Building myself a computer. - Page 6 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2004, 04:10 PM   #51 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 559
Default Re: Building myself a computer.

Originally posted by MattD4
I've been long overdue for a new computer, for awhile not. Starting now, and through out this summer I want to begin building myself a computer. Over the past week, I've read nearly 50 articles regarding building computers and I have learned a substanchial amount, but not nearly enough that I feel comfortable actually digging right into the work. I've got not the will power or the money to damage expensive peices of hardware, that's why I come to you guys. The oldbies of the business/hobbie.

I do normal things with my computer, I browse the internet mainly, I listen to music and I also do school work with it. I don't play many games, but that might be an option down the road but for right now I'm not looking for a super good video card, the basics would do for that. Sound is an issue, I like loud music, so judge accordingly to that. I would like someone, to suggest what I should get for specs. in my computer anything from the case to the floppydrive. (Not that it's important anyways)

Good sources of inexpensive parts: (I use them a lot)

You can build a decient system for $800.
A celeron II 1.1Ghz or so would be just fine for what you want to do, and well within your price range.

My recommened brands for motherboards:
(In no order)

Recommened ram:
Crucial for SDRAM
Corsair for DDR

My recommendation for hard drives:

Any questions please feel free to pm me, or post for me. I have built many systems over the years and would be glad to offer advice.


ChaosBlizzard is offline  
Old 04-27-2004, 06:16 PM   #52 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,069

isn't gugabyte a good brand for motherboards?

rookie1010 is offline  
Old 04-27-2004, 06:20 PM   #53 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4

Why not just go with an Alienware!!
plunjerboy is offline  
Old 04-27-2004, 07:17 PM   #54 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 559

Alienware are for people who want a home brew system with and all the performance that goes with it but dont know how to built their own computer... If you know how to build a computer then you are wasting your money if you go that way.

And yes gigabyte is a good brand, from what I hear... All my recommendations are brands I have tried/used for years.

ChaosBlizzard is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.