Should I build a pc or am I too young.

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

  1. INTELCRAZY

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    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....
     
  2. Gogey

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    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
     
  3. INTELCRAZY

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    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.
     
  4. jutnm

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    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
     
  5. Roncharlespatton

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    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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  6. PohTayToez

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    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.
     
  7. INTELCRAZY

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    You drive a GT500 at fourteen or so you say, I figured you would have said "Go ahead".
     
  8. Gogey

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    Really? Yeah I guess I didn't consider its top-of-the-line stuff.

    I haet u.
     
  9. Roncharlespatton

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    dream car
     
  10. Kill Bill

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    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
     
  11. _simon_

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    I don't know, I'm just saying that computer technology moves fast.
     
  12. Jonyboy

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    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.
     
  13. Legend 69

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    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.
     
  14. cheburns

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    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?
     
  15. _simon_

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    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.
     
  16. Legend 69

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    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.
     
  17. paratwa

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    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.
     
  18. spdking88

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    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
     
  19. Jonyboy

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    I Don't think you would (or could) do that.
     
  20. jutnm

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    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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