I promise you – you will never read a more worthless ‘article’ this year.
You know when you put “what’s different in the update”, lovey? Yeah, that means you need to tell people WHAT’S DIFFERENT IN THE UPDATE. Rather than that generic “Google keeps things updated with updates” shat you tossed out.
Jesus, even my technophobe mum could do a better job than this idiot.
Slight hiccup with the new build. I think I chucked out all the extra PSU cables that I now really need to connect to the 4070Ti.
Ordered a 1000W ROG Strix PSU (cos hey – no such thing as overkill). And after researching just quite how many of the 3 outgoing PCI-E cables you need to hook up, and finding nothing but unhelpful arrogant cunts on Reddit (big shock) with the “don’t you even know that??” style response, I’ve decided fuck it and will connect ALL 3 cables coming off the 16 pin one, thank you very much. Any overkill should simply mean the PSU doesn’t provide power when power isn’t needed.
Another little issue is that my Royal Mail fleece appears to be a massive harbourer of static electricity – something I really don’t need around a brand new build. So before I begin I’m going to have to find an alternative warm top to wear.
On the plus side I did have a bit of a realisation overnight – possibly in a dream, that “what the fuck are you worried about Stephen – it’s really straightforward”. And it mostly is. I just need to locate the RGB headers for my lighting as I’ve never had those on a motherboard before. All the rest I’ve done several times over. Relax!
And that’s it. I’m reusing my current parts for the rest. There is actually quite a bit of room both behind and ‘above’ (bearing in mind all desktop PC’s that aren’t weedy office workhorses are vertical these days) my GeForce 1060 GTX. So I’m hoping I can keep my Fractal Design case because it’s really fucking nice. It’s heavy – but that’s because it’s soundproofed.
Yes, I know I have under-powered it here and there. Yes, I know G.Skill RAM goes over 7000Mhz now. And I could have afforded a Core i9. But that’s a ridiculous amount of power that day to day, in spite of all the different things I use my PC for, I just wouldn’t end up utilising except as maybe an experiment that would last all of an afternoon. And I’m not building a PC with a view to an afternoon’s stress test. I build my PC’s for longevity and multitasking – in hopefully the most efficient ways possible.
It’s daunting to say the least. With the ASUS blu-ray burner issue I am too paranoid to rely on that to boot Windows 10 off of (I will be installing that on the NVMe drive, and adding the other hard disks once I’m up and running). I’m going to burn a high capacity dvd then also put the Windows 10 .iso on a USB stick too.
Tomorrow will be a slow, slow day of backing up passwords and researching further problems that might crop up. This is the first time I’ve ever had a NVMe drive for any purpose and on paper it would seem the ultimate in speed. Whether that actually stacks up in reality remains to be seen. I’ve read lots of stats and speeds of most devices over the years I’ve been building PC’s, and the real world experience is often a tad different.
Doesn’t matter too much if I don’t get great sleep tonight – I’m not going to be fucking up nearly £2000 of equipment the day after. And my beloved Travelodge mattress is arriving tomorrow – ordered direct from Sleepeezee themselves. I can almost guarantee you right now: I will get an incredible rest before I DO start work on my next PC build.
My GOD why does every 3rd girl these days feel the need to ram a stupid fucking nose ring through their septum? Do you honestly think it’s ‘cool’ or ‘awesome’ to look like this…?
What is the exact reason you want to look so fucking daft? Rite of passage? Feeling rebellious? Think you’re going to stand out? Think you’re being all ‘unique’…? And I don’t care which way round you have it – it looks fucking BAD*.