Originally Posted by vze3r85p
I want to build my own computer . How doI do it?
I want 120GB @ 7200rpm
6 USB slots
FAST Cable access
Wireless optical mouse and keyborad
Where can I get it and what else do I need?
What the hell is a mother board? What kind should I get?
that'* the computers Central Nervous System. Abit and Asus are good brands. This is where you want to be the most careful, and spend the most money.
Don't shirk here, either. You'll want at least 350Watts for a P4, if not more. I have a 500 Watt on my 2 gig system.
- Western Digital or Maxtor are my preferences
- 512 should be plenty - Brand, to me, is only really important based on what your Motherboard wants. Kingston is good, and affordable, up to about 512
- If you want wireless Mouse and Keyboard, Logitech or Micro$oft only. I have the Logitech MX700 Cordless Optical Mouse and love it.
- This will start a war, but I am partial to NVidia. Just stay away from the FX series unless you want to spend the money on a 5900. All the others sound like you have a dustbster in there. If you don't plan on doing a lot of high end gaming, you can save some money on your Video because all the fancy 3D ain't necessary
Flat screens are cool, but slow and expensive. If you're short on money, but not room, get a normal monitor. You can get a lot more "bang for your buck" this way.
Talk to your cable company. They will have the best eqipment for your area, and it comes with the subscription. You may want a router to share with other computers in the house, just make sure you get one that'* made for broadband sharing. Setting anything else up is a PITA.
Again, may start a war, but I am partial to TDK. Good drive for the price.
Most motherboards will have this built in. And it will depend on what your after. The built in audio is usable, and can be pretty good. Some MB'* will even come with surround sound. If you want good audio for movies, and some games, you'll have to go add on. I will only recommend Creative. Budget is up to you. I have the Extigy. It'* USB, so it doesn't use a slot inside, and has very good surround features, and it is quite affordable. If you wanna go all out, you need the Audigy. Takes a slot on the MB, and in the case, but it'* the best sound out there.
Go to ColorCases.com and spend what you can afford. You'll definitely need some research in this area, tho, to make sure you have the case to fit your MB. It'* pretty much standard anymore, but definitely read, and ask if you're not sure.
My personal recommendation is to hit up the geeks in your area, and see where they shop for parts. Stay away from Best Buy. They have some good deals and such, but thier staff may or may not know what they are talking about. Hit them when the part you know you want is on sale, and don't let the kid behind the counter change your mind.
I'll probably think og more later, and hopefully will have time to put a sample system together for ya tonight on NewEgg. But this should get you going for shopping and thinking at least!
And remeber, this is FUN! When you get aggravated, walk away! This ain't like whipping a wrench across the garage when you get frustrated. You got'* to be nice to the internals on these things!
Depending on your budget, you can get all of this from $500 -1000. If you have someone who k