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    Hi Guys

    Just posting on the momentous occasion of the completion of my first ever custom PC!
    It's not a custom spec ogling PC but I'm getting paid to build it so WOO!
    That does mean that it's not my PC but to build it was pretty cool.

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    Last edited by Gobbob; 21-12-2007 at 10:22 PM. Reason: added Specs, then Pic 1, then Pic 2, then Pic 3, then changed specs slightly.
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    Re: My First Custom PC

    Please tell me that's a Pentium Dual Core (e21x0) and not a Pentium D

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    Whats the quality of that case like ? Been interested in it for a few months but haven't seen anything about it ? Does the paint scratch easily ? Is the metal flimsy ?
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    Re: My First Custom PC

    Does it work?

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    1. It's a Pentium Dual Core
    2. It's really quite a good case but it does have a slight problem that the front panels fall in quite easily if pushed as you can see on the panel second from the bottom on the left side. Paint got scratched but that was because it got in the way of my craft knife I used to open the packaging. The metal's pretty solid.
    3. Yes, it works like a dream

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    Well done
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    Re: My First Custom PC

    I hope you didn't buy that hard drive for it.. 160GB is like £1 more lol.

    Anyway well done on your build

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    How is this custom then?

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    I.e. its not bought from dell...

    I mean its not been airbrushed or anything sad like that..

    But its been built to a custom spec

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    So its self build as opposed to Custom build then.

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    He did say he was getting paid to do it so I guess it's for someone else and there for it is a custom build.

    Just not custom modified or tweeked

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    Well said Pob255
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    Re: My First Custom PC

    cool, how long did it take?

    i made mine the other week, after ages - last time i made one was in 2000.

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    I was fairly surprised that I got mine phsyically assembled in less than an hour. It's the OS install that takes the time!

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    That is pretty quick, but uv'e prolly made a few in your time im gussing?

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    Re: My First Custom PC

    It took about an hour. The only other PC work I've done is fit a USB PCI Card, disassemble a PC in College with 3 other people under supervision and rip out the usable inners of my dad's old PC (that was fun, my main weapon were pliers ).

    -Gobbob
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    USB 1600dpi Laser Mouse
    My Future PC is going to be alot better!

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