Join Date: Feb 2001
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Need info on building a computer
i am about to try my first build and i want to have a guide as to what i need to know. is there any good sites that have info about building a computer.
one of the big questions i have is: I am starting from scratch i am going to get a new motherboard, hardrive, RAM, video card, and such... so do i have to have a OS pre installed on the hard drive for it to boot? if so how the heck am i supposed to install the OS on the hard drive? What kind of problems can i expect to run into when doing my first build?
i have a basic idea of what i am going to build
2.8e p4 800Mhz fsb/ 1mb cache prescott
ATI RADEON 9800XT 256mb card
1GB pc3200 ram low latency/ ecc
200 gb ultra/ata 133
i still need to pick out a case but i figure i can get this all done for under $1,500.
thanks for the help,
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