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#1 IdkWhat1mdoiNg

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 08:10 PM

So I'm pretty much a big noob. I'm going to buy all the parts for a new computer starting from scratch. Build:https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
Tell me if you think i should change anything and list the part or send me a link.
I also want to know how do I even get windows 8.1?
Do I download it and if so how?
Or is it built into a pice of hardware?
I honestly don't know much about computers so excuse me if I sound really stupid.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 08:24 PM

The link is to a blank form. What you want / need will depend on what you plan to do with your system. Email and social media will have different requirements than a system set for serious gaming. These would also be different from a system designed to do software building or testing.

If you are building a system from scratch you will need to purchase all of the software. The operating system needs to be on physical media so get the box from a store. Most of the rest can be downloaded and paid for online. You might want to consider buying Windows 7 and later getting the free upgrade to Windows 10. W8.x is not long for this world and you will need to relearn some things when you switch.

Don't forget security software.

 

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#3 IdkWhat1mdoiNg

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 08:33 PM

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/IdkWhat1mdoiNg/saved/#view=4czxFT
Try again

And should I sure windows 7 pro or windows 7 home premium? Will either effect gaming performance?

Edited by IdkWhat1mdoiNg, 09 July 2015 - 08:54 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 08:51 PM

Better :)

I'm going to guess that this isn't an email / social media system.

Backup?


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 08:55 PM

Better :)
I'm going to guess that this isn't an email / social media system.
Backup?

I think so

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:09 PM

$1,500.00 is a bunch for a system. You will still need to lay out more for software.

Do you have a firm plan for how you will use the system and what the minimum requirements are for that use?

I know, more questions than answers but without knowledge I can't / won't try to suggest changes up or down.

The back us question was do you have a backup drive? I'm assuming that once you get started using the system there are things you will want to save - at the very least an image of the primary drive so that when it dies you can restore the system on new hardware.

 

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:26 PM

Idk not know what I will use my system for besides playing games or what the requirements are. Can I use the external storage as my back up? Or is the external storage the back up drive?
These are probably really dumb questions ik
If they are the same thing would I just get like 2 tb of external storage?

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:40 PM

You can use the 2TB external storage drive as a backup like the one i use, but it hook up to the USB port which is slower compare to Sata 6GB/s on your motherboard, and idkwhat1mdoing those are not stupid or dumb question, you come here to learn something like everyone does. 



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:41 PM

This is what i use, http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Passport-Ultra-Portable/dp/B00E055H5O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1436496081&sr=8-2&keywords=2tb+backup+drive



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:46 PM

Does it matter if my external hard drive is portable or desktop? And what type do you use?
Oh nvm I see

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

You can use external drive for storage as well, but some of them use USB port which is Sata 3 compare to Sata 6GB/sec.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:58 PM

I don't know what to do

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:05 PM

You can use external drive for storage as well, but some of them use USB port which is Sata 3 compare to Sata 6GB/sec.


Is sata 3 compatible with sata 6? Will it just be slower?

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:10 PM

Yes sata 3 compatible with sata 6, but if you connect the drive through USB port on your motherboard or on your case, then the drive performance will cut into half. 

 

But sata 3gb/s are nowhere near Sata 6GB/sec, remember? 6>3


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:12 PM

So what can I do to prevent that? Windows pro?




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