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Old 12-02-2007, 03:13 PM   #11
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Spare computer parts for everything tested to be in perfect working condition. You said you had monitors, which is good. Here's some more ideas:

Video cards - Some PCI Express, and an AGP and PCI.

RAM - Both DDR, DDR2, and maybe DDR3 and PC133 SDRAM.

Power supplies - Just a few that are tested to be working properly, with good voltages. Which reminds me, get a multimeter to test PSUs. Here's a guide:
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=137886

Motherboards and processors - Not really a necessity, but may be nice to have. Get at least LGA 775 and AM2, 939 and 478 would be good as well.



Lastly, this:
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
Pretty much all the diagnostic software you'll ever need, compiled into 1 CD. Everything from hard drive diagnostic tools to memtest to stress tests.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:21 PM   #12
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Spare computer parts for everything tested to be in perfect working condition. You said you had monitors, which is good. Here's some more ideas:

Video cards - Some PCI Express, and an AGP and PCI.

RAM - Both DDR, DDR2, and maybe DDR3 and PC133 SDRAM.

Power supplies - Just a few that are tested to be working properly, with good voltages. Which reminds me, get a multimeter to test PSUs. Here's a guide:
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=137886

Motherboards and processors - Not really a necessity, but may be nice to have. Get at least LGA 775 and AM2, 939 and 478 would be good as well.



Lastly, this:
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
Pretty much all the diagnostic software you'll ever need, compiled into 1 CD. Everything from hard drive diagnostic tools to memtest to stress tests.

thanks for the info.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:53 PM   #13
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and, do you guys think i should get windows me, operating system?
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:58 PM   #14
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wouldnt bother with windows me , linux live cd's can be good look at like slax linux
dam small linux
and ubuntu
i would have a copy of the ultimate boot cd
a selection of tools like screwdrivers pliers and stuff
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thermal paste too but im sure you already have that
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:42 PM   #16
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thermal paste too but im sure you already have that
nah, i dont have it. but will be sure to get it.
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:03 PM   #17
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depending on how your eyesight is a magnifying glass can be usefull sometimes , i have never needed one but i have pretty decent vision but ppl i know have needed ones to read small text on mobo's and for fiddly things like jumpers
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:07 PM   #18
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depending on how your eyesight is a magnifying glass can be usefull sometimes , i have never needed one but i have pretty decent vision but ppl i know have needed ones to read small text on mobo's and for fiddly things like jumpers
i probably wont need one, but i still have one just in case.
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:12 PM   #19
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yer i have one , i never needed it for computer stuff though one of them things you may need one day though

antoher thing , maybe if you are to be working on a lot of PC's a work area topped in anti static material
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:19 PM   #20
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i probably will end up doing something like that, if i get busy. but for now i think ill be fine.
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