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Old 03-12-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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sry if this is a dumb question ( for whatever reason), but is building a custom computer really as simple as buying all the parts, pluging them into each other and starting it up?? or is there more to it that i don't know?
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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The parts all have to work together.

The processor has to fit in the MOBO and u need to know what type of parts will be the best and stuff.

I woudln't necessarily say it is just like buying and putting together.
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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Have you done alot of replacing or pc hardware repair?
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:12 PM   #4
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By the sounds of that question i really doubt it...
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:12 PM   #5
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no i have not, but i know all about hardware compatabilities(i.e. cpu sockets, PCI slots, Pc3200, etc.) i have a list of parts i've compiled for awhile and i'm wondering if i can buy them and put them together and have it work.
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:14 PM   #6
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Well You can go ahead and buy the parts and then ask us for help on the forums.

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Old 03-12-2006, 06:15 PM   #7
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Post them here, and we will tell you
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:21 PM   #8
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the parts of the build are in my signature. tell me what you think.
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:59 AM   #9
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Yeh ive just ordered a load of new parts and would also quite like an "idiots guide to putting a computer together"
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i think the comp in your sig is very very nice, i just ordered that motherboard cause mine sucks A$$! i'll let u know how it does, for the 2 gigs of ram i recommend OCZ and instead of the WD hard drive i think a seagate would be better, other than that i would buy it as soon as possible, or u can wait for windows vista and the new amd socket before u decide which might be the better choice
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:18 PM   #11
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theres an edit to my build i'm switching the 6800gs for a 7600gt, better price and better clock speeds. thanks for the advice on the ram and HDs also.
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http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/report.aspx?id=2
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Quote:
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that's one of the most complete & most helpful guides ive seen.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:34 PM   #14
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WOW that is a great link thanks very much. actually i recomend putting that as a perminent sticky for all the newbie builders out there like me. step by step instructions and photos!!!! Dev0115 you rock, thanks again.
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No problem man, thats why were here
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Your motherboard manual will be very helpful when building a computer. It will tell you just about everything you need to know.
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