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Re: Build a computer myself

Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:50 AM

Some companies tell you up front.. like dell here:

https://www.dell.com...ons&cs=04&s=bsd

If the card supports a dual link dvi cable (you would have to reasearch each pc as you come across it) then you can use that to split to two monitors.. and the second input woudl be for the third.

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B00180F45M
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Re: Build a computer myself

Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

First off asking for this detailed amount of information on a forum for your first build is a bad idea. Second throw pretty much anything said about multiple screens out the window. You will need a dedicated video card as well as the on board video if you can even find them anymore. Second the video card will need to support useing both ports simultaniously. Last I want to suggest polling for a book on the basics of computer building. And a tip. Start with the motherboard its much easier to get compatable components using the reqs of the motherboard.

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Re: Build a computer myself

Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:23 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 20 October 2011 - 11:54 AM, said:

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And also RAM is usually integrated in the motherboard.

This is pretty much false. RAM is as easily swappable as a videocard.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

Hopefully that 'integrated memory chip never goes bad. *rolls eyes*
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Re: Build a computer myself

Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:14 AM

Since when do they integrate memory on modern computers?



anyway, most people over look a crucial factor when they build a system.

The Operating System

It can be very expensive depending on what your shooting for. If you run Linux, congrats you're smart but hamstrung on the gaming side.

Anyway, Micro Center (thats here in the US) sells a OEM W7 pro for about a $100.00 with 0 warranty and support from Microsoft. It is probably the most economical way to go. If you want full blown W7, thats $320.00.

Also, if you do build your own rig, spend the extra money and get a good case so that new builds are cheaper.

OEM cases are intentionally designed to discourage upgrades in some cases.

Also, checkou Anandtech. Check the benchmarks for the hardware you want.
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