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January 30, 2011 4:00:21 PM

Hello to all and thanks for looking at my question , I would like to know what I need to buy for a home built computer . I was looking at alien ware but with all that I have read it will be better and cheaper to build it my self . I would like to gear it for extreme gaming and modding for my son . Is this something that me and my son can build or do I need to take the parts to someone ? Again thank you for any info that you can give me .

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January 30, 2011 4:05:17 PM

Tools: a screw driver

Parts: Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Case, Hard Drive, DVD drive, Power Supply, keyboard & mouse, monitor, and a copy of Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium.

Other: An afternoon to spare (no need to have someone build it for you. It's not hard and if you have questions, you can come here :D  )
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January 30, 2011 4:58:47 PM

There's also some fantastic guides to building a PC online with detailed photos and everything. Find one that matches your skill level and off you go. That's how I built my first one.

It's both a lot easier and a whole lot more satisfying than you'd think. There's few better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon in your underwear (not because of the danger of static but just because building a PC in your underwear is 62.73% of the fun)

Oh and I'd recommend newegg.com for a good chunk of the parts. The reviews as a whole are pretty useful.
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January 30, 2011 5:22:24 PM

xander25 said:
There's also some fantastic guides to building a PC online with detailed photos and everything. Find one that matches your skill level and off you go. That's how I built my first one.

It's both a lot easier and a whole lot more satisfying than you'd think. There's few better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon in your underwear (not because of the danger of static but just because building a PC in your underwear is 62.73% of the fun)

Oh and I'd recommend newegg.com for a good chunk of the parts. The reviews as a whole are pretty useful.

Thank you so much and can you tell me the names of the guides online or some good parts that will work for a great gaming computer thanks again
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January 30, 2011 6:48:55 PM

http://www.daileyint.com/build/index.htm is a pretty decent guide.

So far as selecting parts, it all depends on what you want to spend.

A good gaming PC can go anywhere from maybe $400 (or less, I'd bet) to many thousands of dollars and everywhere in between. The system that I'm currently building is pretty high-end at $2,000 just for the tower and everything inside with $500 of that alone going to the Graphics Card.

http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/ seems to offer a decent guide to selecting parts. You can also look at some of the posts on this forum from people looking to build a gaming pc under $X. They're full of suggestions.
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January 30, 2011 7:12:23 PM

xander25 said:
http://www.daileyint.com/build/index.htm is a pretty decent guide.

So far as selecting parts, it all depends on what you want to spend.

A good gaming PC can go anywhere from maybe $400 (or less, I'd bet) to many thousands of dollars and everywhere in between. The system that I'm currently building is pretty high-end at $2,000 just for the tower and everything inside with $500 of that alone going to the Graphics Card.

http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/ seems to offer a decent guide to selecting parts. You can also look at some of the posts on this forum from people looking to build a gaming pc under $X. They're full of suggestions.

Thank you so much , I am having fun just talking to all of you and I cant wait to get started lol.
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