Outlawtsar: OK, so to threadjack about homebuilt PC issues - figure this one out for me:I'm not sure when it started, but every time I cold boot my homebuilt PC these days, it has to start 3 times. Meaning that it starts, the fans start to spin, but before it posts, it powers down. It does that same set of things again, then it does it again, but instead of powering down, it posts. It doesn't seem to have any problems once it is up, and it can hibernate/come out of hibernate just fine, but why would it do 3 boots (and always 3). I would think a short or something would be more random than 3 every single time.Is it worth tearing it down and rebuilding from scratch or do I just deal?
RexTalionis: jon787: Building your dream PC. What the experts don't tell you.Dude, I should totally get 1 generic 128MB 168-pin PC-100 DIMM and a GeForce 3.
jon787: Building your dream PC. What the experts don't tell you.
Rockstone: This thread is much better than the article
Magnanimous_J: When planning your build, post it on the Asperser's squad over at Newegg.com tech forums and within minutes they will let you know if you have a problem.
CygnusDarius: But, I want to costumize my mac...
biyaaatci: StoPPeRmobile: That reminds me.Don't blow your wad on the video card/s.THISThey never show the picture right afterwards, and it smells like fried eggs and bleach.
IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: FormlessOne: xanadian: Also: Building a computer these days, though not for the faint of heart, isn't exactly a Herculean feat, either. Just RTFMs, have a steady hand, and have some patience. If you can't do any of the previous 3, pack that shiat back up, return it, and dude...you're getting a Dell!This. I've been doing it for over 20 years, and it's ridiculously easy compared to the horrifying maze of compliance & compatibility that it used to be when I started. I regularly build machines - typically, every 18-24 months - for home use, and I've done so at work when needed, as well. Compared to what it was like even a decade ago, it's like playing with friggin' Legos now.This as well. Ridiculously easy to build nowadays...I think the most difficult part of my last build was getting the add-on RAID controller to work, and that just required 10 min of RTFM./CSB//Remembers the bad old days when you had to solder RAM onto the board///My lawn, off of it
ProfessorOhki: soopey: Only hard part is trying to contort your fingers to get that fan power plug onto the most improbably placed header ever.^^^^^^^^^^^^^ THISAlso,[img218.imageshack.us image 614x434]
soopey: Only hard part is trying to contort your fingers to get that fan power plug onto the most improbably placed header ever.
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