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New PC, off the shelf or build my own


KevSB 11 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 9:47PM
have you priced in a new copy of windows as yours will not be able to use on the new build as the parts are entirely different.

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Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
14 Oct 2013 9:51PM
Yes I already have a new copy un-used, its part of my build.
jondf 8 2.7k
14 Oct 2013 10:31PM

Quote:Yes I already have a new copy un-used....


Windows 98 is it? Least it'll be road legal ....must be 'freeware' by now Wink
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
14 Oct 2013 11:03PM

Quote:Yes I already have a new copy un-used....

Windows 98 is it? Least it'll be road legal ....must be 'freeware' by now Wink



Windows 98 ?

What a stupid comment.
jondf 8 2.7k
15 Oct 2013 5:06PM

Quote:What a stupid comment.


Oh s-o-r-r-y .......Windows 95? Tongue
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
15 Oct 2013 8:26PM

Quote:Oh s-o-r-r-y .......Windows 95?


Don`t know what your problem is.

Unless you have something worth while to say why bother.


Quote:have you priced in a new copy of windows as yours will not be able to use on the new build as the parts are entirely different


Currently I`m still using XP on my old Dell.

I ran the compatibility check before getting Windows 7 and apparently my old machine will be fine, all it needed was a new graphics card, my old card was no longer supported.

Replaced the PC with a new video card, ran the test again and all the boxes got ticked.

Instead of loading 7 I decided to build a new system instead.
jondf 8 2.7k
16 Oct 2013 10:49PM

Quote:Don`t know what your problem is.


No problem at all, always happy to help .....hic! Grin
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
18 Oct 2013 2:08PM
Mother board arrived yesterday, case and optical drive arrived today.

All I need now is the PSU, CPU, Ram, HHD and SSD Smile
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
31 Oct 2013 1:14AM
I`m starting to get impatient now, especially since I now have most of the parts, but I must resist.

This is my parts list, all I need now is the ram and HDD/SSD`S, and so far I`m about 80 under budget.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vl8B
thewilliam 6 5.0k
31 Oct 2013 11:20AM
During a recent clear-out, I did find a road-legal disk copy of Windows 95 if anyone is interested!
Hugo 10 649 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 3:11PM
I built my own...I wanted it to be quiet, add a large heatsink to yours, 30 odd, one aimed at overclocking, in normal use the big heatsink will do a pretty good job of getting rid of CPU heat - so much so that the fan will hardly come on.
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
31 Oct 2013 6:08PM

Quote:During a recent clear-out, I did find a road-legal disk copy of Windows 95 if anyone is interested!


Yet another idiot !


Quote:I built my own...I wanted it to be quiet, add a large heatsink to yours


Yes there are various options for reducing noise, thankfully most middle priced PSU`s are pretty silent these days, as are fans.

Use an SSD for your operating system and green HD`s for your files and folders, these only spin up when need.

Still undecided on the cooler, might be a rad and cooler, could be a larger heat sink and fan or possibly passive cooling only, I`d probably just use the stock cooler to begin with.
Ade_Osman Plus
11 4.5k 36 England
31 Oct 2013 8:01PM
Once you get it all built and working Paul be sure to give it a thorough soak test just to make sure all the components work as well as they should, it can save you a lot of headaches in the future......There are lots of programs free to download that will do this for you, the last one I used after a big memory upgrade was something called Heavyload you can run it off a USB if necessary and will really flex your new machines muscle and show up any potential problems.
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
31 Oct 2013 9:01PM
Yes this is planned Ade Smile
Ade_Osman Plus
11 4.5k 36 England
1 Nov 2013 8:28AM

Quote:Yes this is planned Ade


Being as competent as you are Paul I thought it might have been and whilst I didn't want to state the bleeding obvious I did think it worth a mention Blush especially if there are any first time builders keeping an eye on the thread....Smile

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