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 Post subject: Building my own computer
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:22 am 
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So I have decided I am going to build my own PC.

I will primarily use it for "acquiring" TV shows and movies, maybe even a bit of streaming if I decided to give Crave TV a try. I don't play much for games so that isn't a concern. I will also use it for listening to music, often streamed from google music.

I have raped my old PC for some parts.

I removed the video card, it was one I had bought myself. I forget what type it is and how it connects at the moment, maybe PCI express? I am not opposed to upgraded to a new video card either as this one is probably 6-7 years old and has been used in 2 different PCs. But honestly I have been happy with the picture it produces.

I have a "wireless n" network card, I have had it for quite sometime but my PC that crashed did not have enough ports to use this and my Video card, so it has just been sitting in a box for a few years. (Pretty sure it is PCI Express too, but I will look this up)

I have 3 SDD hard drives, 2TB, 750GB and 250GB. I also have a dock (for 2) that can be used so I really only need one hard drive in the PC.

I also removed my DVD RW drive.

One day in chat Codes, Drak and Stew were naming off sites and shit about where I can build them online. What were these sites? Will they tell me when something is incompatible? How will I know my old shit is compatible with the new stuff?

I obviously don't want to pay too much, but I am willing to pay more than just a couple hundred too... maybe a 500-700 range? Does that seem reasonable? I need help, I'm retarded when it comes to this stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Building my own computer
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:00 am 
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I'm not Codes or Drak or Stewie, but I recall TigerDirect, Newegg, and NCIX being mentioned.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/

http://www.ncix.com/

http://www.newegg.ca/

And that's about where my usefulness ends on this subject. Take it away boys.


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 Post subject: Re: Building my own computer
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:32 am 
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http://www.memoryexpress.com/SystemConfig/Default.aspx

Should be able to do it well for <$700 if you have an operating system.

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 Post subject: Re: Building my own computer
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:28 pm 
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Yeah, definitely <$700.

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 Post subject: Re: Building my own computer
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:33 am 
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Codes, think you would be free for a drink in March? I could buy a few drink and use you to help me order what I need for a computer :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Building my own computer
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:33 pm 
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Start with this

http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/

add a power supply and a hard drive, and win.

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 Post subject: Re: Building my own computer
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:50 am 
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Stumbled across this video, which may be relevant.



Holy fuck, did not realize it's two hours long. Props to whoever watches the whole thing. :lol:

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