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Unread 06-07-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
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I just finished a computer class at school (I'm 17) and I'd really like to get into computer assembly and modification. During this class we learned just general terms, how to assemble a computer, so on so forth. After this class was over I talked whith my friend a lot about computer components, new technology, and just computers in general. I frequently skim newegg for computer parts and I've even built a computer for my friend (not same one as above). I've come to realize that I don't know nearly as much as I should for assembly of computers and for modifications. I don't know what half the abbreviations and terms even mean, let alone how that pertains to the component. I thought I had extensive knowldge, but I really don't. I didn't know, until yesterday, that having different cables on SATA drives can improve preformance (or so i'm told). I thought that when it came to CPUs and sockets, you could stick the CPU in as long as the mobo. socket was the right size. I thought thatHDD speed didn't make any difference in computing preformance...wrong. Now I realize there's so much I don't know, and I'd like to be able to know as much as I can.
However I don't know where to get started, I have no idea what to learn first. There's also still terms and abbreviations I don't know. Any help as to where I could/should get started on learning all I'd like to about computers would be great. So anybody who's willing to help either E-mail me, IM me (uberpoobhaman) or post here.

Thank's to everybody that helps
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Unread 06-07-2005, 07:33 PM   #2
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Pretty much anything there is to know can be found on google.com. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...computer+guide

If you have spacific questions then ask them.
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Unread 06-07-2005, 07:42 PM   #3
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thanks very much
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Unread 06-07-2005, 11:07 PM   #4
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If you start building a comp post the parts you are planning on using and we will make sure all the parts are compatible and maybe suggest better parts if need be. Main thing to look for is the right socket for the CPU. If it is an AMD Socket A then get a socket A mobo ect.... Make sure the memory is compatible with the mobo ect... It really is not hard once you get used to it.
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Unread 06-08-2005, 12:04 AM   #5
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oh, well thanks! i'll do that.
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Unread 06-08-2005, 09:09 AM   #6
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I don't know what half the abbreviations and terms even mean...
Bookmark Acronym Finder.
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