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Windows 7: Why Amd?

24 Aug 2010   #11
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I too am a supporter of building your own machine.

My main reason is:

Typically, most pre-built machines use the cheapest parts they can get, from whatever company offers them the lowest price in bulk.

Mostly PSU, RAM, and even the MOBO occsionally.

Although the CPU and GPUs may decent, the core backbone of the system may not be.
Sometimes, the info on exactly what hardware is used takes a bit of digging around, and many times different from build to build.

Building your own, you can have complete control of the quality of parts used.


Thats not saying all pre-builts are bad, or all do this. But many do.
There are some good pre-builts out there. (Some just as good as a custom build)


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24 Aug 2010   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pixelpro View Post
I sorta know, it seems my mum doesn't think i can do it -.- i wonder if i can find instructions then wala!
Welcome to Corsair :: System Build Logs

For the most part all you need is a small Philips and flat head screwdriver, the rest is pretty much "snap and click".
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24 Aug 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pixelpro View Post
I sorta know, it seems my mum doesn't think i can do it -.- i wonder if i can find instructions then wala!
Here are very good instructions (in 5 parts) Building a New Computer – Part 1: Choosing Hardware - How-To Geek
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24 Aug 2010   #14
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

I know most parts just screw in, Click in place, join that with that, its the wiring i guess, almost as my mum thinks it might blow up... hmm, i know where some wires go but not them all.
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24 Aug 2010   #15
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You have a sense of pride building your own, have greater confidence in modifying your system, etc. Just make sure all parts are compatible. Check tigerdirect for ideas...
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24 Aug 2010   #16
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pixelpro View Post
I know most parts just screw in, Click in place, join that with that, its the wiring i guess, almost as my mum thinks it might blow up... hmm, i know where some wires go but not them all.
^^ My mom also thought I would waste my 600 dollars. But nope, built a rock solid home server for the entire family to use, it streams blu-ray discs and everything! Has huge HDD space, and everything. Just go for it man! Not only did building my own computer/server get me more involved with computers, but you feel great when you build it. As someone above said, you feel allot of pride in the system knowing that you built it your-self!
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24 Aug 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pixelpro View Post
I know most parts just screw in, Click in place, join that with that, its the wiring i guess, almost as my mum thinks it might blow up... hmm, i know where some wires go but not them all.
The good news is that things usually only fit in one place and they only fit in one direction....so you cannot really get it backwards and blow it up.

The only place that isn't true is on the case lights and switches...but if they are backwards then the lights are backwards or the switches work the opposite to the way they should work. In other words, it will make the machine a bit goofy...but won't blow up.
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24 Aug 2010   #18
Pixelpro

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

hehe, she believes i cant do it, just because her 'boyfriends' son did a course on it, (12weeks) and he got the computer, to be totally honest, i can probably build the thing in 2hours. I'll see how it goes, and the good thing is i guess, something breaks... you send one part back not the entire computer (she doesn't seem to acknowledge the existence that parts have warranty), I'll see... XD
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