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Old 28th March 2006, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default How to build a PC

Here are some quick steps to build your own PC.

"Now, to install the processor, raise the lever on the side of the CPU (processor) socket. The CPU's pins are made in a way that it is possible to put the CPU into the socket only one way. Therefore, if you are doing it right, it should easily fit."

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Old 5th April 2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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He left out a very important part. Installing the operating system so it actually works! Also, most of the new drives and motherboards are serial, not ide. Quite a few offer both formats. AGP cards are on the way out, and 90% of the new motherboards are supporting the newer PCI Express standard. Some boards have two PCI-Express slots, so you can mount two cards in the machine.

Just my two cents!

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Old 24th June 2006, 06:55 PM   #3

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Cool Don't Build!

With the price of hardware, why would you build a PC unless you are doing it for your own enjoyment. My recommendation, never, ever, build a PC for business use! Go buy one from HP or Dell. You can also go to Gateway or buy a MAC. The big thing to remember when buying a new computer is to get the warranty! I recommend to everyone to go with a three year deal. If you don't want to screw around, go the extra step and get the complete care (that is what Dell calls theirs). This way if you have any problems at all, you call the vendor and tell them about your problem, if it turns out to be hardware, they will usually get you the part the next day and if you don't want to do the job yourself, they will find a tech that can.

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Old 27th June 2006, 06:04 PM   #4
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I believe most if not all warranties preclude the owner of the system from doing any of the repair work, themselves. For example, if the Dell techs can determine the problem by using their various troubleshooting/remote-connection tools, they will do one of two things: Update/fix any software issues while they are connected to your machine or instruct you in how to pack your machine up and ship it to them (they pay the fare, of course) so their techs can make the needed hardware repairs.

Buying a name brand machine is a good idea for those that need that sort of thing, however building your own machines is still the best way to get a top price-to-performance ratio. Plus, you can add hard drives or swap out video cards or RAM as you like without killing your warranty. Many parts manufacturers offer a warranty, so if that part goes bad it's easy enough to get a replacement.

Our company buys a pile of parts and we build our own machines specifically for the tasks we need to do at a far lower cost than buying the generic machines from the name brand suppliers. We could get Dell's bottom of the line for around $400 or build our own for around $150 each. Things like a master image of a robust Linux installation or a Miscrosoft site license make it easy to keep them current.

Don't fiddle with your name brand machine, unless you're willing to sacrifice your warranty.

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Old 1st September 2006, 07:26 PM   #5

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PCs IMO have become pieces of junk for anything but gaming. You can have as many spyware programs as you want to get rid of it, but you will always get more. It just becomes a hassle, and using a mac easily solves the problem. Prices are higher, but macs dont have security issues and theyre good. The mac os doesn't restrict you from doing anything (except games). No, I dont use a mac, but I plan on buying one for my next computer.


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Macs are a good thing but most ppl still prefer PC's

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Old 9th November 2006, 07:27 AM   #7

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Lol! If you are newbie and you need instruction like this would be better to buy fully completed PC from Alienware or Falcon Northwest

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