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    Building a Computer

    Hi! I am looking to build my own computer this summer. I am hoping to run both Windows Vista (for work and Halo 2) and Linux well. I understand basic things like you need to buy a Motherboard, network card, CPU, RAM, fan, case, thermal paste, CD drive, and power supply but I don't have much of a sense of what goes together. Could someone point me in the direction of where to find more information, and where to buy parts? I know about Newegg.

    Thank you all for your help. =)

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    Re: Building a Computer

    just don't use tiger direct. i cant help you much more than that.

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    Re: Building a Computer

    Move to Cafe.
    In the world of Linux, who needs Windows and Gates...

    Got most of my golden beans at an auction on eBay (with a couple of free drinks).

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    Re: Building a Computer

    Thank you for the suggestion. Any others? ^_^

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    Re: Building a Computer

    No need to buy a network card unless you need wireless, almost every motherboard out there comes with atleast one 100 or 1000mbps ethernet connection. Other than that your parts list looks good, use newegg and zipzoomfly.com.

    Don't forget hard drives, monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and maybe extra fans if your case doesn't come with them.

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    Re: Building a Computer

    what is wrong with using tigerdirect? I have used them for years with no troubles.

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    Re: Building a Computer

    http://www.pcmech.com/byopc/index.htm
    That should tell you everything. Buy your stuff from newegg.com
    They are very cheap, very fast, and very reliable.

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    Re: Building a Computer

    Thank you, but what about a Winmodem? I will need to use it at home with dial-up at least part of the time.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Building a Computer

    thomasbaker: when my friend was building his computer he ordered an AMD processor, forget exactly which one, but when he got it, it was the wrong one. he called up tiger direct and they were like no we dont make mistakes and he was out $150.

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    Re: Building a Computer

    I wouldn't use a Winmodem, unless you really lick dragging around a microsoft anchor. I had one, long before ADSL, and regretted it.

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