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bigmit37
17-06-2005, 02:06 PM
This is my first time building a computer and all of my parts just arrived. I was just wondering if there is a good basic tutorial guide online for building a computer. I am going to follow most of the instructions given with my case (made sure it was a good case and had descent instructions) but just incase I need some additional help.

Thanks guys for your help.

pctek
17-06-2005, 06:05 PM
Dunno about online but PCWorld mags have had various how to articles in them about installing all the various bits.
Your motherboard book should show a fair bit of it, and often there is a pamphlet in the CPU box too.
What case is it??? A lot of them have marked on the bottom ATX MATX etc, which shows you were to put in the risers for the board. Like if it is an ATX board or MicroATX etc.

sookie_72
17-06-2005, 06:55 PM
Hi

Went through the same myself, and after a bit of a Google came up with a couple of helpful sites. Would have posted them if I could remember or find them.

Back issues of PC world also proved helpful.

Good luck

Sookie

bartsdadhomer
17-06-2005, 07:50 PM
build a pc
into google will bring up eleventymillion sites

FoxyMX
17-06-2005, 09:39 PM
Here is the collection of PC building sites I have in my bookmarks. Not sure which one was the most useful to me so I'll leave you to find which is best for you.

http://www.omnicast.net/~tmcfadden/guides/build/caseprep1.html

http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/

http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/tutorials/109/1/

http://www.buildyourown.org.uk/

http://www.daileyint.com/build/

http://www.firingsquad.com/guides/buildsys/page4.asp


Actually I just remembered that the following site is my favourite one. ;)

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ashen1/ashen/menu/build/intro.htm

bigmit37
01-07-2005, 09:13 AM
Whoa! THanks I got a few sites from someone also! I wish I looked at these earlier but I am pretty much done now....Much harder then I expected well the bios and configurations part. I used a DFI NF4 Ultra Lan party motherboard and that doesn't seem to be too beginner friendly... But thank you for your help

:thumbs:

lazydog
01-07-2005, 11:34 AM
Actually I just remembered that the following site is my favourite one. ;)

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ashen1/ashen/menu/build/intro.htm


Classic. Very funny. I hope nobody actually tries that though :stare: