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Is it hard to build a computer?

  1. #61


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Hmm, so what does that mean exactly, about the 1866 speed memory and the 1600 mHz? Sorry if this is a rather stupid question, but I'm kinda learning as I go.

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  2. #62


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


    There are no stupid questions 1866 speed is the clock speed like on a CPU or GPU. The higher the clock speed, the faster data can go through. The CPU's memory controller is not powerful enough. MHz is the measurement in speed for computer parts. We normally use GHz on CPU's and GPU's but still use MHz on memory. I would recommend this: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (CMV8GX3M2A1600C11) - PCPartPicker
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  3. #63


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Oh, okay. Thanks for clearing that up!
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  4. #64


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Well, there's not much of a price difference, so I'll take your suggestion and plan on going with the Corsair.
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  5. #65


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


    Glad to help
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  6. #66


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


    Also I would like to add that speed and MHz mean the same thing. Sorry for the confusion!
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  7. #67


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Ground straps are a good suggestion, but something I have never used in my entire IT career.
    Hahaha! I've been using them since I was at ATT, when I used to put the RAM chips on a breadboard for Projects!
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  8. #68


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    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...
    Now THAT is a nice, clean and MODERN looking system- I can't see any wiring so it is dressed cleverly, all of my PCs are like my Living Room, wires and junk all over - Except for my main PC, this one, but it's an old MSI M-Box Case, but I have an ASUS M2N board in it, I have about 6 drives crammed in there where there was only room for maybe 3 originally. I don't know if doing that is such a good idea for cooling purposes. I used to keep my extra SATA storage drives in external cases that had their own power and fans, but the cases I liked never lasted very long, KingWin I think. They weer 25 bucks apiece at Newegg, hard metal case with plenty of shock padding- But the SATA circuitry inside was faulty.
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  9. #69


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Well, my eyes have been opened to multiple games that I would like to get, refer to the list below. So I'll need an inexpensive graphics/ video card. So if you know of any, please let me know, I'd like to stay under $150.

    Games I'll definitely get.
    The Batman Series

    Games I might get.
    Watch Dogs
    Assassins Creed Series
    NFS: Most Wanted
    Burnout Paradise
    Driver San Fransisco

    If you know of any good T rated open world/ free roam games for PC, if you could suggest them, please.
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  10. #70


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


    As I said before, a GTX 750 TI will work. I Recomend you to download GeForce experience right a way. It will optimize your games for your system config. Most of those games are compatible. Nfs Rivals is also a great open world game.

    P.s. wanna be friends on origin? I have most wanted and it would be cool to play multiplayer together!
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