P.C. Specialist wants practise


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Old 11-21-03, 05:52 PM
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P.C. Specialist wants practise

My brother Is a P.C. specialist and he says he wants to put a computer together?
I was just wondering If the best thing to do
would be to buy a cheap one that you know works & take It apart and put it back together again?Instead of buying this part & that part
why buy all the parts It would cost a lot to buy parts out right wouldn't It?
 
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Old 11-21-03, 06:57 PM
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I think the best way to learn is to build one from scratch. It makes you do the research of parts and figure out what will work together and what won't. I think most people can tear one down and possibly put it together again. Plus he will have the satisfaction and pride knowing that he built it and it works!
 
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Old 11-21-03, 08:30 PM
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Tas makes a very good point:
It makes you do the research of parts and figure out what will work together and what won't.
Taking a computer apart and putting it back together - or swapping out parts is a breeze - pretty much anyone can do it.

However, the actual planning of building a computer can be complicated - you really have to do your research. Not all components work together - not all Mobo's support Intel processors or certain types of RAM, etc, etc, etc.

Then you have the parts that work better together - this can be very important in the building process too.

Actually building a computer from scratch can be a tedious process. Building from a "bare-bone" can be bad enough.
 
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Old 11-21-03, 08:38 PM
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troubleshoot

Find a broken unit and fix it , see if you like doing the work on them. Gets the old grey matter going...
 
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Old 11-21-03, 08:46 PM
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Hmm, let's see, where would you find a broken computer....

I'd say start with anything that has Windows on it
 
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Old 11-22-03, 06:17 AM
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Linux

You guys are making me kinda wish I had linux
 
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Old 11-22-03, 04:22 PM
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SafeWatch, absolutely Great Advise! I have built 3 and am getting ready for my 4th.
My advise, figure out what OS you will be using, think long and hard on this! My new system will be built around LINUX type components, I have had it with windows!
After you are "sure" about the OS, then assemble your parts with caution. Check out different computer sites/forums for assemblies that work!
Obey the "First Big Rule", don't get caught up in the latest and greatest craze! Get what works.
Unless of cource you like missery.
 
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Old 11-26-03, 03:00 PM
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yeah its great fun and agood exercize for the gray matter to build one from scratch. A good way to start is by upgrading an existing one. Where the real fun comes in is doing the research to find the proper conponents and searching not for the fastest or the bigest but trying to make compromises that will effect the total dollars spent. If you spend some time reading reviews on various components you will find that you can build a box, that isnt the fastest, but its right up there with the big boys. A good place for info is a magazine called maximum pc, you can find it at newstands
 
 

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