A Chat Group To Help Newbies Build PCs
I recently bought a 780GTX, and I ran into a few issues with it, which ultimately boiled down to me updating the BIOS. At the time, I felt if I had any of the experts from the forum available at hand, life would have been so much easier.
Now, here is the idea that I had, its not very well fleshed out, but please hear me out.
What if we had a process or some sort where someone building a new machine or upgrade components would create a chat session, post the link on the board, and anyone who is active at the time could join the chat if they have the time, and either stay on standby or actively participate in the building process.
Here is a situation for example:
I want to build my a PC. I'll post a chat link on the forum, informing people a little bit ahead of time so anyone interested could join the chat session. As I am building the machine, I could ask any questions and I would get answers almost instantly. It seems to me like that is an amazing thing - someone in the west could be building a machine (like myself), and someone from the UK could help me with my questions instantly. To me, that is harnessing the power of the internet.
Now, I haven't given much thought on how to accomplish this in terms of the software to use as a chat client, how are we going to handle multiple requests for a chat session etc. However, I just wanted to have a discussion going.
In my mind it seems like a really grand idea. Now, I know there is a Steam group already for PCG, but I am not seeing it as an efficient way of handling multiple members asking questions. We won't be able to devote time to a single person, and help them build their dream machine.
so what do you guys think? Is there any merit in this idea? Is it terrible? Let me know.