View Full Version : building my own pc

02-02-2006, 10:11 PM
hi, i'm sure some one can help me out there!!!

well basically i want to build my own pc and i was wondering if any one has some real good info sites on what to do and how to do it. basically i have no idea on what to do... but i wana learn!!!


02-02-2006, 10:25 PM
Try this..


02-02-2006, 11:57 PM
put 'build your own pc' into Google...
Thats it

The first link though outdated, still relevant is very detailed

Murray P
03-02-2006, 12:42 AM
What will you primarily be using the PC for (prioritise)?

How much do you want to spend (prioritise)?

From that basis, you, with help, can start building a picture of the type of hardware and from that get advise on brands, models, grunt and capacity, etc.

From there, it's easier to give specific advise on how it should go together, any catches and tricks, which is more helpful, less daunting and immediate than following a non-specific that may differ enough to throw you off. However, getting a general understanding of what goes where, precautions, tools is still a very good idea.

Have fun, don't be reluctant to ask.

03-02-2006, 10:25 AM
If you don't mind wading through never ending advertising, I'd suggest Tom's Hardware "Build Your Own"


They just featured an article about a PC filled with 8 gallons of cooking oil!

But seriously you might find this one handy:
"The US$500 Gaming Machine"

Any number of local vendors will be happy to work with you to build a PC. I've had good luck with Ascent.

03-02-2006, 12:10 PM
Good motherboard manuals should pretty much cover everything.
Read them carefully.

You just want to particulary careful installing CPUs and their heatsinks (Intel and AMD plus the heatsink maker usually have instructions with photos).

Rule 1: Don't force things...

I suggest having a good look around a recent PC (custom built one, not Dell etc), pop open the case and have a good look at how things are supposed to look.

You learn by doing it, young grasshopper. :D

03-02-2006, 01:08 PM
cheers guys, re he last post, i don't think i'm going to be able to get hold of a custom built one, but thanks i'll keep having a look around. and i'll try a bit more tinkering with old ones.