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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2008, 07:28:58 AM »
yep just like nyx said

drivers for ubuntu are downloaded automatically , and if you can't find it for some reason ( which I highly doubt) generic drivers are available
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2008, 07:35:09 AM »
Thanks guys, I think that clears up everything!



btw, nyx, this is my first build and I'm only 13, MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! ;D

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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2008, 03:41:23 PM »
Hey, all,
Still building my computer and should have enough money to finish it soon. I have yet another question, if I use these RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231144 with this motherboard http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2608&ProductName=GA-P31-S3G11110
Will it work even though the RAM isn't on the supported memory list for the motherboard?
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2008, 04:44:03 PM »
99.9% yes unless theres some stupid reason no.

i have a same motherboard w/ different northbridge and similar ram

wow this thread is old  :D
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2008, 06:20:52 PM »
Here is my advice. Seeing as I am A+ certified, and have been building computers for a while now, I feel there are a few important things to be noted.

First, do not skimp on the PSU. This is the most important part of your whole system, and you want it to be of good quality.

Secondly, metal cases generally stand up better to time and wear than do plastic cases. In my opinion, they also look better, but the case really only has to hold all your stuff, so material is a second thought.

Third, if you are only using the board to program your robot, you might look into getting a MoBo, CPU, VGA set. its lower end, but it will save you from having to buy a graphics card, and you might be able to find a small form factor, meaning a cheaper case as well.

Fourth, expansion cards are generally universal. As long as you are connected to the internet, you can generally just power off, plug in, power on, and it should work. You will probably have to go though initial set-up and whatnot, but thats to be expected.

I don't know what kind of budget you're looking at, but you could build a decent rig that programms PICs for under $600 if you tried.

If you want to take a look at how I'm setting up my own programming comp, PM me. I'd be more than happy to discuss specific components
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2008, 08:27:18 PM »
I ended up not skimping on the PSU although I did buy a clear acrilyc case just because I thought it looked cooler, it seems to be very sturdy. I won't be using this just for programming my robot I will probably do a little bit of gaming and maybe some movie editing.

btw, heres what I have so far:
case,
cd drive,
hard drive,
PSU

I'm planning on ordering the rest of the goods tommorow.
 
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2008, 08:33:40 PM »
plastic cases? never seen those. or are you talking about the acrylic ones?

sounds great. let us know when its up and running.

what os?
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2008, 08:42:16 PM »
plastic cases? never seen those. or are you talking about the acrylic ones?

sounds great. let us know when its up and running.

what os?

would be a shame to run Windows on there.....
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2008, 08:42:45 PM »
eh. xp aint half bad
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2008, 08:47:34 PM »
I'm gonna run Ubuntu on it. Yep, I'm talkin about the acrylic ones.
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2008, 08:33:48 PM »
I ordered the parts today, I ended getting a different processor (this one, http://www.stalliontek.com/product_p/cpc2d-e6750.htm) and graphics card (this one, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150285)
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2008, 09:06:16 PM »
that gfx card wil work. are you going to be buying from seperate places? if so dont forget shipping will be extra
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2008, 10:45:03 AM »
just to elaborate on my last post.....
I ordered the mobo, RAM, graphics card, and processor yesterday (which was sunday), so I should be able to get this thing running next week. I'll let you know when I have it running.  ;D
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2008, 10:52:26 AM »
how much did it end up costing you?

and what are the final stats of ur computer?

I'm thinking of building one myself   ;D
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2008, 02:21:27 PM »
it ended up costing me something like $600. My final stats are:
250gb harddrive
1066 2gb ddr2 ram
(i think)525 watt power supply
1gb ddr2 8600gt graphics card
1333 2.66ghz 4m processor
if you want to see the stats of my mobo check here  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128077

I got my computer working a couple of days ago!!!! I like Ubuntu MUCH better than windows.
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2008, 02:35:39 PM »
if you want to see the stats of my mobo check here  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128077


you should read the comments and reviews on that page . It has a lot of useful stuff about your mobo you wouldn't have known before

for example-  it doesnt have RAID support
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2008, 02:44:23 PM »
Yes, RAID is godlike for users. They have no idea what it is or what it's good for. I doubt end users like us have use for RAID (unless you are having a server farm at home, but that rules you out of the end users category).

This reminds me, do you know what 0 stands for in RAID0? How many files you will recover when one drive in the raid cluster crashes XD
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2008, 12:44:29 PM »
I finally got some pictures of my computer put up on instructables! http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer_2/
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2009, 02:08:01 AM »
Always wanted to make my own computer, but i havnt got the budget, maybe another time; BTW check out this awsome computer i found (its a bit expensive though):  http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0533918419.1232870337@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccfhadegfjkmjfgcflgceggdhhmdgml.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=525252&category_oid=-35410


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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2009, 12:51:31 PM »
1) Whats with people reviving so many dead threads lately? lol
2) 3 red flags are going up for me about that computer.
    A) Never heard of the manufacturer, Packard Bell. A quick net search sees that they are part of Acer... im not trusting of Acers reliablity
    B) Windows Vista
    C) Not built myself ;)

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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2009, 06:17:52 PM »
1) Whats with people reviving so many dead threads lately? lol
2) 3 red flags are going up for me about that computer.
    A) Never heard of the manufacturer, Packard Bell. A quick net search sees that they are part of Acer... im not trusting of Acers reliablity
    B) Windows Vista
    C) Not built myself ;)

I dont buy prebuilt computers anymore. Im tired of dealing with their bull crap.

Packard Bell was one of the first major companies to make affordable "cheap" PCs.  They were the leaders in proprietary PCs that led the way for Dell and HP aka Compaq to make a profit.  PB died in the end due to poor quality ( in my opinion ) and growing competition, but they did provide for the poor man which I respect ( I upgraded to one in the 486 days ).  :)

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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2009, 07:45:01 PM »
That is sweet. ;D

What is the outside made of?

What kind of graphics card?

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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2009, 09:05:37 PM »
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Whats with people reviving so many dead threads lately? lol
I blame it on the 'Related Topics' at the bottom of each thread. :-\

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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2009, 10:44:58 PM »
ah yeah, good point
Maybe anything more than 30 days old or so should show up in red.
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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2009, 04:03:43 AM »
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Whats with people reviving so many dead threads lately? lol
I blame it on the 'Related Topics' at the bottom of each thread. :-\
That's right, I've been just about to revive threads many times. Until I realize they are too old when the warning appears.

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Re: about a homemade computer
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2009, 05:03:30 AM »
The forum doesn't allow blocking new posts on really old threads . . . I just put in a request with SMF.

(apologies for thread jacking)

 


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