a350n: Upgrade, Or NEED New Comp?

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remedy

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Is building a comp from scratch difficult? I mean buying the parts from like, newegg and then putting them together? I would like to try to.
 

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It's child's play, actually. The hardest part is making sure you have the cables all plugged it.

If you can follow a simple diagram, you can huild a computer.
 

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Ok, what about installing all the drivers, like the USB drivers and graphics and all that? Im not sure if that is hard or what but i wouldnt want to make a crucial mistake
 

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It's not hard. Once you install Windows you just install the drivers off of the CD that came with your motherboard and download and install the drivers for your graphics card.
 

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one more question, if i got a 2.6 ghz dual core processor, dows that make it 5.2 ghz? Ive always been a little confused about the quad core/ dual core thing..please explain? oh yea and is ibuypower.com a good website to build a custom comp? its user friendly so of course im gravitating towards that.
 

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first question:
vista is cheaper for the most part (i believe, i could be wrong thought). also its more about personal preference.

second question:
you can't really add up the cores, its just multiple cores. if the program is designed to utilize (use) multiple cores, then it is kind of like having a 5.2ghz cpu (if you had a 2.6ghz dual core) again, i could be wrong but i believe thats how it works.

and personally, i would stay away from ibuypower only because they have somewhat more expensive prices, and its not hard at all to build your own computer from parts.
 
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