NOTICE - PC builders, when asking for input on YOUR projects Please Tell us...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Blain, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Blain

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    What in the world does your reply have to do with the issue quoted? :shocked:

     
  2. geokilla

    geokilla Golden Member

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    Lately, there's been lots of help me build a computer thread, and the price difference from these threads are like $100 at most. Why don't people read the other computer building threads first, so they'll have a good idea of what parts they should get.
     
  3. JackMDS

    JackMDS Super Moderator<BR>Elite Member
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    1. People do not like to read. :(

    2. People like personal attention.:heart:

    So it is a cultural issue, and since it does not hurt anyone, it is tolerated.:beer:

     
  4. Blain

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    Everything in me wants to believe differently, but in the end I'm forced to say...
    You Are Correct Sir! :laugh:

     
  5. bob4432

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    please add - if a gaming build, inform as to what resolution and what games
     
  6. rodrigu3

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    what really sucks is when someone doesn't do any homework themselves, gives you a budget and expects you to just do all the work for them - that's definitely the worst; I don't mind when someone asks specific questions on parts or needs a little help deciding options - otherwise people should do research on builds (technology, specifications, benchmark performance, compatibility, etc.) before asking people to build a computer for them
     
  7. Blain

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    AnandTech Tech Support / Personal Assistants :laugh:

     
  8. tommullie

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    Speaking as one of the noobs who keeps asking for advice, its difficult to know many of the things you asked for. Research is a must, and I see how it is annoying to have to question for hours to find out the basics, but if we knew what we were doing, we wouldn't be here. And besides, ultimately these are subjective choices. the relative merits of an e6850 and a q6600 are debatable. Personal advice is more valuable than any article. the budget question and any specifics for components are often beyond us when we get started, even if we had researched. This forum is a great place for new builders, and I've figured out the final specs for my build based on your advice, but in the beginning, we're just not very good at this, so pelase excuse our mistakes.

    Oh, and a separate forum to post builds would be a great idea. Unclog the designated forums for their own purposes.
     
  9. Blain

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    The "General Hardware" forum has become the "Help me build..." forum.
    The official name hasn't been changed yet. :p

     
  10. JackMDS

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    The most interesting thing that developed in our society is playing with words, in part it happened because of 24/7 News channel they need to keep going so they create News out of nothing by playing with words.

    Therefore, I can do it too :D

    These are the topics under Hardware and Technology forums.

    ? CPUs and Overclocking
    ? Motherboards
    ? Video Cards and Graphics
    ? System Memory and NVRAM
    ? Power Supplies
    ? Cases & Cooling
    ? SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
    ? Networking
    ? Peripherals
    ? General Hardware
    ? Highly Technical
    ? Computer Help

    Building a new computer cuts across all of these Forums, so it is a General issue in Hardware, hence being in General Hardware can be considered highly appropriate.

    I see this forum as a jumping Point, once it helped someone to orient himself and get the basic, one can go to the CPUs and Overclocking, Motherboards, Video Cards and Graphics. Etc. to fine-tune his choices.

    Sure, it takes time. If one does not want to invest in time, one can always invest in his local Computer store. ;)
     
  11. seemingly random

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    Kind of OT, but I get a kick when during an interview, the talking head says they have to wrap up since they're out of time. Out of time on a 24 hour news channel...


    From what I can see the Anandtech forums do evolve. This excellent sticky is an example of this. It seems robust enough in that it requests all pertinent info but could maybe use a different organization to make it more convenient to use. For example, there could be one part that gives explanations of the needed info and another part that is a simple form that the inquirer can cut and paste to a new topic.

    The explanation could also briefly describe the other categories in case one is more appropriate. For the long time user, it seems obvious but for the uninitiated it can be intimidating.
     
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    delete post - testing.
     
  13. ultimatebob

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    Wow... we're making people fill out application forms for system build advice now? That's hardcore!

    Do you think that we can start charging "consulting fees" as well? ;)
     
  14. gorbs

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    DEAR GOD!... who did your wiring? a blind man or don king's hair stylist!?!

    RE DO THAT NOW OR BE BANNISHED FROM THIS FORUM!

    Edit: Sorry for the caps but they were needed in this special case.
     
  16. Blain

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    You're missing the whole point.
    The point is to focus build questions on specifics that help both builders and members cut down on wasting time.
    Many "Help me build a..." threads are too general and take several posts and replies just to get to the meat of what a builder really needs and/or what would be best for his specific usage.

     
  17. Zefram0911

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    1. This is for my buddy with a kid. It's general Gaming PC with normal tasks.

    2. $400 - $500.

    3. USA baby

    4. I'm an Intel and ASUS fanboy

    5. All from scratch, except the OS. I think he has Vista 32bit

    6. Searched, already got some thoughts.

    7. This is a budget box... gotta OC the hell out of it.
     
  18. NinjaJedi

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    I agree that for the general "building a PC" thread having a list like this to help out would be a good thing. But no one is forcing anyone to waste time helping someone. Why does it really bother everyone so much?
     
  19. tynopik

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    unstickied?
     
  20. Roguestar

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    Icon looks stickied but it's slipping down the page? :confused:
     
  21. idiotekniQues

    idiotekniQues Platinum Member

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    HELP US HELP YOU PEOPLE!
     
  22. Zap

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    8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

    I think this is important because someone asking for information NOW about something they plan to build in SIX MONTHS (to give an example) can have two types of answers. 1) Such-and-such new part is coming out or will price drop so wait until XX/XX/XXXX. 2) Information given out now may no longer be the best/valid by then.

    I actually come across this in RL quite a bit.

    THEM: "Hey Zap, what parts should I get for my upgrade/new rig?"

    ME: "You should get..."

    THEM: "Okay, I'll keep that in mind when I have the money in 3/4/5/6 months."

    ME: "WTF you just wasted my time!"
     
  23. hokahknow

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    Yep good idea. Then all of the dreamers can help each other.
     
  24. Roguestar

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    This was a much needed addition :thumbsup:
     
  25. Zap

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    Glad I could help... help us help others, LOL.
     
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