Build your own computer!

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Build your own computer!

  1. 1. Case Mother- CPU RAM Hard Optical• Power board • Heatsink (memory) Drive Drives Supply• Fans • CD-RW • DVD-RW • Blu-Ray
  2. 2. Make sure your case fits yourmotherboard! ATX, 12 x 9.6 Mini-ATX, 11.2 x 8.2 Micro-ATX, 9.6 x 9.6Does it come with a power supply? How much power? http://www.journeysystems.co m/?power_supply_calculator How many molex and how many SATA connectors does the power supply have?Does it come with case fans? What size? Inflow and outflow!Molex Power SATA Power Back to Hardware Menu
  3. 3. What formfactor? ATX? Mini-ATX? Micro-ATX?What socket size? Intel? 1366 i7 775 AMD? AM2 AM3Maximum RAM?SATA & IDE?Expansion slots? PCI PCIE AGPOnboard Video? Back to Hardware Menu
  4. 4. Intel or AMD processor?How many gigahertz?Dual Core or Quad Core?Heatsink included, or purchase separately?Do you want to overclock? Back to Hardware Menu
  5. 5. How many slots in themotherboard?What’s the maximum per slot?How much do you reallyneed???DDR2 or DDR3? Back to Hardware Menu
  6. 6. IDE or SATA?Refurbished?How large do I need? 80 gb—Surfing/Word 160 gb—Photos 250 gb—Music files 500 gb-1 tb—MoviesHow MANY do I need? Redundancy is key! Internal or external? RAID solutions Back to Hardware Menu
  7. 7. DVD-RW Reads and writes CD’s and DVD’s $25 SATA or IDE?Blu-ray burner $180 SATA Back to Hardware Menu
  8. 8. Windows XP?Windows Vista? Windows 7?Linux Ubuntu? Linux Fedora?
  9. 9. http://www.newegg.comhttp://www.geeks.comhttp://www.tigerdirect.comhttp://www.ebay.com

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