/r/buildapc - planning on building a computer but need some advice? This is the place to ask!

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Planning on building a computer but need some advice? This is the place to ask!

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Please keep in mind that we are here to help you build a computer, not to build it for you. If you don't know where to begin, start by reading the BuildAPC Beginners Guide.

> Rules: > > * Be respectful to others > * No facilitating piracy, linking to pirated software or tools to pirate software > * Don't cite rumors and anecdotes as fact > * Post sales & deals in /r/buildapcsales > * Use the proper tag when submitting > * Tagged posts, image posts, and others should be done as self-posts > * More subreddit rules

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> Submission Guidelines > ===== > Please read the rules and these guidlines before posting. > > Link Submissions > > > In most cases you should make a text submission, but there are a few reasons to post a link.
> > > Please do post: PC building guides, tutorials and announcements regarding relevant new hardware or retailers. > > > > Please don't post: memes, jokes, images, sales, deals, pictures of your computer, rumors, or anything that should be a text submission. > > Text Submissions > > > Most text submissions require a tag. Choose the most appropriate one, and type it in the beginning of the submission title: > > > > * [Build Help] - if you need help deciding what parts you should buy. This applies to both new builds and upgrading old ones. > > * [Build Ready] - if you have chosen your parts and want someone to look over the build before you buy it > > * [Build Complete] - if you have completed your build and want to show it off (this usually involves pictures; please use imgur.com) > > * [Troubleshooting] - if you are having trouble putting together or powering up your new build. You might also try /r/techsupport. > > * [Discussion] if you want to start a discussion about a certain aspect of PC building. > > > > If your submission does not fit under these categories, don't use a tag. If you are unsure which tag to use, message the moderators for help.

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Welcome to /r/Lenovo, A place where Lenovo owners and prospective buyers can engage in discussion, solicit advice and post pictures.

This subreddit is community driven and not affiliated with Lenovo.

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voxel engines ftw!

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Somewhere to grok the fullness of voxel rendering.

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