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  1. #1 My Computer Build 
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    Hey guys, i will be building a computer from scratch and i hope ill inspire someone here to build one aswell.
    Ok the components:
    Motherboard - £113.31
    RAM - £34.99
    Case - £54.99
    Video Card - £26.79
    Processor - £159.99
    Hard Drive - £66.82
    Anti Static Wrist Band - £1.99
    Thermal Compound - £5.61
    Total: £475.17/$708.43

    i currently have £220.
    If anyone would like to know how to build a computer then send me a message; it took me about 3 hours to learn the stuff.
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    shits weak.
    I'm a fag.
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    I stopped upgrading my PC a couple years ago. I finally realized that I don't play PC games anymore except for older ones like CS1.6 or C&C:RA... *hugs his 360*

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    Yeah I have to agree with carp, that is a pretty weak build. But if your on a budget hey, its not horrible, especially compared to some ppl's machines.


    Its missing case fans and a burner and power supply (unless you plan on recylcling one.) You wont need thermal compound unless you are getting a aftermarket heatsink, which i dont see on your list. The retail processor you picked comes with a stock heatsink that has a built in thermal pad.
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    you don't need that static band just touch the metal housing on the case (unless you have a very static environment)




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    Quote Originally Posted by EmuGamer View Post

    Its missing case fans and a burner and power supply (unless you plan on recylcling one.) You wont need thermal compound unless you are getting a aftermarket heatsink, which i dont see on your list. The retail processor you picked comes with a stock heatsink that has a built in thermal pad.
    The case comes with PSU and fans, i have optical drives at home.

    new video card
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    You're wasting your money on a quad core processor, you won't make use of it. Just get a better dual core.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killer3737 View Post
    You're wasting your money on a quad core processor, you won't make use of it. Just get a better dual core.
    this one ? Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Socket 775 (3.0GHz) 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer
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    Get dual core, a better mobo, a better video card, and get at least an 800watt psu so you have room to upgrade some other parts before needing to upgrade your psu.
    Get decent case fans, and make sure you have an exhaust fan as well.

    When you're building a computer, go big or go home.
    The way software comes out for pc, if you build weak at first, you'll take even longer to catch up to be able to play with the big boys.
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    does anyone know of any games that dont need a custom firmware
    lol
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    Should be better, yup. I've heard people with Quad Cores complaining that it's actually slower for them than the Dual Core they used to have or their friends have, because despite having a higher total speed, if the programs can't utilise all four cores, two of them are useless.

    I wouldn't recommend a Quad Core for any standard home PC build yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klause View Post
    Get dual core, a better mobo, a better video card, and get at least an 800watt psu so you have room to upgrade some other parts before needing to upgrade your psu.
    Get decent case fans, and make sure you have an exhaust fan as well.

    When you're building a computer, go big or go home.
    The way software comes out for pc, if you build weak at first, you'll take even longer to catch up to be able to play with the big boys.
    It really does depend on your budget though, you have to work to what you have. Like you say though, it is important which base items you buy, because you don't want to have to upgrade the mobo or PSU later down the road.

    I have that problem with my current PC, it's getting on for five years old now so very dated. I've tried to update it the best i can, but with the mobo it has, i'm limited to a single core 3.4Ghz processor.

    For a budget of £500, assuming you already have perephials and a monitor, i'd go for something like this:

    Decent Gigabyte Mobo, maybe a GA-EP31-DS3L
    Core 2 Duo E8400
    800W PSU
    4GB Kingston DDR2 Ram
    1GB ATI Graphics Card
    500GB SATAII HDD
    Windows XP SP3

    I just did that quickly, with more checking i could make a better build.
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    edit: accidental double post.
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    That's along that lines of a set up I was thinking of.

    Be careful with some Gigabyte mobos and Vista.
    They clash for some reason...They might have gotten that issue fixed, but just giving you a heads up.

    And if you don't have a decent mouse, keyboard, and monitor...You will need another $200-600 depending on quality, etc.
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    does anyone know of any games that dont need a custom firmware
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    How is the gigabyt mobo any better than the one i chose?
    RAM size is the same.
    and i wont be looking to upgrade.
    and i dont need a good graphics card, its not a gaming computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killer3737 View Post
    Should be better, yup. I've heard people with Quad Cores complaining that it's actually slower for them than the Dual Core they used to have or their friends have, because despite having a higher total speed, if the programs can't utilise all four cores, two of them are useless.

    I wouldn't recommend a Quad Core for any standard home PC build yet.
    Exactly, if the program you're running can't utilize all four cores, (which few can) then you just have your processor running half of it's capability at all times when you could just get the faster dual core.
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    would you say my custom build is better than this one? Targa
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