I built my first pc tonight!!!

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  1. settledown macrumors regular

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    here is the ingredients
     

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  2. settledown thread starter macrumors regular

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    more pics

    here is the next stage
     

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  3. settledown thread starter macrumors regular

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    and the last pic

    finshed (almost)
     

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  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I like the all purpose wood handled PC adjustment tool you used. [​IMG]
     
  5. womencantsail macrumors member

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    What's the hammer for :eek:???

    I built my first one this summer. Congrats on the build.
     
  6. whocares macrumors 65816

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    I too was gonna comment on the high precision tools that are required for assembly. I would also strongly recommend a weedwacker for installing extra components. :p :p
     
  7. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Whats that vid card? Radeon something... I cant make out the box very well. Also, what speed P4?
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I've never had a need for a hammer when building PC's...what on earth did you use it for!?!

    oh yeah, and...SPECS PLEASE!!!

    omg, you bought Windows XP :eek: :D ;)
     
  9. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    For the destruction pics he'll be posting later, of course. :D
     
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    Why does it say "Dual BIOS" on the PCI slots? :confused:
     
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    I can't make it out very well either, but I think it's a 9600.
     
  12. Opteron macrumors 6502

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    Giga-byte motherboards come with a dual bios set up. (f on fails or blows up, you've got a spare.) As for why it's printed on the PCI slots. My guess it's a sticker.

    I'm also wondering about the hammer. Never had the use for one while building a computer. However I have made use of a hack saw on the odd occasion.

    post the pics in the "Post your computer in all its Pseudo Glory" thread.
     
  13. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Congrats.

    Just guessing - you build it for gaming ? Am I right ?

    Thats what I used to build PCs for. Now I just got a PS.

    Cheers
     
  14. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I have used a hammer when building a PC. It was on a case where they tacked on the expansion bay covers with a little weld. Unfortunately they weld held better than they thought. I had to pound it to break the welds. Lets just say that quality wasn't the highest concern when they ordered parts where I used to work. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Supa_Fly macrumors 68030

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    Nice job...

    Nice job but you may want to keep that hammer around for the 1 too many security updates or the frequent crashes!
     
  16. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    Yea it's a Radeon 9600, but I can't tell if it's a pro or xt.

    I think you might want to get a bigger heatsink though, those P4's get pretty hot.

    I didn't know people actually bought windows, oh well, keep on feeding the monster I guess.
     
  17. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Nice system, but I would have got an AMD 64 instead of the P4, then with the money you saved by going AMD, you could have got a Radeon 9800pro.
     
  18. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The stock intel P4 HSF is pretty good actually, people have O/C 2.4GHz to 3GHz+ on the stock HSF with no problems.
     
  19. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    did you also notice that all the parts, are from compusa... if you had gotten all that online, you could have saved even more money... also, a lesson i learned, don't sleep on the power supply... antec is a good brand name...
     
  20. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    How much would all that cost? I assume it will outpace one of the $450 Dells, right?
     
  21. dburges macrumors newbie

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    PC Parts from CompUSA... so I guess this FrankenBox cost about the same as a G5?
     
  22. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    Maybe I am just biased toward copper heatsinks, but from the picture it looks like he is using something other then the stock heatsinks.

    But what do I know, I only use AMD stuff.
     
  23. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    This really depends on what his processor is. The P4 ranges in price from about $115 for the 1.8Ghz to $425 for the 3.4Ghz. Of course this doesn't include the P4 Extreme Editions that cost upwards of $1000.

    Personally I don't think intels are worth the money. With the money you save with buying an AMD, he could have bought a better video card, and in the long run that would make a bigger difference.
     
  24. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    Heh, that's another reason to use a Hammer! :D (for those that didn't get it, the AMD 64 series' nickname was the Hammer).
     

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