What do i need to build a desktop comp

Hello,what is everthing i need to build a desktop computer please help ???
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  2. A couple of hours of time and the ability to read a motherboard manual. The better manuals will give you some tips on ram and cpu installation. Download the manual before ordering the board and read sections of the manual. I recommend you don't go overboard on the motherboard the first time. The cheaper boards work fine. Spend more on the power supply and video card if gaming. And 95 watt cpus are a good balance of energy usage and performance. You can build a mid range box for around $750-800 including windows 7. I recommend you buy the monitor in Dec or Jan when prices are down. Frys has some good deals this weekend for their anniversary sale. An Intel dual core with board for $28.25 after rebate. Nobody beats frys in store combos. I bought two of those as they have been listed 3 times in the last 2 months.
  3. You will need a:

    CPU
    Motherboard
    Memory kit
    Hard Drive
    Power Supply
    Case

    Also if your motherboard does not come with integrated graphics, then you'll need to buy your own graphic card too.
  4. bondiboi said:
    title says all

    Quick Answer:
    1. Processor
    2. Motherboard
    3. RAM
    4. Hard Disk
    5. Optical Drive
    6. Power Supply
    7. PC Case
    8. Monitor
    9. Keyboard
    10. Mouse
    11. Video Card depending on the main purpose of the PC.
    But the guide linked by MISRy says all.
  5. It would be better if you told us your budget & listed the reqs fo the pc, in order for us to give better answers.
  6. If you want to keep an old computer and don't have extras, you will need a keyboard, mouse and monitor as well. Also, if you don't have cables, make sure that either your motherboard or HDD come with cables (SATA or PATA/IDE depending on the kind of drive)

    Full list:

    CPU
    Motherboard
    RAM
    Power Supply
    Hard Drive
    OS
    Disk Drive (Recommend at least a DVD reader - but burners are so cheap it's hard to resist)
    Graphics Card (for gaming, or if your motherboard does not come with integrated graphics)
    Case

    Peripherals:
    Keyboard
    Mouse
    Monitor

    Optional Components:

    Second graphics card (Crossfire or SLI)
    Speakers and/or headphones
    Additional Hard Drives
    Additional RAM
    Additional Disk Drives
    Multiple monitors

    All you need for the core of your computer is in the first list.
    necessary peripherals are in the second.
    things that would be nice on a high budget are detailed in the third.
  7. well a budget of £500 including windows and NOD32 :) btw NOD32 is £30 please help ?
  8. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Homebuilt Systems by Mousemonkey
  9. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Homebuilt Systems by Mousemonkey
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