Tech Stocking Stuffers: 18 awesome gifts under $50

Building my first rig

By piggah ยท 32 replies
Nov 27, 2008
  1. DaMak420

    DaMak420 TS Rookie Posts: 189

    I would wait till March and ask again. specially with technology..... things change fast.

    So do prices.....just 3 months ago I built my rig. and now the whole platform I would have chosen is different.

    I would wait.
  2. piggah

    piggah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    well by that time I'll be able to buy the whole thing with just one purchase too. :) that'll make things more fun. Ok so i don't really know much about putting a computer together from scratch is it pretty easy or is it really difficult your first time. I mean i did a little bit of tinkering throughout my life and i learned a little. See we used to get old television sets and I'd take them apart and put them back together doing my own little tweaking. We also got old computers too and well I did the same with them, but never really knew exactly what i was doing. Usually they where simple replacements like replacing a fan or something small. I've only taken about 20 hard drives out of computers that needed to be done away with. And other than that not much experience. Basically what should i be expecting?

    Yeah and rage i looked at that hard drive a little bit more in depth and it says that some people have had trouble installing it and had to use two seperate systems to run the tool on it to fix the problem When i build this RIG i'll only have 1 system and it won't be complete yet.....
  3. sammichael

    sammichael TS Rookie

    Why not getting a core 2 quad? I7 cpu's are too expensive at the moment.
  4. piggah

    piggah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    I personally don't want the i7 seeing as how it is way too expensive for me right now what are they in the 1,000-2,000 dollar range.

    And I have been contemplating with the core2 quad I really like them and what would i really need and i7 for anyways. All I want to do is A LOT of hardcore gaming.......
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Which drive is the one you researched about?

    There's no point getting a Core 2 Quad for gaming, Core 2 Duo is good enough, unless you're not going to be upgrading the system for more than 2-3 years.
  6. piggah

    piggah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    ooops sorry i forgot to say i looked at the hard drive you mentioned the samsung SpinPointF1 lol i like the 1 TB, but does it really take all that maintenance just to get it goin
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    I have heard bad whispers about the Sampsun SpinPoint F1 drives too. I would just stick with Western Digital and Seagate.

    About building your computer, if you follow instructions, use common sense, and have an IQ above...say...120, you will be fine.
    It is not $1000 - $2000 dollars, even the link you included is $300.

    You included two power supplies in your list, on under the "Vista" link. Make sure its 64 - bit. Don't buy a 5400 - 7200 RPM drive, its slow. I would still recommend high capacity drives for their better price / storage ratio's.

    You didn't include a sound card.

    Im not sure if you will need 6 gigs of RAM, the OCZ platnium 4 (2 x 2) gig is a nice set of RAM, im not sure if it is compatible with Core i7. Core 2 may also have compatibility issues with the 6 (3 x 2) kits.

    What makes you like them? Games do not appreciate quad cores.
  8. piggah

    piggah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 80

    lol i was just trying to sound smart i guess lol. DIDN"T REALLY WORK, but i tried. I guess i really don't know as much as i thought i did but that's ok I'm here to learn and those where just items i was "thinking" about not set on.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...