help im building my own PC

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Eagle710, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. Eagle710

    Eagle710 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I am going to build my own PC this weekend, i was wondering if anyone out there has any good tips, or recommendations as to where i should go for advice or a book to read before starting or something..... thanx
     
  2. you dont need a book to read to build your own pc, lol that's the first
    but you could ask us we're better than all the books :p
    well you need to tell us a lil bit more was it that you wanna do with it (gaming, just for documents, work....)
    you could start by looking at AMD 64, they're all good
    asus or abit motherboards they're both good (and almost the same)
    antec power supply
    ati graphics card
    creative sound card
    maxtor or wd hard drives
    nec 3520 for optical drive
    not too sure about memory which one and it all goes back to which mobo you picked
     
  3. Keshik

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  4. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    I quess tom's hardware guides are perfect for your needs ..
    Recommended ?
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    Samsung 173P LCD
    Antec Case
    Logitech ( peripherals )
    Asus Mobo ( LGA775 )
     
  5. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    I personnal would avoid asus or abit, because they are kinda cheap.

    Gigabyte motherboards (why because they are well prices, stable and have 4 memory slots)
    Nvidia would be a better option although i will conceed that the x800 line from ATI are pretty good and better priced then Nvidia.

    Memory kingston value ram, good price and quality

    H/D hitachi is good, western digital and maxtor are also

    makes NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO difference what cd rom you get, don't listen to anyone that says otherwise.

    cpu if you plan on playing games then the amd 64 is a good bet otherwise the amd xp or sempron are good choices.

    People compare this PSU to that PSU (power supply unit), but either by good fortune or coincidence, i have never had a problem with the generic ones that came with the case. so ask someone else on that guess.

    And as for what was said about books totally agree, if you know how to build a pc, then all its about are what parts you want to purchase.
     
  6. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    I hope you'll never " discover " this issue but your ideea is not a rule ..
     
  7. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    comint, did i ever say it was, i said i've never encountered a problem, so someone else would have to cover that!
     
  8. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    cheap psu's take hardware with them. Trust me. iv went through 2 mobos and 3 hardives in the years because of cheap psu's. I think you should tell us what you want to do with your computer. When i build one or recommend one for someone i allways ask this. first. You get what you pay for but you get more for what you pay for when you think what your going to do with it and what you wi9ll want to do with it.
     
  9. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Thats correct venom, i must have just been extremely lucky in life then, because i've never had an issue.. ever, in ten yrs.
     
  10. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    hehe i wish i were you lancer id be up 600 or so hehe.. but when something does fry.. it does mean its upgrade time. hehe

    and this is my own rule of thumb the heavier a psu is the better. (hard to do online though)
     
  11. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    I'm going with lancer, the cheapo in m y Raidmax case is more powerful than the PSU in the Antec I built for work.


    I dunno.....
     
  12. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    all im saying is a psu is like buying a cond*m or tires... do you really want a cheap one? lol
     
  13. Elektro Slime

    Elektro Slime Harware Guru

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    very 'interesting' point.

    Anyways, there r too things you shouldn't go cheap on:

    1. your ram
    2. your psu

    get a good quality PSU, dont just look at the wattage. the individual power rails are also important, look for atleast 18amperes on the 12v rail. while a cheapo, no-name psu may seem like a deal theres no guarntee of stability.