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    Self-built computer users; share here!

    Everyone who has (or is intending to) build a computer is welcome to share their specs of their computer and their experience in building it (what was the hardest/easiest thing etc...)
    I'll start:
    My specs are:
    HDD: 160 GB Western digital SATA-300 caviar hard drive
    Video Card: See motherboard (couldn't use the cheap one I bought didn't fit in the case)
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI sound card
    Processor: AMD Atholon 64 2.0 GHz (not x2)
    RAM: 2GB (forgot the brand)
    Motherboard: GeFORCE6100SM-M
    For me the hardest thing was probably putting the necessary case wires where they needed to go. (some of them still not connected, but the computer still works!)
    And the easiest thing was connecting the ram/processor/sound card to the motherboard.
    Now on to the next person!
    Last edited by Techwiz; January 2nd, 2008 at 07:44 PM.
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    Re: Self-built computer users; share here!

    Most difficult thing in PC I've encountered in self building is trying to fault find if a component is delivered DOA.

    Easiest way is to swap components around, but this time last year when I ordered up a C2D CPU, DDR2 RAM and motherboard, I didn't have a suitable spare PC to try the components out in when it wouldn't work.

    The whole lot had to go back to the supplier who discovered that the RAM was faulty.

    Coolermaster ATC-210 case
    Seasonic S-12 330 psu (came with nice wire tidying kit)
    AsRock Conroe945-G DVI motherboard
    C2D E6300
    2x512 Corsair XMS2
    Samsung 200gb IDE HDD (overdue for replacement with SATA)
    LG DVD-RW
    Akasa Junior fan controller
    Last edited by gn2; January 2nd, 2008 at 07:40 PM. Reason: Spec Added

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    Re: Self-built computer users; share here!

    I am a computer tech, so I build my own systems now days. I hate buying something that I don't want on it or in it. I like to mainly rebuild older systems and make them usable.

    Here is the system specs of my computer that I rebuilt:

    AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2.2Ghz Processor
    1024MBs RAM
    160GB + 80GB Hard Drives
    DVD+R CD+R ROM
    Antec Case
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    Re: Self-built computer users; share here!

    i second that thought that the wires r kinda hard to place on the motherboard lol. when i built mine i didnt do too much wire work.

    my pc has Core2Duo
    2 gigs of ram
    nvidia 8600gt
    ECS SLI mobo
    stock sound card

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    Re: Self-built computer users; share here!

    Built mine a while ago, still works fine.

    Intel Pentium 4 1.6A @ 1.6GHz (2.23 GHz if I'm feeling frisky)
    MSI Mainboard, can't remember the model number, SiS 645 chipset though
    1 GB ram
    dvd rom, cd-rw
    80 GB maxtor HD
    SB Audigy
    Nvidia Geforce 4 ti4200

    Over the years, its been upgraded a bit:
    added 160GB maxtor hard drive
    swapped audigy (it died) for a turtle beach santa cruz (best $12 i ever spent)
    swapped ti4200 for a 7600GS, mostly because DVI output wasn't working on the old one.

    No real issues really, the original motherboard died after 6 months, newegg RMA'd it and sent me a new one. No biggie.
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    Re: Self-built computer users; share here!

    the OP didn't list his motherboard.

    My specs are:
    Spire BlueFin SP-6190U mid tower case
    Asrock 775dual-vsta motherboard
    C2D 1.8ghz CPU
    OCZ Platinum Rev 2 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x1024)
    NEC AD-7170A Black Super Multi 18X
    4 Port Texas Instruments Fireware PCI card
    XFX GeForce 6200 AGP 8x 128mb ram
    XION PowerReal XON-600F14T-201 ATX12V 600W Power Supply
    2X Maxtor 6L300R0 (2X 300gb of storage)
    WDC WD200BB-53AUA1 (20gb for /)
    WDC WD4000KD-00NAB0 (400gb of storage)
    WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA0 (500gb of storage)
    Yes, I have 1.5TB of storage. I love it!




    This was the 3rd computer I built from scratch. This one was strickly for Ubuntu and Mythtv. No problems to speak of.

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    Re: Self-built computer users; share here!

    my latest is n my sig. built a couple others b4 too.

    I always find it hard trying to get cables as tidy as possible. Also, i can't stand noisy fans so most stock ones i get are replaced.
    Is this for enhancing your E-peen?

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    Re: Self-built computer users; share here!

    NZXT Apollo Mid-Tower
    2X2 gigs of RAM with Thermal Conductor
    400 GB Hard Drive
    Quad Core 2.4ghz
    Gigabyte MotherBoard w/ integrated Graphics+Audio
    Sony DVD Burner
    ThermalTake PSU

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    Re: Self-built computer users; share here!

    Mine has been kind of put together over some time, not at once. I am going to build a whole new one in a couple months.

    Antec 900 case
    Asus P4V8X-MX mobo
    P4 3.4ghz EE
    1.2gb ram
    2 x 320gb + 500gb external
    BFG 7600 GS 512MB
    M-Audio Revolution 7.1
    Lite-On DVD-RW
    Silverstone PSU

    And building your own is a lot of fun
    Last edited by herbster; January 2nd, 2008 at 07:17 PM.
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    Re: Self-built computer users; share here!

    Quote Originally Posted by regomodo View Post
    my latest is n my sig. built a couple others b4 too.

    I always find it hard trying to get cables as tidy as possible. Also, i can't stand noisy fans so most stock ones i get are replaced.
    My dad can't stand an untidy wiring job on the inside either He's an electrition an loves to make everything look clean as possible.

    But as for the wiring on the motherboard, I never have had any difficulty at wiring it up. If all else fails, read the manual

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