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    QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Has your build gotten simpler, or is there still plenty going on?
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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Much simpler these days. MB + CPU + Cooler + GPU + 2 x M.2 SSD's + 4 x 16gb RAM and a USB 2 Header, oh & a couple of case fans. thats it.

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?



    All the usual components but with a bit of tidying up to do that i've been meening to do for the last few month. Only non standard computing component would be the cathodes that I've added.

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Usual components for me but I have 1 SSD for Windows and then 2 SATA for media and games etc and a few extra fans in the case

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Are we counting each watercooling fitting separately, each screw separately, and so on?
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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Are we counting each watercooling fitting separately, each screw separately, and so on?
    Gets interesting with water cooling added to the mix. I'm counting each component as a separate purchase. So a lot more components for custom loops, as opposed to an AIO.

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    I don't know...Enough for it to be working?!

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Additional drive, additional ram.
    Many other parts just replaced from original pre-build.

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Case
    Mobo
    CPU
    CPU cooler
    RAM DIMMS x4
    GPU
    2.5" SSDs X3

    Drives aside (and the multiple is due to the rapidly dropping price the last few years,) separate components have dropped off over the years. Long gone are the days of sound cards and NICs in expansion slots for me.

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU, PSU and a couple of SSDs. Now that we have M.2 NVMe drives, it certainly makes things much easier.

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    All of them.

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    In general I find my modern builds have more drives & fewer expansion cards

    Current main PC:
    1x Case
    1x Mobo
    1x CPU
    1x Cooler
    4x RAM
    1x Graphics card
    1x BD-ROM
    2x SSD
    5x HDD
    2x extra case fans

    Total = 19

    Oldest functioning legacy build (original Pentium)
    1x Case
    1x Mobo
    1x CPU
    1x Cooler
    4x RAM
    3x Graphics cards (Matrox Millenium, 3dfx, PowerVR)
    1x Sound card
    1x Network card
    1x DVD-ROM
    1x CD-RW
    2x HDD
    1x extra case fans

    Total = 18

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Take this how you want as I dunno what is a component these days but....

    PSU x1
    SSD x4
    HDD x1 (would have been two but yesterday one of them met with a "data destruction" session. Which involved my axe.)
    CPU x1
    Water cooling AIO x1
    PCI-e SUPER RGB EXTREEEEEEEEM e-peen penis enlarging pump x1
    GPU x1
    RAM x4 sticks
    Sound card x1
    Fancy USB hubs x2
    WiFi adaptors x3
    Optical drive x1
    Fans x lots and lots and lots and lots
    Motherboard x1
    Case x1
    Speakers x2
    Monitor x1
    Printer x1
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    Mouse x2
    RCD breaker x1
    Keyboard x1
    Whisky bottle x1
    Soldering iron x1
    Abandoned Dominos BBQ sauce x1.325

    Sorry I'm now just looking at everything on my desk.

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    1x Case
    1x PSU (not separating modular cables)
    1x Motherboard
    1x Processor
    1x AIO cooler
    4x RAM modules
    2x NVME Drives
    4x Hard Drives
    2x BDRE drives
    2x USB3 Internal card readers
    1x Graphics Card
    1x PCIE USB3 expansion card
    1x PCIE Firewire card (yes really)
    5x Fans
    1x Ram cooler
    6x SATA cables

    34 in total

    My first PC.
    1x Case
    1x PSU
    1x Motherboard
    1x Processor
    1x RAM module
    1x Hard Drives
    1x TV Card
    1x DVD-ROM
    1x Floppy Drive
    1x Floppy cable
    2x IDE cables
    1x Fan
    Added a little later to even things out
    1x Graphics Card
    1x Modem
    1x Sound Card
    1x CD-Writer
    1x RAM stick
    1x Hard drive

    13 upgraded to 19

    Certainly less to it back then, it was easier to pick up/carry too.

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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    Regulars won't be surprised to find that my answer is it's a hard question to answer, mainly because I don't have "a" PC, but a collection of them. What's in them varies hugely.

    At the simplest end is a machine with chassis (inc fans, psu, etc), simple mobo with onboard video, CPU (and cooler it came with), RAM and a DVD drive. By design, it has no HDD, SSD etc storage. No permanent net connection either. Why? It boots from one of several DVD images, can go anywhere, do anything (slowly) and is immune to any viruses, malware, etc that might infect any storage subsystem.

    At the other end is a dual-processor server, with 6-disc RAID 5 storage. I have two of these designed to give a kind-of manually-switched server duplexing. These are used far from all the time, but when I need them, I need to be as sure as I can be that they're available. So, multiple drives, multiple spares. All the extra hardware for hot-swap, hit-spare etc, duplicated, and spares for all thise subsystems in the parts cupbboard, including SCSI controllers, the RAID drive cages, etc.

    Neither the simple machine nor the servers are exactly state of the art. More like prehistoric. But they do the job and cost nowt when not in use. They owe me nothing and accounting-wise, were depreciated to zero years ago.

    Oh, and how do we component-count laptops, bought ready-configured and ready-built? One component, or about 10?
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    Re: QOTW: How many individual components are in your PC?

    CPU, HSF, Mobo, GPU, 3 SSDs, PSU, couple of RAM sticks, 5 fans...

    ...are we counting screws and zip ties as components?
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