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By rockamocka ·
Can anyone please give me information on how to build a PC and where to get the products/supplies to build it from...I am just doing this for fun...don't laugh. THANK YOU, MJ

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by MtnSqs In reply to Building a Computer

If you have no idea where to get your supplies from , then you probably will have no idea what to do and will get into lots of trouble.

Firstly attedn soem hardware courses - I don;t knwo where you lice, but most schools or tertiary education systems have nioght or weekend schools teaching this kind of thing.

Secondly get to your lcoal library and read lots of books!

Finally, you buy parts from regular computer stores, swap meets, markets etc. If you are really at the low end playingaround, how about tryign to find peopel who are throwing out thier old computers - the troubel is to get these going you need lots of knowledge.

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by rockamocka In reply to Building a Computer

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by dmiles In reply to Building a Computer

I can provide the sites to tutorials that will help
1)Build Your Own PC
http://verinet.com
2)On Line Tutorial:Build A Computer
http://www.stdout.org/computer/
3)Building A PC in 19 Steps
http://www.strut.org/building a pc/welcome.htm
http://barnettcomputerservices.com
http://www.tech-advice.freeserve.co.uk/index
www.pacificnet.net
Computing-Hardware-For the Industry-Hardware Companies-Computer Systems-Desk Top-Built at
http://www.looksmart.com/eus271068
http://www.pcmech.com/build.htm
These sites will be a good starting point to get you going by reviewing the tutorials and then you can always get help from the Tech Republic Forum - You have access to start a discussion,when you fing something that you donot understand.Study the tutorials before attempting to build
Good Luck

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by rockamocka In reply to Building a Computer

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by csmith In reply to Building a Computer

Building PCs now adays is very easy because you have intergrated components available.
(I started in the days of discrete components.)
First you need a case with a power supply.
Install a motherboard (with CPU) in the case.
Case, PS, and MB should be the ATX standard. (Versus AT)
Install a Hard Drive in the case, and hook the cable to the MB. (First IDE channel)
Install CD-ROM, and hook up the cable to the second IDE channel on the MB.
Install floppy drive and hook up the cable.
Install a graphics card in a slot on the MB.
Leave the case open in case it won't boot.
Plug in the keyboard, and attach the Monitor to the graphics card.
You now have a basic PC.
These are the basic steps, and there is not enough space here for the details.
Enter the BIOS settings.
Partition the Hard Disk, and then format it.
Load the Operating System. (Windows)
You will now have a running PC.

Another good book you can get at the library is:
Upgrading and Repairing PCs
by Scott Mueller
This book has a lot of information on why you are doing what you are doing when you build a PC, not just the how to do it.
This book has at least 12 editions out.
Regards, Chris

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by sgt_fitz In reply to Building a Computer

I would suggest buying a barebones kit from your local computer reseller. These kits usually come standard with the following: (Tower, Motherboard/Systemboard, Power Supply, Keyboard, Mouse, CD-ROM Drive, 3 1/2" Floppy Drive, CPU Fan (May come separate or w/Processor), At least one other drive expansion slot) and range from $199 to $250 +tax. The barebones kit will not come with a processor, memory (RAM), or a hard drive. These items are sold separately. I would suggest buying at least a 733Mhz Intel Celeron Processor or a higher grade Pentium III Processor. You can get one for around $120-$170. You will also need RAM, which is on the market at approx. $55 for 128MB RAM. Lastly, choose a hard drive - maybe a 30 GB drive, which sellsfor about $120 as well. The only thing you are lacking at this point is a monitor. It is assumed that you already have a monitor from an older system. It is suggested that you keep and use that monitor with your new system just as a means to defer some costs. In the event you want to get a new or larger monitor, be prepared to fork-out at least another $130 to $190. Keep in mind that if you are going to run your new system in a network configuration, you will need a network card, which goes for about $15-20. Excluding the monitor, you should be able to get your entire system for under $450 if you shop wisely. It is also assumed that you already possess the Operating System software such as Win95/98/NT/ME/2000. Read directions for the installation of all components and when complete you can follow the instructions to begin the installation of your operating system. When you have installed your operating system, configure it for use in a network environment by clicking on Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network.

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