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September 1, 2013 5:09:25 PM

I am going to save up and build a new rig for the end of this year.
What sites are easy to organize a build and browse things? I see a lot of people use pcpartpicker.

Also, I'd like to become more educated in PC parts before I order anything, that way I know exactly what I want and why.
What sites are good to help with that as well?

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September 1, 2013 5:16:02 PM

Yensu said:


Also, I'd like to become more educated in PC parts before I order anything, that way I know exactly what I want and why.
What sites are good to help with that as well?


Here, AnandTech, MaximumPC, ExtremeTech, overclock.net
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September 1, 2013 5:16:25 PM

Hi. Once you decide what you are going to use your computer for and what your budget is, there are some good places to go for advice starting here. Others that come to mind are MaximumPC and PCworld forums. PCPartpicker is used by many and is pretty good I guess, although I don't always agree with some of their choices. Yiou can get a lot of help on choosing oarts from the places I have mentioned. The above [post has a cou[ple of good sites that I failed to mention and worth checking out.
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September 1, 2013 5:17:42 PM

a personnal favorite: logicalincrements.com
You'll find build suggestions for every budget and a very instructive section on all parts in the bottom.
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September 1, 2013 5:19:15 PM

Why not johnnyguru for PSUs?
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September 1, 2013 5:30:52 PM

USAFRet said:
Yensu said:


Also, I'd like to become more educated in PC parts before I order anything, that way I know exactly what I want and why.
What sites are good to help with that as well?


Here, AnandTech, MaximumPC, ExtremeTech, overclock.net


Yes all of these sites have great reviews and information. I'd also recommend Jonnyguru if you want to know about any particular power supply and Hardware Secrets if you want to know more about any part you plan to buy (cases, GPUs, motherboards, etc).
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September 1, 2013 5:49:25 PM

I use pcpartspicker as an organization tool. So let's say you have chosen a case, graphics card and a few other parts you think you will get, you can save them as a build and not have to worry about looking for them when the time comes to buy. You can use it as a list of research topics swell, don't know anything about x part? Look it up and you will know.
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September 1, 2013 5:54:03 PM

coastie65 said:
iNova said:
Take a look at this 3 Part Series on how to build a computer by Newegg:

Part 1: http://youtu.be/lPIXAtNGGCw
Part 2: http://youtu.be/d_56kyib-Ls
Part 3: http://youtu.be/RxaVBsXEiok

EDIT: This is useful for First time builders, as well as people who don't know much about computers and want to build one.


Yeah, there is a lot of good stuff over there ........ and some not so good stuff.


That tutorial is meant for first time builders/ people who want to learn about computers.... Not for people who built a computer already/know about computers... Lol
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September 1, 2013 6:08:08 PM

iNova said:
coastie65 said:
iNova said:
Take a look at this 3 Part Series on how to build a computer by Newegg:

Part 1: http://youtu.be/lPIXAtNGGCw
Part 2: http://youtu.be/d_56kyib-Ls
Part 3: http://youtu.be/RxaVBsXEiok

EDIT: This is useful for First time builders, as well as people who don't know much about computers and want to build one.


Yeah, there is a lot of good stuff over there ........ and some not so good stuff.


That tutorial is meant for first time builders/ people who want to learn about computers.... Not for people who built a computer already/know about computers... Lol


Yeah. It is a good one for that. Some are good, but maybe not for a first timer. :D 
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September 1, 2013 6:09:39 PM

coastie65 said:
iNova said:
coastie65 said:
iNova said:
Take a look at this 3 Part Series on how to build a computer by Newegg:

Part 1: http://youtu.be/lPIXAtNGGCw
Part 2: http://youtu.be/d_56kyib-Ls
Part 3: http://youtu.be/RxaVBsXEiok

EDIT: This is useful for First time builders, as well as people who don't know much about computers and want to build one.


Yeah, there is a lot of good stuff over there ........ and some not so good stuff.


That tutorial is meant for first time builders/ people who want to learn about computers.... Not for people who built a computer already/know about computers... Lol


Yeah. It is a good one for that. Some are good, but maybe not for a first timer. :D 


Part 1: teaches you about computer builds, part 2: teaches you how to actually build it, part 3: teaches you how to install the drivers, windows etc

EDIT: Part 1 teaches you about computer PARTS not builds lol
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September 1, 2013 6:19:36 PM

iNova said:
coastie65 said:
iNova said:
coastie65 said:
iNova said:
Take a look at this 3 Part Series on how to build a computer by Newegg:

Part 1: http://youtu.be/lPIXAtNGGCw
Part 2: http://youtu.be/d_56kyib-Ls
Part 3: http://youtu.be/RxaVBsXEiok

EDIT: This is useful for First time builders, as well as people who don't know much about computers and want to build one.


Yeah, there is a lot of good stuff over there ........ and some not so good stuff.


That tutorial is meant for first time builders/ people who want to learn about computers.... Not for people who built a computer already/know about computers... Lol


Yeah. It is a good one for that. Some are good, but maybe not for a first timer. :D 


Part 1: teaches you about computer builds, part 2: teaches you how to actually build it, part 3: teaches you how to install the drivers, windows etc

EDIT: Part 1 teaches you about computer PARTS not builds lol


I went over there and realized that I was familiar with that. I have recommended it before on another board that I moderate. It is very good for first timers. I had forgotten about that thing. Just favorited it so it will be there. :) 
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