Tag: computer-building

71 Does vertical position affect the lifespan or integrity of a hard drive? 2009-10-03T15:17:51.860

44 Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case? 2014-06-19T05:56:05.280

29 Building a fast Visual Studio machine 2009-09-22T04:57:32.737

27 Very high-pitched noise when computer does something intense? 2014-05-30T15:28:01.067

26 What is a normal/safe temperature for an i7 2600K CPU? 2011-01-29T10:28:09.037

24 Why are so few SSD 3.5 inches? 2012-03-08T18:53:23.650

24 Why is a pin missing on 2x12 PSU cables? 2014-11-11T11:36:55.777

24 Is liquid cooling necessary for high CPU performance over extended periods? 2015-05-13T15:17:56.500

23 How to build a quiet computer from scratch? 2009-07-24T09:41:20.280

21 Hooking up my power switch/reset switch/LEDs 2010-05-03T04:09:15.880

19 How safe is building a computer yourself? 2009-07-16T14:19:28.353

19 How do we assemble a computer properly? 2011-06-15T22:45:54.747

17 RAID 0 performance gains? 2009-07-23T18:16:48.517

16 What should a person know before assembling their first computer? 2011-04-25T15:53:01.067

15 Setting up a PC for the Kids 2010-03-30T19:51:53.437

15 Does OS allocate each process to a separate core? 2010-09-11T23:38:57.410

14 2.5" SSD in a 3.5" desktop drive bay normal? 2010-03-04T19:55:33.120

14 Fitting a Motherboard into a Computer Case 2012-05-02T18:11:29.790

13 What's the best way to spray paint the inside of my case? 2010-04-23T01:16:06.567

13 Five year old unopened boxed CPU – is the stock thermal compound still good? 2014-04-29T23:40:14.323

12 How can I replace a broken M.2 SSD mounting standoff for my motherboard? 2015-04-23T00:06:56.493

12 What exactly is the cause of RAM incompatibility? 2017-09-15T11:00:22.437

11 Can I build a laptop from scratch? 2009-08-24T00:10:07.717

10 How to build a cheap and fanless server 2010-05-02T13:12:34.560

10 Computer turns on but no signal in monitor 2016-10-17T13:55:08.087

9 Could I replace a stock PSU fan with a more quiet one? 2009-07-20T08:26:22.180

9 What tools to test the reliability and stability of a newly built PC? 2009-08-29T03:17:46.087

9 Why does my computer freeze and make a terrible buzzing noise every once in a while? 2011-02-14T01:04:12.613

9 Building my own computer 2013-10-28T09:22:26.460

8 If I buy an SSD now, and then new computer parts later, will I have to reinstall the OS? 2010-02-23T23:14:25.770

8 Do errors in Memtest86+ definitively mean something is wrong with my RAM? 2011-03-18T13:25:37.130

8 What are PCI and PCI Express slots used for? 2012-08-01T10:37:58.567

8 Is my recently acquired GPU broken? 2015-08-26T22:26:05.207

7 Use RAID for desktop computer? 2009-07-23T17:24:07.673

7 Build pc with 6 dvi outputs? 2010-04-20T12:30:56.840

7 Powered Screwdriver for Computer Work 2010-06-22T18:52:20.327

7 How to build a keyboard 2010-11-29T06:19:10.033

7 What factors should be taken into consideration by someone building a custom PC? 2011-02-22T18:12:07.050

7 Should I connect my case fan to a pwr_fan or chassis_fan header? 2012-05-17T03:00:13.363

6 Resources for building computers 2009-07-15T23:46:33.130

6 Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case 2010-01-03T03:26:37.127

6 Building a computer for the first time from scratch - will this really work? 2010-03-17T20:52:30.653

6 My Computer hangs for a few minutes just after startup, and then is fine 2010-04-12T19:46:12.903

6 Cables for building a computer 2010-05-18T00:47:23.327

6 Does a power supply draw its rated watts all the time? 2010-11-05T20:00:19.787

6 My Motherboard has 3 display outputs. Can I use 3 Screens? 2011-05-04T03:29:55.700

6 Will restarting the computer a lot (about 10 times in 2 minutes) damage the motherboard? 2012-01-05T18:24:50.930

6 Installing Windows 8 pro on a built PC 2012-10-25T06:40:41.243

6 Custom PC build suspended on wall: how to properly ground the PSU and the Motherboard? 2019-12-02T17:51:02.300

5 Internal/External SATA drive for backup - 5900 RPM OK? 2009-07-24T19:04:56.963

5 Which Hard Drive Configuration on a new Computer? 2009-09-22T17:35:00.693

5 AMD vs Intel. What is the real difference? 2010-10-04T15:52:28.933

5 Thermal Paste - does it cool the heatsink more with time? 2010-11-17T04:28:41.550

5 Intel Rapid Storage / Smart Response SSD caching issue 2011-11-27T14:16:13.843

5 ESD considerations of an open-air/wood and plexiglas case 2012-05-12T22:23:28.027

5 Should I use plastic/insulating washers when attaching a motherboard to the case? 2013-02-25T16:44:00.583

4 How do I make a custom Firefox build that contains customizations? 2009-07-15T16:24:56.707

4 How do I tell which components survived after a power supply failure? 2009-08-20T00:42:59.837

4 Building a machine: can I flash BIOS without a processor? 2009-10-29T22:45:22.057

4 Using front panel jacks with a sound card 2009-12-17T00:10:36.107

4 How much power supply does a typical PC build need? 2010-04-01T03:04:15.077

4 What type are the screw needed to fix PCI boards? 2010-04-07T12:44:09.230

4 New computer crashing 2010-04-08T00:57:57.250

4 Picking a linux compatible motherboard 2010-05-25T10:36:51.447

4 For a Custom-Build Desktop, Is It Necessary to Purchase Additional Fans? 2010-08-27T14:12:34.550

4 How to build my own single-board computer? 2010-09-29T19:04:27.007

4 Steps when installing a new processor 2010-11-10T23:47:18.220

4 Getting new computer case. How to remove COA label 2010-12-03T17:33:47.913

4 System beeps continuously if both RAM sticks inserted 2010-12-30T20:33:07.877

4 Can I use a 3 Gbit/s SATA hard drive with a 6 Gbit/s SATA port? 2011-02-02T06:59:13.823

4 Returning a laptop with a SSD, what measures should I take to clean the drive? 2011-02-24T15:56:25.433

4 How can I determine whether a given SSD and motherboard are compatible? 2011-03-11T18:54:28.977

4 Why are there so few computer cases that put the PSU at the front? 2011-03-25T17:50:25.963

4 Case fan connectors 2011-03-29T18:33:01.787

4 How do I attain safe temperatures for my new i7-2600 non-k? 2011-05-09T04:36:58.283

4 Crackling sound when closing 1155 socket 2011-08-02T07:58:36.567

4 What is this cord called and how can I extend it? 2011-09-18T10:19:20.333

4 Adding Wake on LAN (WOL) to a custom built computer 2011-12-24T20:56:04.023

4 New computer build won't POST 2012-02-02T23:41:04.597

4 What could cause slow SSD performance? 2012-02-11T13:43:36.127

4 How to read and understand CPU specs? 2012-05-28T21:37:19.903

4 Where can I connect this USB 3.0 cord? 2012-06-28T18:43:30.017

4 How do I know which hardware components are compatible when building a computer? 2012-10-20T17:03:09.283

4 Is there anything essential to check before powering on a self-built PC for the first time? 2012-11-30T22:59:38.540

4 Should I disable CPU fan error message and how? 2013-02-16T03:03:08.320

4 Do high-end video cards consume more power during regular PC usage? 2013-03-05T23:14:26.840

4 If I combine a PCIe x16 graphics card and a PCIe x4 hardware RAID, does the graphics card get 16 lanes? 2013-03-14T23:37:57.527

4 Is buying 3 cheap graphics cards better than a single high end card? 2013-04-08T17:46:21.107

4 Preferred bearing type for a CPU fan 2013-10-07T21:59:44.917

4 Does it matter where I plug my power buttons and LED's into my motherboard? 2013-10-15T22:15:41.133

4 How does a USB external graphics card work? 2013-11-09T14:25:58.977

4 PCIe Video Card has a connector on top 2014-01-22T16:23:25.123

4 Does the weight of the CPU heat sinks effect the motherboard or cpu in the long run? 2016-08-20T17:07:23.817

4 Mixing RAM sticks with different CAS Latency and timings? 2017-07-07T17:08:26.290

4 Weird phenomenon : computer only boot if I plug-in a specific USB device while pressing the power button, once in 10~20 tries 2019-01-11T18:21:22.313

3 What is a good surface material for testbenching a computer? 2009-07-15T10:55:33.803

3 Which factors are most important when considering performance aspects of a motherboard? 2009-07-15T15:33:16.437

3 What should I know to select a power supply? 2009-08-04T17:11:24.603

3 How can I test if my hard drive is installed/working before installing an OS? 2009-08-11T05:02:14.290