Originally Posted by Mshenay
lawl who want's to hear the fun stories and questions from my PC class
this one cracked me up,
Name two bus Ports in modern machines that support video
Asumming modern is uhhh hmm the last what 4 or so years?
I choose PCIe and Pci
the correct answer was PCIe and AGP [what?]
Seriously AGP, I've not seen an AGP port on a "modern" mobo or hell even a modern Gpu in a while honestly
yea... agp died with uhh XP it seems... looking just at prices... the BEST AGP gpu sold at new egg... priced at like $79... is out performed by a $40 PCI Gpu [which is not really that better]
My point being is modern PC's do not use AGP... hell even PCI is a little out dated. Granted while AGP may still be a common port it is NOT modern
Best seller where I work though ;)
Some people will buy anything that includes a wireless keyboard and mouse haha
On my Cambridge exam, one of the questions asked was going on about the most suitable form of backup storage for a corporate server. Corporate servers usually have high volume transfers, and generally backup frequently. So naturally, your typical red label NAS storage clusters in some raid configuration was my answer.
The right answer was tape storage... TAPE STORAGE. Tape Storage is supposedly more "durable", OK! This is Cambridge here too...
Originally Posted by MD1032
FWIW, I gave up on the static discharge thing years ago. I used to be the person that wore one of those wired bracelets and grounded it to the chassis while working on the inside of the computer but one day I needed to throw together a computer in like 30 minutes and said "F it". Built 3 comps since then and haven't bothered and never had a problem. You gotta figure, your arms and skin are always in contact with the case during the install anyway and personally I never seem to have any static electricity issues at all while working inside my case.
Don't give up on your friend yet. We need more "system builders" in this world. I'd love to see it really take off so that the competition increases and prices go down. I've tried (and succeeded in a very few cases) to convince my coworkers and friends to build their own because fact is, it's easy, cost-effective, and I think very rewarding. Most people do not understand just how easy it is to build a computer nowadays...it's no more difficult than driving a car for the first time, and once you learn, you're set. There's very little that can go wrong and it's obvious where everything should go even if all you do is stare at the parts without reading the manuals. Once you're in the software, there are practically guided tours on the internet for testing each individual component to ensure proper operation.
lol. never had any issues either.
Definitely agree, really easy to setup a PC!
I think PC companies like Lenovo can be really competitive, how's $300 for an i7/12GB DDR3 desktop haha
Edited by Yazen - 9/20/13 at 10:00pm