A Decent Computer for a Good Price

By Tenko
May 26, 2006
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  1. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Well, I begged and begged and BEGGED my parents and they decided to get 3 Mbps internet! It costs an extra $15 per month but i guess they felt like helping me out :D... So as soon as we actually upgrade our internet I will be ordering my computer... Wooo! :p
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    The only thing I would change is the ram, so you can run in duel-channel. Get two 512 sticks of ram. Unless you already made your purchase. By the what's your current job? Do you have a philips handy when you assemble your computer?
  3. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Oh ok... Well I havent purchased it yet and when i assemble my computer I will have a phillips handy but i dont have it ordered yet :p... And my current job is a dock boy... I work at a resteraunt thats on a lake and tie up the boats that come to eat... I only get tips but I can get anywhere from $50 to $100 in a 6-hour shift :D Im only 14 just so you know so thats why I have this job.
  4. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Also, how about this memory -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566? Haha good thing you told me to get differant RAM because i went to look for some and i found that the old RAM wasnt even compatible with my mobo haha... that wouldve stunk :( Well this is a little more expensive but a little better and I should have enough so yea... Any other advice/suggestions?
    All replies are greatly appreciated!
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    The RAM looks good. One thing though, make sure it is the right speed for ur mobo.
  6. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Also, I picked out a new mobo... The Micro ATX was screwing up a lot of things because some of the parts arent compatible with Micro ATX so here it is... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131024 That's a pretty good one right? Also, Here's a new PSU that's compatible http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103457 and what's the RAM speed? DDR2 800? Because that's what this new mobo says for standard RAM and that's what kind the above RAM is.... Anyways... I've got about $1060 so if i want all of this ive got a little bit more saving to do but thats fine i'll have enough by halfway through next week... and thats also when we are getting faster internet so it will all work out :D
  7. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

  8. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    I would get the chainteck one, for its fan. You are going to new a case for you ATX Board.
  9. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    if it was my computer, I would go with the ASUS, because it has no fan. I hate PC noise (and the rest of my PC is almost silent :)) also, with no fan there is no risk of your card frying due to fan failure.

    if you plan on overclocking it you may want to go with the chaintech because of it's active cooling.
  10. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Why do I need a new case? The case is an ATX case not an mATX case... Also, the ASUS one would be better if im not planning to overclock? Ok thats what I was thinking :)
  11. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    I was looking at an old post regarding a mATX Case, sry for the confusion.
  12. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Oh ok, no problem. I was confused too :p
  13. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Well I think my mom is gonna call in and get our internet upgraded today and she already has my money so that she can pay for the computer with her credit card so I'll hopefully be ordering it very soon :D One last time...
    All the parts are compatible with eachother?
    All the parts are quality?
    If something comes broken I can return it for an unbroken item?
    Haha thanks.. Just gotta make sure that I made good part choices so that they don't show up at my house and then I find out that none of the parts work together ;)
     
  14. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Yes! My mom upgraded the internet... I redid the speed test and the new speed is 3.34 Mbps hell yes! I will most likely be getting the new computer very soon... so any advice or anything for me would be greatly appreciated... :p!
  15. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    You are most likely going to be very excited when your gear begins to arrive (I know I am when ever new components show up!). Just take care when opening them and make sure to not take anything out of their anti-static bags until you are grounded. You'll want to open the boxes and make sure you got what you ordered, though.
  16. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Haha I KNOW i will be excited but I'll try to contain it :D What do i hook the wrist strap to to ground myself?
  17. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 546

    the computers, unpainted area
  18. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

    Touch a metal fossett to ground your self. My dad was thinking of of putting a a coper road 6 feet down just for gounding my self. But if I feel woried I atach a metal band around my rist and run a wire into a the 3'd prong of an outlet (ground). Wich will interms do the same thing (are code is among the highiest here in CA There is a coper pole in wall that does down 6 feet) I wish my sis didn't get my old room all the outlets had gfci's (gfi). sigh sigh.

    *Goes to Lowes*
  19. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    the case of the computer is not grounded unless you have the A/C cord plugged in (assuming the outlet itself is grounded of course).

    what I personally do is leave the A/C cord plugged in and just flip the PSU power switch off. this cuts power to the PC (same as unplugging it) but keeps the case grounded. i then clip the wrist band onto an unpainted surface of the case.

    you can use your old PC's case since the new one isn't built yet.
  20. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Well my old PC needs to stay in one piece haha and its really cluttered near it so I won't be able to build near it... So basically just clip it to an unpainted surface of the case as long as the case is grounded? And you ground that how? Haha this is some confusing stuff... :) Also if you stick a metal wire thats attached to u in to an outlet wont it shock u to death? Haha cuz i know i was always taught not to stick forks in outlets or grab plugins by the metal part :D
  21. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Also, what happens if i get all the parts but can't figure out how to put it together or something malfunctions? Am i just screwed or what? Haha just a question =)
  22. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    you can use anything that is grounded. "grounded" is a literal term. to be grounded, you have to be in contact with something metal that is (or is attached to something that is) physically underground, such as a water pipe.

    lol :haha: no it won't, but I also do not suggest doing anything with household current unless you know what you are doing, or you feel like getting shocked (i have been shocked by house current a few times... trust me, it's not a nice feeling ;))

    in a standard 110v USA 3 prong outlet, the round slot is the ground, the long slot is the neutral, and the short slot is the "hot" (or "live") wire, this of course assumes that it was wired correctly. you can touch any of them by themselves without getting shocked. but if you touch the "hot" and either of the other two at the same time then you will get a painful shock that at the very least will force your finger and arm muscles to stay very tense for a few hours (A/C current tends to make your muscles contract, which makes it difficult to let go).

    I am telling you this as general information, I would strongly suggest that you do not do it!

    no, just post your problem here and we will help you. we're not just going to leave you hanging.. hehe :haha:

    cheers :wave:
  23. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    So I could hook it onto the water foccet (spelling?) if i wanted to? What if there isnt anything near me thats grounded? And thats good that you wont leave me hanging because $1100 gone and an unfinished computer makes me very nervice.
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Hooking it to a faucet isn't very practical. The faucet will gush water in case u turn it on and water+electrical components=disaster=$1100 down the drain(literally!)
  25. Tenko

    Tenko Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 177

    Haha true, I don't know what I was thinking or if I even was thinking :p Also, what types of things in my house are grounded? Like whats something that I can hook my wrist strap to?
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