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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by zxspectrum, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Does anyone know how i would go about buildidngmy own computer, i think i could get the whole lot cheaper than what the likes of pc world would offer , anyone got any advice for this little project, id want the com to be all singinig and all dancing as id like to be able to play games online etc
     
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  2. nugget
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    How much money can I spend for you?? Realistically though, how much is you budget? What do you want to do with the pc specifically? This will then determine the hardware that you need.
     
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  3. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Like Nug says - it depends on budget. My BF recently made himself this system, which I'll soon steal in the typical other-halfly manner:

    3.73ghz Extreme Edition Processor
    500gb SATA HDD
    Geforce GTX 7800 Ultra
    Asus P5ND2-Deluxe (he will Sli two of the Geforce cards eventually)
    2gb Corsair RAM (2 x 1Gb) about 667Mhz

    He'll be getting the new Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Platinum (I'll get his Audigy2 - woo :dry )

    A 23" widescreen flat thinger. And some optical drives. In a clear acrylic case.

    The utter, utter b*****d.
     
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  4. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    geez! how much was all that arroryn?
     
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  5. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    now im jealous arroryn...
     
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  6. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    You guys are jealous? I have to sit and watch him use it!! lol. I think it was about £1600/£1700 all told.
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    I'm sure you have ways to make him feel guilty or otherwise motivate him to build you one just like it. :biggrin
     
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  8. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Well, ya know, we technical-minded young ladies should also have some...ahem...wiley ways. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    if you try hard enough you might just get your own way (and women sure know how to do that!!!) right Trip? haha...
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    I'm not saying anything. :oops:
     
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  11. nugget
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    And when that fails there's the threat of a kicking that will work.:blink
     
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  12. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    oohh! shin kick, that'll make him give it up for sure!
     
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  13. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    no not shin kick moom...something more sensitive than that....OUCH!!!!!
     
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  14. nugget
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    Okay zx, I think you really need to sit down and define what you really will use the pc for. If you want to use it for study then you'll need a decent motherboard and a decent cpu , fast hdd's and lots of ram (to run vmware??). You won't need an intel extreme edition cpu or a top line graphics card as you'll still be able to game quite well on it. On the other hand if you want to have a pure game machine then you'll have to go for a higher end cpu and graphics card which would be a real waste if you're just running a few virtual machines and the occasional game. As always it depends on your budget but I tend to try and focus on what I really need for the job rather than on just getting everything thrown in that I might use sometime (if I have time).
     
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