Buliding my own computer phase 1

Acquistion phase

I have decided that I am going to build my own computer. (hopefully one that rivals my A-ware).

Could some of you computer tech guys let me know if this is a good motherboard to start off with?

Be warned I am going to ask advice all the way through this thing on which components to buy. Some of the technical jargon goes over my head.

Any spec and component advice welcome.

Oh that motherboard will work perfectly man. 5 APC slots, very good. When I built my motherboard, I got one for 10 bucks, and it works great!

Please share any other questions :wink:

Thanks man…This will be an interactive project…lol. Just purchased that mobo. Now I am looking at processors which once again the slang they use goes over my head alomost everytime. But I am researching the terms and stuff.

wow looking at bare bones kits too…seems like a good deal…this is too much info to devour.

Ok for a proccessor, I’d reccomend a Pentium 4, atleast 2.0 ghz. I have a Intel Celeron 1.7 ghz, and runs ok. But definetly a pentium 4, good stuff.

I recommend a p4 with hyperthreading support. So one with 3.0ghz and up.

OOOOO I’ve been wanting to build my own computer too but I’ve been afraid I’d muck it up.

Could I just waltz my way down to FutureShop and get all the crap I need?

I would reccomend this board: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=617447&CatId=1137 but only if you are going with an AMD XP processor (which I also reccomend)

my dad and I both have our eyes on it for our new computers (among others)

building a computer is as easy as putting together a puzzle. It’s so simple and cheap!

I’m only 15 years old, and built my first computer in about a half hour :stuck_out_tongue:

I went to this awsome computer expo, where all these japs were selling amazing computer parts for cheap, good stuff.

But CG, you could easily waltz down there and pick up the stuff you need, not much really! Here are the things you need.

Computer Case (has to be cool :P)
Power Supply
Hard drive
Graphic Card (Unless supported with motherboard)

Audio Card

Thanks for the push fellas. I think I’m going to do it. I love opening stuff up and putting crap together. rubs hands together mischeviously

good luck man, ask questions all y’all want :wink:

umm…putting a computer together is easier than assembling flash actionscript code. Well, thats if everything goes accordingly. =)

This is my card: Asus P4P800S

It suits well because my comp is:
P4 3.2ghz with HT
Kingston 1024mb ddr ram
ATI 128mb Radeon x800 pro
120gb hd

Sorry, this is offtopic, but how fast is the fastest cpu out there?

I think this is current:

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 560 with HT Technology (3.60 GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)

from: http://www.intel.com/performance/

Thats if your talking about desktop processors and not supercomputers.

Oh wow, 3.6! I remember when I saw the 3.2!

No problem. :wink: Everything just keeps going up and P5 will get released sooner or later.

HyperThreading. :thumb:

Can’t forget that.

Edit: Just make sure your processor says: ‘With HT Technology’

What exactly is hyper threading. I’m going to be buying a new computer soon and I have no idea what hyper threading means.

Sorry for hijacking 3d!

HyperThreading Second paragraph does a good job explaining it. :wink: