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Build your own PC

Discussion in 'Technology' started by neontrail, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Apr 29, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    neontrail

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  2. Apr 29, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    But is there a site for....."Well I did what it said but it still isn't working" ? That'll be where most folks will be wasting their life away, lol. BTW, the majority of the population doesn't know how to follow instructions so a site to help with that would help a lot.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    jasonh

    jasonh tossed salad anyone?

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    another great find by mr. neon. thanks man.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    luk8272

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    Neon is always finding odd yet useful things. What a skill he has. Good job Neon.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    neontrail

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    lol.. tyty
     
  6. Apr 29, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    OU812

    OU812 ban the term murdered out

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    Nothing yet, brand new!
    Thats how I did mine. Bought a case and an unpopulated board then went from there.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    brian

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    PC's are really easy to build, most people are scared thinking about it but its sooooo simple. Theres a couple tricks to master, sure... but overall one can be built in a little over an hour, depending on OS load times.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I've been working on building a case for my home server. neon, do you have anything for that?

    Right now, I'm using the metal enclosure from an old dvd player and a bunch of double sided sticky foam tape. I've got an unused space in my cabinets that I am going to hang it from. I'll take some pictures later.
     
  9. Apr 29, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    bobwilson1977

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    I just bought a new PC. I got a Lenovo tower with a quad core Pentium, 8 Gigs of Ram, 600 Gig HD, and a smokin' video card. Anyway, I got it from UPS, plugged it in and it gave me the blue screen of death and failed to startup.

    After fiddling around with it for 2 days, it turned out that the video card had somehow wiggled just loose enough during shipping to not be fully connected. Can you believe that? Brand new PC too!
     
  10. May 19, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    lsocoee

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    Is there a step in between these two photos? :p
     
  11. May 19, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    HOLY HELL!!!! TOO cool man!

    Where did you order everything from?? Total cost?
     
  12. May 19, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    yup. I normally go for an Antec case. I think they generally have pretty smooth edges. The last case I used was a piece of metal from the top of a DVD player, foam floor mats, and about 10 hot glue sticks.
     
  13. May 19, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    I never said you want to look in my PCs. They are a nightmare! I'll take a picture of the floor mat PC tonight.
     
  14. May 19, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    I used to ALWAYS build my own PC's & PC's for others. Desktops are so cheap now nobody asks me to build them and all I use are laptops now.


    If I had a scanner I'd post my masterpiece. (it was before we got a digital camera 9yrs ago LOL)

    Overclocked Athlon 1.7Ghz to 2.2Ghz (WOO HOO) Overclocked Radeon video card, 8 fans, neon, plexiglass window, the round IDE & floppy cables, lighted power supply and a chick in lingerie on the side!

    It played Half-Life & Quake 2 like a bat outta hell!
     
  15. May 19, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    hahahahaaha, nice business card!!
     
  17. May 19, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    I just built my first PC. I researched the holy hell out of it and was still extremely intimidated while doing it. Looking back now it was relatively easy and I don't think I'll ever purchase another pre-built PC again.

    My build:
    Case - Cosmos S. Dorked out and got it powdercoated. Looks neat though.
    CPU - Intel i7 920
    MOBO - DFI Lan Party X58 T3eH8
    GPU - GeForce 285
    PSU - Corsair HX1000
    RAM - 6GB OCZ platinum RAM
    HDD - Velociraptor 300GB
    OS - Vista 64 (I like it better than I thought I would)
    Fan Controller - Has blue 6 blue LED knobs. Can't remember the name.
    6 case fans - 4 with blue LED. Straight dorkin it but I think I'm cool. :D
     
  18. May 20, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    Yeah, I've built a few PC's in my day, and it isn't always as simple as plug it all in, turn it on, load the OS, and you're good to go.

    The HD on the last computer that I built crapped out after 6 or 7 years... The computer was still adequate for basic computing, and it only cost me about $300 to build, so I told my friend if he bought a new HD for it, I'd give it to him... It's still kicking. I researched building a new one for myself at the time, and wound up buying a refurbished Dell XPS desktop for $400, because it would have cost me just as much to build one myself with the same specs... It had a Core 2 Duo processor, 2x500GB HD in a Raid 0, 2GB of RAM, tuner card, and a crappy 'silent' NVIDIA video card without a fan, which burned up pretty quickly. I swapped out the video with a 9800GTX that I got for $100 and it's been great.
     
  19. May 20, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    Not sure that I would build another again. It depends I suppose. I don't use desktops at all anymore (Except for Servers) and DIY laptops suck. It's kind of fun, but the geekiness wears off fast.
     
  20. May 20, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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