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computer build

By swker98
Mar 20, 2005
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  1. about building a computer

    Hi, i am going to be 13 years old and i am into building computers, i have learned alot but im not quite shore that i am redy to yet.


    Here is what i know

    I know how to bacily assemble the computer

    I know what prosser is compatible with what board's example a LGA 775 prosser is compatable with only a LGA 775 motherboard


    know how to install cd drives, flopy, hdd, ect


    know what slave, master settings are and how to change them


    What i do not know


    I do not know what to do on first boot

    do not know how aPCI, PCI express 1x pci express 16x looks different because i have only worked with regular pci and agp

    do not know what is better AMD or INTEL

    i think i know how to install indows but i not 100% confident


    I do not know where the Sata, Ide ata cable go into the motherboard (the motherboard manual has that?)


    I do not know how to get ram to run in Duel Channel mode (because i have never done it)


    If u could help me and tell me if i am redy to build a computer


    I know where to shop for all componites (besides case) www.newegg.com



    Thank you


    PS. IM thinking of a P4 640 3.2 Ghz 64-bit with 1 gb of kinston ram, with a nivida 6600 GT anda Western Digital 80GB hdd IDE\ ATA
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,348

    also what is RAID and how does it work???
  3. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    You should problay know a litte more it will be very helpful in the end. To anwser
    some of your questions as far as pci and pci express it will say on the m/b or in the manual. I like Intel over AMD but AMD are cheaper. To install windows is not all that hard you just install all the hardware than boot and make sure all the settings in the bios are right than reboot and insert and Windows install disc and the rest is easy. You just plug the hard drive cables into the m/b like you plug in
    the cd drive cables. You should be ready for the most part but you should have someone that has built computer before help you or give you some pointers. I wouldn't buy a 64bit cpu unless you plane on buying the Win XP 64bit edition. also make sure you are grounded when you start putting in the compotents. Hope it works out. What Mother board are you getting. :hotouch:
  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,348

    well im gonna wait for 3-5 months when windows xp 64-bit addition comes out then i will start i thnk i need to get some cash first. Here is my set up i was thniking about but in 3-5 or 6 months i will probibly be going with a 3.4 p4 64-bit but dod u no when windows xp 64-bit eddition will come out and when it will cost. i will not spend over 250 on an OS ever so if its to expensive ill go with 2k pro I heard good things about 2k pro.



    Thankyou for your help




    swker98


    ps. i mean what will cost
  5. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,348

    and what is raid and how does it work
  6. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    It is coming out in apirl.
  7. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,348

    ok thanks and what is RAID an how do u connect a SCSI drive. and i heard u need a 24-prong wire from the psu to connect LGA 775 mobo, does that mean i need a special PSU. You dont know what the price is right?


    Thanks




    swker98
  8. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    This might help you some click this.http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic541.html
    I would buy a 3.4 if you were planing on buying a 3.2ghz cpu it will cost you more and you could overclock it to 3.4ghz if you wanted to. What m/b are planing on getting.
  9. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    If the case doen't have a good psu you might want to upgrade. You should have 450w or more for your computer as for brands Thermalake is a good brand but make sure it will fit your case. :hotbounce
  10. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,348

    thta you so much and could u explain RAID and what a SCSI hard drvie.



    Thank you so much



    swker98
  11. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,348

    im sorry my last post on RAID was answered in the link u sent sorry, and what is an SCSI hard drive


    Thanks





    swker98
     
  12. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Not sure but the search is your friend try it.
  13. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Do you know what m/b your going to get.
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Take a look here. http://computer.howstuffworks.com/scsi.htm

    regards Howard :grinthumb
  15. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,348

    thanks howard for the link
  16. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 593

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