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Old 04-30-2004, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I am thinking on build my own computer. The reasons I want to do it is so I can learn how to do it and also to save some cash maybe or spend more if something goes wrong. Anyways is it hard to build your own computer? I've never take a course or go to school for computers , the little that I know I've learn it at home. Thanks.
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There is a risk of electrical shock, other than that, you need to know what you are doing. It may be easier and less exspensive for you to get a prebuilt system, like a Dell or Gateway.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I highly recommend building. Like you said, its extremely educational, not to mention you can save a few hundred bones doing it yourself.

However, it takes time to learn and configure a build. Spend a couple months researching PCs and learning about compatibility. We here at the TF will help you whenever you have a question. You can PM me personally or IM me on AIM (Shrapnill) if you have any urgent questions or just want some PC info.

For now, here are some "how to build a pc" online tutorials/articles to get you started:

http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/
http://www.buildyourowncomputer.net/learntobuild.html
http://www.sharkyextreme.com/hardwar...uild_computer/
http://www.motherboards.org/articles...des/924_1.html
http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/20020904/
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Er... double post. Muh bad.
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Take all the major precausions, keep your pc grounded. I see people that have fried there $200 video cards on accident. Wear gloves too so that way you are less at risk to shock.
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You can also just get an anti-static wrist band, they will keep you from killing any componants. Just make sure you have a plan for what you are going to do before you go out and do it. Get an exact idea of how to install everything and make sure you understand what you need to do before you go and mess something up.
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Where can I find one of these anti-static wrist bands? I am building a new comp soon.
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Most computer stores carry one.
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Thanks for the info guys.
SHRAPNILL. Thanks man. I will start looking at all the info first and than I will start buying the parts because I am short of cash righ now, but is good so it gives more time to search for info.
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o yea i just wanna say somthing elperra. I was bacisally in ur position when i was building mine. Before i built mine i maybe saw a inside of a computer 3 times maybe 4. Never worked on one before i built it. I started to look online and stuff. Then then i built it, it was fun and pretty easy. People think its hard but i dont think it is now. Once u build one, u will be able to just fix it on ur own and not call up any more technisions anymore.
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