Should I build a pc or am I too young.

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.
How old is he? Okay, there's part of the answer, I am sure he-himself would like to gain more exp. so he knows how NOT to fry a $300 chip....
 

Gogey

New Member
Uh, age really has nothing to do with it. Knowledge does. By 11 you're certainly capable of building computers.

Anyway, yeah. Now I see what you're talking about. I guess it would be a good idea :p
 
Uh, age really has nothing to do with it. Knowledge does. By 11 you're certainly capable of building computers.

Anyway, yeah. Now I see what you're talking about. I guess it would be a good idea :p
I'm just saying, he won't have the experience that he will have after a first-time build. I think he should just buy something cheap, build it, play around with it and sale it.

I can guarantee that he won't have the level of competence needed without a first time build. I am not saying he or any 11yo is a total moron, No not saying that at all, we all have to learn from somewhere.
 

jutnm

Active Member
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

wow at ur age , ur lucky, ya its easy, just ground urself when u put ur parts in and also just trust urself, i dont think any one here has electricuted them selves putting a comp together

benifits of building ur self
1.u get what u want
2. u payless
3. self satisfactory
4. u learn more
5. its fun
 
Yeah although i say just let the boy try out the quad. He has to learn sooner or later and why not sooner. Secondly he is so keen on spending a lot of money (or at least his parents do) So what if he fry's the chip just buy a new one. :D

By the way kid. You really probably don't know how good you have it. Not many people can just burn that kind of cash. Not to mention I have no clue how expensive it is due to the fact its European money. But man it should be a excellent rig. 1.5TB hard drive. 4GB ram Ultra 8800gtx. It would be cooler to get a bigger monitor though. Bigger is pretty much always better.
 
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PohTayToez

Active Member
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.
That's not really the case anymore... I haven't seen a CPU/mobo recently that wont shut itself off if it over heats.

And go for it. Just realize that you're dealing with parts that cost a lot of money, and don't be stupid and you should be fine.
 
Yeah although i say just let the boy try out the quad. He has to learn sooner or later and why not sooner. Secondly he is so keen on spending a lot of money (or at least his parents do) So what if he fry's the chip just buy a new one. :D
You drive a GT500 at fourteen or so you say, I figured you would have said "Go ahead".
 

Kill Bill

New Member
The only thing I'm worring about is that the tutorial I saw wasen't nxzt zero build. Will it come with a manual.

And for update of specs if I am building it:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
4096mb Ram
1024mb Nvidia Geforce 9800GTS
PCI-X2 mobo with wifi
1000GB HDD
20.1inch monitor
 

Jonyboy

New Member
But still, what would a 11 year old need with 4gbs of ram and 1tb of memory. (add to that the quad core). I don't really think any home user needs that.
 

Legend 69

New Member
Im gonna guess that he isint going to be using most of that Hard Drive memory for what i use it on my comp for. :D

Kidding.

But seriously just how hard is it to build it yourself? Everyone's first advise on here always seems to be build it yourself, but seeing as i have only learnt about computer hardware specs in the last 2 months after shopping around for a new comp i always assumed it is far to complicated for a newbie to do.

Does it just involve sticking different bits of hardware into slots, or is it more complicated than that, please explain.
 

cheburns

New Member
you're def not too young to build a computer... but maybe it doesn't have to be the top of the line machine for your first time around and for the fact that how much will you be pushing it?
 

_simon_

New Member
Im gonna guess that he isint going to be using most of that Hard Drive memory for what i use it on my comp for. :D

Kidding.

But seriously just how hard is it to build it yourself? Everyone's first advise on here always seems to be build it yourself, but seeing as i have only learnt about computer hardware specs in the last 2 months after shopping around for a new comp i always assumed it is far to complicated for a newbie to do.

Does it just involve sticking different bits of hardware into slots, or is it more complicated than that, please explain.
1st you decide what spec you'd like.
2nd you see what you can afford.
3rd you make sure it's all compatible.
4th you put it together and yes it's just a case of pushing things into slots and screwing things in (unless you have a screwless case)

To gain confidence, get an old pc, take it apart then try putting it back together again. It's really very simple.
 

Legend 69

New Member
Yeah but i bet i'd have difficulty telling the different bits of ahrdware apart. I'd end up sticking the motherboard in the graphics card slot.
 

paratwa

New Member
Buy an old system from a local thrift store for a hundred $, reformat the hard drive. Tear the whole thing apart from the case. Put it back together, Load windows.

If it runs, then your ready to build a new one.
 

spdking88

New Member
I think you can never really be to young to learn something new if you want to do it make sure you read up on all the compatability issues and what not. If got the money and the drive Ide say go for it. But I cant stress enough read as much as you can before you start buying parts
 

jutnm

Active Member
i think the kids got wat he has to build a pc. but that is alot of heavy duty hardware for such a young dude lol ,
 
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