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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I pay other people to assemble my PC. Buying time is the smartest thing that can be done with money.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i would normally agree with you, but with the competency crisis, how can you be sure that the h1b diversity hires won't screw it up?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based and Yeoman-Farmer pilled. If you want something done right you have to do it yourself.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This tbh. I got a prebuilt once and had to apply the thermal paste within a year and there was barely any. I think buttered toast is ideal with just a little but missing around the edges, and be prepared to use an alcohol-tipped q-tip to get up any excess but if you do it right there should be none.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this. I usually run into issues with my machines and tried to take myself out of the equation by going prebuilt.
        Started getting random crashes after a few months before reseating the GPU myself (worker shoved it in so badly the retaining clip fell into the case)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Lmao at 'saving' money only to waste precious time you can't get back
      >b-but I enjoy it as a hobby
      Holy cope

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      *keeps the good parts and replaces them with used ones*

      heh, nothin personnel kiddo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fippybippy
      “Building” pc’s is a meme. You’re just tediously slotting together standardised components. If you don’t frick it up like a moron, the case will already be designed to provide optimal airflow and sound damping.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You pay people to be with your family

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it costs time to make the money though

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pay a fraction of what you earn. If it's too low, then it's best to do it yourself. You could also do a favor or give something to a friend with the skills.

        The more you do this the more moronic and useless you become.

        Some people can't assemble things to save their life.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The more you do this the more moronic and useless you become.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        depends on what skills you deem useful, I have an ok job making 70k a year and id rather spend time working on stuff to improve my income than try to play legos with my PC

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >He thinks 70k is a lot
          I make twice that and still do things for myself because I don't like throwing money away and am not a helpless babby

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I do shit for myself, I dont give enough of a frick to build a PC. Also 70k isnt dick but considering im a single bachelor living in a 170k home that's paid off its enough to be comfy. I prefer spending my tinkering time dicking around with junk cars

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              And someone may say that fricking around with old cars is a waste of time.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I love how everyone on Ganker always pretends to be extremely wealthy, when most statistics point toward millennials and sooners being absolutely fricked economically.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >id rather spend time working on stuff to improve my income than try to play legos with my PC
          He typed into Ganker
          This is a fricking Pajeet

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this but unironically
        paying other people to do shit is one less skill you could've learnt
        unless it's something you've done to death like cooking or cleaning then it's pointless

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >not having a friend that can build it for you for free
      ISHYGDDT

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Letting him frick your ass after isn't "free", anon.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Spending money is spending time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can see why it's appealing, building a PC from scratch is pretty intimidating and if you miss out on a part or two like wires you have to go back out and buy that stuff.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's possible you're moronic. Building a PC today is crazy easy. Lego sets for children are harder to assemble...

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You basically need a PC-building website and/or lots of internet browsing unless you work enough with computers to memorize that shit to know whether the parts you're combining even work together in the first place. For example each motherboard's CPU socket is designed for different brands and generations so if you actually want to upgrade your CPU you need to replace the entire motherboard with a new one that has a fitting socket. If you use SATA for data storage (because NVME SSDs came out, which also need their own motherboards that can support them) you need to make sure the SATA cables has enough connectors if you buy multiple storage devices. I remember having trouble getting my GTX 970 GPU to run because the motherboard didn't support it. It's easier these days with the PC-building websites but you still gotta make sure you got the cables and stuff since the products may not come with their own.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You basically need a PC-building website and/or lots of internet browsing
            holy shit it's not too hard
            >PSU
            hard to pick one since there's rebranding going on and you can't check to see the capacitors and other shit used inside, but you should be fine as long as you don't skimp
            >CPU
            they're separated by tiers (gen, low/mid/high end, model variants). avoid ultra low power garbage
            >HSF
            look at dimensions, noise ratings, materials, airflow
            >mobo
            pick a size, then chipset. look at VRM cooling. then look at expansion ports, audio codec, network adapter, headers, etc.
            >GPU
            pick reference or custom. there are several perks to custom boards (better cooling/heatsink, compact, higher clocks, etc.). just watch out for bad cards
            >RAM
            look at generation, ranks, clock speeds, timings (jedec ones, not the overclocked XMPP garbage), physical size (HSF clearance), etc.
            >SSD
            don't get old bottom of the barrel garbage. make sure it's not QLC and that it has a good controller, sudden poweroff protection and DDR cache
            >HDD
            just make sure it's not SMR garbage
            >case
            make sure your mobo fits inside. look at dimensions, GPU clearance, HSF height clearance, expansion bays (3.5 inch, 5.25 inch), SSD mounts, fan locations and sizes, open front, etc.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Most people don't remember most of that on a moment unless they actively work with PCs and even the average tech guy might not open up their PC in months, which is my point that PC building is initially intimidating and even afterwards it can be tough due to unforeseen factors unless one's actively working with computers and thus won't end up forgetting computer-related info. It's a great list of advice though.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >people don't remember
                which is why you make a list and write shit down?
                >PC building is initially intimidating
                just grab the manual and smash the lego blocks together holy shit
                it's not like in the old days of AT power supplies where you could plug the main power connectors the wrong way around and watch some pretty fireworks

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then buy a 14900KF/4090 prebuilt for 2500-3000USD and frick off.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I built my first one age 15 and without my reference material other than the manual. Its not hard if you aren't a moron.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Manual?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can turn time into money but you can't turn money into time, you are still using just as much time when you pay for something.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        which is why you spend your precious time on a mongolian basketweaving forum

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Perhaps people like doing it. Like a hobby, ever heard of one of those? Also you're a pretty boring person and not really a man if you have to pay others to do everything for you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Classic nu Ganker moment
      >Heh, I'm so incompetent I have to pay people to do something a 8 year old can
      >I totally can do it really really however I don't like wasting time
      Building your own PC: 30 minutes max

      Letting some thief technician do it for you: 4 hours at minimum + you have to leave the PC with him + you have to go back and get it + 100 dollars + tip

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >30 minutes max
        Who the frick are you trying to fool, buddy. You don't even believe that yourself.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's how long it took for me, and i

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It takes like, maybe an hour and a half to put a PC together

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Makes absolutely no sense
      It takes pretty much the same, either way you're going to spend a hour either picking up the pc or building it
      Assuming the store is willing to order the parts for you instead of having you waste time taking them there

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In any sensible store, there's a simple checkbox with "build this PC for me" in which case you get delivered the finished build and all the leftover boxes/manuals/etc.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      found the numale who can't even hammer a nail to the wall without paying a "professional"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I understand your point of view. However, the idea of building my own PC by myself was appealing to me. I learned about the process on YouTube and picked out computers parts for months, waited for AMD to release new hardware, spent a sizable amount of money that I didn't earn on it what I've chosen, and finally spent a day putting it all together myself, resulting in a beautiful machine which only occasionally bluescreens that I've been using for almost 5 years now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >all these losers seething because their only achivement in their pathetic lives is building a computer
      LOL

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I simply hate people

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he didn't invent himself a computer
        ngmi

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Add computers to the ever-growing list of Black inventions.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Add computers to the ever-growing list of Black inventions.

          it's an edit, the original says "build".
          there was some other articles about blacks "inventing" things around that time so someone memed up this article

          still fricking stupid for making pc assembly into a news article, even with the original wording, mind you

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >still fricking stupid for making pc assembly into a news article, even with the original wording, mind you
            yeah it looks like a niche british periodical aimed at black boomers

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you pay someone to apply thermal paste to your CPU, you're moronic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >buying time
      and using it for what?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its not about the time, its about the fact that I do not trust some moron to assemble it properly
      kinda how i wouldn't let someone cook my food for me

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      However someone will frick your wife for free.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >all these losers seething because their only achivement in their pathetic lives is building a computer
      LOL

      Is swapping batteries in your car an achievement to you? Would you pay someone to do that for you to "save time"?
      Because that's what building a computer is if you're not moronic.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unlike most losers on Ganker I don't drive an ancient 00s shitbox, so self-maintenance is no longer an option at all.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm proud of paying a subscription for, and having no control over, my primary means of transportation
          People like this exist and don't think consumerism has gone too far.
          Frick this gay earth.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Owning a car is peak consumerism. Car culture has reduced mobility because of how inefficient cars are. imagine if all the money spent on building wider highways and parking lots could be spent on an efficient public transportation system. Owning a car is literally cucking yourself

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              We have been over this. Public transit only works in high trust societies. Like, not America.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >public transportation
              >he thinks it's a good idea to let government determine whether you can have mobility
              Nothing is more cucked than trusting your rulers not to frick you.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >cucked
                Your rulers make you sit in traffic for 3 hours every weekday without pay

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Next you'll start telling us the virtues of a grown man riding his bike to work. Kek

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fat detected

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Poor detected

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Or you're a moron that can't change with the times. Chinese scan tools from Amazon can do most of the same things as the dealership can. Just used it to bleed the ABS pump on my 2017 BMW after changing the brakes and brake fluid. Feels good to not get raped by the stealership unlike the helpless NPCs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Buying time is the smart-ACK
      >PC is dead within a few months

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the heat from the rice cooks the egg

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cooks
      They mean it warms it up a bit but you homosexuals take everything so fricking literally.
      Accept that you're a homosexual.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But the argument is that it's not unsafe to put disgusting raw egg over your rice because it gets cooked by the heat of the rice.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it's actually not unsafe because raw egg isn't unsafe, and even in countries with poor food safety getting salmonella from raw eggs is really rare.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thermal paste is for pussies.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pea-size. Has never done me wrong, has never let me down.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Literally doesn't matter how you place it as long as you place the appropriate amount and smear it like you're supposed to.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The pea or rice grain in the middle is fine, the heatsink pushes it across the surface as you clip it down

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Graphite pad

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the thermal transfer capacities of the different application methods have so little impact on final temps that it literally doesnt matter unless you are trying to set some overclocking record. and at that point youd use a delidded cpu with liquid metal anyways so it still doesnt matter.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >delidded cpu with liquid metal
      Frick you Skynet.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Five dots means a pig surrounded by Black folk

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    every real pc builder in the year 2024 knows that one line in the only valid choice with the new intel cpu size

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      n00b

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        See, and this is why you have that weird burning metallic smell in your room.

        this way

        Phase Change sistas in the house! Mmmhmmm!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the picture in

          this way

          is a thermal pad, not a phase change material.

          The phase change stuff isnt just a meme though. Slight b***h to apply but works surprisingly well. Whether or not i'd suggest it depends on your usecase. If you're the type of person who frequently upgrades your cpu or replaces your rig every few years then its a waste of money. However if you're like me and have multiple computers, some of them having constant uptime due to being deployed as a server, and some that see less frequent use but are in a very dry environment then id absolutely suggest using the stuff. On paper it might get slightly better performance than most cheap paste but its real benefit is the longevity and not having to worry about having to take down older rigs for repasting every 3-6yrs depending on your environment. Not having to takedown 4 desktops and 3 laptops every so often is worth the premium over standard paste.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fukken drugoo

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      mother of fricking God people who do this are so stupid.

      I bet this idiot can't even breath without a YouTube tutorial.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What in the actual frick, this is going to dry out so un-even and turn to dust in like 6 months.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought those were screenshots of caves areas from old pokemon games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Buttered toast method. I use a rubber glove or ziplock bag to spread it.

      Based.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hate the constant reminders that none of my thoughts are unique kek

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At least you're not alone.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought it was wind waker islands from above

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's pea. Least chance of paste dropping into the cpu and the other options shave off a couple of degrees at best.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The cross spreads itself evenly across entire cpu and no risk of airbubbles.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >build every 5 years or so
    >3 things in BIOS, that easily could, and definitely should have been automated, are not, and might take literal days to resolve
    not even close to worth my time anymore

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this way

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i haven't had a CPU overheat in ten years.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A dot in the center.
    For chiplet designs, a dot over each chiplet.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bought AIO cooler
    >think i only cleaned my computer every other year
    >AIO outlived my previous computer and is on its second lap
    i put a dot of thermal paste the second time

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buttered Toast, always.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like a plus sign and then a small dab in each quadrant

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    buttered toast

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah i could put the PC together but applying thermal paste is too much for me, I am too autistic to do it
    When there is an instruction that gives you too much freedom it breaks me mentally that there isn't a "perfect" way to do it, if the instruction is not exact I cannot follow it

    This is a problem with being raised by a single mother

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "Cross" if it's an IHS, "Buttered toast" if it's a bare die.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    five dots

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >lines
    pure stupidity. will always cause a spill in the same orientation the lines are facing
    >cross
    spills towards the corner
    >pea-sized dot
    uneven distribution may not cover hotspot
    >wafer thin coat spread with credit card or spatula
    time-consuming, hard to get right, and prone to leaving gaps
    >five dots
    the only passable one

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    X and dots combined

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't know. Don't care. Prebuilt.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm brown and I choose pea-size

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've built two computers, and both times I used stock coolers with the thermal paste pre-applied. But if I ever have to reapply the paste, it'd be a pea-sized dot in the middle.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pea
    anything else is a meme or superstition

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    built a single computer 4 and a half years ago and did the pea, i haven't done it again since and my cpu is still as cool as it's always been, so for me it'll always be the dot

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A true man does the cross.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wants to keep his cpu cool
      >tries to summon the fires of hell in his computer
      Black person you're moronic

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        🙂

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The correct way.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    STOP USING PASTE LIKE A NOOB
    PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL IS THE NEXT GEN OF COOLING

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Phase change
      Lmao no. That would be moronic.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        liquid metal is phase change material
        ptm doesnt kill your components
        https://www.msi.com/faq/faq-5391

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The benefit of a material that changes phase is singular in a thermal cycle and when things start cooking it changes back you now get an influx of heat back into system keeping it at a higher temperature for longer.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cooling*

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every single test has shown it is nearly impossible to use too much thermal paste, and the one dot and squish method is actually the worst way.

    I paid for the tube, I'm going to use it, damn it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you are using electrically conductive paste it can be a very bad thing

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dot in the middle. anything else means youre brown.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do pea-sized then spread it out until its a nice round circle. Have since the 90s, never failed me.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn't matter.
    Never has.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pea is the only one that won't leave any possibility for air bubbles.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I DON'T FRICKING KNOW

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I make mine in the sign of the cross to bless my machine.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Preapplied onto the cooler in a dense thin grid

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >dense thin
      that's an oxymoron dumb frogposter

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He meant thin lines densely packed on the surface. Also thin and dense are not opposites. A steel rod is both thin and dense

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No it's not you illiterate homosexual, because thin means literally thin, not its density.
        Dense means there's more of the thing in a certain volume
        Thin means the height of said volume is small.
        They are related, but do not contradict each other.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you eat the thermal paste dont you

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            not right now

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >file

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        my frog folder is at home and i'm at work right now

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          frick
          then sorry for shooting you

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That sheer impotent nerd rage at the first post.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of thermal paste, PK-3 is very thick. Thickest thermal paste I've used. Felt like pushing out peanut butter through a syringe

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pea-size. I'd puta small line on threadripper but I never had one.
    Butter toast on gpu die though.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It literally doesn't matter as long as you use enough. Any excess will squeeze out. You shouldn't be using conductive paste.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it doesn't make a difference

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do the cross with a bit more at the center. It infuses the CPU with the blessing of Jesus Christ Our Lord, so it's always the safest option.

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to buy a cooler for my 13700f to replace the stock one but all these high performance parts look so frickhuge I have no idea if they're going to fit on my micro-atx board or if it's going to bump into the rams and such. How the frick are you supposed to know?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Measure and then compare to the specifications sheet for the cooler.

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