Should I build a pc or am I too young.

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

  1. jutnm

    jutnm Active Member

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    i really dont see how that would help, i learned too build computers by building one for the first time, i mean oo wow reformating a hdd, ur just spending money on useless junk, he could use the 100 towards parts, if he screws up , oo well , live and learn. learn from ur mistakes
     
  2. ceewi1

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    They're not about to change the voltages inside the system anytime soon :). The Proxstream doesn't have any 8pin PCI-E connectors, which are likely to be required on the next series of video cards from nVidia (it isn't really a problem, though, you'll just need to use an adapter), and is very loud at high loads. It is, however, a very high quality unit at a good price for a 1000W. It's also far more than you'll need - your system won't even pull half that much power.
     
  3. shenry

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    Noo way are you to young. But what paratwa said isn't a bad idea. Learning how partitions and OS's work really helped my understanding of computers. I had an old Pentium 1 and bought an old IDE hard drive installed 98 SE and man did it teach me some stuff or what. DOS commands, boot sequences, drivers,the reliability of floppy drives, broken CD drives, Linux... Too much to mention. You'd be surprised how easier these modern machines now are compared to the old ones collecting dust in the corner. I had a good time with that PC and am now tempted to turn it on and play Commander Keen.Brings back memories...
    However if you do stuff something up (You probably wont) it will only be on a old PC that cant play quake 1 at 800x600.Not on a Quad Core PC that could probably run quake 1 about 200 times at the same time without a hitch.

    But remember in the world of computers.

    Age = Nothing

    Knowledge/Experience = 50%

    Fun = !!110%!!
     
  4. jutnm

    jutnm Active Member

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    i think he should buy all the parts, hell be happy, and learn at the same time, i learned by building my first computer, he should talk to the most experienced ppl here about dos and donts and what to get
     
  5. Kill Bill

    Kill Bill New Member

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    Well I seen a 9800GTX was twice as fast as an 8800ULTRA So I ordered myself 2 8800ULTRAS to have it vice versa of an 9800GTX.

    So Ordered peices so heres it:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    4096mb
    X2 8800ULTRA
    1000GB
    20.1inch Monitor 1680X1050
    Vista Ultimate 32bit and XP Pro (doubled booted)
    ASUS Deluxe Wi-fi
    Guess the price ............... 2,800 Euros 2 hundred more than my previous but That has another Card in it and I changed the mobo to ASUS.

    Prices

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 256Euros
    X2 8800ULTRAS 1,100Euros
    Asus Delixe wi-fi 200Euros

    4096mb ram 210 Euros

    1000GB 400Euros

    Vista And Xp 300Euros

    Fans case PSU Makes up the rest
     
  6. Jonyboy

    Jonyboy New Member

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    My mum and dad wouldn't let me let learn from my mistakes on hundreds of dollars worth of hardware.
     
  7. Kill Bill

    Kill Bill New Member

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    According to where I bought them on komplett.

    If you brake the device/hardware you may return it to us for a refound /replacment once it's in the warrenty of 24months.

    If the device/hardware comes broken you must return to us ASAP by phone or by online either way within the 24month warrenty.

    Wrong parts = same ^

    So yippe.
     
  8. nexolus

    nexolus New Member

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    Well as far as I can tell you don't really know what you're doing.
    For one, two of the same video card in SLI does not equal twice the processing speed. And that motherboard you have selected does not have SLI capabilities (as far as I know) meaning one of those cards would be useless. And XP Pro I think only supports 2 gigs of RAM.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2007
  9. PabloTeK

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    Actually neither of those operating systems will support 4GB of RAM if they are both 32 bit. They only see 3.25GB because of the limitations in 32 bit assembly code.
     
  10. Jonyboy

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    only the unix kernal will see all that power. Go Linux! (Although it would be 64bit).
     
  11. jutnm

    jutnm Active Member

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    u know u can return and exhange in a time period. so if he breaks it , return it and get an RMA.
     
  12. jutnm

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    ya the only flaw i would see is that his mobo does not support SLI and the 32 bit OS wont recognize or utilize the 4 gigs
     
  13. paratwa

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    So.. your saying it's better to go ahead and spend a thousand and risk destroying it by learning how to build a system, than it is to spend $100 or less and buy an old piece of crap that works but is out dated by 6 or so years and play with it to learn.

    You should work for the Bush administration! Your sense of thriftyness would fit right in.
     
  14. jutnm

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    have u heard of returning it ???? if it breaks then return it , u know they have warrantys. and i dont see how reformatting a hdd is going to help much really. and i do support bush :D
     
  15. Deepblue

    Deepblue New Member

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    My son was building his own comuters at 11. I showed him on a old piece of crap
    from that time on i never mess with his systems, he breaks it he fixes it
     
  16. jutnm

    jutnm Active Member

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    you live and learn
     
  17. TheOrteganator

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    OK, I have to ask. What are you planning to use a system like that for?
     
  18. paratwa

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    Reformatting the hard drive teaches him what it takes to do so, and what it takes to install an operating system, drivers and such. Also doing it this way lets him play with the bio's and other settings with out fear of destroying anything expensive.

    If he is successful, it will show his parents that he can be trusted with building a much more expensive system by himself. And that's what it is all about, getting the trust.

    As for returning parts, what a hassle it would be for his parents. Do you think an 11 year old can drive himself to the post office?
     
  19. jutnm

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    well cant he still do the samething with a "NEW" hdd, and its not much of a hassle, if u wanna work hard for what u want, and u still can play with the bios and install an OS
     
  20. _simon_

    _simon_ New Member

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    lol that's not physically possible ;)

    The motherboard comes with a manual that explains with pictures and words what every slot is for and most things will only fit in one kind of slot and in one direction. There isn't much room for error.

    Put it this way, my other half who is not technical minded at all was able to build her first pc on her own.
     

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