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OCAU guide to building your own PC

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by break, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. FarZK

    FarZK Member

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    As a professional Computer Builder, I really appreciate this article. Has helped me beat the competition!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  2. apjhouston

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    hey will have a better look when i get home from work but im looking for some information about installing my drivers, is there any secific order i should be installing them in once ive installed windows? and i know my basic ones like gpu etc, how many different drivers would a normal pc setup need? (ive never done fresh installs and would prefure to get right first time :))

    cheers
     
  3. darren42

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    i don't believe that there is a set order for driver installation. the number of drivers you need to install depends on what hardware you have in your computer

    this is the order that i follow:

    1) Moberboard (download the latest drivers off the manufacturers website if you can as usually the ones on the disk aren't the latest)
    2) GPU
    3) Addon cards (i.e Sound cards)
    4) Windows Update

    Afterward check the device manager to make sure that nothing has an exclamation or question mark above it
     
  4. apjhouston

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    sweet cheers mate
     
  5. tearlive

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    Describes it in detail, and really helpful, I think.
     
  6. shonda

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    Exactly what I would do, especially chip-set drivers .
     
  7. issh

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    thanks for the help :)
     
  8. Rathpex

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    Im going to give this a crack on Monday!

    Cheers
     
  9. Raykay

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    I always go windows update first, just put windows update on top and thats what I do.
     
  10. 13atman

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    Great guide. Really helped in my first solo build. :)
     
  11. LG_

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    thanks for the guide
    Can someone now post some links to OC guide? :thumbup::D
     
  12. Raykay

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    Intel or AMD? Go into either sub forum and you're bound to find all the stuff you need. :thumb up:

    Otherwise, post a thread ;)
     
  13. The>G'ster

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    Is it necessary to do a burn in test ? What happens if the test shows problems with hardware ? Isnt it too late once you have already bought the stuff.?
     
  14. HUMMER

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    its called warranty. if its faulty. then it will be replaced under warranty.
     
  15. ~Spyne~

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    Picked up all my parts yesterday, so will be assembly everything this week.
    Just wondering - anti-static wristband, needed or not?
     
  16. Madengineer

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    Not. Just touch the inside of the case before you touch any components.
     
  17. seowebdesignmel

    seowebdesignmel New Member

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    nice write up!
    building computers is easier than lego's :D
     
  18. Bgram

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    built pc a few months ago

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  19. Robbles_Quin

    Robbles_Quin New Member

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    How far can this system overclock?

    I dont know anything but is this a good computer for gaming? how far can it overclock?

    Thermaltake W0356 Litepower 700W Power Supply 77$
    Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9K2/8G 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz 240Pin DIMM Memory 46.33$
    Antec KUHLER H2O 620 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler 83.65$
    Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked 4-Core 3rd Gen Processor 235$
    Z77 Extreme4-M Motherboard 116$
    HDD 320GB -from laptop
    CD/DVD-rom 24$
    Total-582$
     
  20. Carcin0Genic

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    Try asking here http://forums.overclockers.com.au/forumdisplay.php?f=18
    But it is alright, could be alot better. Needs a gpu if you want to play real games.
     

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