Building my first computer

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Clarkeyyy Posted: Thu, Apr 30 2009 1:57 PM

i'm not really sure on how to build my computer and what to put in it

my budget is £400, i already have a monitor and speakers, but i need the tower (with everything i need) and keyboard and mouse (the set i have atm are sh*t).

I play WoW and CSS, but my computer (i bought second hand off a friend) keeps messing up.

i'm looking for a decent gaming computer (nothing special) but one that i can play COD : WAW on at a good frame rate.

i also have a friend of mine who is selling a nvidia geforce 8800gt gfx, is it worth buying it? 

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Depending on the price for the 8800gt it could be a good buy.

with building a computer you need: CPU, mother board, ram, GFX card, Power supply, Hard drive, and DVD drive of some sort. Now you can take the HD you havce currrently and use it in the new PC as well as the DVD drive. Though a Clean install of the operating system will be needed.

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Riks replied on Thu, Apr 30 2009 3:32 PM

 

if you don't want to deal with having to fit it or check what's compatible and what's not there are alot of good prices for gaming pcs on ebay, prebuilt. 

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/QUAD-CORE-Q6600-250GB-2-GB-DDR2667-384MB-GFX_W0QQitemZ260350834167QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_DesktopPCs?hash=item260350834167&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1690|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1308|301:1|293:1|294:50

 

This is good if you don't want sli.

 

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I personally don't like ebay, but some have never had a issue with it. I may just be unluck.

If your going to build a rig for WoW and CSS you should be more than fine with $400(idk how to make the pounds signSad )

I would look at the new ATI 4770 if you don't get the 8800gt. Both should run those games with everything cranked up.

Are you looking for help with all the specs right now or just getting ideas?

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cheers guys,

my brothers friend managed to help me find all the parts i need (he's really good with comps :P)

thanks for the help :D

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Clarkeyyy:
my brothers friend managed to help me find all the parts i need (he's really good with comps :P)

 

Well good luck on it.Its always good to do your own then you know what you got in it and you get bragging rights too!

Oh yeah welcome to HH! Good people here and good advise to.Yes

 

 

 

 

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Riks replied on Fri, May 1 2009 11:48 PM

bob_on_the_cob:

I personally don't like ebay, but some have never had a issue with it. I may just be unluck.

If your going to build a rig for WoW and CSS you should be more than fine with $400(idk how to make the pounds signSad )

I would look at the new ATI 4770 if you don't get the 8800gt. Both should run those games with everything cranked up.

Are you looking for help with all the specs right now or just getting ideas?

 

only thing i'v had problems with on ebay was my mobo, and that was becuase of the bios, think i got my first setup off the company in that link i posted, i'm sure it still works fine if i put it back together

 

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Its great you have opted for building your own computer. Here are few steps for your guidance, so that you can build your computer under your stipulated budget.

Building a computer often involves following steps:

 
·         Determine your requirements

·         Choosing the parts

·         Assembly

·         Installing OS


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