View Full Version : Put your Rig Building Skill to the test! [challenge!]

11-19-2013, 06:43 AM
Ok so I had a really fun time watching this video of PC Gamer's new superfluous gaming rig. On the surface...you may think nothing of it. I'm guessing they have a budget of around 12k for that rig. What caught my attention though, were the number of amateur mistakes I could spot. Have a look and see how many things you can spot that you'd never do if you were building the "ultimate gaming rig" (in terms of performance) and had 12k and your reputation to blow:


11-19-2013, 11:07 AM
Using the "rice grain" thermal method. Or the thermal paste they used itself.

64GB of Ram. As a "gaming machine", this is a tad unnecessary, as the huge capacity and number of physical sticks is going to toll the IPC a lot more, and performance may suffer. Ie lower OC.

1200W PSU. Seems like they aren't over clocking anything on that system.

The Rep from Digital Storm was pretty good though. Knew his stuff, and didn't look at the camera several times. /s