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Posted 11/3/17
hey guys. i want to build a pc and i dont know where to start. any tips for me? Thanks!!
Posted 11/3/17
Knowing your budget is a start. Newegg is a good site too. Reddit has a subreddit for PC building too I believe.
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Posted 11/3/17

monomondesu wrote:

hey guys. i want to build a pc and i dont know where to start. any tips for me? Thanks!!


My only tip is that if you want to ask for advice on CR's forums, you should do so in the "Advice, Info, Recommendations" forum

(I've gone ahead and moved this there.)
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Posted 11/3/17
well first you will need a case
once you have that youll need

a motherboard
power supply
CPU (Central Processing Unit
RAM (Random Access Memory)
HardDrive or SSD (for storage)
VideoCard / GraphicsCard

I'm assuming you want a PC for gaming?
I have a gaming PC and I love it. I can tell you my build so you can get an idea if you want
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Posted 11/3/17 , edited 11/3/17
You should check out some videos on youtube, newegg themselves have some building guides.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIF43-0mDk4

A quick tip about building a PC is to get a good power supply unit and make sure that your components aren't drawing more watts than the PSU can handle. Else you gonna end up with some components that won't turn on and then you'll spend a long time trouble shooting and then figure out, ooops there's not enough power.

Make sure you don't leave any screws inside also, else it'll fry your board when ya turn it on. And watch the cables to make sure they don't start hitting the fans inside. Also don't screw the bolts on too tight.
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Posted 11/3/17 , edited 11/5/17
No need to buy any RAM, you can just download that instead.
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Posted 11/5/17
1) No matter how high the budget you have, you can find a way to blow it all. Instead, set out what you want to accomplish and then determine what you'll need to buy based on that. Make adjustments based on how well it fits into your budget.
2) Most games these days don't require fancy computers as the case was 10+ years ago. Have you checked the system requirements of those you intend to play? You could have requirements for other programs that might like a beefy system although I'd think you would have mentioned it.
3) You can ground yourself while installing components by touching the metal computer case (to reduce the risk of static discharge damage).
4) Getting a UPS is a good idea if your local power utility is dodgy. If you do get one, be careful. Simulated sine UPS systems don't work with some power supply units. (Pure sine is expensive.)
5) If you're not going to use terabytes of disk space, consider spending the same amount of money for a smaller amount of SSD storage space instead of a large hard disk. It is much faster for many applications.
6) Try to go for two monitors (or even three if you have money to burn). For games it can be a bit better and some people like it a lot. But for work the extra screen space makes things MUCH easier.
7) If your OS licence is tied to particular components (as it is with MS; I don't keep up on the exact details) make sure what those are and that you won't be needing to replace the components any time soon. E.g. if you replace the CPU and motherboard it'll probably not work, so make extra sure to give yourself a bit of leeway and not buy those at the bare minimum you need right now.
8) Make sure you have a backup procedure in place for anything critical you keep on the computer. If you lose your data to disk failure, ransomware attack, etc. you will be sorry.
9) Re-read #8.
10) Yes, I do mean #8. Seriously. Don't postpone it.
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Posted 11/5/17 , edited 11/5/17
use https://pcpartpicker.com/

They also have build guides for you https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/
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Posted 11/5/17
its all about what you plan on doing with it and setting a budget based off of that, do some pc part searching on what is best for you. newegg is a great site to buy and build from.
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Posted 11/5/17
Microcenter is also another option besides newegg if you live in the U.S. also pc parts picker site what AnimeAddictANN69 said
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