Should I build a pc or am I too young.

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Kill Bill, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Kill Bill

    Kill Bill New Member

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    I'm 11 years old. I can watch the online tutorials and it seems pretty easy but my parents think I'll get electricuted but I don't blow up the mobo or whatever blows up. So whats your opions:

    Specs of build.

    Nzxt Zero.
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    4096mb ram... (how does it work. there are only 2 notches)
    Nvidia 8800ULTRA or if around Christmas 9800GTX
    Abit wi-fi 680i Mobo or if around christmas what ever mobo that supports PCI-E 2 and has wifi
    1000GB X2 500GB
    20.1inch 1680XD1050 monitor
     
  2. Noah

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    Hahah, I don't think you'll blow up. As long as you can read and follow directions, then there's nothing to worry about. Though, don't open a power supply up while it's plugged in like i did when i was 13. :\
     
  3. jamieboi550

    jamieboi550 New Member

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    You should be fine as long as you can follow basic instructions and you have the funds for the build ;)

    From the specs you seem like you dont really know enough to start your own build, try researching about building PC's first. Your gonna need a 64-bit OS for those 4096Mb's of RAM :D

    Ask your dad for his toolbox lol

    Gd luck
     
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  4. nexolus

    nexolus New Member

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    lol i like how you're planning it out right now but it's already in your sig.
     
  5. Jonyboy

    Jonyboy New Member

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    What would you need with 4gb of ram and 1tb of memory?
     
  6. _simon_

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    Your ram query and 2 slots - if you wanted 4GB, you'd use 2x 2GB sticks.

    Age doesn't really matter. It comes down to what you know and common sense.
     
  7. Kill Bill

    Kill Bill New Member

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    I know Spent 8 months researching
    Plan if komplett dosen't work
     
  8. Kill Bill

    Kill Bill New Member

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    Ok. If I were to build it Should I wait to Novemeber and get the parts from
    or shall I build it now.

    Reasons for Novemember

    Alot cheaper
    9800GTS looks like a nice card
    PCI-X - 2

    1 Question. The PSU I was going to get LINK
    Would it work on the 9800GTS or do you think it will be 13V
     
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  9. _simon_

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    Doesn't matter when you build it, new components are coming out all the time, which in turn affects pricing.

    You could build a top spec pc in November and it will seem outdated compared to what's available come February.
     
  10. Kill Bill

    Kill Bill New Member

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    Whats coming febuary....
     
  11. wafflez

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    I built my first comp at 11 =D
    It's much easier than you think. I just thought of the parts as legos, didn't look in the manual and it just worked.
     
  12. K3rupt

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    You can never be too young.

    I started at 10 as well.

    Just follow simple rules:
    - never have power plugged in too wall until ready too boot
    - Touch wall of case everynow n then to ground yourself.
    - NEVER force anything with strength, Everything will just slide in with average force
    - Make sure motherboard is standing off Case (with the brass standoffs you get)
    - Always have EVERY Stand off on (otherwise you will short out)
    - Keep it clean :D

    Good Luck :D

    Building Computers is fun.

    Start Now. More Expierence the better.

    Who knows, you could be the next Bill Gates

    Remember me if you become famous :D
     
  13. Risingtide93

    Risingtide93 New Member

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    Haha :D

    I built my computer at 13.

    Wow Kill Bill, you must have rich parents (spoiled! Just kidding)...I barely had a budget of $900...Good for you man.
     
  14. ducis

    ducis Active Member

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    I built my first comp when I was 12 granted it was alot harder back then
     
  15. leSHok

    leSHok New Member

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    Watch out for static electricity too. I guess that can go with grounding yourself with the case. Good luck!
     
  16. oscaryu1

    oscaryu1 VIP Member

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    Never underestimate the power of kids :D Started troubleshooting at age of 10. Age of 10 1/2 took apart and rebuilt my cmoputer :D

    No age is too young. Especially cause I had 23 computers (9 laptops 14 desktops) at the age of 11 :D Seriously (loooooong time ago though)
     
  17. Gogey

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    You have too big a budget QQ

    Just a tip, dont EVER turn the computer on without a cpu cooler installed, or else it'll go boom. Dont do a 'I wonder if its working check'

    Please.
     
  18. INTELCRAZY

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    I didn't build my first computer, I started playing around in a P2 when they first came out, I must've been 9-10yo. I did have a power supply pop though, I fixed that when I was 11, I knew what the problem was. The neighbor(Assoc Degree CS) told me what he thought the problem was and how to troubleshoot it. I got my dad to pick me up a new PSU. That's when I started messing around with gfx cards and RAM.

    Start out slow, work your way up to the big stuff. My first actual build was P3, I don't know why Intel made the badges with "Pentium !!!", those CPU's fell flat on their face. I had two P4 builds, a Dell P4 and now this C2D build. I would say, start while young, if you don't you might end up like the rest of us, 8-10hr workdays and too tired to build one. Not happened to me yet, but close....
     
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  19. oscaryu1

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    Just saw the build

    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Ok I'm done now...

    DEFINITELY start out with only an P4 or even an P3 computer. an Quad is outta the range if its your first time.

    RAM Question - You get 2GB Sticks.

    GFX - You mean 1000MB Right? :eek:
     
  20. Gogey

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    Just wondering, why pentium 4? I know for certain that core 2 duo wouldn't be out of his range :\ Not sure why you say not to do quad-core either.
     

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