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Old 05-11-07, 10:59 AM
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Yea i reccomend building it yourself.

You learn alot about how the computer works, and also you get a nice sense of Achievement

If your still not confident, you could buy a 'How to build a pc' book or online tutorial.

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Old 05-11-07, 12:45 PM
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Same as what Dan said ^

First I recommend playing with disposable stuff (old pcs etc.) as what I did with pingu at his house

Then as you build confidence change the case or something.

Then you should be confident enough - just follow instructions and ask on here for help
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Old 05-11-07, 08:53 PM
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Do it yourself, just make sure you do your research, theres not all that much that can go wrong really if you do everything right. I was a noob last year, im only 16, i learnt all i know throught this forum and others, feel free to ask as many questions as you feel you have to.. no matter how silly they may seem.

You need to be careful for static, so wear a AntiStatic wrist band thing, that is about it. The motherboard manual has most of the jumper information init which is where i had my main troubles. Other than that its simple slot in really.

Going from knowing pretty much nothing to my pc now didnt take much time at all.. I wish you the very best of luck with your build!

and ASK questions.

P.S. YOU CANT beat the feeling of 'i built that pc' whenever you turn it on.. i get it everytime..
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Old 06-11-07, 02:57 AM
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well i've been reading wiki n learning about every part of the comp.. if anyone knows any other good site for tutorials that'd be great. this site is good for specific questions and i know ppl would help me, but i dont want to be completely useless when im building it (obviously)

thx

btw pingu.. best show ever =O
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Old 06-11-07, 11:22 AM
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Im the same as pat - im 16 and this time last year i was in the same boat as you. Got more confident by askin questions, took my time and it all came out well and still going strong
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Old 06-11-07, 09:28 PM
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Im the same as pat - im 16 and this time last year i was in the same boat as you. Got more confident by askin questions, took my time and it all came out well and still going strong
i've gotten pretty serious about it.. gonna see how far i get in a couple weeks (2-3 hours a day) :P

hopefully i wont have to ask too many questions.. lol
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Old 06-11-07, 11:06 PM
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u can get it setup and runing in 1 day..
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Old 06-11-07, 11:12 PM
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First time may take a while as you'll spend a good amount of time checking and double checking. I've built maybe 5 or so systems, my latest one took 5 hours max to be up running and trying Crysis

Its just amazing what you can do with just a philips head and a crate of mail order goodies
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Old 10-11-07, 06:21 AM
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As long as you follow the steps carefully and double check everything you'll be fine
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Old 10-11-07, 11:30 AM
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Im the same as pat - im 16 and this time last year i was in the same boat as you. Got more confident by askin questions, took my time and it all came out well and still going strong
U gotta ask questions. If ur not sure about something, it`s best to get the issue out of the way.

It`s not like OC3D is full of peoples who`ll shout nOOble at u for asking the simplest question.

I been dabbling inside computers since I was about 13, *cough* almost 23 years ago - and theres 50million things I`m still not 100% sure about. Joining the OC3D crowd has taken it down from 75million things mind u.

Ask tbh.
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