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January 8, 2014 7:28:40 PM

Over the weekend i ordered all of the parts for my computer. My dad is saying that i should take it to a computer shop to have them build it he is probally making it harder than it actually is( he hasnt messed around with computers in a good 7-8 years) But for the past hour i have been searching for a local computer shop that builds them, most i've seen only does basic removals repairs cleaning ect.

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January 8, 2014 7:33:16 PM

It's quite easy to build a PC, and there are a ton of videos and guides out there to help you putting the parts together. It's hard to do it wrong, but sometimes there are protocols that you have to follow to make the PC function properly. I suggest looking on YouTube for some building tutorials, and if it seems to hard, you may want to bring it to a computer shop. After watching a video or two, you will probably have more confidence.

Hope this helps!
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January 8, 2014 7:39:33 PM

Building a current PC is similar to LEGO for adults. Most things plug in only one place, and only one way.
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January 8, 2014 7:42:32 PM

yea im sure i can do it, but wiring properly and worrying of static shock to the parts worries me.
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January 8, 2014 7:46:24 PM

I built my first computer last week, and it was a breeze to be honest.

I spent about a month snooping around these forums, reading lots of threads, taking in lots of info. And then the day before I built, I just watched Neweggs tutorial on how to build a computer. After that, piecing it all together is a breeze. I grounded myself by touching a metal bedframe as often as I could, but if you're worried about electrostatic damage, buy a $5 antistatic wristband from your computer shop. Wiring it all is really easy, figuring out the power, reset, led and all that stuff is easy thanks to the motherboard manual, and the rest of it is really one way power cords, and then your SATA cables.

I'd save your hundred bucks and build it yourself, you'll learn a lot.
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January 8, 2014 7:54:28 PM

nathan4102 said:
I built my first computer last week, and it was a breeze to be honest.

I spent about a month snooping around these forums, reading lots of threads, taking in lots of info. And then the day before I built, I just watched Neweggs tutorial on how to build a computer. After that, piecing it all together is a breeze. I grounded myself by touching a metal bedframe as often as I could, but if you're worried about electrostatic damage, buy a $5 antistatic wristband from your computer shop. Wiring it all is really easy, figuring out the power, reset, led and all that stuff is easy thanks to the motherboard manual, and the rest of it is really one way power cords, and then your SATA cables.

I'd save your hundred bucks and build it yourself, you'll learn a lot.


what about the software part. My dad mentioned something about loading everything in a certain order. Also partitioning a harddrive.

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January 8, 2014 7:58:35 PM

Easy
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January 8, 2014 8:02:33 PM

Danoga said:
nathan4102 said:
I built my first computer last week, and it was a breeze to be honest.

I spent about a month snooping around these forums, reading lots of threads, taking in lots of info. And then the day before I built, I just watched Neweggs tutorial on how to build a computer. After that, piecing it all together is a breeze. I grounded myself by touching a metal bedframe as often as I could, but if you're worried about electrostatic damage, buy a $5 antistatic wristband from your computer shop. Wiring it all is really easy, figuring out the power, reset, led and all that stuff is easy thanks to the motherboard manual, and the rest of it is really one way power cords, and then your SATA cables.

I'd save your hundred bucks and build it yourself, you'll learn a lot.


what about the software part. My dad mentioned something about loading everything in a certain order. Also partitioning a harddrive.




- Look for videos on how to build PCs, ex. youtube.
- For statics, it's advisable to wear antistatic wrist bands or tie a copper wire around your ankle and ground it on something metallic like the foot of a table if it is metal.
- If you have already bought an OS, windows for example, insert it and follow the instructions its pretty straight through, look for videos if you have doubts
- Im sure your motherboard includes a driver disc, install all the drivers there and be sure to update it once connected to the web. Search google on how to update your driver, usually you can find the latest drivers on your motherboard manufacturer's website
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January 8, 2014 8:04:07 PM

thanks for all the help
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January 8, 2014 8:06:48 PM

I'm planning on trying my hand at it in the coming days. The parts are in the mail on their way here, I'm nervous yet excited. My dad was a computer tech for some 14 years or so, so if I fail at least I have a back up =D
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January 8, 2014 8:58:47 PM

Advice: once you install Windows ONLY and do some updates, grab a System Image onto a separate hard drive and keep it safe. This way if after 6 or 12 months you think you need a "fresh install" you can just restore the image - it's about 5x faster than a total reinstall and there's no deactivation BS since it was already done before you made the image.
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January 10, 2014 10:19:21 AM

hmm thanks for that ill keep in mind =)
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