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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I will be getting a new computer

I will be getting a new computer with my Christmas bonus. Once I do so I would like to get involved in development. I don't know much about this stuff but I learn fast and I would enjoy lending a hand to the community (:

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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I will be getting a new computer with my Christmas bonus. Once I do so I would like to get involved in development. I don't know much about this stuff but I learn fast and I would enjoy lending a hand to the community (:

Tell me your budget and I'll get you a good build
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My Christmas bonus should be pretty hefty. . . I'm expecting 10xxx but I'm planning on putting most of it in savings. Roundabout what would I be paying.? And buying?
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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10 grand bonus? Damn.
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Windows IT here who also used to repair and sell computers at OfficeMax and BestBuy, would be happy to help.
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Well first year I worked here they gave me 250 in food stamps. Then 2 grand. Then 4, and last year 8. So I figured it would be 10+ this year.
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Well first year I worked here they gave me 250 in food stamps. Then 2 grand. Then 4, and last year 8. So I figured it would be 10+ this year.

At least $600 for a good PC. I build computers for fun
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I spent $3,000 on my first build a few years ago. I could build the same thing again today for a lot cheaper though.
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I got into this whole.... Modding thing if you will, when I was about 13-14 I had a Toshiba laptop (still have it need a new hard drive) I installed windows vista osx. Then my optimus v with cm7 and now my oe with the tagged rom and a few of my own tweaks. I eat this android stuff up like crazy. I just want to be like really good at this. I'm looking to pursue a career with computers and computer development. I want to learn about adb, scripting, Modding video games, Modding gaming consoles, over clocking pc's, just everything really. I'm pretty open.
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Mine is a gateway sx2370-ur30p with an HD 6570 stuck into it. It sucks, but I can play planet side 2 on high with about 20 fps. Gets the job done
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Dammit I keep getting excited everytime this thread updates, but its only about computers. I'm about to updgrade my old one to a Core i3 and a HD 6670.
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At least $600 for a good PC. I build computers for fun
Whats the least amount I'd have to pay to play BF3 at a very good quality?

I want to build my own but dont know where to start.
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I would say a i5 and at least a 560ti card.

My build is verging on a 1K build so far, but I needed a monitor and keyboard / mouse.
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Don't be nervous about building your own. Main thing is to be careful of static. Get an earthing(grounding) wristband, and attach it to something at ground potential (Radiators are good).
Lay out all the components on a large table.
Read the motherboard manual and familiarize yourself with what goes where.
Fit PSU in the case first.
Now's the time to put a SMALL blob of thermal paste on the top of the CPU.
Fit CPU in socket, and Heatsink/Fan to CPU and lock to board.
Then you can add the memory to Motherboard (Rest board on a coupe of layers of cardboard covered with a lint-free COTTON cloth)
After that Mount board in the case, connect LEDs & switches.
now fit HDDs DVD drive & card reader to case.
Then any PCI/PCI-E cards (VGA, sound etc)

Double check everything, connect a monitor, keyboard & mouse and power it on.
If all went well you should see the POST screen and be able to go into BIOS.

And install your chosen O/S (Linux for preference, or dual-boot with Windows).
NOTE: If the motherboard has UEFI instead of a conventional BIOS, you may need to enable 'Legacy Boot' to install anything other than Windows 8 (Don't ya just love Microsoft?)

For a first build, allow AT LEAST a couple of hours and don't be tempted to rush.

This is just a brief overview, there are many videos on YouTube and web resources (just google 'building a computer')
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Real good overview. I have nothing more to add really apart from I didn't use a wristband , I just tapped a radiator , and I also didn't use any thermal paste ( uh oh )
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