PC updates

I finally bit the bullet and decided to update my PC.  I’ve been rocking my Intel DX79SI motherboard for seven years along with an i7-3820.  They’ve treated me well.  I won the mobo from an Evil Geniuses Twitter contest all those years ago.  It is a great board, only problem is that the LGA 2011 socket it uses was discontinued not too long after I built my PC.  Needless to say, it made updating my PC a little bit more expensive.

Well another esports team giveway came along and I won some cold hard cash from TSM the other week.  Naturally this lead to a brand new Intel i7-9700k and an MSI Z390 Pro Carbon.  I added some new Corsair RGB memory as well.

I thought installation would be pretty easy.  I’ve done this a few times now.  Boy oh boy was I wrong.  Sure the physical installation was easy, other than screwing up the order of the JFP1 connections…  I thought the mobo was DOA.

Once I got that straightened out, Windows refused to boot.  System restore wouldn’t work.  Even a clean install would freeze two minutes in.  I was searching the internet for DAYS trying to find a solution.  And then I stumbled on an eerily similar situation on some corner of the web.  Needless to say, I’m a dumbass.  The MSI Bios needed an update…

All is well now.  Things are running smoothly and I’ll get a picture up soon.  Need to clean the “office” first.  Now time to test the stream.

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