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04-23-2001, 12:09 AM
Our class project entails the building of our own (this is a first for me) PC from scratch. I was wondering if anyone could assist me in determining what are some of the best components to utilize in this endeavor from the tower all the way to every component concievable? Any and all advice would be much appreciated since I'm not sure where to begin. I want to build one that is extremely reliable and fast of course with plenty of storage and plenty of room to grow as well! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif
[This message has been edited by Thunderbolt (edited 04-23-2001).]
I know that this probably isn't exactly the answer you're looking for, but probably a good way to get an idea of what you want is to read through the various posts in this topic, then check out a couple of the hardware review sites like Tom's Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.com/) andAnandTech (http://www.anandtech.com/). This will give you an idea of what kind of system to build ( I want to build one that is extremely reliable and fast of course with plenty of storage and plenty of room to grow as well! -- don't we all!). Then when get some specifics it'll be a little easier to help with your request, because if I list a lot of great hardware it'll be my dream machine not necessarily yours......
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04-23-2001, 08:46 AM
For a first attempt I would recommend something a bit older, rather than risking big bucks if you make a mistake. You can get parts to build something like a P-II 350 or similar lots cheaper than newer high speed stuff, and you're not taking a chance on damaging $1000 in components as with a new state of the art system. Pricewatch (http://www.pricewatch.com) and CSO (http://www.computersurplusoutlet.com) will give you an idea what kind of prices you can get if you look a bit.
I started on XT/AT machines, pick them up for $5-10 or less usually, and practiced on those rather than risk my Pentium, which would be expensive if I made a mistake. Like plugging in the power supply cables to the motherboard backwards...been there, done that...
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04-23-2001, 01:00 PM
I cant tell you how glad I am that I dont build any Socket 7 AT style systems any more.......Even I cant screw up plugging a ATX power connector into a ATX mobo!!!
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04-24-2001, 10:54 AM
LMAO@Randy! Those connectors are screwy, ain't they?! Line'em up wrong, end up on peg over... And you done! LOL
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