How Hard Exactly Is Putting A Computer Together?

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  1. Nostradamus.

    Nostradamus. Well-Known Member

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    I've never done it and I realize that putting one together is cheaper then buying a premade.


    If i buy all these parts how hard is it to put it together?
     
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    Not hard just make sure there is no static electricity and unplug the cord in the back. But i think xelink will tell you when he sees this
     
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    Undoing the plug isn't always the *best* way to do it, just connect your PSU last, and the cord to the wall (make sure power is off) will act as a ground for any static electricity you may have.
     
  4. Nostradamus.

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    I meant putting it together not grounding it..

    And yeah i know about the static grounding stuff. I've cleaned my computer before.
     
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    not that hard, as long as you do everything right, it should be a piece of cake.. I mean, putting a couple parts in the holes inside the mother isnt really hard as long as you follow the instructions and such
     
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    long as u dont do somthin stupid ull be good
     
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    Putting together a computer is fairly simple, the first time I did it, it took me about 1 hour but thats because I was being extra cautious. Read your motherboard(mobo) book and it will tell you where to put your ram. Once you get the Motherboard hooked on the case as well as putting the Processor(CPU) in its place everything else is extremely simple. If you get a Dual Core Processor I would highly suggest watching a tutorial on how to put the heat sink on as its a little tricky.

    For static electricty just leave everything in their package until you need it, and when installing keep one hand touching the metal case. Put the Power Supply(PSU) in last.

    I would suggest you print out tutorials as well as pictures for your first time. Since its going to be your first time installing a computer just take extra precautions and put it together when you have a lot a time so you dont rush your self and skip through things that are vital...
     
  8. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    relatively easy.
     
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    first time i disassembled all parts of pc and put it back together took me 2 hours. :D i was really careful even with the bolts and little things :D a good experience though :D the cpu took most the time :D
     
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    If u have never done it before, dont do it
     
  11. -=DaRKSTaR=-

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    lol at the above post :D

    well its easy as xlink said however doesnt mean you should go in there and start screwing something - you have to know where things go .. ground yourself - i didnt have a wrist band but i touched the radiator and handled the parts - some parts came with anti static covers .. take them out when you need to - Make sure you put them grounding screws on the case before you slot on your motherboard - some people had problems shortcircuiting the board before when turned on for the first time :D

    just be patient & DAM 101% delicate .. if you dont have both then i advise dont build one :D
     
  12. .jrauck

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    Whoever said "if you have never done it, don't do it" is just retarded, because you have to start somewhere. All that you really have to do is pay attention and be patient.
     
  13. Nostradamus.

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    Thats what I thought.

    The only problem is I don't want to spend 3k+$ and break something...
     
  14. xlink

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    let's assume you broke something...

    you only have to replace one part, not the whole damn thing...
     
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    I have built 3 PCs in the last 2 years. Honestly the MOST DIFFICULT thing you're going to face is deciding what you're going to build and specking out the parts (well, besides getting the cash together!). Still, you can save anywhere from $500-$1000 on the labor of putting together your own screaming machine. Don't get too crazy with modding in the beginning, just learn how the parts fit together and take your time. If you're a student, find a cheap place to pick up XP or Vista, the OS software will dent yer budget for other speedy, gamer-type things. I was surprised at how relatively inexpensive mobos and processors are, compared to the vid card(s) you'll want to have to game these days.

    Oh, and when specking out your unit, decide right away what vid card you want, and then build around that. If you want to go SLI you'll need to speck an SLI-supported mobo. Whatever is your most important feature of your custom machine, speck your parts and build around that. Get a good monitor, too. The Gateway FPD2185W is righteous, and the price on a lot of the widescreens is dropping daily.

    Good luck and have some fun! Remember though, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

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    I am not an employee of newegg.com, just a very happy customer. They will help you and if you buy the wrong part or something, they'll help you return it for what you do need. They're prices are generally low, but not always the lowest, by only a buck or two. I've always found the frustration of dealing with a vendor that sucks is worth an extra buck or two spent at newegg.com.
     

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