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build a pc

by drybones09 / January 22, 2013 12:52 PM PST

I know almost crap about pc's but i want to build my own can someone tell me how to get the right parts

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Just advice. Don't do it. Instead.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 11:32 PM PST
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Instead get a machine that works and upgrade it with more RAM, video card, hard drive and along the way you'll learn about what a desktop is, parts and connections. Starting from scratch is fine if you have a budget 2 or 3 times the amount of the parts as you may burn up this or that on the first try.

That is, unless you read more on the web or take a class. I don't write how to build a PC in the forum because that's on the web.

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Build a pc
by retsfc497 / February 1, 2013 10:53 AM PST
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The easy way to build a pc is to go to tigerdirect.com and choose a barebones kits. From a very large selection & different prices and as I always say, "GET THE MOST YOU CAN AFFORD"

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Don't do it
by DerekRose81 / February 6, 2013 8:35 PM PST
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My friend have started this challenge but the result it hasn't been positive because it has been very expensive and the installation of hardware is getting wrong. Be carefull.

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Learn to upgrade first
by tranja / March 8, 2013 2:10 PM PST
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The best way to learn about PC's is to upgrade/repair one. I got my first PC for this purpose on Dell Outlet and added more RAM, another hard drive, etc.
For my first build, I spent weeks researching pc parts that would work together and do what I wanted. I ended up spending about $1500 but 5 years later, it is still doing what I want it to and is not under powered in any way.
If you don't know crap about PC's, I don't recommending diving in unless it is with a BareBones kit as mentioned. Even then, I still wouldn't do it until I had experience upgrading systems first, and a basic knowledge of how the components worked, and worked together.

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