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Is it hard to build a computer?

  1. #81


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


    Really? I would have never guessed! Thank-you for telling me. I thought it was just like Windows! What about Linux Mint?

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  2. #82


    Bow, WA
    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 Pro With Media Center
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  3. #83


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


    Thanks for the link, I've got that bookmarked in my browser!
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  4. #84


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


    No problem
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  5. #85


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Yesterday Philip, from PCPartPicker, posted a video on a $700 gaming build.I changed out the video card and added an optical drive, OS, and a monitor. So it's no longer $700, but it's still in my price range. What do you think? Intel Core i3-4130, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660, BitFenix Comrade - System Build - PCPartPicker

    P.S Nividia is giving away a free copy of Watch Dogs with the order of a new GTX 660 or higher video card!

    I would, if using that, change out the i3 for a quad-core i5. I really would not be gaming on titles you mentioned with an i3.
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  6. #86


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


    The guys over at overclockers told to wait 'till two weeks or so before I plan on buying, so I won't be pricing anything out 'till August. They said that the market changes so fast that by the time I was ready to build, all the parts I would have picked would be outdated and I could get something better around the same price range. Thanks for the advice on the CPU, though.
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  7. #87


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


    No problem The haswell refreshes are coming and are said to be cheaper. Don't expect to overclock. They won't do it.
    If you want to go there, you would have to get a motherboard with the z97 chipset (currently there is an ASUS TUF board with that) I could recommend an I5-4690. If you go there
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  8. #88


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


    Sorry for not giving you all an update. I just remembered this thread and thought I'd let you all know how things went.

    You can find photos here, and I believe the specs are listed in 'My System Specs'. One thing that might not be in there, is that I did get round to buying a 240 GB SSD from Crucial.

    -Chuck
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  9. #89


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    Like everyone has said so far, compatibility is the biggest thing by far. It takes time to decide on the parts that you will use for a computer. I spent at least a couple days all together researching parts for the system I just built before ordering them to make sure they are compatible with each other.

    For example, I knew the board I had was a 1155 socket. I knew it was compatible with CPUs that matched that socket in Core i3, i5, and i7 configurations. What I wasnt sure about however is if it was compatible with an LGA 1155 Xeon E3-1230 V2 CPU which is what I wanted to go with (for multiple reasons. If you want to hear why, PM me.) I looked up the manufacturer website for the motherboard and looked at the CPU support list. Turns out it was right in that list, so I was good. Research, research, and research more. That is the key to a well built system that will serve your needs.
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  10. #90


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


    Quote Originally Posted by ArazelEternal View Post
    Like everyone has said so far, compatibility is the biggest thing by far. It takes time to decide on the parts that you will use for a computer. I spent at least a couple days all together researching parts for the system I just built before ordering them to make sure they are compatible with each other.

    For example, I knew the board I had was a 1155 socket. I knew it was compatible with CPUs that matched that socket in Core i3, i5, and i7 configurations. What I wasnt sure about however is if it was compatible with an LGA 1155 Xeon E3-1230 V2 CPU which is what I wanted to go with (for multiple reasons. If you want to hear why, PM me.) I looked up the manufacturer website for the motherboard and looked at the CPU support list. Turns out it was right in that list, so I was good. Research, research, and research more. That is the key to a well built system that will serve your needs.
    Hi ArazelEternal,

    You can also use this website to check comparability. That's what I did and all my parts work together.
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