Custom PC building

  dcc69 00:26 05 Apr 2004

I would consider myself ok when talking computer jargon and my knowledge of them.
I would like to, in the near future, build my own pc. I have read some stuff about it. Could someone give me a list with some details of exactly what i would need for the basics.

I would of thought....
2.PSU and fans
5.DDR Ram
6.Graphics card
7.Sound card
8.Hard drive
9.Optical drives

I would also like to had some nice little neons for the jazzy space age look.

Being only 16 the cash flow is a bit of a problem, but I feel I could recycle some of my PC.

I have....

AMD Athlon XP 2600+, jetway KT 400-8235 motherboard, 512mb DDR Ram, Geforce FX 5900 XT graphics card(brand new today :D), one cd/dvd rom drive,cdrw(52x24x52), dont know what sound card).

That is about it, what do u feel is worth recyling??

  hugh-265156 00:46 05 Apr 2004

whats wrong with your current system?

get a nice pre modded case or buy a half decent plain one and do it yourself a la dremel and jigsaw etc paint it or wrap it and go mad with the neons and swap everything over into it.would be cheaper than shelling out for a new one.

some links for you:

videos click here

click here click here
click here
click here
click here

  hugh-265156 00:50 05 Apr 2004

another good site click here

Look at more memory, maybe a XP2500 Barton chip that you can over clock more than a XP2600.

Also for case modding a good place is click here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Microsoft Surface Book 2 hands-on review – bigger and 5x faster

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Que faire si son iPhone ou iPad est tombé dans de l'eau ?