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#1 13 years ago

before we start(im 15!!) ok i really want to start building/upgrading pcs next year(when im 16 and have a darn job) i know all the basic hardware needed to create a computer -motherboard,CPU,RAM,Video card,hardrive,fan,power supply etc. how is the best way to go about starting or learing the ropes of building ,where everything goes,how etc.How did you guys get started? any advice :uhm:(p.s i can install a graphics card which is a start i guess,and i think i can install RAM)




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#2 13 years ago

oh,i just realised that this sight has links to guides on pc building ...........this sight is so good




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#3 13 years ago

Its like putting a lego set together inside a metal case with power. Intel makes a guide that shows you how to assemble a complete computer, with an intel processor(just use AMD processor and AMD based motherbaord if you want to build an AMD). Heck, people make a living assembling and selling computers, so you should not have any problems. Just rember not to touch and pins or contacts;)




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#4 13 years ago

Those links in the knowlegde base have some good info on building your own computer in them. One way to get started (the way i got started) is just to open your case and identify all the parts, look at where the parts go, and how there installed and try and learn from that so you have a idea of how a correctly set up PC should look inside. You can check out alot of online tutorials on PC building to help you along if needed. one thing that may help, is if you could find a old, cheap or free PC to practice working on until you get the hang of how everything goes. that will help you learn how to install/remove stuff, and what certian parts need to be installed correctly, and what you can or cannot do without risking a good computer if you would happen to mess up. Also if you know anybody who works on computers, or knows how to, you can always ask them for advice and suggestions.