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Other => Computer Hope groups => Self Built Computer Club => Topic started by: Helpmeh on December 26, 2012, 10:44:45 AM

Title: New Custom Computer [Need advice]
Post by: Helpmeh on December 26, 2012, 10:44:45 AM
Currently I have a custom-built computer, but I didn't take the risk of building it myself. I was initially planning on upgrading a few parts here and there in the PC, but I realized it would make a lot more sense just to build a whole new computer myself.

So far I've selected:

Could anyone give me any tips/pointers for installing, or answer the questions that I've included in the list? I'd like to hopefully become part of the Self-Built Computer Club soon.
Title: Re: New Custom Computer [Need advice]
Post by: Helpmeh on December 26, 2012, 08:51:47 PM
Sadly, most of the products I went out to purchase today weren't available because of the boxing day sales. That being said, I did purchase all that was necessary and I'll put the specs up as soon as I can.
Title: Re: New Custom Computer [Need advice]
Post by: Geek-9pm on December 26, 2012, 10:10:21 PM
Boxing overshadows personal computers?
In what part thereof planet d do you live?
Why not just order on line?
What you need to think about is if the motherboard is compatible with the Video Graphics you want.

Solid State Drive? Have you done it before?  RAID is still the better choice.

This life hacker article is a year old, but still is a good starting place.
http://lifehacker.com/5867465/most-popular-diy-projects-of-2011
My point is that there are other things you can do as a hobby other that doing YAGM. (Yet Another Game Machine.)

Or,. just go to Newegg.com and they have recommended DIY projects for gamers.
Use what they recommend as a starting point.

Hope you have a good outcome.

Title: Re: New Custom Computer [Need advice]
Post by: Helpmeh on January 08, 2013, 01:49:26 PM
The main thing for not buying it all online was to save on shipping costs.

The SSD was not for the extra storage space, but for putting some games that would appreciate the higher read/write speed.