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All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
Pope Paul VI

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Jim Rohn


This is essentially part two of my "Tools of the Trade" article (viewtopic.php?f=67&t=8807) which largely dealt with the process of picking one's computer parts and planning for a system they'll love. Unfortunately the part picking process, while fairly complicated in and of itself, is only half of it. It is the longer and most exciting half, but still only half. One day you'll get all of those parts you ordered and you'll have to put them all together. If you screw up the only one to blame is yourself so go into this ready and aware of the challenges. In the end you'll have something truly your own and it will reward you with knowledge, experience, and a gaming rig you can be proud of.

Note that the easiest way to do everything is to follow the manuals included with your computer case, power supply, and motherboard. This guide will not be an in-depth tutorial but will serve to guide you through the general process and help you respond to problems that may come up. Make sure you touch a piece of exposed metal on the case before handling any components.

Where to Start

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Guts and Glory
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Shooting Trouble

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Last edited by Suffocated_Skies on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:12 am, edited 2 times in total.


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