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Building your own Computer

By fastzr
Dec 14, 2009
  1. Hey, I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section(this is my first post). I want to build my own computer and I was wondereing wether or not anybody has a very cheap but good list of things to get... I was also wondering wether or not i should practice on any spare old computers that are thrown out( i could try to mix and match like frankenstein)?

    Please help me,

    Thanks, Marcel
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Look at the links I've posted in this sticky.
     
  3. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    What are you going to use the PC for?
    Gamimg things like Cod 4 or Cod 6
    How much is your budget?
    around $800 Australian
    Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
    Melbourne Australia
    Are you willing to buy online?
    Not really
    Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
    maybe the case from my old comp
    Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
    no
    Have you already bought any parts?
    no
    Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
    im looking at maybe xp or 7 but at the start im going ubantu
    Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup? i dont know.... probably not


    Hope this is helpful
     
  4. fastzr

    fastzr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    A friend of mine whos built a computer in the past made up this setup i5 750 + gigabyte p55-ud3p + 4gb 1333mhz ddr3 + 500g sata hdd + pioneer 218 SATA + 4890 (if you can find one) + CM690 windowed + corsair hx620
    excluding monitor, mouse, keyboard and windows

    for $1192

    I've u say this is really good I am willing to pay this amount
     
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Get the MSI GD65 motherboard instead. Same price but a few more features. Also a 1TB HDD along with the Corsair 650TX. The whole setup should come in about $1000.
     
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