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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby CarrionCarcass » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:41 am

Rommeltje wrote:Why'd you go for Windows 7 instead of 10, btw?


Because I've used 10 and honestly don't like it... even with Classic Shell. I'd rather not relearn how to use Windows. Once 7 is no longer receiving support I'm gonna install and learn to use Linux or Ubuntu. I was just discussing this with my aunt last night, as a matter of fact. She's all for Windows 10 and told me to ditch 7, and I'm just like, "Over my maggot-eaten body." XD My mobo supports it, anyway. My machine is a 6th gen, but I want to eventually build an 7th gen machine.

Will get the photos up soon, btw! :D
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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby speedmstr » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:11 am

CarrionCarcass wrote:
Rommeltje wrote:You are wearing gloves while handling the parts, right?


Yeah, a pair of black latex hairdressing gloves--don't remember the exact brand now. XD I'm quite well aware of ESD and the damage it can do to computer components if not handled correctly.

Rommeltje wrote:Oy, did you see this post? viewtopic.php?f=122&t=24493 (second video).

I don't know if it's any help, but you never know. :)


I haven't seen that post until just now! That's awesome--we're both wearing black gloves to handle the components. :D

Also came here to say that my new PC is finally up and running!! Had it taken to a specialist on Wednesday and got it back Friday, and just got it fully running around 2am this morning! Turns out my processor just wasn't seated correctly... which is strange, because I'd seated it just like it said in the instruction booklet and in the videos I've watched. I'll gladly share photos of my build with y'all later. It's almost 5am now and I need some well-deserved rest--been trying to get Windows 7 and all the drivers installed on it all day yesterday and all last evening. Twas a pain in the ass, but I managed to do it all myself! Now I just need to put software on it. XD



That's great! Glad to hear it worked out for you!
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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby MyHandsAreHidden » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:58 pm

CarrionCarcass wrote:
Rommeltje wrote:Why'd you go for Windows 7 instead of 10, btw?


Because I've used 10 and honestly don't like it... even with Classic Shell. I'd rather not relearn how to use Windows.

I'm getting set to build a good PC for gaming/streaming, and as this will be my first Windows rig, (yeah yeah go ahead and blast me for being a Mac user; graphic design demands it) is there an advantage to Windows 7 that isn't user friendliness/accessibility based? I don't plan on using this PC for anything that isn't gaming related.

Also, have you named your new computer yet, CarrionCarcass?
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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby Rommeltje » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:37 pm

MyHandsAreHidden wrote:graphic design demands [a mac]

Why is that, actually? I've always wondered. I can do anything I want on my PC. I used to sort of agree that Final Cut was better than Adobe Premiere, but that was before Final Cut X and Adobe CS6. Now Premiere is miles ahead - in my opinion anyway. And I can't think of any other graphic software that's better on the Mac.
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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby lupin_nz » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:09 pm

I use to be very anti Windows 10 myself till I forced myself to it when attempting a dual boot setup with Win 7 and 10 and ended up accidently wiping my SSD (lol). Didn't lose much thankfully and managed to get the dual boot working after, but after using Win 10 for the last 4 months, it's definitely not as bad as I thought compatibility-wise. Remember having more issues with it a couple years back, though it's not perfect, I still use Win 7 for at least a couple of older games. I've also jumped to 4K in my PC setup now, so the extra benefits in Win 10 help more there for certain drivers.
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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby Ceramic » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:21 am

didnt read previous pages.

so are we gonna see you Carrion,near your new computer,fully gloved? ;)
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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby Rommeltje » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:14 pm

lupin_nz wrote:I use to be very anti Windows 10 myself till I forced myself to it when attempting a dual boot setup with Win 7 and 10 and ended up accidently wiping my SSD (lol). Didn't lose much thankfully and managed to get the dual boot working after, but after using Win 10 for the last 4 months, it's definitely not as bad as I thought compatibility-wise. Remember having more issues with it a couple years back, though it's not perfect, I still use Win 7 for at least a couple of older games. I've also jumped to 4K in my PC setup now, so the extra benefits in Win 10 help more there for certain drivers.

O yeah, good point! Dual booting is indeed an excellent way to gently dip your toe in the water of Windows 10 if you don't trust it (yet). I was very happy with Windows 7 initially as well, and didn't particularly care for Windows 8(.1, actually), but 10 is definitely the best version they've had so far (although I do use OldNewExplorer to fix a few things in the UI). If you just put it in dual boot, Carrie, you can try it out and easily get rid of it if you still really don't like it.
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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby MyHandsAreHidden » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:53 pm

Rommeltje wrote:
MyHandsAreHidden wrote:graphic design demands [a mac]

Why is that, actually? I've always wondered. I can do anything I want on my PC. I used to sort of agree that Final Cut was better than Adobe Premiere, but that was before Final Cut X and Adobe CS6. Now Premiere is miles ahead - in my opinion anyway. And I can't think of any other graphic software that's better on the Mac.


Mac was the original choice for the creative industry, and even though PC can now run their software just as well, tradition just kind of stands. I know that sounds silly at face value, but I think it's human nature, especially in a field where people are more likely to be "right brain." (less cold hard logic) :p Also, the OS X interface is just better looking than Windows, and half the battle in getting a designer to buy your product is making it visually appealing. It's the same reason people spend extra money on custom furniture that accomplishes nothing a cheap basic piece doesn't- except look nicer. (Or maybe why some of us buy expensive gloves)
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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby Rommeltje » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:40 pm

MyHandsAreHidden wrote: Also, the OS X interface is just better looking than Windows, and half the battle in getting a designer to buy your product is making it visually appealing. It's the same reason people spend extra money on custom furniture that accomplishes nothing a cheap basic piece doesn't- except look nicer.

The Windows OS looks so much better to me, though, especially since you can customize so much of it. Mac is just the same old plain boring bunch of lists that it has been forever in my eyes.

But you're probably right in that it just comes down to what one's used to. :)
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Re: Building custom PCs.

Postby CarrionCarcass » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:27 am

Ceramic wrote:so are we gonna see you Carrion,near your new computer,fully gloved? ;)


Yup! I'm just waiting on a WiFi card. My mobo didn't have integrated WiFi.

Rommeltje wrote:O yeah, good point! Dual booting is indeed an excellent way to gently dip your toe in the water of Windows 10 if you don't trust it (yet). I was very happy with Windows 7 initially as well, and didn't particularly care for Windows 8(.1, actually), but 10 is definitely the best version they've had so far (although I do use OldNewExplorer to fix a few things in the UI). If you just put it in dual boot, Carrie, you can try it out and easily get rid of it if you still really don't like it.


Sounds good! :)
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