Bought these today
1 MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Motherboard $289.00
1 G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3200C16D-32GVK 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 $309.00
1 Intel Core i9 9900KF Processor $769.00
To do a transplant on my PC because well it's getting old!
It came to almost $1400 including startrack delivery
I, of course, got a functioning new PC for only $105. That's only around a third of the price you payed fr *just* the RAM!
Also, my new PC probably is smaller than yours (it's about the size of a portable hard drive, though th shape is slightly different), is quieter (no fan!), and uses less power.
(Of course, there *is* a trade-off; I wouldn't expect it to perform as well as the computer you're building (I would argue it's no longer the same computer at this point), but I'm fine with it, and once I get around to getting my current computer's cooling fixed, I'll still have that computer for what my new one can't handle.)
But that'd just clog up the forums with more threads...and if people had interesting subtopics/offtopic that'd lead to more threads....etc...
Is this an actual suggestion or subtle hinting at tlaking about such in a dedicated thread, btw? it's hard to tell sometimes.
If it's the latter remember: It still technically applies to the thread topic. ;)
I honestly think a PC hardware thread would be a good idea. That's from a useful point of view, helping fellow forum members out and just talking hardware (nothing controversial there), also from a friendly point of view. I tried kicking off a hardware thread a few months ago talking about the PC I put together out of used parts, but no one was interested so I let it fade away.
It would be a good place to discuss things, like the merits of my new computer versus fr33kSh0w2012's. (It is very clear that their new computer will be more powerful than mine, provided that I assume their computer boots from an SSD that is no smaller than 32GB; if that's not the case, that would be a good thing to fix.)