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Topic # 14728 17-Jul-2007 16:36
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i am wanting to build a pc and ive never done it before so i was wondering where i should look for info ill need on how to do it?
all the parts are compatible:

CPU: intel Core 2 Duo E6850, 4 cache 1333MHz
Motherboard: Asus P5K intel P35 chipset
Ram: 4G DDR2 800 kingston ram
Hard drive: Seagate 320G SATA2 16M
Video card: nVidia 8800GTS 640m
 Asus DVD writer 18x lightscribe
MGE Dragon case 500w power supply

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  Reply # 78523 17-Jul-2007 18:25
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Tom's Hardware usually has some good guides in their How-To section(e.g. How To Build A PC, Part 3: Putting It All Together).  The manuals that come with the hardware are usually good too (though sometimes a bit more technical).  Failing that, google "build assemble PC" and you should get some results. 

It really is quite easy nowadays as it's mostly "plug n play".  As long as you follow a logical order and prepare to spend a few hours, you should be fine.  The best things to remember are your antistatic precautions (regularly ground yourself on metal or use a wrist-strap) and not to force anything - especially the CPU (you really don't want to bend a pin).  Any questions or doubts, just ask on here and one of us who's been there before should be able to offer advice.

Good luck and have fun.

p.s. out of curiosity, what OS are you installing?




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  Reply # 78524 17-Jul-2007 18:31
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thanks for that:)
ill be putting vista home premium on- but this is a bit of a 'couple of month long project'. im just going to be the components a bit at a time and build it as i dont have all the money to outright buy it and i dont want to just settle for something that doesnt have all the specs im wanting.

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  Reply # 78531 17-Jul-2007 19:43
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Good cool - I couldn't be bothered waiting and missed out on nForce4 Ultra boards by a month.  Of course, the flipside of this is that there always be something better about to be released.




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  Reply # 78542 17-Jul-2007 21:49
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A couple of points: if you can, the first time you work on a PC with the case open (assuming you have not done before) see if you can do it with someone else who has done so before.  Youtube probably has lots of videos of people upgrading their systems and showing how it's done.  Buying the case, motherboard, psu, processor and memory at the same time (and having the retailer install them as well) can make things a lot easier, but you may need to pay extra for that.

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