As is mentioned in the beginning of this system build log at The Tech Report, the die hard geek tends to take better care of the systems of those around them than their own. A problem on a system that is deemed as completely unusable by a friend or loved one would be completely ignored on our own systems if we can find at least a semi-usable workaround. We might even go so far as to write down what should be fixed … once we can find the time.
It seems like the time had finally come for one particular geek, so you can read through the entire process they went through, specifying parts and assembling them. There were of course some kinks, physical mostly, from oversized graphics cards to strange memory compatibility issues. It is more fun to read about it than to troubleshoot, so take a look over The Tech Report’s shoulder as they build a system.
Wait … that’s not right!
"I’ll admit to being like the proverbial plumber with a leaky sink. When it comes to my own, primary personal computer, I’ve been borderline neglectful for a little while now. Happily, I decided to end all that recently by building myself an excellent new computer."
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