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building my own pc rig

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iam pretty new to this community and iam new to pc hardware too.iam using my own pc from almost 4 years and never got to learn how it works from hardware side or what parts do what.im a hardcore gamer(not boasting).i play mostly DOTA2 and want to play all the assassins creed series and many other games i cant list here.so main thing is I WANT TO BUILD MY OWN GAMING PC IN COMING 6 MONTHS.lately i have been referring to this book >>>Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies<<< .but that book i got from my friend was an old edition and was referring to intel quad core as ultimate gaming thing and vista as ultimate os.i know things changed pretty much and i7 or xenon rule(my knowledge is poor but a wild guess) and windows 8.so if you guys can give me some good links or suggest me some good books from where i can learn how to hardware things and test my skills on building my own pc.i know this isnt easy but please i wanna do it myself.please help me on this.i want to learn abt how to make an ultimate gaming rig which can last atleast 2 or 3 years from now ...i mean atleast play future 4 years games.i would invest maybe some maximum 1000$-1200$ would go those few extra bucks if needed seriously
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  1. 5min I do other build.
  2. AxlFone said:
    So how about build like this?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 800W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($153.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1537.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 05:16 EST-0500)


    ummm its out of my reach a little 1000-1200 $ usd...and i also dont know basics of building a rig by myself...so it will be appreciated if ya know any good links or books where i can learn some basic stuff like the book i mentioned above in my post
  3. Best answer
    So how about this?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1173.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 05:24 EST-0500)
  4. Quote:
    ummm its out of my reach a little 1000-1200 $ usd...and i also dont know basics of building a rig by myself...so it will be appreciated if ya know any good links or books where i can learn some basic stuff like the book i mentioned above in my post


    All parts come with installation Instructions + you can find videos on youtube..

    Here is couple links.

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7MbLxKRC4

    Google for more. And we help here if there is issue.
  5. AxlFone said:
    Quote:
    ummm its out of my reach a little 1000-1200 $ usd...and i also dont know basics of building a rig by myself...so it will be appreciated if ya know any good links or books where i can learn some basic stuff like the book i mentioned above in my post


    All parts come with installation Instructions + you can find videos on youtube..

    Here is couple links.

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7MbLxKRC4

    Google for more. And we help here if there is issue.


    Thanks for your time but can you suggest me any books too...sorry for being nerd but i have my thing on books rather than videos...i start at basics with books so i can get the full knowledge of what is what and so i can go to youtube or other video websites so that i can understand the guy in the video 100%(cuz i hav this type of feeling that ill spoil things if i dont understand the part im working with) and i dont have a minimum knowledge of what is a SLI or CROSSFIRE .....sorry fro being so noobish and chewing your time...thanks agaain...waiting for some more enlightment
  6. Simhadri Chowdary said:
    AxlFone said:
    Quote:
    ummm its out of my reach a little 1000-1200 $ usd...and i also dont know basics of building a rig by myself...so it will be appreciated if ya know any good links or books where i can learn some basic stuff like the book i mentioned above in my post


    All parts come with installation Instructions + you can find videos on youtube..

    Here is couple links.

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7MbLxKRC4

    Google for more. And we help here if there is issue.


    Thanks for your time but can you suggest me any books too...sorry for being nerd but i have my thing on books rather than videos...i start at basics with books so i can get the full knowledge of what is what and so i can go to youtube or other video websites so that i can understand the guy in the video 100%(cuz i hav this type of feeling that ill spoil things if i dont understand the part im working with) and i dont have a minimum knowledge of what is a SLI or CROSSFIRE .....sorry fro being so noobish and chewing your time...thanks agaain...waiting for some more enlightment



    Sorry no idea what to read. I did start about 15 years ago.. I did just buy parts for a pc and then I did build first one. Now building is really easy job to do.

    SLI and Croofire means yo uhave two video cards on one motherboard. This means your mobo needs to be compatible with cards + you need to have enough power the two video cards.

    pc part picker is good site to build pc. Because it tells you is build working together. Try it. It is fun :)
  7. Simhadri Chowdary said:
    AxlFone said:
    Quote:
    ummm its out of my reach a little 1000-1200 $ usd...and i also dont know basics of building a rig by myself...so it will be appreciated if ya know any good links or books where i can learn some basic stuff like the book i mentioned above in my post


    All parts come with installation Instructions + you can find videos on youtube..

    Here is couple links.

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7MbLxKRC4

    Google for more. And we help here if there is issue.


    Thanks for your time but can you suggest me any books too...sorry for being nerd but i have my thing on books rather than videos...i start at basics with books so i can get the full knowledge of what is what and so i can go to youtube or other video websites so that i can understand the guy in the video 100%(cuz i hav this type of feeling that ill spoil things if i dont understand the part im working with) and i dont have a minimum knowledge of what is a SLI or CROSSFIRE .....sorry fro being so noobish and chewing your time...thanks agaain...waiting for some more enlightment



    The first thing I'd suggest is pulling apart what you have now. Change your RAM, your PSU, your GPU etc. Start small and work your way up. Do not try and build a computer without doing anything of what I stated above. You could end up pulling your hair out, literally. Follow a guide but start small and build up. And, if your even going to attempt a build by yourself make sure you have a secondary internet device like your phone, to source from.
  8. AxlFone said:
    Simhadri Chowdary said:
    AxlFone said:
    Quote:
    ummm its out of my reach a little 1000-1200 $ usd...and i also dont know basics of building a rig by myself...so it will be appreciated if ya know any good links or books where i can learn some basic stuff like the book i mentioned above in my post


    All parts come with installation Instructions + you can find videos on youtube..

    Here is couple links.

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7MbLxKRC4

    Google for more. And we help here if there is issue.


    Thanks for your time but can you suggest me any books too...sorry for being nerd but i have my thing on books rather than videos...i start at basics with books so i can get the full knowledge of what is what and so i can go to youtube or other video websites so that i can understand the guy in the video 100%(cuz i hav this type of feeling that ill spoil things if i dont understand the part im working with) and i dont have a minimum knowledge of what is a SLI or CROSSFIRE .....sorry fro being so noobish and chewing your time...thanks agaain...waiting for some more enlightment



    Sorry no idea what to read. I did start about 15 years ago.. I did just buy parts for a pc and then I did build first one. Now building is really easy job to do.

    SLI and Croofire means yo uhave two video cards on one motherboard. This means your mobo needs to be compatible with cards + you need to have enough power the two video cards.

    pc part picker is good site to build pc. Because it tells you is build working together. Try it. It is fun :)



    so basically you are suggesting me to dismantle an old pc to see how to do a build and then go for a brand new pc...i know you are helping me to pick the parts but im struggling at basics and basically iam afraid that i will mess up but then again i want to build it myself.....and there is some time of 6 months,iam not starting it now but learning how to.......sorry for my english if you didnt quite get me :lol:
  9. cyborgcity said:
    Simhadri Chowdary said:
    AxlFone said:
    Quote:
    ummm its out of my reach a little 1000-1200 $ usd...and i also dont know basics of building a rig by myself...so it will be appreciated if ya know any good links or books where i can learn some basic stuff like the book i mentioned above in my post


    All parts come with installation Instructions + you can find videos on youtube..

    Here is couple links.

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7MbLxKRC4

    Google for more. And we help here if there is issue.


    Thanks for your time but can you suggest me any books too...sorry for being nerd but i have my thing on books rather than videos...i start at basics with books so i can get the full knowledge of what is what and so i can go to youtube or other video websites so that i can understand the guy in the video 100%(cuz i hav this type of feeling that ill spoil things if i dont understand the part im working with) and i dont have a minimum knowledge of what is a SLI or CROSSFIRE .....sorry fro being so noobish and chewing your time...thanks agaain...waiting for some more enlightment



    The first thing I'd suggest is pulling apart what you have now. Change your RAM, your PSU, your GPU etc. Start small and work your way up. Do not try and build a computer without doing anything of what I stated above. You could end up pulling your hair out, literally. Follow a guide but start small and build up. And, if your even going to attempt a build by yourself make sure you have a secondary internet device like your phone, to source from.


    thats quite satisfactory advice.....unfortunately i have a laptop here.....sooo wat am i gonna do? :??:
  10. If this girl can build pc. Anyone can.. Just take your time and read istruktion manual first. If you are still unsure how to put build together (one component at time) then look from internet better advise. It is really easy job to do.
    Just do not force anything to place and if first time goes wrong try again to make it work right.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvNnv7nh2Es

    This is good video to show that.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XnU8MPjp1Y
  11. AxlFone said:
    If this girl can build pc. Anyone can.. Just take your time and read istruktion manual first. If you are still unsure how to put build together (one component at time) then look from internet better advise. It is really easy job to do.
    Just do not force anything to place and if first time goes wrong try again to make it work right.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvNnv7nh2Es

    This is good video to show that.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XnU8MPjp1Y



    thanks for the moral boost.....still another question
    what can i do with my current laptop...i have updated my current laptop specs on my profile...can i have any resale value of it? its been 3 1/2 years till now with that piece :heink:
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