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#1 cartmansdad


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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:45 AM


Anybody know any any good sites/tutorials to build myself a pc and where to get the cheap parts for it without going to places like pcworld??

Sick of paying for pc's that dont give me everythting I want so decided to build my own.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:35 PM

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

Build Your Own
Build Easy PC
Illustrated Step by Step Guide

For purchases, this is a reputable dealer, with good prices:

You also might want to check out this post, as there may be something you can use:
Newegg Hot Deals For Our Members

Good luck with the build.
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#3 Philip Brampton

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:57 AM

Try Novatech.
I have used them from time to time and found them quite helpful.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 06:00 AM

Making a computer should'nt be to hard. There's lots of tutorials out there that make it very simple, almost as simple as making a semi-advanced Lego structure, lol. The most hard part is finding out which parts to buy. And I would'nt completly rule out buying a company made computer, I bought mine, and when I looked online for each individual part, it came up to more to make it then if I bought it as a whole from Bestbuy. ( but mine came with a bunch of pre-installed crap like AOL, must be advertising )
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 02:51 PM

You probably won't find this shopping list anywhere else. You will need to have all these items:

- Motherboard (either for AMD or for Intel processors)
- Processor a.k.a. CPU (AMD or Intel, comes with a heatsink + fan)
- Memory (type and speed is set by the motherboard, e.g., DDR vs DDR2; see motherboard specs)
- Hard drive (get a SATA type)
- Video adapter (all newer motherboards take the PCI-E type)
- Case (can come with power supply, but you'd be better off buying this separately)
- Power supply (400 to 450 watts is typical)
- Optical drive (a single DVD-RW drive will satisfy all your CD and DVD needs)
- Floppy drive (for loading SATA drivers when loading Win XP)

You may want to get one or two case fans for cooling ventilation. Make sure to check the case cutouts for the proper fan sizes (80mm, 90/92mm or 120mm).

Hard drive and floppy cables generally come with the motherboard. Most, if not all modern motherboards come with a built in Ethernet adapter.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:06 AM

Hello all.

OK, so I think this is the right thread for this. The subjects in here span several topics, but all linked to building a new PC. Not new to building PC's. I am more after peoples advice on if the items listed go together and work well.

My concerns are,

1 the speed differences between FSB, CPU and memory(CAS)
2 the real speeds of the PCIe slots, have read that they might not be 16* but 8*+8* or 16*+(4 or 1)*.

Tower, ASPIRE X-PLEASURE-BK, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811144128
Mother board, ASUS P5WD2 Premium, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813131534
PSU, SILVERSTONE ST85ZF, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817256007
Processor, Intel Pentium 4 JM80547PG1042MM, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819116024
Ram, CORSAIR XMS2 TWIN2X2048-8500C5 Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820145033
Video PCIe X16, ASUS EN7900GTX/2DHTV/512M, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814121002
Video PCIe X16, ASUS EN7900GTX/2DHTV/512M, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814121002
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16829102163
CD ASUS CRW-5232A4/QT_CABBLK, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827106020
DVD ASUS DRW1608P3SBLK, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16827135078
Floppy, SONY MPF920 Black, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16821103116
HD C Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L300S0, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822144421
HD D Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L300S0, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822144421
HD E Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KDRTL, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822136038
HD F Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KDRTL, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822136038
External HD Western Digital My Book Premium WDG1C5000N, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822136030
Cooling Processor COOLER MASTER RL-HUC-E8U1, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835103006
Keyboard Microsoft Digital Media Pro BX1-00005, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16823109137
Mouse Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000 C6W-00001, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16826105177
Monitor SAMSUNG 204B-Black, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16824001226

Sorry for not making the links work, but I was very tired.(Ohhh they did work)

The hard disks will be in matched pairs and on a raid, just for the speed.

I am open to suggestions, but the two things I do want are INTEL CPU and Nvidia graphics. I have a budget, but as you will see it is not small. But I am trying not to waste to much money either. The graphics cards are the most extravagent thing I am going for, this machine will be a games machine first and foremost. The P4 @ 1.8 can handle almost anything else eg Office XPpro. The games machine will get involved with video editing that is why I have the second pair of hard drives.

I hope those that read will understand, I am no novice, but I am skeptical about some of the newer stuff living up to expectaions. Will the bus speeds all work together at a good rate or will they clash.

The other thing I am unsure of is the new Duo core CPU's. I remember the days of the DX2 66 being touted as the fastest thing around only to find a DX50 was a better idea.

So any knowledge on the above is welcome.


Edited by carninesix, 04 August 2006 - 09:25 AM.

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#7 Mr Alpha

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:04 AM

First of all: Intel Pentiums are obsolete, worthless pieces of junk. If you are determined to go Intel then Core 2 Duo is the only choice for anything but a throw away budget build. AMD has a few solutions that offer great value at some price-points but from Intel it is Core 2 Duo; the Pentiums don't qualify even as a contender.

Secondly: That motherboard doesn't support more than one graphics card. You need to look elsewhere for that.

Thirdly: I don't trust Maxtor hard-drives anymore. I've had a lot of problems with them. In fact, I have a couple of dead Maxtor hard-drives here next to me.
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