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Just finished my computer, would like to share some wisdom.

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I just finished building my new computer, and this is for all you who are thinking of doing the same;

1. Don't build the bleeding-edge product. Mid-range to mid-high components are priced best.
2. Design it so you can expand later. For instance, any graphics card you buy today will be outdated 2 years from now or less.
3. Don't do bargain-bin deals. Always buy from the big names, i.e., Asus for motherboards, Enermax for power supplies, etc. etc.
4. Be on the lookout for parts that will soon become obsolete. If you buy agraphics card with DirectX 9, you many need a new card soon, as DirectX 10 gains momentum. So, get a cheaper DirectX 9 card to hold you over.
5. Use a wrist strap to ground yourself when working inside a computer. Or keep a foot or hand on a grounded object such as your power supply or the bottom of a metal desk, respectively (don't put your foot on the power supply).
6. Do everything you can to ensure parts compatibility. You can come to me, aznsniper, Ilovecows, coreno, or just post a message on the boards if you're not sure.

I think that's about it. Good luck to you, if you plan on building!

O.C.
Formerly "Overclocked Cellist"
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Gaming Beast
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Re: Just finished my computer, would like to share some wisdom.

Nov 21, 2006
man your GUI is clunky and old.

Overclocked Cellist wrote:
I just finished building my new computer, and this is for all you who are thinking of doing the same;

1. Don't build the bleeding-edge product. Mid-range to mid-high components are priced best.
2. Design it so you can expand later. For instance, any graphics card you buy today will be outdated 2 years from now or less.
3. Don't do bargain-bin deals. Always buy from the big names, i.e., Asus for motherboards, Enermax for power supplies, etc. etc.
4. Be on the lookout for parts that will soon become obsolete. If you buy agraphics card with DirectX 9, you many need a new card soon, as DirectX 10 gains momentum. So, get a cheaper DirectX 9 card to hold you over.
5. Use a wrist strap to ground yourself when working inside a computer. Or keep a foot or hand on a grounded object such as your power supply or the bottom of a metal desk, respectively (don't put your foot on the power supply).
6. Do everything you can to ensure parts compatibility. You can come to me, aznsniper, Ilovecows, coreno, or just post a message on the boards if you're not sure.

I think that's about it. Good luck to you, if you plan on building!

O.C.



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Nov 21, 2006
what are the specs of your computer?


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Lkr721993 wrote:
what are the specs of your computer?


if you do post them put hem here: CLOCKY
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I couldn't agree more....
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