Help me build a computer.

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  1. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Instead of wasting money on a crappy prebuilt, I've decided to build a new computer. Trouble is, I have no idea how to. I'm aiming for a gaming to multimedia pc


    Firstly, what parts do I need exactly? I know of the following:

    Motherboard
    Processer
    Video Card
    Sound Card
    HDD
    Memory
    OS
    Case

    What else would I need? And can anyone help in locating the parts? I think locating the parts is harder than putting the piece together, because I've put stuff together before and shouldn't have too much trouble from what I've read. Well, appreciate the help, and don't post if you're just going to call me an idiot. Thanks anyway.
     
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  3. draqon Banned Banned

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    cdrw-dvdrw drive for instance
     
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  5. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Ah, of course. would that be all the parts?
     
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  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    how would you access internet for instance?

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  8. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    I have my own dsl modem, but would I need a network card on the pc or is it unnecessary?
     
  9. draqon Banned Banned

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    that dsl modem needs to be connected to what usb or LAN adapter? because if its LAN that you need to buy a LAN interface.
     
  10. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    It's connected to the ethernet port at the back of the pc
     
  11. draqon Banned Banned

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    well than if you already got ethernet port...no need to worry about it.
     
  12. draqon Banned Banned

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    * monitor
    * all cables
    * keyboard
    * mouse
     
  13. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    I'm going to use my current moniter, keyboard, and mouse and save myself $400
     
  14. draqon Banned Banned

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    what sort of motherboard are you going to use? fans?
     
  15. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Help me find one, then, a motherboard for Intel processers. Don't fans come with the case?
     
  16. leopold Valued Senior Member

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  17. domesticated om Interplanetary homesteader Valued Senior Member

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    You need a power supply.
    You need a good heatsink for the CPU.
    You need a CD/DVD drive
    You may or may not need a sound card depending on the motherboard (many come with on board sound nowadays).
    You may or may not need a network card (many motherboards come with on board gigabit ethernet nowadays).
    I would recommend an extra case fan (used for exhaust around the region of the cpu) for your ATX case if it doesn't already have one.
     
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  18. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    The key question is, how much do you have to spend?
    For a gaming system:
    power supply: 400-500 watts or more
    motherboard: One with 4 ddr2 ram slots, and sata 3.0 controllers...forget onboard video. Look for good overclocking controls
    Video card: Nvidia 8 series pci express x16
    Hard drive: Sata 3.0
    Memory: 2 gb or more
     
  19. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    Wasting money? hahaha. The words of the blind and stupid!

    Let me see, can you get a 22 inch monitor, 2 gb ddr 2, 250 gb sata 2, keyboard, mouse, and the computer itself for like 800 bucks? Didn't think so! Go buy a Dell and save yourself some real money, by the time you bought the OS you'd be screwed and that money you think you'd save would be gone.

    This is what people think today ehh? You get better deals buying off Dell or HP or something than building them yourself, if you really wanna build something get a new PSU when you buy the prebuilt and slap in a killer videocard, then you're gone.
     
  20. draqon Banned Banned

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    depends were Norsefire lives...in Russia its cheaper to buy individual components and assemble together. In USA, package deals are better.
     
  21. Sangamon Registered Member

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    I just assembled a pc for a friend of mine. These were the components. I wrote the function of the different components next to them. the prices are in €

    * Antec P182 Black Performance Case €123,90 The Case
    * Antec Earthwatts 2.0 500WATT €75,90 Powersupply
    * MSI P35 Platinum Socket 775 Intel® P35 €154,10 Motherboard
    * Intel Core 2 DUO E6750 2.66 Socket 775 €174,90 Processor
    * Corsair Twinx DDR2 DHX 2048MB PC6400 XMS2 DHX (2X1024MB) € 89,95 Memory
    * MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E 512MB PCI Express Nforce 8800GT €249,90 GFX
    * Western Digital 160GB-JS 8MB SATA300 7200RPM €47,90 Harddisk
    * Samsung SH-S203D/bebe Zwart S-ATA 20X DVD-RW €25,90 DVD-R
    * Microsoft OEM UK Home Premium 64BIT Vista €108,90 Operating system

    This is just the box..no keyboards or monitor or whatever. A machine like this will last you a long time, is fully upgradeable and has all grade-A components.


    With the $ being as low as it is I guess you can buy a system like this in the US for about 1000$
     
  22. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Get the Nvidia 8800 GT for gaming, if you're into that sorta stuff, If not, stick with a mid grade card.
     
  23. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    This company makes the very best in gaming PC's:

    http://www.alienware.com/



    It all depends on how much MONEY you have to spend. Tell us how much

    you can spend first. Check out the link I provided and see what's inside

    their PC's and just buy the same things!
     
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