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Monday, September 20, 2010

For the computer builders!

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

Today I'm going to discuss some tactics I use when building a computer. Most computer parts I buy are bought online using Newegg. If you don't know what Newegg is, you need to check it out. Newegg doesn't ALWAYS have the lowest prices, but they are one of the most competitive websites and have a huge selection. They probably have the best customer service out of any site also. Any problems you have will get taken care of. Another thing about Newegg is they have super fast shipping. I cannot speak for people outside of California... but I live in North Cali and I will have an item 3 days after I order it.

Anyways, enough about Newegg, we all know that they are awesome! Let's talk about selection of computer parts. There are tons of computer part manufacturers and parts, how do you know which one is going to be best for you? The only way to answer that question is to do research. Now if you're trying to upgrade your computer, the only way to do that is to know the compatibility of the parts you're not switching out. The only way to do that is to know the parts you already have. So if you cannot identify whats in your computer, you need to do that first.

Now starting from scratch is easy, you build your computer around specific parts etc... But as far as determining which parts to buy, you should ALWAYS check charts that compare price and performance. One site I like to use is Tom's Hardware. The charts and articles on this site are very helpful most of the time in determining what I call the sweet spot(where price meets performance.)

There are other sites with graphs that compare hardware, I'm not going to list them all, but feel free to leave them in the comments if you know a good one.

There's a lot of research that needs to be done when building a computer if you want to find the sweet spot. I hope this helps you guys out a little if you plan on building or upgrade a computer.


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62 comments:

  1. cool!suppin bro :)
    check both my blogs are interesting! ;)

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  2. im in the process of building a computer for fun thanks for the information

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  3. I reckon they're based in the US?

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  4. I would totally, TOTALLY do this.

    Were I not out of money.

    Well, once I get a job you bet your ass I'm going to start building my own computers.

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  5. Where were you 5 years ago when I was building my computer :(. Newegg is great, and so is Tom's Hardware.

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  6. Really good info man, loving it! Following

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  7. I like newegg, but the pricing isn't so competitive when you live in California and have to pay sales tax.

    The quick shipping, however, is fantastic.

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  8. I use newegg almost exclusively, I live in PA and usually have all of my order within 3 - 4 days. Sometimes stuff gets shipped out of NJ and I get it the very next day with UPS standard.

    Also no sales tax on newegg in PA. woot

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  9. 3-4 days? That's pretty sweet. Whenever I order parts from a Norwegian web-based business, I usually have to wait one to two weeks minimum, regardless of the supplier. I should note that it's been a while since I did order computer parts.

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  10. awesome tips, i live in the uk though =D

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  11. Been using Newegg forever, good stuff! Do you happen to remember way back when zipzoomfly.com was googlegear.com? Yeah they had nothing to do with Google so they were bought out and changed their name, decent website for PC parts.

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  12. Built a computer using newegg a while ago. It's one of the best sites for building computers!

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  13. Nice blog. I wished Newegg operated outside USA :(

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  14. I am actually about to upgrade mine.

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  15. Pretty useful! I'll be sure to save those links

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  16. Good advices, but I wouldn't build I computer myslef. I'm pretty sure something would explode :P

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  17. thanks so much for all of the computer tips

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  18. Big fan of new egg. how much would you say it would cost if you wanted to build a decent computer for gaming?

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    Please add your blog to http://blong.noisediary.com

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  20. Nice Post :D

    Out Rounding

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  21. Showing my DAILY support I REALLY need yours aswell!

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  22. Usefull info !
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  23. i wish australian online shopping was like this :(

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  24. I use NewEgg for almost all of my stuff

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  25. Hmm. I'm buying a new graphics card soon. Any suggestions? ^_^

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  26. thanks for the infos. but im not planning to buy a computer very soon.

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  27. Keep it coming!!!

    btw, clicks plz

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  28. good shit, but i have my dad for this, he's the mofo expert in it, for real
    (Y)

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  29. Thanks for taking a complicated topic and making it a bit easier!

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  30. newegg is the best, or tigerdirect!

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  31. I already knew most of this, but I'm sure it's useful for others, so good job! XD

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  32. I used to love tom's hardware back in the day! Thanks for reminding me of it.

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  33. always end up at newegg when building, nice starter bro

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  34. Great site, I will be back tomorrow. s/f
    http://waterproofchicken.blogspot.com/

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  35. awesome post , i build computers as somewhat of a hobby. newegg is a great site.

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  36. I've been thinking about building a new computer. Top quality post, sir.

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  37. Will refer to this when I buy my computer in the future (hopefully ;)

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