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Eaglerulez's guides to building a computer Version 2.

#451kidcrumbPosted 2/3/2008 11:38:12 AMmessage detail
yeah thanks. ive learned a lot and also nice job people on keeping this topic up. its been up here for like 2 months or more.
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#452brownmanzPosted 2/4/2008 10:23:41 PMmessage detail
500??
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#453Yakuza_Master1Posted 2/7/2008 1:40:09 PMmessage detail
this is a great guide i learned a great deal about my future build thanks to this, i only have one thing you didn't mention (i dont think) :

Phase Change Cooling - a module that uses rapid heating and re-cooling to change water to vapor and back, allowing for high levels of cooling, one ive seen online went to -50 C. the end is attached to the CPU first and foremost, allowing for extreme overclocking, however, the price range for these are VERY steep (im thinking of getting one thats $800 and something) and some models (maybe all) need custom cases to be fitted on, limiting your choice of fanciness.

a quick recap:

Advantages: super cooling performance, great for overclocking,

Disadvantages: Expensive, May Require custom case.

a good place to look at a Pahse Change cooler is FrozenCPU.com under Phase Change.
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#454KeyeszxPosted 2/8/2008 9:33:45 PMmessage detail
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#455Hyper Knux522Posted 2/13/2008 4:01:19 PMmessage detail
This answered all of my questions. Great guide.

Now I just need to keep saving my money.
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#456KeyeszxPosted 2/13/2008 8:52:10 PMmessage detail
Eagle I was wondering can you start up a computer or at least have power flow through one without a CPU? I heard if you don't have one your computer should make a beep but I don't even get any fans or lights on. So I think my mobo might be dead or I accidentally shocked it. But I hope you just need a CPU to actually get it to work.

I don't have one yet since I've been waiting for the price drop and I have everything else. Sucks that I didn't wait for the GPU price drops. I should have could have gotten a better card, but that isn't the point. Please answer ASAP.
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#457AlucardZeroPosted 2/16/2008 4:24:32 PMmessage detail
No.
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#458OrdinaryStory89Posted 2/19/2008 12:04:46 AMmessage detail
I applaud you for going through all of this work Eaglerulez

This will be very helpful for me to build a computer for the sake of learning more about computers. Which also will inevitably help me when I go to college this fall to work towards my computer science major.
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#459gamecubemayunPosted 2/21/2008 5:20:03 PMmessage detail
thanks this topic will help me build my computer!
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#460gamecubemayunPosted 2/21/2008 5:20:31 PMmessage detail
and now i understand what to do when building a computer.

to 500!
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