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#1 roscom

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Posted 20 September 2004 - 08:12 PM

I am researching building my own cpu by ordering components online. Is there a retail online site which will double check compatiability issues when piecing together a system?
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 09:01 PM

can you actually build a cpu? A CPU??

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 05:18 AM

:trumpet: :thumbsup: :flowers:

Thats a good one.
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:52 AM

Hey guys, I think roscom's question is about building his own PC. It's a misnomer but common for some people to refer to their case and it's contents as a CPU. So why don't we try to answer his question, eh?

roscom, to be accurate, a CPU is the chip that does all the work in a PC, a Pentium 4 for example. I'm not sure about sites that will check compatability, but a general guide on PC building might help. Offhand, here is a good one I know of:
http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/index.htm

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 09:59 AM

Yes I figured! Hey ill help you...ooo got to go but ill be back soon!

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 10:10 AM

You are absolutely right, Papakid. I should not have made fun of it. I am really sorry-I meant no harm. :trumpet: :flowers: :thumbsup:

I will do a little reasearch in the components. How about you say the round about price that you are willing to spend? Also, would you like for me to find a monitor, or do you already have one?
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:35 PM

None that I know of that will check compatibility. They all assume that if you are going to build your own, you know what to look for. If you tell us what you are looking for and a price range, I think we could put a system together for you from http://www.newegg.com/

Shop there all the time for parts for my Distributed Computing Crunchers. I am always on the look out for deals to build a powerful and reliable cruncher at the lowest costs.

Edited by ColdinCbus, 21 September 2004 - 01:39 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2004 - 05:23 PM

It was my bad. I meant system. Anyways I went online to new egg and compiled a list of components. Papakid I have that tutorial saved... My issues seem to be with selecting the case, power source, cooling the amd 64 processor, differences in registered,unbuffered, ecc memory. It would be nice if a online site double checked the mobo compatability with the case, gives guidance as far memory selection between 1g vs 2x512 cards, etc...
Anyways I am looking to spend a $1000 mostly for gaming: amd 64 bit chip 754skt mobo and cpu- I cannot afford the 939 skt...no monitor, keyboard needed; just memory 3200 ddr right??video card, sata drive wd 10000rpm, card reader, cd-rw, sound card. Will I need to purchase a ms xp os disk if I have a re-install disk and drivers already from Gateway?
Any help appreciated as this will be my first shot at building one..
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 05:34 PM

Here's a couple more websites, on building a PC, you can check out:

HardwareCentral
Build Easy PC
Build PC.net
MY SUPER PC
Geek.com
Illustrated Step by Step Guide

Here's a couple of sites with some good info on ram:

Crucial
Kingston
Corsair

Edited by tg1911, 21 September 2004 - 05:37 PM.

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 07:00 PM

Will I need to purchase a ms xp os disk if I have a re-install disk and drivers already from Gateway?
Any help appreciated as this will be my first shot at building one..
Roscom

Yes, the reinstall disk from Gateway is not a full XP install disk. You will need to purchase XP. You can get the OEM version from newegg for about $100 as long as you buy it with your hardware.




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