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post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Waldoh74, I just noticed the pricing on all those parts your spec'd. $714???
Wow...just was looking at Velocity Micro site...and a basic Z35 machine is $2400. Is it hard to build one? Was looking in the phone book for companies that will do it for a fee...but I don't see anything. Are there instructions anywhere? I think I could do it if I had a good idea how to do it in advance. Like a dry run in my head :-) But I re-installed windows xp on my dell recently and I can't even get all the drivers installed. My rescue disks didn't seem to work. But the hard drive in my Lenovo lappy just failed too and my rescue disks worked perfectly there. Am I too challenged :-)
post #12 of 14

Don't overthink it boss. First off, Windows 7...drivers are a snap. Just have the computer plugged in to the internet when you install it and start it up for the first time and it will automatically search for the drivers of the your peripherals, video cards, etc and get you up and running with the basics. However, you will have to download the actual programs yourself. By that I mean, for example Catalyst Control Center for ATI video cards. Windows will set it up for you so it can be used and give you a correct resolution, as opposed to in XP where you have to do everything manually.

The actual building of the computer. Everything comes with instructions. Even then, you really don't need them as long as you have common sense. Just treat all the components gently/with respect and you'll be fine. Roam around the forums/internet/youtube on actually putting everything together and you will be just fine. Don't worry about finding, say a tutorial on how to put a pc together with the same motherboard you will be purchasing, simply because everything is pretty much the same/same concept, whether it is AMD or Intel based.

Save your money, and take your time brother. Hint NCIX Tech Tips, Linus does a good job breaking everything down I think.


Oh, BTW. That parts layout I posted. Don't take it to seriously, you can tweak it yourself. If it is going to be a dedicated work station, you can make it even simpler (i.e. cheaper video card) and save even more cash. Just make sure your buy Windows 7 64bit OEM. You can only use it for that motherboard its installed on, but saves you $100!
Edited by waldoh74 - 8/2/11 at 9:18pm
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post #13 of 14
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I'm still kicking this around. Back to the monitors...I have definitely decided that I would rather have multiple monitors than one big one (Dell U3011). I currently have 2 old Ultrasharp 1905FPs. They're not IPS but I think they were the next best thing at the time. Would you buy 3 new U2410s or U2311Hs or buy one U2410 or U2311H for now and put the 1905s on the sides? Also, for photo editing, which graphics card to drive 3 monitors would suffice...AMD Radeon HD 6670, 6770 or 6870? Thanks.
post #14 of 14
Most monitors support 3 monitors I believe. Whether they have HDMI, Display Port, DVI, etc, it varies card to card. Most current cards should be able to run 3 monitors very easily, the only time you have to worry about video card power with multiple monitors is if you are playing games or using CAD programs. But if your photo editing, shoudln't be an issue.
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Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8x Asus Bluray Windows 7 Home 64, Ubuntu 11.04 Samsung 27" LCD Ducky MX Reds 
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Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8x Asus Bluray Windows 7 Home 64, Ubuntu 11.04 Samsung 27" LCD Ducky MX Reds 
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