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User Info: gamesisgood

gamesisgood
3 years ago#1
Well 2 questions actually.

1. Im helping a buddy build a pc. I have never done it before but watched some of the vids that i have seen recommended on here and feel fairly confident. But one thing i noticed is it looked like the guy in one of the videos was using a magnetic screw driver? Am i mistaken or is that safe to do? I worked on aircraft in the military and we had to be careful with magnets around alot of components so I want to do a quick check.

2. Say i wanted to build a pc that can run every game out right now. Not necessarily on ultra settings but would like it to be decent. IE im excited for bf4. I have a budget of 800 dollars. Is this possible ? have about 200 dollars wiggle room if needed. Anyone know of any bundles that might be a good idea?

Thanks in advance.
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User Info: cuteboi100

cuteboi100
3 years ago#2
Yes, it is doable if you ask someone on this board nicely to put together a build for you.

I would love to but not today.
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User Info: Moorish_Idol

Moorish_Idol
3 years ago#3
1. Don't use a magnetic screwdriver. Also ideally use an insulated screwdriver.

2. That's plenty money if it doesn't count monitor, speakers, etc. My current build was $900 for all the components + W7 and can run everything on high or ultra.

User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 years ago#4
Do you need a monitor, mouse, keyboard and OS?
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User Info: fatali

fatali
3 years ago#5
Screwdrivers with magnetic tips are safe to use on PCs.
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User Info: gamesisgood

gamesisgood
3 years ago#6
ohh sorry my actualy budget is 1000 because id like to get a new montior but i do have an old one that will do if needed. and I do need an OS .... have mouse but no keyboard... Very sorry for not mentioning that lol. Thanks for the replies
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User Info: mrCube

mrCube
3 years ago#7
fatali posted...
Screwdrivers with magnetic tips are safe to use on PCs.


Yup
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User Info: VIP86

VIP86
3 years ago#8
fatali posted...
Screwdrivers with magnetic tips are safe to use on PCs.


This. I've seen many youtube videos of people using magnetic tip screw drivers. Use them myself on 2 builds, nothing wrong.
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User Info: josh_b

josh_b
3 years ago#9
My current build was almost exactly 1000 dollars.... that's not counting the second gtx 670 that I got later and that included monitor.

ill be honest I didn't pay for Windows 7 though. Wait closer to the holiday season and black Friday and new years sales. I got a lot of it at a discount.
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