Kevin Stevens wrote: > Hi people > Just wondering if anyone out there has any experience in > building a computer from scratch. My old machine is getting more erratic, > and as I'm getting better at programming I'm finding it gets very slow this is a good call kev, all of the evolt servers are built this way.. cheaper and usually better :) > 1. Am I kidding myself that I am competent enough to build a computer, i.e. > is it a lot harder than it looks? naw, its actually pretty easy.. the mobo will come with instructions too in case you get tied up > 2. What would be a fairly good graphics card to go with my selections? I'm > not a huge games fan, but would like something that is half decent but not > too expensive. nvidia cards are pretty decent. anything with 16 - 32 Mb of memory should be good for ya > 3. Have I missed out anything serious? make sure your RAM is compatible with your mobo(e.g. pc133 or pc100 RAM) > 4. Any tips about potential pitfalls would be greatly appreciated. don't pick up a cell phone in the middle of working on it, and wear a static device of some kind. trust me. :) also, get a decent fan to put in there.. the #1 problem with homebuilt computers is lack of ventalation and you can always give a holler here :) .djc.