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dandy7211-Feb-21 7:04
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honey the codewitch11-Feb-21 6:58
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I don't build them myself (at least not entirely) anymore. The reason is, these days it's cheaper to get a good "bare-bones" (read: without a graphics card) "gaming" system and use it as a fast dev workstation.

It's got the ram. it's got the nvme, and the nice chipset and motherboard, quality components, etc. But I would have paid another $300 on top of the $1200 i paid if i would have built it myself.

I honestly don't think it was my hardware. Most of it is ASUS (the mobo and WiFi adapter - and they shipped together so were likely tested together - better than what i could build anyway) and the rest is also good models of good brands.

The most suspect player in this equation, particularly since it happened right after an update, is Microsoft.

And if they didn't test their update with my standard WHQL tested hardware and that's why it failed? It's *still* their fault.
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