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Old 05-01-2004, 11:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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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.
That's nice to hear . About how much did you spend to build yours? I asume that the one you have in your sig is the one.
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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.
Tell me about it. I told this one kid in school I build computer systems. He was completely convinced it took months to build a computer. He completely negated all possibilities of any one building their own system. I got a real good laugh from that one. Its amazing how many people think you need to be a rocket scientist to build a pc.
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i spent around 1400 dollars for evetything. People think it takes like weeks to build one but i built mine in like a few hours.. i mean i love it and i would never buy a pre built pc again..
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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.
yeah
i just recently built one, im in a CISCO networking, IT class and i know some stuff, but i didnt actually learn anything until i built this, and i think because of my defective board, i learned even more then i thought i would. which is good. but i got to say, its fun and i prolly wont ever buy a pre-built again.
only spent about $650 makin it, good ****..
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Old 05-03-2004, 09:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I was in ur shoes when i built my first computer. I had never seen the inside of a computer before. i had a friend that helped me build it. good luck and post any questions if you need anything.
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I just finished building my first computer, lucky for me i had lots of experience with computers before i started. all in all i spent very little money, but i was lucky and got a lot of stuff for free or extremly sheap
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I just finished building my first computer, lucky for me i had lots of experience with computers before i started. all in all i spent very little money, but i was lucky and got a lot of stuff for free or extremly sheap
Sheap? Oh, that must be a new kind of cheap? I bet its better? lol
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yeah, i dont look at what i type.. lol
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Old 05-05-2004, 02:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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hey elperra,building a comp it isnt hard, the worst part is waiting for your cpu to come in when everything else is just sitting there!!! but it only took me a few hrs and a little advice from some buddies. complete scratch builds are kinda messy at first cause you gotta get all the right motherboard, os, and graphics drivers. im just did mine a few weeks ago and its working pretty well.
not everyone trusts it but i bought all but two components on ebay for wayy cheaper than newegg and other sites. but if ebay is no good ... like for hd's and cpu's then check pricewatch but pay attention to those stores feedback as well.
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