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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Buy all the needed parts and... well... build it. It's definitely not as hard as it looks.
Definitely not. The hardest part would probably be the CPU, but even that is fairly straightforward, if you don't mind using stock cooling.
    
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http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1444

MUCH easier than it seems.
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I think to it a bit like lego but more fun to see all these boxes and see wow this wouldve cost me this much from dell
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How do I build my own computer? I've never done it before.
Hey buddy, welcome.

Pretty much everyone on this forum has built their own computer, and it's much easier than you would think. If you can build Legos, than you can build a computer.. all it takes is following some simple instructions.

If you decided to make the leap and try it, we'll be here to help you out every step of the way!

Basically you need to count all the parts that you have and make sure you get everything. Depending on what you want to use the computer for and what the budget is you buy different parts (and we will help you chose what parts). Then all it is is putting it together. You don't need to know how to program or do anything.. it's just plugging in cables and all in all very straightforward - the instruction manuals that come with all the parts tell you exactly how to do it, and if you can't figure anything out just post on this forum and you'll have your questions answered VERY quickly.
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I think to it a bit like lego but more fun to see all these boxes and see wow this wouldve cost me this much from dell
LOL 2 back to back LEGO analogies...

I'm actually not THAT surprised.. we probably all played with Legos growing up.
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Brilliant article! Rep+ for posting such a helpful link.

Altec, tell us what you're looking to use the computer for and what your budget is. We can help guide you on what parts would be the best for your money.

Oh, and if you're not in the US, tell us which country you are in so that we can find appropriate sites and price info.
     
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If you are set on a custom build, go to www.ecollegepc.com and use the custom builder for C2D/Q or i7. They are extremely reasonably priced as far as custom builders go.
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post #18 of 35
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the help.

I am looking for a PC that can play this generation and next generation games at descent FPS with medium settings.

My price range is $800. Can anyone come up with a list of products that I can buy?
post #19 of 35
you can build a heck of a computer for 800 dollars. to give you a better idea for building, just pop open your current computer and figure out where the wires go. it definitely shuoldn't be that hard.

I paid 1100 for my parts 3 months ago and you could get the same exact parts fo about 800. I am pleased with my computer as a whole and you could probably Build the same computer as me if you liked. (i'd deninitely go with a better cooler mines not that good. )
    
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GSing, could you give me a list of parts and where you bought them? One again, can anyone compile a list of parts?

I would like NVidia instead of ATI and my price is 800!
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