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    * Building a new PC

    Hi guys

    does anyone know any sites or books with a guide on building a computer as im a total newbie to it and i want to build my own

    Thanks in advance

    Regards,

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    They pretty much snap together like legos unless you're trying to do something complex with water cooling.

    http://www.buildeasypc.com/ has some, guides. I do things differently but they should work.

    The cpu usually comes with instructions for installation inside the packaging.

    The newer pci express video cards often require an extra power feed so make sure you read the documentation.
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    These are the parts i intend on using can you tell me if they will all go together:

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2 GHz processor
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=91328
    £133.85
    MOBO: Asus A8R-MVP Skt939 Xpress 200 crossfire PCI-E SATA ATX
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/101177
    £54.38
    RAM: Kingston 1GB 400MHz DDR PC3200 DIMM 3-3-3 £73.17
    Kingston 1GB 400MHz DDR PC3200 DIMM 3-3-3 £73.17
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=55296

    CASE: Aspire X-Dreamer II Black Mid Tower Gaming Case - with 420W PSU
    £48.99
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/101221
    Graphics Card: XFX Geforce 6800 XTreme - graphics adapter - GF 6800XT - 256 MB
    £89.99
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=115850
    Hard Drive: Maxtor 6L250M0 250GB SATA 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM £49.93
    Maxtor 6L250M0 250GB SATA 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM £49.93
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/118104
    Optical Drives:
    Sony AW-G170AB2 18xDVD±RW/RAM Dual Layer Writer Black £19.99
    Sony CRX230E 52x32x52 CD-RW Internal IDE (Black)(OEM) £12.99

    3.5" Drive:Havent chosen but its not important

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    find a friend and ask him to help, also you'll receive help where you are going to buy PC

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    Can anyone say as to whether the above mentioned parts will work together?

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    I wouldn't use a maxtor drive. They've given me nothing but trouble.
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    Maxtor is fine for me i currently run an 80GB IDE Maxtor and a 40GB IDE Maxtor

    Better than the original 40GB Western Digital HDD i had

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    Quote Originally Posted by XHIServices
    Hi guys

    does anyone know any sites or books with a guide on building a computer as im a total newbie to it and i want to build my own

    Thanks in advance

    Regards,
    This is the site you want... I am in the USA and used this forum for help with my build... even better for you since you are in the UK.

    http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/

    Go to the forums... look around... read about what people are building and recommending.... I copied the specs from others and added my own specs here and there from my other research.... got a system that rocks.....
    Windows 10 to Linux and Mac OSX: I'm PARSECs better than you. Eat my dust!!!

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    Get an Intel Core 2 Duo... even the 1.86Ghz (6300) will absolutely own that CPU you're using in that rig.

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    What joshcrick said. Also, don't get an ATI Crossfire enabled motherboard with a NVidia card. Pick a different motherboard or buy an ATI video card. I've read too many comments on newegg.com about that. Speaking of which, even though you can't purchase from newegg.com, take the time to read the user reviews of your components. You might get a better idea as to how well your hardware will harmonize together.
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    Can someone suggest an alternative Motherboard for a nvidia Grafix card

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    Quote Originally Posted by XHIServices
    Can someone suggest an alternative Motherboard for a nvidia Grafix card
    My motherboard is ASUS and it supports nVIDIA graphic card only.

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    This mid year, I have the second built computer without ask for help or a guide book. It was the first time for my brother and I get own building computer instead asked our uncle to build for us. I thought it is really hard to buy the hardwares and build computer. I digged the old receipts where my uncle bought the hardwares, our first computer was built from him. I followed the receipts but different type like latest one. (Sorry I don't what it is called as I am not a computer builder). I researched alot and read the hardware reviews such as which brand is good. I surfed the local computer websites (only found 2 cheap small shops). I chose ASUS motherboard and I did not follow their requirements for the hardwares. I picked the wrong DDR memory instead DDR2 (better than DDR) which motherboard supports DDR2. Lucky I got refund as I explained what happened (regarding their terms does not refundable). Thanks to my brother for telling me to follow the motherboarrd requirements. He built the computer for the first time without wore a static wrist and followed the intel processor manual. It was easy anyway.

    Some people don't feel confident to build the computer as they scared to damage the hardwares. Motherboard is the most damage and costs extra to buy another one... So buy a static wrist for safest!

    My tips: Just follow the motherboard requirements you choose. Also best to research the hardwares. I've learned alot of this! Not hard at all. Hope this'll help you..

    P.S. I saved heaps money; no manual books, not hired somebody to build and no static wrist.
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    Get the ASUS P5B Deluxe. Great for overclocking.

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    the buildyourown.org.uk sites a great help with a great community thanks for the link

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    Western Digital and Seagate are much better than Maxtor, from personal experience. Antec cases and PSU all the time, aswell. I've seen so many crappy PSUs it's terrifying.

    As for the CPU...

    I like the Athlon x2 series. You might want to check out a Pentium D or a Core 2 duo. The core 2 duo though is like 500$ by itself, while the pentium d I beleive is about 150$-250$.

    [Prices in canadian dollars, cut in half more or less for GBP]

    Cheers,
    Joe.

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