Please read and remember the following rules before making a thread in this section:
Here's how it goes, please read carefully.
• No X vs/or Y threads. (nVidia vs ATi / XP or Vista)
• Search for duplicate threads before making a new one, especially megathreads. This also goes for making more than one thread on the same subject.
• Respect other's views on matters. If you think they are wrong, discuss the matter, don't start trolling.
• Don't troll people over their system specs. Not everyone needs a super computer.
• Don't make a new thread every time you upgrade your system just to brag about your new system. This doesn't mean you should troll people about mentioning they bought something. Build logs are allowed but support it with lots of good pictures and lots of info.
• Try to make threads genuinely informative in some way. Don't just copy and paste.
• Don't make threads asking us to build you a new computer with absolutely no idea what you want other than "A good gaming comp, etc.". Use google to look for information and make your own mind up. Try looking at other threads about what's a good system first. Don't use this to troll people asking for advice on one or two tweaks here and there.
• If you can't help, don't reply.
• No more 'Choose for me' threads.*
• Don't feed the trolls. Ignore them.
• Replying to a thread/poster to say something "sucks" or anything to that effect, is not permitted. You are going to start a flame war.
• If you are looking for help, help us help you. Post your full system specs (if applicable)
• If you are replying to a help thread, try to read it to see if other people have already said the same as you (or even if the problem has been solved).
• Don't ask things google can answer. Like "How many Watts does this graphics card need?"
• Help us out, reading every thread is hard. If you see something that warrants a second look from the moderators, please report it.
• Not everyone is suited to building their own computer. Don't refuse to help them if they refuse to build it.
• Please choose thread titles that are descriptive of what you are asking or presenting. for example 'Ati 4850' is a bad thread title as it does not tell us what the thread is about.
• Please no more 'Value/Rate my PC', 'What can i do with this old PC?' or 'Will my PC run X' Threads. They spam up the place and you should already know how good your pc is.
• Enough "Post your processor" / "Screenshot of X" Threads. They belong in fast threads. This is indicated by the 'Post your' part of the thread title.
• No more "Explore my PC" type threads. Everyone hates them and they get very boring very fast.
Posting something like "This is not a choose for me" usually means it is, or too close to call and will be filed under 'choose for me' anyway.
Most importantly, don't let this stop you from making threads, we all love a good thread, find a good topic, do your research, format the thread well and everyone will be happy.
All other normal forum rules apply.
* 'Choose for me' clarification.
Basically, it would include evidence that you've done your research (Pros / cons of each item). You need to convince us that you've done your research and really don't know what to get. We really want you to start doing things on your own (get the basis of your build) don't just rely on other forum members to do all the work for you.
Every single one of these rules is now in effect in all PC Hardware forums and sub-forums, and will be strictly enforced. Breaking any one or more of these rules will most likely result in a one hour to one week ban and the thread being closed. There are two dedicated moderators to this section, both of whom are very active and will be monitoring goings on very closely.
You have been warned.
Want to make a thread about PC building? Put it in the correct section!
See this post: http://forums.facepunchstudios.com/s...78&postcount=7