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#31

Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:18 PM

*facepalm*
you're completely missing the point.

the build he put up is an EXAMPLE, to show the price difference between a prebuilt and when you build the same system yourself.

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#32

Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE (Frikin-Freek @ Jun 28 2010, 13:23)
QUOTE (Unlimited @ Jun 25 2010, 00:47)
QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jun 24 2010, 16:11)
QUOTE (Frikin-Freek @ Jun 23 2010, 08:58)
blush.gif
Thats cool alien.gif
But don't you think that the CPU is really expensive suicidal.gif
unless you are RICH and if you r RICH why you build it your self?
just buy the ALIEN WARE AREA-51ALX and it Looks AWESOME

OR

You should use some parts that can give good performance and Quality
but not expensive like that turn.gif

That was just a comparison to show how much money you can save by building your own computer. You can use different components.

Yeah, basically what he said. I also used high end PC's for the comparison because the price difference is more evident then compared to a cheep build.

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Then you should name your topic as
"How To Build Your Own ALIEN WARE AREA-51ALX (I will not show you)"
and one thing you didn't mentioned how to build it you only mentioned which components it will take
and their work confused.gif
moto_whistle.gif

But nice work by showing some good components icon14.gif

Are you retarded? Did you even read or look at the rest of the topic?

sh*t like this makes be wonder why I'm still here. I'm lost all faith in this place thanks to people like you.

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#33

Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (Unlimited @ Jun 28 2010, 22:52)
QUOTE (Frikin-Freek @ Jun 28 2010, 13:23)
QUOTE (Unlimited @ Jun 25 2010, 00:47)
QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jun 24 2010, 16:11)
QUOTE (Frikin-Freek @ Jun 23 2010, 08:58)
blush.gif
Thats cool alien.gif
But don't you think that the CPU is really expensive suicidal.gif
unless you are RICH and if you r RICH why you build it your self?
just buy the ALIEN WARE AREA-51ALX and it Looks AWESOME

OR

You should use some parts that can give good performance and Quality
but not expensive like that turn.gif

That was just a comparison to show how much money you can save by building your own computer. You can use different components.

Yeah, basically what he said. I also used high end PC's for the comparison because the price difference is more evident then compared to a cheep build.

mercie_blink.gif
Then you should name your topic as
"How To Build Your Own ALIEN WARE AREA-51ALX (I will not show you)"
and one thing you didn't mentioned how to build it you only mentioned which components it will take
and their work confused.gif
moto_whistle.gif

But nice work by showing some good components icon14.gif

Are you retarded? Did you even read or look at the rest of the topic?

sh*t like this makes be wonder why I'm still here. I'm lost all faith in this place thanks to people like you.

WoW man
sorry look like hart ur feelings
calm down take a chill-pill
I thought showing a video how to put those things will be more usefull for peoplz
those steps r confusing coz their wire which can confuse or put some pics

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#34

Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE (Frikin-Freek @ Jun 28 2010, 13:08)
QUOTE (Unlimited @ Jun 28 2010, 22:52)
QUOTE (Frikin-Freek @ Jun 28 2010, 13:23)
QUOTE (Unlimited @ Jun 25 2010, 00:47)
QUOTE (Tornado Rex @ Jun 24 2010, 16:11)
QUOTE (Frikin-Freek @ Jun 23 2010, 08:58)
blush.gif
Thats cool alien.gif
But don't you think that the CPU is really expensive suicidal.gif
unless you are RICH and if you r RICH why you build it your self?
just buy the ALIEN WARE AREA-51ALX and it Looks AWESOME

OR

You should use some parts that can give good performance and Quality
but not expensive like that turn.gif

That was just a comparison to show how much money you can save by building your own computer. You can use different components.

Yeah, basically what he said. I also used high end PC's for the comparison because the price difference is more evident then compared to a cheep build.

mercie_blink.gif
Then you should name your topic as
"How To Build Your Own ALIEN WARE AREA-51ALX (I will not show you)"
and one thing you didn't mentioned how to build it you only mentioned which components it will take
and their work confused.gif
moto_whistle.gif

But nice work by showing some good components icon14.gif

Are you retarded? Did you even read or look at the rest of the topic?

sh*t like this makes be wonder why I'm still here. I'm lost all faith in this place thanks to people like you.

WoW man
sorry look like hart ur feelings
calm down take a chill-pill
I thought showing a video how to put those things will be more usefull for peoplz
those steps r confusing coz their wire which can confuse or put some pics

mercie_blink.gif
There is a video, and if you get confused by those steps you really shouldn't be building your own computer as chances are you're just going to break something.

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#35

Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:21 PM

I'm thinking he's trolling.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:30 PM

I think trying to decipher what he said was more confusing sigh.gif

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:43 PM

QUOTE (Unlimited @ Jun 28 2010, 19:30)
I've actually built all of my computers on carpet lol never had any negative issues but regardless ill keep that tip in mind. To new people adding thermal paste, use very very little. a small coat works great but too much can muck up your processor.

Actually, as long as you are grounded, you can build a PC anywhere! Its Just not recommended.
And about the Thermal Paste, yes a small amount. You can also create a pea sized dap in the middle of the CPU and then add the heatsink on.

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I think trying to decipher what he said was more confusing  sigh.gif

Lol true tounge.gif

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 01:09 AM

As somebody who has never built his own computer before, I have a few small questions. The first is, is the graphics cards listed minimum power requirement an accurate indication of the psu needed for the computer? Or is it a good idea to go a little beyond the recommended level? The second question is regarding operating systems. As my computer is pretty low end and four years old, I have started researching what I should be looking for. One website distinguished a "64 bit system" from I think a "16 bit" operating system. I'm not entirely sure what the distinction is, since the article didn't go into too much detail. Is one better than another? What are the differences?

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:19 AM

QUOTE (bbllplaya1111 @ Jul 30 2010, 20:09)
As somebody who has never built his own computer before, I have a few small questions. The first is, is the graphics cards listed minimum power requirement an accurate indication of the psu needed for the computer? Or is it a good idea to go a little beyond the recommended level? The second question is regarding operating systems. As my computer is pretty low end and four years old, I have started researching what I should be looking for. One website distinguished a "64 bit system" from I think a "16 bit" operating system. I'm not entirely sure what the distinction is, since the article didn't go into too much detail. Is one better than another? What are the differences?

Go 64-bit. There's really no reason to stick to 32-bit (that's the other OS they were talking about) anymore as pretty much everything is moving to 64.

As for the PSU, go beyond it. The PSU is one of those things you don't want to skimp on (either brand or power). Get a good brand and overshoot the power by as much as your budget can handle.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:22 AM

I'm just going to give a list of trusted hardware brands for new builders.

Motherboards: EVGA, XFX, Foxconn
Memory: Corsair, Patriot, OCZ
Graphics Cards: EVGA, XFX
Power Supply: Corsair, XFX, OCZ
Hard Drives: Samsung, Western Digital
Audio: Creative Sound Blaster, Asus Xonar, Razer Barracuda
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master, Corsair
Case: Lian Li, Cooler Master, Corsair, Antec
Thermal Compound: Tuniq TX-4, Tuniq TX-2, Arctic Silver 5

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:24 AM

5970? i7? 12 gb memory? that right there is my dream pc.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE (leik oh em jeez! @ Aug 11 2010, 01:22)
I'm just going to give a list of trusted hardware brands for new builders.

Motherboards: EVGA, XFX, Foxconn
Memory: Corsair, Patriot, OCZ
Graphics Cards: EVGA, XFX
Power Supply: Corsair, XFX, OCZ
Hard Drives: Samsung, Western Digital
Audio: Creative Sound Blaster, Asus Xonar, Razer Barracuda
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master, Corsair
Case: Lian Li, Cooler Master, Corsair, Antec
Thermal Compound: Tuniq TX-4, Tuniq TX-2, Arctic Silver 5

I would add to that list
Motherboard: Gigabyte and ASUS; Foxconn is a good high end but low budget
Memory: Kingston. And in general stay away from the "value" or "budget" ram even if it's from Corsair or anyone else
Power Supply: Antec
CPU Cooler: Arctic-Cooling, Zalman, Thermaltake
Case: Thermaltake

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 10:27 PM

Hey, Thanks for the great guide! Really helped me out as I recently built my own computer from scratch. Building it was a challenge, Especially fitting the CPU Cooler as the instructions were quite vague.
Otherwise it all went smoothly. I definitely understand how people who build thier own PC feel a sense of achievement after completing it, as I feel great achievement and pride as i've had no failures or problems so far. I feel like I almost know my computer inside out as I built it, something you wouldn't get with a store bought/pre-built and even a made to specification PC. Being able to start afresh with a new computer that isn't filled up with useless trials and crap I don't need or want is also a great plus biggrin.gif

Thanks Again Unlimited smile.gif

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:14 PM

Glad I could help you. smile.gif

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:30 PM

Thanks for posting this Ryan. This will sure help me come Christmas when I get all the parts I need to build my first custom PC. A real nice guide and I like how you used examples.

Very well done. smile.gif

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 07:02 PM

Thank you. Glad it helped you out. smile.gif

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:28 PM

Very useful, thanks for this, guys.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:25 PM

No I didn't read all of this topic but I did read a far amount of the guide. I also did notice a few comments about the thermal compound, so I'm going to add mine.
I think it should be pointed out that these days most CPUs with included heatsink have all the thermal compound you need already applied to the heatsink itself. Also more and more third-party heatsink will have thermal compound already applied as well.

Lastly I know this is more for advanced builders but not all thermal compound is the same and more importantly applied the same. With Arctic Silver 5, and others like it, you need only about the size of a grain of dry white rice applied to the CPU itself and spread out evenly. Mean while very small dab is applied heatsink spread around and then as strange as it sounds it's wiped off; the idea is only to fill in all of the micro imperfections on the surface.
Always read the manufacturer's directions on how to apply their brand and the type of compound you got.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:46 PM

Thanks for the re-pin Wolf. I'm going to be updating this in the next few weeks.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:54 AM

icon14.gif Now I can install my new motherboard using this guide. Thanks for posting biggrin.gif

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:48 PM

Glad it helped. smile.gif

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:26 PM

Hi quick question biggrin.gif
When you buy the motherboard, does it come with the screws needed to secure it and sata cables?

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 01:50 PM

It does have SATA cables, but no screws (you should receive them with the computer case).

@OP - I think you should add Enermax to trusted PSU producers. wink.gif Maybe SuperFlower as well - in the recent time they've been releasing some really top notch power supplies. And also Fortron/FSP.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:32 PM

QUOTE (yojo2 @ Jun 7 2011, 13:50)
It does have SATA cables, but no screws (you should receive them with the computer case).

Ok thank you smile.gif
In a few months time after my exams and holiday, I'm thinking of building my own computer. It will be a first and I will let you know how it goes. Hopefully it will run ok as I did my school work experiance at a place where they refurbish old computers and send them to Africa. The computers were very old though as most had Pentium 3 cpu's and like 20GB HDD's
We had to install Windows XP on everyone of them, seeing the old internet explorer gave me some memories. I've also replaced the ram and graphics card in this pc as well but there's no point in upgrading this outdated pc anymore so that's mainly why I want to build a new one. Oh and for gaming to cool.gif

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 11:48 PM

The PSU section is a little jacked up, but that's because the PSU industry is jacked up.

Here is an explanation: http://www.tomshardw...r-oem,2729.html


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Posted 24 July 2011 - 12:11 AM

In the Common terms sections, I'd like to clear up a few things.
  • ATA is Advanced Technology Attachment
  • IDE is Integrated Drive (Device?) Electronics
  • It would be better if PCIe is added to the definition of PCI-Express
  • The abbreviation of Hard Disk Drive is HDD, not HHD.
  • It is not exactly correct that new PCs do not use PATA/IDE. Just that some new boards eliminate them since IDE cables are costly and almost all new drives are SATA

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 12:28 AM

QUOTE (Kweckzilber @ Saturday, Jul 23 2011, 21:11)
In the Common terms sections, I'd like to clear up a few things.
  • ATA is Advanced Technology Attachment
  • IDE is Integrated Drive (Device?) Electronics
  • It would be better if PCIe is added to the definition of PCI-Express
  • The abbreviation of Hard Disk Drive is HDD, not HHD.
  • It is not exactly correct that new PCs do not use PATA/IDE. Just that some new boards eliminate them since IDE cables are costly and almost all new drives are SATA

Thanks for the suggestions to it and pointing out the typo's/errors. icon14.gif

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:58 AM

I just ordered by very first build from newegg. I really excited.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912
MOBO: ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1)
CPU: Intel i5-2500K
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M600
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
Optical: LG DVD/Cd Burner

Grand total: 977.45

Not bad for under 1k!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:07 AM Edited by .Lycosa, 27 August 2011 - 01:09 AM.

Seems like a pretty solid build, enjoy! Make sure you overclock it!

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 04:17 PM

I am considering building myself a new PC in the coming months (most likely before the end of the year). I will be building it myself and I was wondering if some of you guys could help me out?

My budget is about 1000-1200, which components would you recomend I buy (I will be using it for gaming, if that makes a difference)? Also, where would you recomend I buy the components from if I live in Britain? My friend, who also happens to be building a PC later this year too, suggested purchasing them from Amazon.




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