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  1. Tips and reviews and also, of course, "Buy Stuff at Newegg" GPU, mobo, case and etc recommendations.
  2. This will be a shorter thread than the other two I started. It should just be the basics of building your own gaming computer and I hope it gets pinned. The others are for those of us who have already built their rigs and want to modify or augment. This one is just about building your first rig. I'll have building videos, links, and some troubleshooting advice. Everybody feel free to contribute, but keep it on track as a noob thread. Assume ignorance of the process, but don't denigrate anybody. Usually, Tom's Hardware has lots of good info and advice. Here are just the basics. Cooling options for your CPU can be found in the other thread Computer rig accessories. First things first, how much do you want to spend and when do you want this computer ready to use. so, start here to get an idea of how much money you could be spending depending on the level of gaming computer you want. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-guide-build-your-own-pc/ <-- this being said, use pcpartpicker.com to spec out your computer before you start buying components. It's pretty good at telling you where the best prices can be found. EVGA has many components to build a whole computer out of so check their B-stock page for deals to help keep your costs down or better performance for your allocated money. CPUs: https://elitegamingcomputers.com/the-best-gaming-cpus/ GPUs: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gpus,4380.html Computer cases: Aesthetics, volume usage, and number of fan spaces are important. You can use a micro-ITX or Full Tower. Don't go with a really cheap brand though: http://www.tomshardware.com/t/cases/ This first video is pretty easy to follow. Okay got all those components installed the way they should be? POST beep codes Computer won't post, crap! Time to troubleshoot. Remember these steps: Fault/Isolate; Remove/Replace; Test/Verify. google this: "computer will not post" to find loads of info http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000607.htm https://www.computerforum.com/threads/tech-guide-diagnosing-a-pc-which-will-not-post-or-start.209946/ old, but still relevant If it starts but keeps shutting down of maybe you broke it
  3. EVGA has this over on their website - a "Power Meter" that can help you determine just how much power you should be buying, at a minimum, when considering a power supply. I tried it out to see if my 750W was sufficient to run a GTX970 SSC, an FX-8350, 970 chipset, 16 GB DDR3 1600 RAM, 2 SSDs and 3 HDD of storage. Of course, it's all to sell you a power supply, but, FWiW, after going through the questionnaire, I got a 20% off coupon to get an EVGA power supply (except b-stock) from their website rated between 600W and 750W. You can even refine your query by Efficiency (gold, bronze) and series as well. So, my current rig has the power it needs.
  4. Idk how long I've been talking about this, where if you're nervous about building your own PC, go to Best Buy and upgrade the computer from there. Linus takes a closer look at that
  5. Hey guys, I ended building my own controller for Star Citizen that I wanted to share. Enjoy, 64
  6. Howdy Base! I am trying to get a new computer for Star Citizen (especially since the AC multiplayer s starting), but am interested in advice and feedback! I am currently looking at a DIY kit from NewEgg.com that I think would work well. Any thoughts? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1665069 Also been thinking of buying an Alienware, but not sure if they're worth the money anymore. I do like them, and they've always worked well for me in the past, and I'm more comfortable with a professionally built machine then doing it myself (since I've never done it before), but still not sure they're worth the price for the power I want. I would buy a second RAM stick for the above machine as well as a SSD. I don't think it comes with an operating system so I'll have to spend more for the software I need but that's the easy part. The hard part is the hardware and getting it all to work. If anyone has other ideas on parts I could use or if someone wants to help me build it, I'd be glad for the help. See you in the 'verse!
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