Self build

  paul654 23:51 04 Jan 2005

I am toying with the idea of building my own PC. Can anyone recomend any good/helpful sites...this will be my first attempt so a begginers guide would be helpful. All the sites I've visited so far seem out of date, what I really need is advice on the most up to date hardware.

  Night Ryder 00:02 05 Jan 2005

Have a look at this site click here you'll find all the components and advice you require to build the fastest PC's

  Quintus 00:05 05 Jan 2005

I would advise that you have a look at Komplett: click here and Mircodirect: click here

  AndySD 00:08 05 Jan 2005

click here tomshardware

click here motherboards

  Belatucadrus 00:20 05 Jan 2005
  Strawballs 01:48 05 Jan 2005
  THE TERMINATOR 01:48 05 Jan 2005

You cannot rush into this(believe me I have done it many times) First you need to decide what processor you are going to get, then your mobo,(has it onboard sound & graphics)you may need a new case if you are upgrading) and decide what you are going to keep from your old pc. If you are thinking of P4 then you will most definately need DDR memory(any other won't be fast enough for P4)and you will need a new PSU. Believe me if you are upgrading, your drives and modem will be all you will keep from your old pc. So you need to plan this carefully then get the know how to build it(the right tools included) be careful, but let me tell you it is most rewarding and cost effective.
Personally, I decided on P4, got a mobo,case & memory from PC World, and carried on from there, and built it all up in a couple of hours. Hope this helps....TT

  THE TERMINATOR 01:53 05 Jan 2005

Check this out before you start click here ....TT

  THE TERMINATOR 01:59 05 Jan 2005

Some of the latest mobo's include graphics and sound, so these could be two items you will not need and/or they could be better than the ones you have....TT

  paul654 10:04 05 Jan 2005

Thanks for your help folks. I'm hoping to construct a 'kick-ass' gaming machine. I'm in the process of pricing up the components, I suppose I'll only go ahead if its cost effective, otherwise it looks like another visit to the Mesh site...

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