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Guide to home built

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September 29, 2012 2:04:55 PM

Hi !

This question must have been answered before but I couldn't find any info !I'm looking to build my fisrt computer. In the past I've change a power supply, dvd writer and gpu. NCIX (where i'll buy my rig) is charging 50$ to assemble the computer, so i figure that I can do it by myself. I think it can be fun to do it too ! Is it hard to do ? Is there anyone that can suggest me websites that can explain me step by step way to do it ?

And bout the software part, is it hard to start windows 7 from scratch ?

Thanks a lot !

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September 29, 2012 2:53:56 PM

Building your own machine isnt all that hard, everything can only plug in one way and into one place. Only tricky bit is heat-sinks, some have pretty complicated mounting mechanisms. Software wise isnt all that complicated either, its more just going through a checklist getting drivers and such.

Here are a couple of build guides.

NCIX Tech Tips, Ultimate AMD System Build Guide.
General build guide, plugs everything together and assembles it
You can ignore the bit where he configures the RAID, you probably wont do that.
Cable management can take a while, but is definetly worth doing.

Newegg Build Series.
Part 1: choosing components.
Would skip this, just start a thread here using the template in the new build forum. Sure the people here will figure out a good build for you.
Part 2: The Build
Part 3: Installing Windows and Finishing touches.
September 29, 2012 6:20:31 PM

Thanks for that answer ! I'll check on all those websites !
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September 29, 2012 7:25:15 PM

Manofchalk covered everything... The only thing I would add is put your power supply in and plug it in to the wall so you have a ground and can touch the case to remove your static charge. This will protect components you touch from getting fried. :) 
September 30, 2012 12:59:36 AM

I want to include a wrist band for that purpose in my order (it's only 3 $!) is it gonna do the trick ?
September 30, 2012 1:51:45 AM

Yeah that works great and is a lot easier and safer to use :)