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I mean bought all the components seperately and assembled it.
How easy is it to do on a scale of 1 to 10?
Well I did it with my uncle who is apparently an expert on it.
Bloody expensive too if you're getting the best components. I did it about five years ago and spent £1,100 on it. It was beautiful but it collapsed dead after one and a half years. Dodgy motherboard or something I suspect.
But now it controls me.
biggest challenge is picking the right bits nowadays..the assembly is easy thou just be sure u get an anti static wrist band.
once you've spent the time researching the right bits its fairly easy - they design most of the parts to only fit one way:)
if you're new at it, it might be worth posting what you're considering buying on a specialist board for opinions (there's loads of them out there) just for a bit of reassurance that everything is compatible!
whilst at work the other day, he did it in a shift, and uploaded windows vista ULTIMATE
probably took longer to install it than it did to make the pc.
but still it's the ULTIMATE edition
leave the ironic x's out of this
During my mid-teens I had a Saturday job at a computer repair shop, which basically consisted of taking the porn viruses off computers filled with far too much dodgy porn and then trying to sell them some new RAM so they could look at porn even faster. Built a fair few from scratch, too.
The parts is the hardest bit. Difficulty when it comes to actually sticking it together is more so than Lego, less than Technic.
I'll be doing this once I get some money together.
It's the best way.
You get what you want and it works out a bit cheap too i suspect.
I priced a nice set up for around £500.
SO EASY and pretty cheap. very little wiring to be done, mostly just making sure you put the right bit in the right bit.
I mean, I've installed new hard drives, ram, graphics cards, dvd drives and stuff before. just never a whole motherboard.
Do you need to know a load of BIOS shit to get it up and running?
no need to mess heavily in bios unless only if you're trying overclocking (a different kettle of fish entirely - i manage to fuck my computer hard screwing about)
sounds like you'll be fine - go fer it:)
plug everything in, put cd in drive, install!
built will give you a one to two year warranty. Parts generally come with a 5 year guarantee.
So long as you take your time putting it together it's fairly straight forward.
Lets not pretend dell can charge what they do whilst employing technical experts to construct the things.
it's easy and i'm a GIRL. just make sure you buy an anti-static wristband wotsit and you may need some thermal heatsink paste for the processor.
Just leave the PSU plugged in and touch the outside of the case or touch your radiator.
As long as you don't wear a massively static jumper and then rub the components on it a few times it's not an issue.
Gigabyte GA P31-DS3L, iP31 Express,
2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 SLACR, K
Coolermaster RC-330 V2 Elite Black Case
Geeforce 9600 GT Graphics card
350GB Seagate Barracuda Hard Disk
u need to make a check list, it enables u to make sure u hav all the right parts and the best parts. make sure u have an anti static device that plugs into a socket and takes all the static out of u so u dont ruin all the components. also do not have any strong magnets around lol
but then some kid came round with a giant terminator and things got a bit out of hand.
I've put RAM and graphics cards in and that before without any problem, never even heard of an anti-static wristband.