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I'm still considering that. But what I do need to know is if I need a full tower case. The Phantom looks badass but there aren't many cool mids that they have.
It takes closer to about 1 hour-3 hours with careful planning and sometimes very minor modding to build a system. Not counting overclocking/OS installation

But yes some experienced members can do it in approximately 30 minutes with a somewhat okay cable management. Using a modular power supply also helps some.


No you don't need a full tower, unless of course you want a look.

Most high end mid towers have plenty of room to fit the largest of graphics cards and power supplies.
I got me a Corsair 650D, it's expensive but very sleek and professional looking.
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Rather build it yourself or if you are not sure you will manage then ask more experience friend of yours to do it for you. You will always get it cheaper that way.
Just write here how much you want to spend on it, where you live and you will get lot of replies with whats best buy for your money.
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Rather build it yourself or if you are not sure you will manage then ask more experience friend of yours to do it for you. You will always get it cheaper that way.
Just write here how much you want to spend on it, where you live and you will get lot of replies with whats best buy for your money.
My friends are, well not that smart with computers or knowledgeable for a build.
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I see, then maybe friends of your friends? Anyway you try it yourself as you have mentioned above. It's not very hard and there is lot of tutorials how to do it.
Nothing can beat the satisfaction of making own rig
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I see, then maybe friends of your friends? Anyway you try it yourself as you have mentioned above. It's not very hard and there is lot of tutorials how to do it.
Nothing can beat the satisfaction of making own rig
Yeah, I am just stuck.
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My friends are, well not that smart with computers or knowledgeable for a build.
You can do it yourself. Almost all the connections are sloted to go in only one way, so you can't mess it up. All you need is a screwdriver for tools (and zipties if you want good cable management). Installing all the software/OS is just following onscreen prompts. The only difficult part is getting compatible parts, but obviously you have experts here to do that for you.

Worst case scenario would be getting faulty parts, and troubleshooting which parts were causing system crashes. But, that doesn't happen very often.
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I mean I watched this 2 hour video on YouTube about a month ago on this guy building one. It seems easy but the wiring seems sort of hard/complicated. Ah, here


Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 5/28/11 at 11:21am
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I mean I watched this 2 hour vidoe on YouTube about a month ago on this guy building one. It seems easy but the wiring seems sort of hard/complicated. Ah, here
Like I said, most of the connections are sloted (if i'm not mistaken, all of them are except the front panel ones for the power, reset, led, etc.). So, essentially it will be fitting triangle pegs into triangle slots, and fitting circle pegs into circle slots.
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I am also worried about if I F up the mobo with static electricity from me. Seems like there are many things that can go downhill, fast.
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If you can wire a home theater system, you can wire a computer. Seriously, it looks harder, but its not. Just get a checklist of what cables your gonna install, and as you install them,check them off so you don't forget or overlook something.

On my first build I plugged in everything except the power button cable on my case. Hit power, nothing happened, I freaked out. Came back 15 mins after a smoke, opened the side panel, went through my checklist and duh... its the power button!

It's really easy, just do your research, ask questions here, and just go for it! As someone said, everything only goes one way, so its almost idiot proof (to a degree obviously )
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