Thinkin about replacing my old computer and building a new one

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by SmokeU, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. SmokeU

    SmokeU Rockstar 100 Posts

    I have never done this before and would like to

    What I am looking for is a list of parts I need (hard drive, mother boared etc.)

    Not like brands or anything just a list of named parts that I need to get
  2. rugerjitsu

    rugerjitsu New Member

    okay...i did this a couple years ago, and it was my first time...

    i went to Fry's Electronic's, and one of the pc guru's walked me through the whole process...i think i remember mostly, but you should call a pc repair place to double check.

    you'll need a case, some you can buy that have your power supply included.
    you'll need a motherboard, some you can buy that have video cards included.
    you'll need memory...4 gigs is a good start, that's what i got for mine.
    you'll need a hard drive...1 gig is a good start
    probably want a CD Drive...
    i'm thinking that's about all the hardware...what about software?? do you have Microsoft Office?? it comes in handy.

    good luck man, it was the best thing i've done...i love my pc now, you don't get all that bundled **** that comes with the name brand crap.
  3. SmokeU

    SmokeU Rockstar 100 Posts

    things I could salvage from this comp are the graphics card, and maybe power supply

    just installed a nvidia gtx 280
  4. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    link to the rig i built really easy just have to take your time

    operating system
    hard drive
    power supply
    graphics card
    mother board
    case and cooling fans

    you may not need everything but if you shop at you can get some great deals i build mine for less than 1200 bucks, i guess it all depends on what you want your comp to do, if it for gaming spend a little more and get some better hardware. biggest thing is to make sure the mother board and processor are compatible as well as the mother board and case.

    ---------- Post added at 07:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:53 PM ----------

    probably want at least 500GB
  5. SmokeU

    SmokeU Rockstar 100 Posts

    ok so here it is

    Seagate 7200 RPM 750GB HD
    EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
    ABS TIGAS Full Black Anodized Aluminum Super Full Tower Computer Case'
    XIGMATEK AIO-S80DP All-in-one liquid cooling system
    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    KINGWIN Lazer LZ-750 750W Power Supply
    (Salvaged) EVGA Nvidia GTX 285 Graphics Card
    ASUS 18x DVD/CD Drive

    Total: $1,225.31
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010

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