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Okay, so I'm interested in building my own computer and I want to make sure I'm not forgetting anything in my list of parts..
I need-
case
power supply
RAM
hard drive
CPU
motherboard
sound card
graphics card
cd drive
monitor
keyboard
mouse
operating system

What do I need to access the internet (besides an ISP, and a modem)? Like if I was going to hook on to a wireless internet connection? Or if I was just going to have my modem going straight to my computer- what would I need?
#2
wireless internet: wireless router + wireless dongle (one of those USB things)
otherwise, you can connect to your modem with the USB or ethernet connections. depends on the modem.
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are you really sure you know enough about pcs to build your own with all separate components. believe me troubleshooting is one of the longest phases whilst building it and without a fair bit of knowledge you could be screwed lol.

make sure you do a fair amount of reasearch
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Wireless 802.11


thats just the frequency

theres 802.11b/g and the like, the best bet is to just search and find compatible stuff.

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A NIC may be nice...


most pc's have ethernet ports on them nowadays
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Shure you know how to do it, the first pc i built was shit.
i would buy an old really ****ed up pc for bout 50 bucks somewhere and try things out with it.
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you make it sound like building a PC is brain surgery

iive made plenty and its a piece of piss nowadays. everythings colour coded and the like. try making one in the early 90's. all grey. nightmare.
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What's an NIC?

And, so if I was to be at my house, where my mom/brother have wireless internet then if I got something like this then I could plug it in to a USB port and get online. But then when I come back to my dorm room, where do I plug in my ethernet cable?
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Quote by IndieMetalhead
thats just the frequency

theres 802.11b/g and the like, the best bet is to just search and find compatible stuff.


most pc's have ethernet ports on them nowadays

The MB's also have sound and video on em =)
#12
i knew there was something you were missing

IDE/SaTA cables.
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yep thats all (providing you have all the correct cables etc.) i aggree with lethal, i built my own pc and it was only down to my own research and knowledge my boards bios chip that i figured out why i couldnt get it to work. it can take a hell of a long time troubleshooting if you havent got decent knowledge of pc's. hopefully all goes smoothly though. good luck dude !
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thats just the frequency

theres 802.11b/g and the like, the best bet is to just search and find compatible stuff.


most pc's have ethernet ports on them nowadays



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What's an NIC?

And, so if I was to be at my house, where my mom/brother have wireless internet then if I got something like this then I could plug it in to a USB port and get online. But then when I come back to my dorm room, where do I plug in my ethernet cable?


network interface card

if you buy that, then you can still use the ethernet connection back at the dorm, just unplug it.

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you make it sound like building a PC is brain surgery

iive made plenty and its a piece of piss nowadays. everythings colour coded and the like. try making one in the early 90's. all grey. nightmare.


Exactly. Putting a PC together is a simple task. I used to do it prior to having decent knowledge about computer hardware.
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Exactly. Putting a PC together is a simple task. I used to do it prior to having decent knowledge about computer hardware.




the hardest part of it all is the case buttons and lights. just because they're small and niggly.
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you make it sound like building a PC is brain surgery

iive made plenty and its a piece of piss nowadays. everythings colour coded and the like. try making one in the early 90's. all grey. nightmare.


Early 90's would have made you what...7 at the oldest when building a pc?

Wish i had the money to have done it at that age.
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Early 90's would have made you what...7 at the oldest when building a pc?

Wish i had the money to have done it at that age.


Or you could get your hands on an early 90's computer system. Windows 3.1.
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Early 90's would have made you what...7 at the oldest when building a pc?

Wish i had the money to have done it at that age.


oh we got out first real pc when i was like 8 or 9. i was making a point that its got easier over the years

but i have dabbled in pc's since then


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Or you could get your hands on an early 90's computer system. Windows 3.1.


i know bits and bobs of DOS. mostly due to ****ing said pc up lots of times

its really handy to be fluent in command lines too. GUI's are nice, but you can do lots more with a simple command prompt
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#21
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oh we got out first real pc when i was like 8 or 9. i was making a point that its got easier over the years


Fair point

I've been taking things apart since i was very young. Apparantly when i was 6 i took a mirror off the wall of a dressing room by unscrewing it.

Eventually you have to figure out how to put things back together though

Especially when people charge so much for labour these days it isn't worth paying out for.
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oh we got out first real pc when i was like 8 or 9. i was making a point that its got easier over the years

but i have dabbled in pc's since then


i know bits and bobs of DOS. mostly due to ****ing said pc up lots of times

its really handy to be fluent in command lines too. GUI's are nice, but you can do lots more with a simple command prompt


DOS isn't very noob-friendly though, is it?

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Especially when people charge so much for labour these days it isn't worth paying out for.


Very true. I remember once a magazine offered to fit RAM for £20. I literally did a double-take when reading that as it was so extortionate.
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DOS isn't very noob-friendly though, is it?


Very true. I remember once a magazine offered to fit RAM for £20. I literally did a double-take when reading that as it was so extortionate.



DOS is as friendly as a grizzly bear when you rip its testicles off.


and £20 to fit Ram?!
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Very true. I remember once a magazine offered to fit RAM for £20. I literally did a double-take when reading that as it was so extortionate.


Isn't the call-out charge for most pc related stuff like £50? With whatever other costs on top? I think it's around that much here.

Having some middle-aged balding, slightly overweight with a hint of body odour man sit there for 10 seconds just to say "you needed to take the floppy out" and charging me £50 isn't something i will stand for.

P.S. I bet if he's lucky enough to be married he's heard "you need to take your floppy out" more than once
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^Invalid Boot Disk FTW!

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P.S. I bet if he's lucky enough to be married he's heard "you need to take your floppy out" more than once


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P.S. I bet if he's lucky enough to be married he's heard "you need to take your floppy out" more than once



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For internet access you need a network card (ie an ethernet port) unless you use a usb modem.


Pfft that's so off topic it makes it hurt when i pee
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What do I need to access the internet?


Yeah, completely off topic.
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Here's what I was looking at for my parts-
case
hard drive (maybe x2)
RAM DVD Burner
DVD Player
Processor
Motherboard
Video Card
Sound Card
Monitor
NIC

Is that everything? Anything else I would need?



seems ok.
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Yeah, completely off topic.


sarcasm
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Very true. I remember once a magazine offered to fit RAM for £20. I literally did a double-take when reading that as it was so extortionate.


Yeah, those dudes live off others ignorance. Now days you can find how to fix any computer related problem on google.
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Quote by gibsonpenguin
Here's what I was looking at for my parts-
case
hard drive (maybe x2)
RAM DVD Burner
DVD Player
Processor
Motherboard
Video Card
Sound Card
Monitor
NIC

Is that everything? Anything else I would need?


You chose matching socket types and a compatible graphics card.

Anyway, your list seems alright.
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sarcasm


It's ok. Some people get it. Some people don't. Leave him be
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^whoops, i missed the graphics card. the one thing i checked was Mobo and CPU
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Quote by gibsonpenguin
Here's what I was looking at for my parts-
case
hard drive (maybe x2)
RAM DVD Burner
DVD Player
Processor
Motherboard
Video Card
Sound Card
Monitor
NIC

Is that everything? Anything else I would need?


I know it's a bit off topic but i got an external 320GB USB Maxtor HDD from my local Dixons and it was only £69.99. *strokes HDD*
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Pfft. external drives are a bitch. i love internal ones. theres always room in the case to put it

and its currys digital now
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