So i want to build a computer *help*

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  1. andrew

    andrew Ramona Flowers

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    and i'm pretty stupid when it comes to computers and don't know what exactly to get to build a computer. can someone make a list of what i need like "1. mother board, etc" and recommend a site where i can order these parts from. thanks everyone :o
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    unless you have someone to help you who has a clue what they're doing, you're better of buying a pre-built machine. the diference in price is negligible and though it's not THAT complicated, it's not something you want to try doing without someone by your side who knows what's what the first time.
     
  3. andrew

    andrew Ramona Flowers

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    i'll have someone helping me build it, but he is in germany right now and won't be back until next month. i want to buy the stuff to be ready for when he gets home
     
  4. BradUF

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    Prebuilt computers are crap compared to all the great stuff you can put in on your on for cheap. My computer has a Raptor sATA harddrive, Gigabye Mother borad, ATI 9600 Pro, AMD Barton Core 2500+, 512mb of 3200 Samsung ram. Great computer built it for about 650.00. I kinda of wish I went Intel tho, my AMD is over heating and I have to pull it out from under the desk or my compute will lock up lol.
     
  5. galek_spoo

    galek_spoo New Member

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    what kind of cooling are you using for it?
     
  6. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    point proven.

    if you don't know what you're doing...

    i never said pre-built machines were necesarrily great, but i got the impression that he was going to be attempting it by himself and, while it's not terribly difficult when you know what you're doing, it's not something i recommend anyone to do without help.
     
  7. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Alright. Good deal. What kind of budget are we working with? What will you be doing with the machine?
     
  8. andrew

    andrew Ramona Flowers

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    500-800. a little bit of gaming, a little bit of photoshop stuff, a little bit of video editing, surfing mostly
     
  9. BradUF

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    Point proven that AMD's over heat. I know I could solve the problem with a better fan, right now I have something on there a little bit better then a OEM fan.
     
  10. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    :rolleyes:
     
  11. galek_spoo

    galek_spoo New Member

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    yea, well personally i have a liquid system on mine. i got an amd 2600 and it sits pretty at 37C. whats the problem you have elite, besides it won't boot?
     
  12. BradUF

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    Nothing, and thats the major problem. The heating problem was not a problem really at all because the only times it would over heat is if I left it under my desk running for hours. I found out what was wrong and found a site that tells me how to fix it but I cant get the cd-rom to boot.
     
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    case/psu
    mobo/cpu
    vid card
    some kind of optical drive
    maybe a 3 1/2 floppy (for those hard to boot days)
    peripheral devices and you should be alright for starts
     
  14. galek_spoo

    galek_spoo New Member

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    in the bios what is the boot order?
     
  15. BradUF

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    Floppy, cd-rom, harddrive. I have already tried differnt combo's tho
    Yeah, I did not have one till now.
     
  16. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    :ugh: You're an idiot.
     
  17. BradUF

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    Dude STFU stop going around and calling me an idiot in every topic.
     
  18. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Shopping List:

    1) case and power supply (power supply will be included with cases in your price range. Regardless of the case, try and get an Antec power supply. A good power supply really will make your machine run more stable.)

    2) motherboard (ASUS, Abit and Gigabyte are usually safe bets)

    3) processor (as PC's go, I prefer AMD Athlon64's or Opterons)

    4) memory (RAM) (this will depend on your motherboard/processor)

    5) hard disk drive (Serial ATA is the way to go for fast and still affordable, if you can spring for Western Digital Raptor drives, they are worth the extra money)

    6) floppy disk drive (any will do)

    7) DVD Burner (I've always had good luck with Plextor)

    8) video card (ATI is currently the fastest, but I've had frequent driver probs every time I've tried ATI, so I have all NVidia cards right now)

    Go with a motherboard with built-in ethernet and audio (you can always upgrade audio cards later if you feel so compelled)
     
  19. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    You're a doofus. :)
     
  20. BradUF

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    Yeah well I worked at a computer store and ISP so andrew should have no problem building a computer if I can do it and not have any problems besides this one which was just bad luck.
     
  21. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    :wtf: amd runs hotter, but they don't overheat :ugh:



    yo make it sound like they do it on purpose :sad2:
     
  22. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Correction. You're a SUPER Doofus! :)

    Andrew said:

    "i'm pretty stupid when it comes to computers and don't know what exactly to get to build a computer."

    ...and you reply with...

    "Yeah well I worked at a computer store and ISP so andrew should have no problem building a computer if I can do it..."

    Your logic > me
     
  23. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    Dude, get a Dell.

    Seriously though, if you need everything (case, monitor, mobo/cpu, drives) get a dell. You can get a complete system for much cheaper than building your own. If you have some stuff to use already (hard drive, cd-rom, case, monitor) you should look into building you own but do your research and take your time.
     
  24. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: I've never had my 2500+ Barton overheat. With the stock HSF and some Arctic Silver it's running at about 42 right now.
     
  25. kingtoad

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    Quit saying shit you have no idea what the fuck you are talking about and we'll be in agreement.
     

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