              NOT
              MY
              PROBLEM

  46. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Aren't these kinds of submersed builds dumb? Won't the solution they're in eventually mess up the components?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I doubt it's submerged, my guess is the aquarium is in a pocket layer in front of the mobo.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Aren't these kinds of submersed builds dumb? Won't the solution they're in eventually mess up the components?

          I think there are submerged builds but it is really some kind of oil.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's liquid methane from gamer girls

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yes but not for the reason you think.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why does he sound like he is transitioning?

  47. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  48. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >make computer
    >spill gaming juice
    >bleed all over motherboard while changing RAM
    >break fan screws
    >can't reach post
    Dont fall for the build your own computer meme. Just pay somebody else like a functioning adult who doesn't have time to learn nerd shit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      retard

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      all over motherboard while changing RAM
      lel what

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bro if a mega retard like me can build his own PC, manage to underpower his GPU by accident by using a daisy chain, and use a split cable on my CPU so it won't turn on, and then trouble shoot that shit using Ganker, then so can you.
      Use your resources. Ganker is full of assholes, but they know what they are talking about.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Those ram card corners do be pointy doe. Don't slip off while pressing on it.

  49. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    still using my Corsair C70, with cooling fans

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i had that case, it was great for LAN parties

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        which case are you using now?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I now got a 750D because i need the extra room for hoarding SSD's

  50. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >me, mature student in college
    >overhear zoomer student bragging about stealing ram from his school's computer

    man, that shit is just not cool to me anymore.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      did you steal some aswell? or report him? would your college have cameras?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >college costs twice what it should
      >"How dare you try to extract extra value out of it"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The only value that could be potentially extracted from going to college is to not bother wasting your time with it to begin with.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          that does not make any sense anon

  51. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What thermal paste do you all use?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      AS5

  52. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >psu on top
      is that normal?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        In older cases it was normal

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        what could possibly go wrong

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Clean it up a bit and it's good.

  53. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >complains about chuds
    >slaps rainbow lights all over their pc
    Why do pcbros do this?

  54. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    /v/, is building a computer really as people say it is? I'm about to build my first computer, but I've never done it before and I'm worried I'll fuck up.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's adult legos, it's almost impossible to fuck up unless you're retarded

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sometimes you can get mismatched parts if you're not paying attention.
        >Make sure the motherboard and CPU have matching sockets.
        >Make sure motherboard and PSU have the same connectors. They switched the standard a few years back
        >Make sure your PSU is rated high enough to power your GPU and CPU
        >Make sure your motherboard size is equal or smaller than your case size

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          that's what pcpartpicker is for
          there's about to be a new PSU standard soon that will be annoying tho

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          that's what pcpartpicker is for
          there's about to be a new PSU standard soon that will be annoying tho

          Most normies copy builds they find from youtube which is honestly the best way to do it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jay2Cents unironically has some nice videos on how to build a pc

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's very easy, I recommend searching JayzTwoCents PC Build tutorial on youtube he does a good job of dumbing it down for people who have never done it before

        >JayzTwoCents

        I thought he was bad because he was an intel and nvidia fanboy?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          since when is he an intel fanboy? He spent years shilling for Threadripper

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It really doesn't matter who they're shilling for if you're just looking for a basic neutral build guide.
          Whether it's Linus or Jayz2Cents or GN they all know what they are doing and are good at explaining it. It's literally just pick whose voice you like the best.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you get confused about anything don't be afraid to read the manual.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's not hard. I feel it's just not worth it to save on a few pennies after spending thousands on HW to not have a professional do it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        i don't know any $ not spent on hardware feels like a waste, if they charge 100$ that's 100$ that could have been spent on ram, a cpu, an ssd or a better graphical card.
        unless you're retarded like utterly retarded it's not hard to do it yourself. even if you ignore le static meme

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know how much they charge but here is not a cost comparable to an actual piece of HW.
          In any case, I would rather have it done and then add that RAM stick myself later. I wouldn't send it in for that.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's very easy, I recommend searching JayzTwoCents PC Build tutorial on youtube he does a good job of dumbing it down for people who have never done it before

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Follow the arrows, follow the instructions, etc. Take a couple hours to watch some build guides by reputable tech youtubers like Linus or whoever. As annoying and punchable as his face is he's popular because he knows what he's talking about.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Hour long Linus video is probably the best. Yes its long but you can't blame it for skipping a detail

  55. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is your computer running slow? Are you losing more and more video games? Come get your PC supercharged today. I do PC and video game repair at an affordable price. Just drop it off and I'll let you know when it's done.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  56. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that guys right why would they put lines there

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ah a classic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what fucking lines? did he just cut of the goddamn pins? is that what he calls lines?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        by lines he was referring to the PCIe fingers, yeah
        you can see he cut off the entire section on the right lmao

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's just like Legos, guys

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you often cut legos to make them fit?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          With how expensive Lego is nowadays I would rather cut the pins in my CPU.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        even the guys who cut lego don't recommend doing it unless you know what you're doing.

  57. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're supposed to use the real kind. Mayo doesn't conduct heat very well.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How did they drop that processor into place that perfectly?!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cum magnesis locked the CPU's trajectory while it was falling.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oh that makes sense.

  58. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I remember I bought a power supply from Best Buy one time, and not even a week later just having it on had this horrific burnt plastic smell to it. Took them a fucking month just to replace it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Power supplies fail more often than any other component. The likelihood of it failing within the first two weeks is relatively high, but once you're past those two weeks the odds are very good it will last for several years. Then the failure rate slowly climbs like other components.

      Rule of thumb, for anyone who doesn't know, is if you're unfamiliar with brands and have two power supplies that have the wattage you need and price you want but can't tell which is better, hold them in your hands and figure out which one is heavier. The heavier power supply tends to have more copper in it, which means it's more likely to have better cooling. This of course increases the likelihood that it's well manufactured and will last. Using this method I've never had a power supply fail on me under 6 years of use, and my PC will regularly stay on despite brown outs or small blackouts that power cycle everything else inside my house. It's like a miniature UPS.

  59. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I put it between my wife's legs.

  60. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I let my son hold it because his mother killed his soul. I can go back to gaming within 3 minutes. He's a champ!

  61. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm an absolute brainlet about computers. Is there a tutorial for retards like me who want to build the best gaming rig?

  62. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I tried putting it next to my dead heart and when I picked it up, it shattered like glass then sort of 'melted' into the rug when the bits went to room temperature. Why can't they put a fan in that fucking works! This is my 5th rug ruined.

  63. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Piss on it.

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