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I Need Help Building A PC

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by sk8retard, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. sk8retard

    sk8retard Guest

    Im gonna admit it i dont know anything about how a computer works and i am very inrested in how an operating system works. I recently tore apart an old computer that i have to see what the inside is like i took everything out and cleaned it. There is something wrong with it that makes it not work so i was wondering if there was a website that anyone can direct me to that will teach me about how a computer runs and how the mother board works and what everything does.
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    The best place without wishing to brag, is here. Have a browse through the official PC building thread and see what you think.
     
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    That's how I started also, just taking one apart and putting it back together. Even better when it actually worked when finished.

    bean55
     
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    what i used to do is take out the part then install it back, same with windows, uninstall then install it again. These are pretty easy
     
  5. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Essentially I upgraded my PC part by part until I'd learnt the lot, doing all of it with someone there to check what I was doing. After I'd done all of them, I did it all at once (re-cased my PC), and after that I was sorted. All of this means I was able to re-case my server completely in about an hour and a half.
     
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    have you tried to timing yourself putting together a most component computer? like 2 gpu, huge heatsink, many fans, many hdd, and drives? It's gonna be interesting

    do you watch "Chuck"
     
  7. sammorris

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    I've never properly timed myself, I tend to find I think the job's gone quickly, when actually it's taken ages. How time flies when you're having fun! (or cutting yourself on sharp metal edges... sigh)
    Installing GPUs takes seconds, that's no issue, a Thermalright heatsink takes a few minutes primarily because of the backplate and the damn fan clips. HDDs takes seconds too if you have a tool-less case. optical drives should take seconds too if you have a coolermaster, in my NZXT case the tool-less system for the drives is dump, so I screw them in myself, that takes maybe a couple of minutes per drive.
    The longest part is probably making sure you get the front panel connectors right and tidying up the cables.
     
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    Yeah your right there,can be time consuming

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    Took me about 20mins to build mine, so HAH! Take that! lol

    That's WITH tidying up cables. Of course I don't have a slew of heatsinks to install like you, so that might be why I'm faster... and better looking.
     
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    wow, what a useful post...
     
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    abuzar1 Senior member

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    Jeez Sam, lighten up. It's not like I'm making short useless posts to increase my rank or anything. It was just a joke... except for the better looking part lol.
     
  12. sammorris

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    Yet you moan when anyone brings up an old thread, even if it's less than a week...
    Anyway, I'm not continuing this in this guy's thread.
     

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