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    Unhappy I need help please!!!

    I got told about this pc site. and need help! Bf wants a pc and this guy at school said to make them is betta. is dis true? if so. what and how?

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    Re: I need help please!!!

    Building a PC from scratch takes years of training, no offence but you dont sound like your overly experenced with the construction of a computer.

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    Re: I need help please!!!

    It's often better from the point of view of the enthusiast (like us) and you can deffo get exectly what you want, but what it isn't, for the most part, is cheaper. Plus you get no warranty & guarantee with homebuilt that you get with shop bought.
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    Re: I need help please!!!

    I was going to make no assumptions lol

    Start here
    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/

    Come up with a budget and a list of things you want it to do.

    We can suggest parts, or pre-built pc's or even people to build you a PC from scratch. We can also help you get to grips with the idea of building
    but it has it's cons like breaking things during construction or you get to the point of turning it on and it doesn't work.

    It isn't for people in a rush and isn't for people who expect it to work first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetro View Post
    Building a PC from scratch takes years of training, no offence but you dont sound like your overly experenced with the construction of a computer.
    Years?

    It can be done in a day if taught by someone who knows their stuff.

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    Re: I need help please!!!

    No Warenty on it is the downside.

    Upside is you can learn quite a bit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    No Warenty on it is the downside.

    Upside is you can learn quite a bit!
    Well you actually get a buttload more warranty in reality but it's on parts not the PC..

    This means lengthy waits for new parts to arrive unless very carefully chosen (OCZ powersupplies are a good example of decent parts warranty).

    //post aimed at Sammie not you Animus, I'm sure you know all of this

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    Re: I need help please!!!

    I dnt know much about pcs or coms.i no he wants to play games on it. can you get colour coded ones like da back of pcs?

    no offence taken vetro n i dnt no what all that meant staffsmike

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    Re: I need help please!!!

    where in Scotland are you?
    maybe there is a local Hexite that would help you?

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    Re: I need help please!!!

    staffsMike i think if confusing the issue a lot.

    The ultimate problem Sammie, is that if it dosen't work, its on your own head!
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    Re: I need help please!!!

    'Years of training' is a bit extreme. After all, a lot of enthusiasts have no formal training...
    I wouldn't advise building a PC unless you are knowledgeable about what to do. Apart from the physical assembly there's BIOS configuration, OS installation and any potential problems you may run into along the line. I'd say PC building is better for enthusiasts, buying one is best for someone who just wants a PC.

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    Re: I need help please!!!

    Just means that things like Memory (RAM) come with a lifetime warranty in most cases.

    Power supplies 3 - 5 years.
    CPU's - 3 Years or so.

    So most things are safe purchases in that respect. It just means you have to fix it yourself.. no one will do it for you.

    However this sounds like more hassle than it's going to be worth. Can we have a budget?

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    Re: I need help please!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SammEl View Post
    Years?

    It can be done in a day if taught by someone who knows their stuff.
    Well i thnk dats what hes sayin i dnt no my stuff, dats why im here ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    where in Scotland are you?
    maybe there is a local Hexite that would help you?

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    Re: I need help please!!!

    whats a cpu? only wnt it for games

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Just means that things like Memory (RAM) come with a lifetime warranty in most cases.

    Power supplies 3 - 5 years.
    CPU's - 3 Years or so.

    So most things are safe purchases in that respect. It just means you have to fix it yourself.. no one will do it for you.

    However this sounds like more hassle than it's going to be worth. Can we have a budget?
    To get that warenty costs a lot because you have to use high end components! Compare that to the £50 you would normally pay for EVERY component on the PC!

    Sammie, if you want to learn the very simplest ideas of computers (its not remotely complicated) then its worth doing. If not, its hassel. Lots of "off the shelf" PCs use one or two lessor components to let them get the headlines in (think having a Quad Core, when the rest of the PC is crap, and going to slow it down), however on a place like hexus, you can get good advice on choosing an off the shelf PC which isn't made like that!
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