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I'm thinking about building my first PC once school is finished.  I'm looking for sites that have like part prices and maybe some tutorials/videos comparing builds and stuff.  I'm trying to keep it pretty simple for my first build, I would like to put a quad core processor if they arent too bad (under 100), but thats probably wishful thinking.  I'm hoping to keep the whole bundle under 500.  I don't need a monitor or any accessories.  I'm kind of leaning towards AMD processor/motherboard because every computer I've had has been Intell, so I would like to try something different.  



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I suggest Newegg for parts and Youtube for videos. That's what I did for my first build :)

http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=215394
I used this guide but it is in german.

Buy from Newegg typically; always shop for deals of the moment locally or from other vendors before buying.

Tom's Hardware is usually the first place to go for reviews on parts and on builds of all budgets.

EBUYER! Best site I've seen for PC stuff. Cheap as fuck!

Also games-debate, but that's just a site for seeing if your build can run a particular game.

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Newegg for parts

http://www.anandtech.com/ and http://techreport.com/ for reviews, though there are many other sites I like the depth these ones go into.

And honestly it's really easy to build one these days. Everything slots together, there's not much risk of you breaking things - just follow the motherboard manual.

You can give it to your local store and they'll build it up for you if you are not sure about doing it yourself, they'll gladly do it after you've purchased from them. of course for a price.

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Newegg for parts

http://www.anandtech.com/ and http://techreport.com/ for reviews, though there are many other sites I like the depth these ones go into.

And honestly it's really easy to build one these days. Everything slots together, there's not much risk of you breaking things - just follow the motherboard manual.

tomshardware.com is the only place id really add to his list for parts and guides .... for breaking news stuff techpowerup.com

 

and just a recomendation modular power supplies.   seasonic or corsair (seasonic makes corsairs )



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Soleron said:
Newegg for parts

http://www.anandtech.com/ and http://techreport.com/ for reviews, though there are many other sites I like the depth these ones go into.

And honestly it's really easy to build one these days. Everything slots together, there's not much risk of you breaking things - just follow the motherboard manual.

tomshardware.com is the only place id really add to his list for parts and guides .... for breaking news stuff techpowerup.com

 

and just a recomendation modular power supplies.   seasonic or corsair (seasonic makes corsairs )


Thanks a bunch.  These sites really help.  I was just wondering if either of you have done any custom builds and if so what are they to give me some ideas.  



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I'll 2nd (or 3rd) newegg, the reviews by users are often helpful too. I would say if you are a student and thus have a free year of Amazon Prime it might be cheaper once shipping is added. Free 2 day shipping is a real steal if you have a .edu email address.

What are you planning on using the PC to do mostly?

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