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Hey guys, just thought I'd say hi. Been lurking off and on for awhile, but decided to finally make an account. I'd really like to learn how to build my own pc some time soon, and I hear this is the place to start.
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Welcome, I just built a computer for the first time and the guys here are really helpful! Its really a lot easier than most ppl think and I don’t know why anyone buys a PC all put together.. I have a 3 year warrantee on every item I purchased so if one part goes I don’t have to send the whole thing back. OCN is like the best customer support ever! They push you to push your computer to the edge so you get the best performance possible. OCN, is after all the pursuit of performance.
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Hello, and welcome to Overclock.net

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Originally Posted by Ash_ View Post
Welcome, I just built a computer for the first time and the guys here are really helpful! Its really a lot easier than most ppl think and I don’t know why anyone buys a PC all put together.. I have a 3 year warrantee on every item I purchased so if one part goes I don’t have to send the whole thing back. OCN is like the best customer support ever! They push you to push your computer to the edge so you get the best performance possible. OCN, is after all the pursuit of performance.
I would agree with this. The first PC that I built was a socket 939 Linux PC, so if things went wrong I wasn't that much out of money. And anyway, it's still fairly modern and helps you get a better knowledge of how to build a more modern one. The only problem I had, was that I bought the cheapest case and regret it for 2 reasons: 1. The Metal is sharp. Very Sharp. 2. I cut my finger on it.
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^-- What he said. Rolled edges are your friend.

Welcome! This site is addictive, beware. You'll see all these 1-2k rigs and just But also
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Thanks guys. I'm pretty eager to learn, but as you've probably heard before I'm afraid to start with something big and end up damaging something expensive. I found a rig at a garage sale for cheap, so I'm going to mess with it as my learning project. When I'm ready, I'm going to start shopping for parts and see where it takes me.
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NCIX Tech Tips

, on YouTube helped me to see just how easy it can be. I went with AMD because of my brother and because of Linus. The link will take you to a killer build with AMD Black parts and a tutorial on how to do it.
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Thanks! I'll be bookmarking this one for sure.
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welcome to the OCN forums
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Originally Posted by jammy4041 View Post
Hello, and welcome to Overclock.net



I would agree with this. The first PC that I built was a socket 939 Linux PC, so if things went wrong I wasn't that much out of money. And anyway, it's still fairly modern and helps you get a better knowledge of how to build a more modern one. The only problem I had, was that I bought the cheapest case and regret it for 2 reasons: 1. The Metal is sharp. Very Sharp. 2. I cut my finger on it.
So seriously, how much money do you really save building your own? Say I went over to CyberPower and customized my own rig. It looks like I can get a pretty decent set up for around $3000. How much would I save if I did it myself?
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welcome to the OCN forums
Thanks! This seems to be a very active forum, so got some catching up to do.
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