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Windows 7: build PC

31 Dec 2011   #1
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 
build PC

i like to get parts and build PC.
will u tell me where to get started?


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31 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

In what country will you buy the parts?
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31 Dec 2011   #3
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 

i'm in usa.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
In what country will you buy the parts?
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31 Dec 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

OK:

Normally, the advice would be to give you a list of parts or maybe ask you what you want to do with the PC.

Instead, tell me this:

How would you describe your level of computer knowledge?

Have you ever replaced a hard drive?

Have you ever replaced RAM?

Have you ever installed an operating system?

I'm just trying to understand how much you already know.

You need a certain level of knowledge to put a PC together.

And you also need a certain level of knowledge to know how to shop for quality parts that are compatible with each other.
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31 Dec 2011   #5
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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31 Dec 2011   #6
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
OK:

Normally, the advice would be to give you a list of parts or maybe ask you what you want to do with the PC.

Instead, tell me this:

How would you describe your level of computer knowledge?

Have you ever replaced a hard drive?

Have you ever replaced RAM?

Have you ever installed an operating system?

I'm just trying to understand how much you already know.

You need a certain level of knowledge to put a PC together.

And you also need a certain level of knowledge to know how to shop for quality parts that are compatible with each other.
This is very a good response to your question, IMO. You can be bold and daring but without a basic knowledge of a pc and its component parts you could end up wasting and a lot of money and becoming very discouraged.

If you like visuals, here is something that might help:

PC Build Series - Video 1 - Introduction - YouTube

Have you thought about taking apart an old pc and putting it back together for practice before beginning your actual build?
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31 Dec 2011   #7
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 

i have old MAC desktop which has zip drive and compaq desktop, and have not tested if they work.
i do not have their AC adapter and a monitor
how do i get started....taking apart them....?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
OK:

Normally, the advice would be to give you a list of parts or maybe ask you what you want to do with the PC.

Instead, tell me this:

How would you describe your level of computer knowledge?

Have you ever replaced a hard drive?

Have you ever replaced RAM?

Have you ever installed an operating system?

I'm just trying to understand how much you already know.

You need a certain level of knowledge to put a PC together.

And you also need a certain level of knowledge to know how to shop for quality parts that are compatible with each other.
This is very a good response to your question, IMO. You can be bold and daring but without a basic knowledge of a pc and its component parts you could end up wasting and a lot of money and becoming very discouraged.

If you like visuals, here is something that might help:

PC Build Series - Video 1 - Introduction - YouTube

Have you thought about taking apart an old pc and putting it back together for practice before beginning your actual build?
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31 Dec 2011   #8
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I do not want to discourage you but if you do not know how to take a computer apart than I seriously doubt if you are ready to put one together.

I am interested to know your response to the post of ignatzatsonic.


Happy New Year!!
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31 Dec 2011   #9
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

many many many many moons ago i bought a book called "how to build a computer"

that became my hand book and bible (im not religious so meh!) and i read it cover to cover lots of times, before i knew it i could recite the book

then i made the jump and bought the components and it felt like id done it dozens of times!

Now putting a computer together takes me minutes, i spend more time tidying cables!
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31 Dec 2011   #10
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I started building computers over 20 years ago. We use to take our C64's and mod the heck out of them, soldering in new cpu's by piggy backing them on the old one and cutting the main pin and other fun stuff. Then I moved on to the Atari 540, 1040 and Mega ST's and I entered the PC world with the Intel 286 CPU. Back then there was no book or internet to find things out, it was trail and error and it was not all the hard really, but then again I was an electric mechanic and enjoyed playing around with electronics. If you know how to use a screw driver then just grab the old computer and start taking things a part and pay attention to how things come apart.
Heck, I just taught my 5 year old how to take apart an old PIII PC and put it back together, in fact I have the same old pc sitting in my garage right now and all 3 of my kids were taught how to take it apart and but back together so that they can fix things themself when they are out on there on. It not rocket science but does require some common sense but we learn by doing and today you have the world of internet to help and many youtube vids that show you step by step.
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