Help Choosing a Pre-built Gaming PC Please

#841

Yup. Just have to keep an eye on Slickdeals or a similar site. This was one of the better ones I’ve seen in a while.

#842

Saw this, thinking about it. Good deal or not?

After talking to some folks I did get it.

#843

looks pretty darn capable for the price.

#844

So this is neat. I finally figured out how to publish my build on PC Part Picker, and someone noticed my video card sagging a bit, and mentioned this brace thing:

I ordered one straight away. I hope six months of sag hasn’t caused any damage, but I’m looking forward to fixing it.

#845

That does look pretty cool. Hope you got the red one.

#846

Nope, the black one, which goes with my case.

#847

Wait, that’s a thing we need now?? Is this a real need or just a gimmick?

#848

We sag more as we get older.

#849

My motherboard warped due to having a giant GPU and CPU heatsink.

I’ve never really understood why motherboard also are vertically mounted motherboards/towers are so popular. I guess ease of sticking under the desk?

I.might try and get a vertical case for.my next one.

#850

Why can’t we have a mobo form factor designed for horizontal, foot warmer shaped cases?

#851

We should submit a proposal to Intel ASAP.

#852

Oh god I hope that doesn’t happen to me.

#853

That brace thing you bought will probably help out a lot.

#854

Yeah, I’m gonna install it tomorrow, and hopefully a second screw on the GPU (someone noticed it only has one wherein it should have two). Nervous (as I always am when opening up my PC), but hopeful and excited.

#855

How come you’re showing your baby photos to the rest of the internet, but not QT3, huh? Are we not good enough to spot you’ve got a screw loose???

#856

We don’t need pictures to know that.

#857

Sorry, here you go.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/QNV6Mp

#858

I was about to make fun of the keyboard, but I realized it was probably an IBM Model M.

Did you have to special pick a motherboard with the right connection, or is that a newer model?

#859

It is indeed a model M, and I’m lucky enough to have motherboard with a PS/2 connector. @lordkosc suggested it!

#860

Welp, the brace went in easy peasy, so I feel a lot better now. Yay!