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Is it hard to build a computer?

  1. #41


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  2. #42


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Hey guys!
    I noticed that many of you have custom or self-built computers. I would love to build my a computer, but is really as easy as it looks? Also, if you have any motherboard suggestions or video card suggestions, I would like to hear them. (Or read them, since we're on a forum)

    P.S This is my 100th post!!
    It's EASY! And most computer stores have "Barebones" systems you can buy for cheap, you just add the parts you want. Just remember to wear a ground strap around your wrist when inserting chips and Ram, but sometimes, the places you buy the parts from insert all the chips for you.
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  3. #43


    Ground straps are a good suggestion, but something I have never used in my entire IT career.
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    It's easy! If I can do it, anyone (well, almost anyone) can do it. We'll help you out... Here's one I built for myself last spring and I've been tweaking it ever since... I build 4-6 computers a month for family, friends and folks at church and work... I only charge what the hardware and software cost and I never add any $ for labor...
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    The Deep South
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    Yes, I'll make sure to come here if I have any questions, that is if I can't find the answer on Google! But I'm sorry to say that I probably won't be able to start building 'till after summer. I'm a little low on money...
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  6. #46


    The Deep South
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Okay, guys! It's officially a-go!! Do any of you know of a website where I could check the compatibility of all the parts I'm looking at?
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  7. #47


    Bow, WA
    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Okay, guys! It's officially a-go!! Do any of you know of a website where I could check the compatibility of all the parts I'm looking at?
    I prefer Pick Parts, Build Your PC, Compare and Share - PCPartPicker Just put in the parts your looking at and if not compatible, it will make a suggestion on what to pick.
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  8. #48


    The Deep South
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Thank you duke! Another question, will I need a video card if I get an Intel i5 with Intel HD Graphics 4600?
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  9. #49


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Thank you duke! Another question, will I need a video card if I get an Intel i5 with Intel HD Graphics 4600?
    If you game, I would say yes.
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    If the only game I play is Minecraft?
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