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Oct 2015
Donavin Northrup
@dnorthrupva
Oct 13 2015 01:03
@Shifthawke Yea, PCI and PCI-E adapters are used for sound cards, wireless cards - Hundreds of things.
Some mobos actually come with them built in.
Or you can just buy a USB Wireless Dongle. Though since you’ll be full-time wireless, I recommend a card or mobo that supports it.
Chris
@Shifthawke
Oct 13 2015 02:45
So what is a list of required and optional(making life better) pieces? @dnorthrupva
well pieces as in parts
Donavin Northrup
@dnorthrupva
Oct 13 2015 19:55

@Shifthawke I don't quite understand the question.
But if I am to build a PC I want a few specific things. (I'll list Quality of Life, and not required pieces with an asterisk)
USB3.0 In front (Really only 1)
USB3.0 In back (Typically two. This isn't hard to get.
GPU with at least 3GB RAM (3GB is a low amount for now-a-day video cards) and at least 3 display ports.
CPU with integrated Graphics (All new CPUs** have these)
Mobo with at least 2 PCI-e 2.0 slots (This 'future proofs' your computer by allowing an additional video card later on)
[I don't consider this required if you get a good video card, you'll be set for 3-4 years easy.)
PCI-e Wireless Card (If you use wireless. I don't in my desktops, but if you must, a dedicated card will drain less power from your CPU, use it's own heat and handle better)

Modular PSU (This is what we talked about before)
At least 6 TOTAL USB ports on the back. (If you're going to use a HUB, 2 is fine)
Mobo with Bluetooth* (Not required, at all. Most have it anyway though)
Decent onboard sound card. More do (6 'colored' ports, and a Digital Optical Port. I'm a bit of an audiophile, so if you need extra info, let me know.)

A CPU Cooler (You do NOT need hydro-cooling, at all.) I 100% recommend http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1444766035&sr=1-1&keywords=CPU+Cooler it's extremely cheap, and with a push-pull system on it, it has insanely good air flow, and helps keep your HDD/SSD cooler as well [A lot of newer cases that use ATX boards have the PSU on bottom, and HDD Bay up top)

TL;DR I'm probably forgetting some details but yea.

That's my 'basic essentials'.
I forgot gitter makes * bold
Soooo
Errr italic*
Rex Schrader
@SaintPeter
Oct 13 2015 20:06
@dnorthrupva If you do a space after the * it makes it a bullet:
  • like this
Donavin Northrup
@dnorthrupva
Oct 13 2015 20:10
@SaintPeter Damn, I should use that more. Let me edit!
Egads, I can't edit.
Rex Schrader
@SaintPeter
Oct 13 2015 20:10
LOL @ "Egads"
Donavin Northrup
@dnorthrupva
Oct 13 2015 20:10
Now I know. knowledge, power, etc etc.
Robert Richey
@0x0936
Oct 13 2015 20:11
we have up to 5 minutes to edit before it becomes immortalized forever within gitter :)
Donavin Northrup
@dnorthrupva
Oct 13 2015 20:11
@0x0936 Ahh thanks, I always wondered what the decider was. I thought maybe it was once it was 'read by' someone. but that seemed weird.