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Q. visitor asked, I'm looking to build a computer and I'm not sure if I'm doing it right.
Hi and Welcome to Newegg! My name is Beau. How Can I help you?
I'm looking to build a computer and I'm not sure if I'm doing it right.
What would you like to know?
The motherboard I'm looking at is GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
And I'm trying to find compatible, reasonably priced RAM.
16 GBs of it, 4x4.
Let me see what we have.
What clock speeds are you thinking?
Or ram speeds?
I'm new here, I'm not sure what the difference is.
Have you seen the vengeance series by corsair?
Very nice ram.
That was the brand I was looking to get.
I was looking at that for my Mac. The poor thing hardly runs Minecraft.
My mom was looking into buying herself a Macbook, and she seems on board to the idea of taking mine in place of buying me parts to build a desktop. Much more efficient, and cheaper.
Yes it is.
I totally agree!
I found a website on how to build a computer, which I occasionally use for reference, but it doesn't compare to live help.
I bought an XBox to compensate for my non-gaming computer, and the games I really want to play on it are GTA V (and the games to come, I like to believe they will), Fallout 4 and the other heavy duty games that require a golden processor and graphics card.
I read that the required RAM for those games is 8GB, and the motherboard supports up to 32GB.
I hear you.
I spend about 180.00 on my 32gb corsair kit.
However, my wallet doesn't support more than $100 for RAM.
I just wanted more ram though.
But you can get awesome ram for under 100. easy.
32GBs worth of ram?
I'm trying to stay on Newegg regardless of price because I'd rather not jump back and forth between companies just for the sake of keeping everything organized. The thing about building a computer is, if you mess it up, you've no one to blame but yourself, and you need to determine if you installed it wrong, manufacturing defect, etc.
Most dvd drives are sort of the same. It really depends on whether you want or need bluray. I download most of my movies from itunes ect.. So I never use an optical drive. But they are good to have. :-)
I'd rather have one and not need it rather than need it and not have it.
Very nice point.
Cable management is next
I had an IT friend who built his computer, and he decided to sleeve his cables. He told me it was the worst experience because it was so time consuming. I feel like it's something I'd like to do, but I don't know if I'd want to do that much for pretty cables.
I've done that so many times.. I just think it looks bad when you can see where they are tied. I usually just get solid black to match the cables and then vut them when I'm all done. And face the end that you cut in the opposite direction and you cant see it at all. :-)
Eh, I don't think it's very high priority. I also need a power source.
Alright, I'll keep looking at those. But next is assembly tools and grounding. There has to be electrical hazards with assembling this thing.
I never had any issues like that. :-)
So I don't need any tools? I can just slip everything into place and power up?
I would get a skre driver.
Some simple computer tools.
Nothing to intense though.
It'll be fairly straight forward.
What kind of simple computer tools?
Also, how would I install my OS? What will boot up when I first power on my system?
Just a computer tool kit.
And it should read your optical drive first.
Then you can install windows.
I think that's all I needed. Thank you for being patient with me.
You are very welcome!
Its been awesome going through the build with you.
I hope you enjoy it!
I will :-) Have a nice day.
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