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and ordered it.
It's probably £400 and something altogether
its nearly finished...
Was it your first build? I'm gonna build a computer soon, when I have some cash money. I've done a bit of research and the build itself doesn't look difficult at all (I was imagining soldering, billions of wires and tiny screws everywhere), the only tricky bit seems to be making sure all of the components will work together - right motherboard for the processor, PSU that's not gonna be underpowered for the graphics card etc.
my brother has built load of pcs so he did all the hard work making sure everything was right, but putting it together is really easy.
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 SKT-AM3+ Motherboard
Komputerbay (never heard of them either) 2 x 4GB Ram
Corsair TX650w PSU
2 x 500GB Western Digital Sata3
Kept same graphics card - Geforce 9600GT which I may or may not update in the near future.
If you've got a spare £60 flying around I'd get a cheap SSD, such a good, tangible upgrade. If you install the OS on it it'll boot up in seconds.
I haven't bought those two harddrives yet so I will do that actually. I wasn't even aware of such things. Out of touch. I'll get a 60gb one and put Windows on it.
is to avoid using the Windows default download/documents folder, or use a program like TreeSize to move them to your HD. 60Gb does fill up surprisingly quickly.
You won't see much of an improvement moving big files like videos around. If you've got 400 gigs worth of games to speed up, well, it's your grandkids' inheritance, but a 500 gig SSD seems a bit like overkill. I'd get a 120 gig one for now and see if they improve/come down in price.
windows 7 particularly seems to be constantly writing and accessing.
komputerbay ram is usually just rebranded samsung stuff, I'm not sure why it is so cheap though.
I don't know how big a mistake it might have been getting an AMD FX-8120
oh wait maybe it was the i7
im really out of date
Great bang per buck, especially the overclockable ones. The AMD Bulldozer chip the OP bought was a massive let-down on launch but at that price point they're fine.
When at CKC camp in the fall of 04 and 05 (yes, I know that isn’t even the best computer building camp but Mom is an IDIOT and just booked the nearest one, already know) I was so good at computer builds that me and Mr Kingstanley pretty much spent the whole time off club campus in his house building our own supercomputer because he said his basic camp teach stuff was just too simple for me and there was something special about me that he liked. He said that if Nasa had had me in their team they would have already been to Mars and maybe even Jupiter by now. I became such an expert that I WAS BASICALLY LEADING most of his classes and in charge of writing his slides for seminars. Then in 06 I just started building at home and didn’t even bother with computer camp (after all Mr Kingstanley had left by then over pay dispute) so I mostly build computers that are pretty much 3 gens ahead of ivybridge and sell for about $10,000 TO PRIVATE BUYERS AND ENTHUSIASTS.