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Old 02-09-2013, 08:06 PM #1156
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Thoughts? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C3V9

He wanted three monitors, 32 Gb Ram, and wanted to be able to put it together by himself without ever doing it before.
Who does he need 3 monitors ? I would get 2 nicer larger higher resolution ones
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:15 PM #1157
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Gaming does not work well on two monitors.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:28 PM #1158
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Probably wouldn't work too well on 3 monitors with a single 680, either, I'd imagine.
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Probably wouldn't work too well on 3 monitors with a single 680, either, I'd imagine.
It would not, and I haven't seen many people recommend it (if any).

The guy said it was for AutoCAD drawings, though.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:45 PM #1160
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Probably wouldn't work too well on 3 monitors with a single 680, either, I'd imagine.
If it had 4gb id say it was possible.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:49 PM #1161
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:01 PM #1162
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ehhh

Maybe with some games. I wouldn't expect to play on the highest settings all the time, though.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:36 PM #1163
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It would not, and I haven't seen many people recommend it (if any).

The guy said it was for AutoCAD drawings, though.
But why only get 23 inch ones I would get a larger set of ones . Also do many cards even support 3 monitors
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You'd be hard pressed to find a modern card that can't push 3 monitors.
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Right now I don't know if I should get another 660ti or upgrade to a 680 now that I am on 1440p
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:36 AM #1166
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Right now I don't know if I should get another 660ti or upgrade to a 680 now that I am on 1440p
Are you struggling to keep your frame rate up?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:38 AM #1167
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Hey guys, how hard is it to build a PC? I recently bought one for my mom and looking to buy myself one. However I look at the prices and figure if I budget right, I can save some money.

Basically before I start setting up a budget and other goals, I want to get feedback from experienced folks as how hard it would be for a first-timer to build a PC.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:48 AM #1168
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It's pretty simple. There are tons of videos on youtube to help, and most connections only go one place/are color coded.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:54 AM #1169
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It is VERY easy. There are a few confusing connectors, like built in fan controllers on your case, but they are pretty easy to figure out. I did it, so I'm positive you can too.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:46 AM #1170
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:23 AM #1171
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Are you struggling to keep your frame rate up?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:31 AM #1172
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Hey guys, how hard is it to build a PC? I recently bought one for my mom and looking to buy myself one. However I look at the prices and figure if I budget right, I can save some money.

Basically before I start setting up a budget and other goals, I want to get feedback from experienced folks as how hard it would be for a first-timer to build a PC.
It's very easy. My first build took around an hour to assemble. Now, I can do it in half that. Probably less, even.

Basically, everything only goes together one way. Everything has different types of connectors that you can only plug into one place. There aren't really as many wiring connections as most people think. Figuring out the PSU cables the first time is probably the most difficult part. But it's still quite simple, especially now that many PSUs come with labeled connectors.

1. Get your stuff out of the boxes and ready to install
2. Open up the case and install standoffs if you haven't already
3. Install CPU and CPU cooler onto motherboard
4. Install RAM onto mobo
5. Put power supply in case and screw it in
6. Put optical drives and hard drives in case
7. Put mobo I/O shield into case opening
8. Put mobo into case
9. Connect your case wiring (wires for on/reset button, power/hard drive LEDs, USB, audio, etc)
10. Install your graphics card and other PCI/PCIe cards
11. Run your power cables, connect SATA cables

That's pretty much all there is to it. Then you just install your choice of OS, install drivers, and you're good to go

Edit: Doesn't necessarily have to be in exactly the order I listed them, but that's the order I like to do it in.
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I just built my roommates computer on Friday in a little over an hour I was taking my time show him how to route cables and where stuff goes. Like Supra said, it's pretty easy and it's a good learning/problem solving process.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:58 PM #1174
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Be careful around jumpers and headers. Those are really the only two places where you can get completely honked up in regards to plugging something in wrong.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:58 PM #1176
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And don't forget the motherboard standoffs! (If they aren't built in)
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