Hi - I'm gonna try to build a pc. As it's my first time i don't want to spend loads of cash on 'posh' components - i'm really doing it for interest, so i'd like to keep them cheap and cheerful. Could someone out there give me a detailed list of components i'll need (say AMD Duron processor a suitable motherboard, graphics card etc etc)...so i can go and buy them from my local pc shop. I've had a read of click here but would like to buy a book that i can have on the table as i'm building. Any recommendations? Thanks.
It's important to look at your budget, once you have this you can then goto a computer shop & select your components, any half descent shop will sell you compatible components suited to your build.
Most of the major thing's you will have to do will be with regard the motherboard eg, plugging cables, some of which are very small. Your new motherboard will come with a manual showing you a "MAP" of the connection & settings.
I'm sure there are a number of people here whom can offer you real help & advice depending upon your area, where you live!!!
Watch out for the 240v power though, ROFL I remember one time being on the telephone to a suplier due to a faulty on / off switch, (Twas an old AT Case) I can hear 'em laughing at me already!!!... Let's just say I got my first taste of electrocution. I just felt sorry for the person on the phone "It when flying across the room".....
buy the pca archive disk this now has all the articles from pca 2000/2001/2002 and is very good. You also can have it free if you take out a subscription to pca - no I am not a staff member of pca just like the mag and site it has been very helpful to me and I enjoy trying to help [or is that hinder] others.