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#1 Tearsin

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:58 PM

Ok tech-heads, I need your help. I'm going to build a PC ... myself! And I need a good guide for this. If anyone knows of any good guides on the interweb tubes. Something for starters/noobs would be much appreciated!

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:28 PM

I guess I can help out. I myself have built a PC, gaming PC to be exact, and have had no crashes or breakdowns from it since about 3 years (hurray!)...

NOTE: Do NOT attempt to build a PC until you are familiar with terms and whatnot.
NOTE 2: This is the basics - do not consider this as the one-and-only


First things first, congrats on saving $ by building a PC! :D


Lets get started
A working PC contains the following components:

CPU (brain of the PC; needs Thermal paste which is spread on top of the CPU - does not come with CPU)
Motherboard (foundation of your PC; almost every component of the PC is attached to the motherboard)
PSU (Power supply unit which gives power to the PC; no power, no work!)
RAM (Memory sticks; gives your PC the ability to run faster than Sonic)
HDD or SDD (storage to contain all your games, hentai, music, etc.; HDD is mechanical, cheap, big, slow, & noisy; SSD is non-mechanical, expensive, small, fast, & quiet)
GPU (lets you get more sexy visuals definitely when you want to play BF3 or the upcoming BF4...; if you dont want that you can use integrated GPU that comes with selected motherboards - not very powerful)
OS (Operating System - Windows 7 amirite?)
Optical Drive/DVD/Bluray Burner (to read CDs and all those disks)
Stock fan (is attached onto the motherboard and is placed on top of the CPU to help keep it nice & cool)

Case (is needed unless you want your PC to be naked and enjoy the freshness of the air - not recommended)
Extra fans (has to be compatible with your case; great for lowering down your temperatures)
Anti-virus* (unless you want that recently built PC become corrupted)

Monitor
Keyboard/Mouse
Speakers


Do's & Dont's
Always keep yourself grounded. Make sure you don't have any electrical current flowing through your system (yes, your human body). Remove any unwanted current by simply touching the back of your PC case or anything "metal or steel". Do this every so often.

Always work in an open work space and on a work space that is like of the following material - wood, glass, tiles, cardboard, (metals?); Do not work on top of areas like plastics or the plastic casing that comes with any of your components.

Always treat your components with care. Pretend like your life depends on it!

Keep oils and other substances from touching your components (meaning wash your hands - make sure they are dry - and do not eat or drool when building the PC)

Never touch the bottom part of a CPU (the transistors - small little needles that point up)


Resources
Place to get all these parts? Newegg - the best website to get your PC builds accomplished - http://www.newegg.com/

How to assemble? Newegg again! Newegg has their own videos on products, promotions, reviews, TUTORIALS, and more - http://www.youtube.com/user/newegg

Other miscellaneous resources? Google & YouTube are great for getting you questions answered (Note: PC Building YouTube videos with ALOT of dislikes usually tells you that the information in the video is not accurate). Newegg forums to get tips & suggestions - its somewhere (have fun finding it). http://www.overclockers.com/forums/ - this too. Cant say I remember alot more since whatever I looked up, it was for quick references.

Do I toss aside the motherboard manual and any other manual? Course NOT! These manuals are very important, definitely the manual that comes with your motherboard (I myself used it for reference numerous amounts of times)


HowToBuildAPC Tutorial Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:03 PM

Anti-virus (unless you want that recently built PC become corrupted)


NoScript and some common sense is all you need.
 

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:53 PM


Anti-virus (unless you want that recently built PC become corrupted)


NoScript and some common sense is all you need.

+10 for non bloatware shit

If you have to OP, use http://www.avast.com/en-us/index
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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

Eh...my opinion about anti-viruses is different I guess (I am the guy who gets worried and paranoid).

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:11 PM


Anti-virus (unless you want that recently built PC become corrupted)


NoScript and some common sense is all you need.

+10 for non bloatware shit

If you have to OP, use http://www.avast.com/en-us/index



I agree. go with Avast. Unless you want something better. I know of this one piece of security software that one of my friends told me about. I dont know its name, but it costs $95000 to buy and install and $10000 to have a man come in and activate it. It is government grade and only the people who can afford have it. It can prevent any kind of hacker from hacking because it has layers upon layers of encryption along with a neat feature. If someone tried to hack your computer, it would say your being hacked and ask if you would like to stop the hacker (In a matter of speaking). If you say yes, it sends a frequency over the net that overloads the computer and melts it. Then the hacker is really screwed because a Gman would come in and arrest him. I only heard about it from a friend that knows a guy. It also has the abilities of everything else. Anti malware and antivirus. Only better. It is used in every computer ranging from the computers at the CIA to the computers at military bases.




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