Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Guide to Building a Computer from Scratch

clipped from
notes for first-timers who want to build instead of buy their next computer

Where to Start: Researching and Buying Your Parts

I turned to savvy Lifehacker readers to help me out. Several readers mentioned Ars Technica's excellent system buyer's guide, which breaks down exactly what parts you'd want for one of three levels of computer: a "budget box," a "hot rod," or a "God box." The 2008 guide published last fall; make sure you use the most recent one when you start your research. I started by plugging parts from Ars' "hot rod" system list into Newegg to get a sense of price
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