Building a computer

someguy76008someguy76008 Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
My father and I are building a computer for my mother. The manuals that come with the parts are pretty terrible at explaining. I know it is probably asking too much for a very simple instruction site, but is there a site that has a great tutorial for putting a computer together?

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  • RohaqRohaq Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    It's cake to put a computer together; everything will only fit into places it's supposed to, just make sure you have all the parts you need, check the computer advice thread for that.

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  • Iceman.USAFIceman.USAF Major East CoastRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    The most helpful manual (if they did their job) is the motherboards. They do a good job of telling you how to connect everything. Read it cover to cover, for it is your bible for the hours you spend fiddling with your new PC.

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  • someguy76008someguy76008 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    The manual for the motherboard is kind of good, but I am connecting the power supply right now. The manual has pictures, but they are in black and white and I can't see what is going on. The names are all different. I THINK I what to do, but I wish I could be more sure.

    I checked the Computer Advice thread, and it helped. But I just wish there was more of a step by step help.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1444&page=1

    is ok.

    A few basic tips is to make sure that your motherboard is on pillers (so it's insulated from the case). Your processor/heatsink should have some thermal compound connecting them. And to never ever force anything, it should all slide in quite nicely.

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  • robaalrobaal Registered User
    edited January 2007
    I checked the Computer Advice thread, and it helped. But I just wish there was more of a step by step help.

    So you've read the linked wiki guide?


    Anyway, Dan's Data has a nice tutorial on building a PC; it's very old (the video card isn't even AGP :o) but might supplement the other guides in some areas.

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