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Them baby steps are always hard when you're learning how to walk. Learning to build a PC is not much different from that. If you don't know anything about the hardware world then treat this guide as the starter town in a RPG. I'll sort of teach you on how to get you started on your new PC.I did not include a step by step guide to actually build the computer. I did not do so because there are literally hundreds of video/text tutorials on how to do so on Google and Youtube. TL;DR - I am not taking your hand and guiding you through everything in this guide (yet).


Plan I – Planning

Spoiler!



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Part III – Where to get info/parts

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Part IV - Construction

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Part V - Boot Up
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Part VII
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Part VIII

CPUs
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Video cards
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Cases
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Power Supplies

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This is really helpful homg. A very good resource already for those who don't know what the hell they're doing when picking out parts for a PC (based on budget, what you want, etc).
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Awesome guide, and perfect timing too! Finally at home for break and now I have the time to start working on this thing.

I've been at this for nearly 10 hours now; slowly coming along because I have to stop and take an hour or two to read ahead and stuff. So, I'm working with the stuff that you recommended purchasing as my thread ( /forum/computers-tec...ming-rigs.html )

I've already tried the test build as shown in the Newegg Tutorial video and it managed to work (I didn't think I had the speaker part for the "post-beep" or whatever, but some digging after trying to get the case situated lead me to find them--). Now my question is on how to assemble everything into the case. I've got the power supply already screwed into place at the bottom; the beautiful dust catcher there with it. Now as far as putting the motherboard in, I read that the stand-off screws are a must to prevent bending and having grounding/charge problems to the case itself. From what I've seen, there are 9 holes for them and I only have 3. Is it ok to proceed anyway with just 3, or should I take a trip to a hardware store to pick some up tomorrow?




(Take this as a suggestion to have a construction guide up, too. ;D)
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Awesome guide, and perfect timing too! Finally at home for break and now I have the time to start working on this thing.

I've been at this for nearly 10 hours now; slowly coming along because I have to stop and take an hour or two to read ahead and stuff. So, I'm working with the stuff that you recommended purchasing as my thread ( /forum/computers-tec...ming-rigs.html )

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Yes stand-offs help ground the motherboard. Usually the case has stand offs included along with the screws and stuff. I recommend getting more standoffs (around 6-8) just to be safe. Although I've been getting away with using just 6 standoffs for awhile now.
 
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Nice guide. Can you add an OC section? I had people contact me personally with help with OC. It's so much simpler than it was years ago that I think even a beginner could do it.
Why don't you add it for him? *COUGH* *COUGH*
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Tried a couple of places to find standoffs, but no one seems to carry any so I'm just going to order them online. I do have about 3 of them from the bag of extras from my case; would it be ok for me to just finish building the computer while still missing the extra pieces or should I just wait out the next couple days and finish it up later?
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Beginners shouldn't be OCing.
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I probably won't be making a OC guide since a google search or visiting any of the sites listed will be a lot better.

I ninja'd in a $300 build somehow. If anyone has more suggestions on builds, I'll gladly take your challenge.

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I agree beginners shouldn't OC and at the current state of computers the gains from OC is negligible.
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I'm slowly adding what I think is the best overall value of whatever part is to this.
 
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