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Twitch streamer’s PC building stream ends in firey disaster

Published: 12/Apr/2020 13:17

by Calum Patterson

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A Twitch streamer thought it would be a good idea to stream themselves building their new PC. While always a popular viewing experience on the platform, the broadcast didn’t go a to plan at all as their new rig went up in smoke.

PC building can be a daunting task for the inexperienced, and doing it in front of a live audience will no doubt heighten the tension of something possibly going badly wrong.

Having viewers on hand in a Twitch chat could also prove beneficial however, providing tips and pointers to avoid it all going wrong.

When 21-year-old streamer Fastaction99 took his first-ever PC build to Twitch, even having some viewers to point him in the right direction couldn’t save him from his firey disaster.

In addition to his viewers, Fastaction also had some friends in Discord who were experienced builders to help him through his first time.

For the first two hours of his stream all appeared to be going well, but as he stood the case up and attempted to get the system to post, the moment of truth came. Within seconds of pressing the power button, smoke puffed furiously out of the system, shocking the streamer.

In what is every PC builder’s worst nightmare, something had clearly gone very wrong in the build process to cause such instant overheating.

Initially, it was unclear what the root of the problem was, meaning it could have been some of the most expensive components, such as the CPU or GPU that was the issue.

Thankfully, it appears that the only real damage was to some of the PC’s fans but, to be sure, the streamer was taking the whole build to Microcenter to have it checked out by an expert.

Hopefully no major parts were damaged, as they could prove costly to replace. One of the dangers of building your own PC is that you may not have any warranty to fall back on if something goes wrong.

Thankfully the streamer wasn’t hurt, and it’s a valuable learning experience at the very least. It’s also helped bring some more attention to his Twitch channel, with the moment the PC went up in smoke now going viral around Reddit and social media, so it’s not all bad.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”