How to Build a Computer - Step by Step (With Photos)

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Geoff, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. d749s

    d749s New Member

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    nice computer uhh im gunna make my own rig and im willing to spend 500-600 bucks what should i get to make a decent computer for mw2 and bioshock2 i can run low or medium resolution idc email me what you think at [email protected]. Everything should cost 500-600 dollars i mean every single part needed. thx!
     
  2. mischa88

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    Thank you so much for this guide!

    Hello!

    This is my first time on these forums, but wanted to say thank you for writing this- it's fantastic! I've been delaying building my own computer as I was worried I would make mistakes, but now I think I'm ready to start designing my own.

    I'm so glad you mentioned thermal paste. The other guides I've read didn't! :D
     
  3. alexcarlson

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    Thanks for the great information .
     
  4. wilsonabraham

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    great

    great.................mind blowing .......post. usefulll.............:)
     
  5. alexcarlson

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    Hi,
    Images are tremendous. Thanks for such information.

    Alexcarlson
     
  6. bkribbs

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    hey guys. im only 14 so im kinda new at this stuff. i just took apart an old desktop an am puttin git back together. what type of cord is this and how do i plug it in? [​IMG] also, my mom has an old laptop that the charging port broke on, so it wont work. can i strip it for its parts and put those in the desktop im building for extra RAM etc.?

    thanks
    bkribbs
     
  7. Ryeong

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    Nice.. It's the same case as i have..
     
  8. Feuerfrei.x

    Feuerfrei.x New Member

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    It's good to see another 14 year old on here :D Anyway that cable is some kid of IDE ribbon cable i think (hopefully) and no - you can't use Laptop RAM in a desktop computer - sorry. It's because they are typically different shapes and sizes
     
  9. joh06937

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    yep that is an ide cable used for connecting two ide devices (i.e. 2 hard drives, a hard drive and dvd drive, or two dvd drives).
     
  10. bkribbs

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    ok thanks. so are there any parts that i can use from the laptop in the desktop? any parts at all? like what anout a second hard drive or something?

    thanks,
    bkribbs
     
  11. bkribbs

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    what are these?
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    this is my desktop insides if it matters:
    [​IMG]
    can i take this s-video plug out of the computer it is in:
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    and put it in this one?:
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. bkribbs

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    hey guys sorry the oics are so big. is there a way to make them smaller?
     
  13. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    First off, you really should have started a new thread.

    Second, you could upload them with imageshack and resize them.

    As far as your questions go:

    [​IMG]
    This is a molex power connector. It is used on IDE hard drives, CD-ROM drives, and even some older AGP graphics cards.

    [​IMG]
    The brown slot on the top is an AGP slot. It is usually used for graphics cards.

    the white slot below is a PCI slot. It can be used for a number of things such as wireless cards, video cards, TV Tuner cards, etc.

    [​IMG]
    Looks like the heatsink for your chipset (onboard video and sound)

    [​IMG]
    No, you cannot remove the S-video port. It is soldered onto the motherboard and cannot be moved.

    If you're looking for S-Video, you can look into getting a video card like one of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Value=2328:14201&PropertyCodeValue=2328:14101
     
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  14. bkribbs

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    this is where sound is made? like speakers? because this computer doesnt make sound without external speakers
     
  15. omega777

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    Good job looks very if u ask me n_n
     
  16. voyagerfan99

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    It's the sound and video processor. Sound does not actually come from there.
     
  17. bkribbs

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    yeah thanks. i realized this when i took apart my laptop, which does have speakers. i now know what the speakers look like. thanks
     
  18. alexcarlson

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    Dear omega,
    Pictures are remarkable.

    Thanks
     
  19. pjtrucker

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    awesome! with the pictures and instructions provided, it will be a great help for the beginners who are still starting to assemble a cpu unit themselves. anyways, can you share it to us, if it is okay with you, the specifications of your cpu unit. by the way, thanks for the post -OMEGA-.

    Thanks,
     
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  20. voyagerfan99

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    He did.

     
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