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Posted by Rolkien

yooooooooooooooooooo GBEAST SON

Edited by bboymaestro

I'm...proud of you, son.

Edited by Hassun

You did it!

Sage advice from the Vindawg/Vindoubledaddy/Vinocalypse/V-Bomb.

Edited by Rayeth

BEast-ly.

Posted by RonnieBarzel

You've given me courage to build my first PC.

Edited by MooseyMcMan

YOU DEFEATED.

Good job Vinny!

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Posted by officer_falcon

I still love you GBEast.

Edited by kelton312

Watched 5 minutes of the stream and had to turn it off.. I am glad to see you guys finally got it put together!

Posted by SolidOcelot

Amazing. This will be remembered as one of the most trying times in early Giantbomb East history.

Posted by DrDust

Love you giant bomb east. never change

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Edited by Coke

You guys are the best.

Posted by cooljammer00

It's getting chilly here in NYC. I see Vinny has upgrade the black v-neck to the black v-neck sweater, and soon a black peacoat probably.

Edited by AMyggen

Great stuff!

Posted by wrecks

BEast is all growsed up.

Posted by csl316

That was an excellent adventure.

Posted by Dave_Tacitus

The Giant Beast confessional.

I absolve you of your sins, my son.

I've been building my PCs for nearly 20 years and only the last one in January went 100% smoothly. I blame fingers that look like a lb of butcher's sausages...

Edited by Comprox
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Edited by Doomed

If you follow LogicalIncrements.com and Reddit.com/r/BuildAPC, you can't go wrong. Pick a pricepoint and you're ready to build.

Posted by Outrager

I bought the same Antec 300 case years ago. I actually got the one with the blue LED fans which did come with all 4 fans and it was on sale so that was a pretty good buy.

Posted by monkehhh

I love you guys.

Posted by Luck702

RTFM

Edited by SomeJerk

The fans are on the internet, Vinny.

And man the PSU is the key. It's the heart and lungs powering the brains.

Posted by RonnieBarzel

@comprox said:

2 of the most useful sites:

http://www.logicalincrements.com/ - Get a relative idea of how good a part is and ideas on price ranges.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/ - Pick your country in the top right and build your PC. It will try to find cheap prices and let you know if everything will fit together.

Thank you (re: Logical Increments)! Someone I follow on Twitter recommended that site several months ago -- I remembered the quality/color gradation layout -- but I had forgotten the name of it. Even worse, I had forgotten just who had recommended it, so I couldn't ask.

Edited by SpaceCouncil

Still should have went with a water cooled. They are super easy now. Get a new case if there is no room

Edited by I_Stay_Puft

Congrats @vinny now let the good times roll! We now need a proper GBeast livestream to welcome the rig.

Edited by Dave_Tacitus
Posted by Oherro

Just agreeing with what Comprox posted, try using http://pcpartpicker.com/

Edited by ripelivejam

Its not a GBEAST PC until youve blown a capacitor!

Edited by GaspoweR
@comprox said:

2 of the most useful sites:

http://www.logicalincrements.com/ - Get a relative idea of how good a part is and ideas on price ranges.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/ - Pick your country in the top right and build your PC. It will try to find cheap prices and let you know if everything will fit together.

Yes, to site no. 1.

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESSseyeessseyes to PCPartPicker. Man, that site is a HUGE time saver, really useful and super convenient. When I built my first rig, that site was a big contributor for making that possible.

Here's the general PCPartPicker site for the US duders reading this (not sure if there are versions for other duders in other countries/continents): http://pcpartpicker.com/

I love the editing and music on the video. Vinny's magical fingerprints all over it!


Posted by Brosef

Vinny is just the sweetest

Posted by rossi_g

So what what did you do with the other CPU and motherboard?

Edited by Devildoll

aw, you should have just bought an aftermarket cooler for the cpu.

I never saw the specs for the build, but judging from the size of the cpu, it looked like a socket 2011 cpu.

It would perhaps be a tad overkill for games, but socket 2011 is way cooler than socket 1150.

it's a shame to just throw it away because you didn't have a cooler.

I'm glad that GBEAST has a working rig now though.

I would suggest all you people who are itching to build a PC to visit the PC forum if you have any questions, or want your buildlist proof-read

Edited by gavingt

pcpartpicker.com. Use it.

Posted by PsychoPenguin

<3 Vinny. I admire that you're willing to show the whole process even when you screw up a little.

http://pcpartpicker.com/ is great. It takes you through the components you'll need step by step, warns you if they're incompatible or if things won't fit in the case and shows you prices from several different stores so you can get everything cheap.

For my last PC I looked around the buildapc subreddit, found a list of parts that was close to my price range and modified it on pcpartpicker so I could get exactly what I wanted.

Also, on the topic of cases I'd recommend the Corsair Obsidian Series 450D. It can be a little pricey but it has a ton of quiet fans and filters in front of all of them to keep dust out.

Posted by Droop

A blue LED fan improves your PC performance by AT LEAST 200%

Posted by Fox318

Our Vinny has all grown up

Posted by vucubcaquix
@comprox said:

2 of the most useful sites:

http://www.logicalincrements.com/ - Get a relative idea of how good a part is and ideas on price ranges.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/ - Pick your country in the top right and build your PC. It will try to find cheap prices and let you know if everything will fit together.

Ah yes, that second site was the one I was trying to think of the other day. Cheers!

Edited by Vinny

@rossi_g said:

So what what did you do with the other CPU and motherboard?

Ha, I think I'm going to buy it (read: not file the expenses) to upgrade my home gaming / video PC at home. Sorry iPhone 6... I'm getting a PC! (Rorie would be proud)

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Posted by paradigm87

@gaspower said:

@comprox said:

2 of the most useful sites:

http://www.logicalincrements.com/ - Get a relative idea of how good a part is and ideas on price ranges.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/ - Pick your country in the top right and build your PC. It will try to find cheap prices and let you know if everything will fit together.

Yes, to site no. 1.

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESSseyeessseyes to PCPartPicker. Man, that site is a HUGE time saver, really useful and super convenient. When I built my first rig, that site pretty much was a big contributor to making that possible.

Yeah I definitely want to recommend PCPartPicker as well. That site is great.

@vinny I thought the PC build mini endurance run was awesome. It's really good to have ya back again.

Posted by poser

TAKE YOUR TIME.

Posted by Sessh

Oh Vinny, it may have been a long road, but it was a very fun one.

It's great that you are now finally set up with a working PC, so I'm really looking forward to what's coming next from the Beast.

Edited by goliath553

Congrats. Now you have the satisfaction of knowing you built it yourself. Seems like Alex learned some stuff too.

You were brave to try it live!

Posted by MattClassic

First build is always the most stressful. I know I was sweating bullets on mine. Seating the CPU was probably the worst, even more so than cable management. The noise the motherboard pins made when pushing down the swing arms... Christ.

It gets easier as you go, though. Just take your time, do your research, don't be afraid to ask questions no matter how dumb they might seem, and please, read the fucking manual.

Posted by tonyboom

@doomed: I can't reiterate this enough. logicalincrements.com and reddit.com/r/buildapc ... also, pcpartpicker is a nice place to save and research builds.

Posted by Warmachine

@comprox said:

2 of the most useful sites:

http://www.logicalincrements.com/ - Get a relative idea of how good a part is and ideas on price ranges.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/ - Pick your country in the top right and build your PC. It will try to find cheap prices and let you know if everything will fit together.

+1 for http://pcpartpicker.com/

Once you pick a part (let's say, the CPU) you can continue to search for parts but only ones that are compatible with the ones you've chosen will show up. No more trying to keep track of what works with what.

Also: That case! Getting a good case is usually a difference of $20 or $40 and can make your life so much easier! If this is just going to sit under a desk, I'd say get a bigger case than you need. That way working on it is so much easier, you don't have to pull a video card to get to the hard drives. Most decent cases now come with tool-less hard drive caddies and way more options for routing cables behind the motherboard. Oh, and a case with dust filters on it so you don't have to open the thing up and blow it out every few months. Worth every penny.

Edited by 00

@vinny Tired of your hard drives dying all the time?

Don't buy "green" drives, and disable the disk sleep options in Windows' Power Saving settings.

The difference in power consumption is negligible for a desktop PC and the difference to drive longevity can be considerable.

Personally I've had the most luck with Hitachi's drives lately if you're looking for cheap high capacity disks, and Western Digital's Se drives if you can afford to spend a bit more.

HDsentinel is a tool that I'd recommend you use to monitor your drive health. It runs in the tray and will warn you if the health is starting to deteriorate - at which point you should buy a replacement, move your data to the new disk, and RMA/scrap the drive - or use it for data you can afford to lose.

@spacecouncil said:

Still should have went with a water cooled. They are super easy now. Get a new case if there is no room

Terrible idea for a work system. Fine for an enthusiast that can deal with the downtime, but not for work.

Posted by SpaceCouncil

@00: their work PC is a enthusiast build for playing and streaming games.

Edited by TheManWithNoPlan

We all make mistakes, just glad you guys were able to figure things out. :D

I also recommend Pc part picker as mentioned above. I actually found it along with several other valuable resources on the Pc forum section of this very site.

Edited by Viqor

@vinny What processor did you end up getting? I couldn't make it out in the video.

Edited by bybeach

Vinny, you and Alex are great. In the future I think there are a few good/popular (gaming even) cases that have handles. I suspect that might mean something for you constantly moving stuff around your work area..

Luv the song!!!!!.

@droop said; A blue LED fan improves your PC performance by AT LEAST 200%

My red led fan got 210%

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