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Old 06-24-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hello my name is Trevor and im a newb to the PC building. when i went home on leave my friend let me use his rig to check my email and i was instantly hooked, then he let me play a game on it. i have already purchased a case ( cooler master 690 ) plus a few extra fans with led's for visual pleasure. i know the instruction manual shows and explains how to install everything but the only problem is i have no idea what im looking for when it comes to MOBO's and CPU's and video cards, and further more once i finally get it all together how do i install all the programs? I know most will laugh at this thread but I really want to learn more about computers so i dont end up getting to much of one thing and not enough of something else. All comments to further my knowledge on the subject would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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Hey Trevdog, welcome to the forum

I have moved your thread to a more appropriate section.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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Thank you, like the thread says im a total newb
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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heres a few things that should help you learn more about computer stuff
http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-Compon...ing-a-Computer
http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Computer
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com...a-computer.htm
http://www.labrats.tv/episodes/episodes.html (these videos are pretty helpful)

these should get u started, search any terms that you dont understand on wikipedia or just ask some of the people here (they're awsome)
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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Well if you also need parts, you can post your budget+stuff you're going to use the computer for
and someone can make a list of parts you need

oh and i have that case (:
its a dust catcher
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:39 PM   #6
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well i want to build a rig that will be good for gaming, nothing super extreme just enough to run most games with all the settings set to high, as well as good for surfing the net without binding up and performing a crash and burn like my bare bone
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Are you Pro-Intel or AMD? or simply no preference?
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Go AMD!!!!!!!
It is much more cost-effective.
Give us a budget and we can help.

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like the thread says im a total newb
Obviously you are. You don't even know how to spell n00b!
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:37 AM   #9
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whats your budget?
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Hi there,

What's your budget? Where are you in the world? What would you be using the system for? What is your monitor's native resolution?
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