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goalie31 November 15th, 2014 5:37pm

I built my first computer last night (I'll list the specs in comments). Do you ever build, make, etc or always buy prebuilt/manufactured?

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MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/15/14 1:26 pm

I buy Ikea furniture. Wouldn't that make me a builder?

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
11/15/14 12:32 pm

GIGABYTE micro-ATX board, i5 quad core 3.5 GHz Devils Canyon 1150 CPU, 16 GB DDR3-1600 ram, still need an SSD and dedicated GPU.

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
11/15/14 12:33 pm

It's my profile pic if you want to see it

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/15/14 1:28 pm

I'm assuming all that stuff you listed means it's "pretty bad ass" in layman's terms?

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
11/15/14 1:30 pm

Average home computer is dual core and <6GB RAM. It's solid. I just need to get a dedicated video card so I can play games on max graphics (I can play on standard graphics now without the Gpu)

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/15/14 2:26 pm

Well, sounds awesome! I'm looking to upgrade my computer as it's internet performance (especially with YouTube and other sites that use flash player) has been significantly lacking lately. I know it's not the internet connection itself because...

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
11/15/14 2:26 pm

... my tablet hooked up to the Wi-Fi performs well.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
11/15/14 3:19 pm

Three reasons: virus, to far from router, bad network card

think4yourself Not a safe space
11/15/14 12:11 pm

I buy prebuilt but will upgrade parts myself such as ram and graphics cards when the time comes.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/15/14 11:57 am

You'll appreciate your accomplishment much more than you would had you purchased a pre-fab/programmed unit.

goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
11/15/14 12:35 pm

Yeah, putting it together wasn't the hard part. Finding good, inexpensive/on sale parts, compatible parts, etc was