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Posted: 3/11/2006 8:56:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 8:56:31 PM EDT by steve-oh]
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I am going to be building my first. Did I do okay? How long will it take me to put everything together? Harder or easier than building an AR15? Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 1:36:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 1:38:36 AM EDT by Helldog40]
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:55:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 6:41:54 AM EDT
I disagree with the xp hom/pro part. why spend an extra 100 bucks or so, when not necessary. I would also buy a seagate harddrive instead of the westerdigital harrdrive. all Seagate harddrives have a 5 year warranty.
other than that, its gonna be a awesome system

as usual let me know if i can help
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:55:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:15:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By madman_kirk:
WD HD's have a 5 year warranty also. I do love my seagates. mmk



Only the Caviar RE series, and Raptor series have 5 years on them. The Caviar and Caviar SE only have 3 years.

-d
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:16:32 AM EDT
Oh, and I'd say stay with Home edition for XP unless you plan on doing some networking junk with it... other than that it you aren't going to get your $100 worth out of it.

-d
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:17:40 AM EDT
from what i remember one of our team members works for seagate.


AND all my WD. die a couple months out of warranty. along with my sony dvdrw's
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:56:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 9:57:11 AM EDT by steve-oh]

Originally Posted By dizza:
Oh, and I'd say stay with Home edition for XP unless you plan on doing some networking junk with it... other than that it you aren't going to get your $100 worth out of it.

-d



I figured XP because this is my first build and it's easy and lots of people know how to fix little things that go wrong here and there. Was I wrong?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:59:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:46:56 PM EDT
I only have one thing to say.



ESD


This time of the year can be very "shocking".


Be sure to pu a ESD wrist strap.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:57:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 4:58:05 PM EDT by steve-oh]
I have no idea what you just said. Is this about static electicity or something? Throw the new guy a bone here, por favor.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:12:30 PM EDT
Ever get a shock when you touch something? That is called ESD and it can destroy computer parts. A ESD wrist strap can ground you so you won't destroy your parts.

Where do you plan on builing it. Is the floor carpet, wood floor?

Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:52:50 PM EDT
Oh thanks. I remember I had to be careful with that when upgrading my ram on my current computer.

I am planning on carpet. Can i get one of these from compUSA or wcan I rig one up at home? Thanks for the heads up!
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:04:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:

Originally Posted By dizza:
Oh, and I'd say stay with Home edition for XP unless you plan on doing some networking junk with it... other than that it you aren't going to get your $100 worth out of it.

-d



I figured XP because this is my first build and it's easy and lots of people know how to fix little things that go wrong here and there. Was I wrong?



I was saying get XP Home, not XP Pro.

-d
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:05:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gibby:
I only have one thing to say.

ESD


This time of the year can be very "shocking".

Be sure to pu a ESD wrist strap.



In all of the years I've been working on computers.. I have yet to have any device die from ESD damage... I think it is more of a scare tatic than anything

-d
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:07:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
Oh thanks. I remember I had to be careful with that when upgrading my ram on my current computer.

I am planning on carpet. Can i get one of these from compUSA or wcan I rig one up at home? Thanks for the heads up!



Two things..

Do it on a kitchen counter or table. Doing the work on the carpet is just asking for trouble. Second, If you stand in one spot while working on the computer, just touch some metal inside the computer case. If you have any static, it will discharge at that point and not be a problem. Save the money and don't waste it on a ESD strap.

-d
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 2:39:08 PM EDT
I've done all my builds at home, usually on a carpeted floor, with no ESD strap. I did field service for several years, and didn't use an ESD strap.

The trick is, you have to touch something constantly, so I usually make sure one of my hands or arms (bare skin) is touching something that will ground me. Usually the chassis works great.

Never had a problem.

And for the build, get 1024MB of RAM. If you're gonna run anything worth a darn, you'll like having a gig availble. 512 is the MINIMUM I'd run in XP nowadays if you're gonna do mostly desktop stuff.
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