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Thread: How to build a computer? Need resources!

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    Does anyone know of a good website or a good ebook I can get off the .net that will teach me how to build a computer, and basically teach me how the parts work and stuff like that.

    I'm getting a new computer and don't have my brother to help me . On the brighter side, I have 5 days without much homework, so I can dedicate my free time to learning how this damn box people call a computer works .

    Asking you guys doesn't mean I want you to spoon feed me information - far from it. As of now I'm searching demonoid for a good computer book.

    Recommendations plox

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    Quick google search. Should have some useful info.

    http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Hardwa...d_Your_Own_PC/
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    Tom's hardware ? I can understand the need to learn but money wise people are dreaming if they think it saves you money to build yourself .


    Link : http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/index.html


    Mabye buy a budget system then upgrade yourself ? I feel bad as was not trying to styful your learning curve . How about buying a used system , rip it apart to learn then when your ready build that fantasy system .
    Last edited by peat moss; 10-08-2007 at 06:52 PM.

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    I disagree peat moss building your own system saves you a lot of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macking View Post
    I disagree peat moss building your own system saves you a lot of money.
    Agree.

    Plus you know exactly what is in your system.
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    thanks guys. i was just checking whether there was any specific ebook that makes all the others pale in comparison.

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    Assembling a PC is the easy part.
    Most novices don't have any trouble (especially since all CPUs are covered these days, unlike the naked Athlons) except maybe with the LGA775 heatsink retention pins (which are the world's stupidest design...I'd install the heatsink with the board out of the case to make sure it's on right) and the front panel LEDs (which are polarity sensitive).
    Just read your motherboard manual thoroughly and get all SATA drives (including opticals).

    Picking the parts is the trick.

    BTW, I agree with Peat up to a point.
    If you're just after a basic desktop, you can't buy the parts and the software for the price that Dell, etc. sell the entire package.
    Whenever I see a parts list for a build I can't help but notice that very few include the cost of an OS...wonder why?

    Once your budget exceeds @$1000, or you have special requirements, then building it yourself makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Whenever I see a parts list for a build I can't help but notice that very few include the cost of an OS...wonder why?
    I can give you 1 guess as to why

    EDIT: Oh yea, plus you have to worry about preloaded crap on a Dell/etc
    Last edited by SingaBoiy; 10-09-2007 at 01:40 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingaBoiy View Post
    I can give you 1 guess as to why

    EDIT: Oh yea, plus you have to worry about preloaded crap on a Dell/etc
    You're running Ubuntu?

    BTW, you needn't "worry" about all the preloaded crap, you just deal with it.
    Eradicating the trialware is merely part of the "new owner experience".
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