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I'm building a website weir I'm gonna blog about my life and have lots of fun games…. But I can't think up a domain name…. Help?!?!?
While selecting a domain, try to follow below checklist:
1. Keep it Short and Catchy
2. Try to get .com
3. Try to keep a name, people are typing Into Google while searching?
4. Must Provide short Description of blog (like Http://starta-website.com gives a brief that it will be information about starting a new website)
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I'm constructing a mid-high gaming computer for the first time, and I'm unsure of a few things, such as:
1: Should I get a GPU AND a video card, or just one of the two? Excuse my ignorance, but I don't really know what a GPU does or whether it's necessary to have.
2: How can I check to see if all of my parts are compatible? Can somebody give me some website links/other reliable information on how to check?
3: How much should I spend on a video card/GPU/both?
4: What tools will I need?
5: The chassis I'm getting has 1 USB 3.0 port and 3 USB 2.0 ports. Will I have to buy a certain type of USB2 card to accommodate this, or should I just buy a standard one? And does having a 3.0 and three 2.0 ports change what USB2 card I can or can't buy?
6: What parts are/aren't necessary for the chassis I'm getting? (the Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower)
7: Is this in fact a good chassis to buy, or was I lured in by my technical ignorance and marketing techniques?
8: Is a sound card necessary, or is that function handled by the MOBO?
9: Should I buy internal speakers, or just buy external ones? What's the dollar/time-set-up difference?
10: Is a surge protector installed internally, or do I just plug my computer into a wall-mounted one?
11: In a network interface card, can I buy a card that is both wired/wireless, or do I need two different ones? Can someone suggest a card?
Any advice on what parts to buy/not buy would be greatly appreciated, as I'm pretty uneducated in this field. Also, I've been getting my list of required parts from "http://www.davesite.com/computers/system/checklist.shtml", (ignoring the optional parts) so if any parts are missing, or should be included, please include that in your answer.
A GPU (Graphics Processor Unit) is what a video card is about. Its main component is a GPU. There are graphics processors included in many CPU (Central Processor Units) that are not nearly to the level of a good graphics card. If not using the PC for gaming, you can get a good processor and included graphics and simplify the build. Intel Ivy Bridge i7's generally have HD 4000, and this AMD:
AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D has graphics good enough for most video editing and schoolwork, but weak for gaming.
Helps a little with compatibility and cost and assuring you choose all the needed parts.
lists CPU power (but in gaming are factors like only 4 cores of a multicore are used, and hyperthreading of i7's are not in gaming
graphics power (though not exact) AMD does not game as well as NVidia at the same scores in bench tests.
Game-debate for a power supply shows the minimum power for 12V amps and watts and the wattage of cards. The motherboard web site lists compatible CPUs and graphics types, and PCPartpicker restricts choices. When you have a part list, post it as a PCPARTPICKER link or a set of links here
Ask for similar priced improvements or if better choices
In a gaming system, a $500 system should have a $100 card, but an $800 system should be aiming towards $250 and a $900 to $1000 system includes a $300 graphics card. That means in gaming, put all you can into the graphics card, but need to upgrade power supply with it, and stay above minimal on the CPU at the same time. It is a balancing act.
Some cases are tool-less. Others need screwdrivers. There are not many tools involved.
If a motherboard has USB 3.0 at the center of the card, it can be brought to the front of your case by cable. If USB 3.0 is only in the rear connectors, the case cannot get it to the front easily.
Antec DF-85 is a good case, but more expensive than it has to be. It is suitable for a $800 to $1000 PC build. Antec Three Hundred and Two is fine, and Rosewill Challenger is a good $50 case without USB 3.0 in front.
Use the Motherboard sound if a decent motherboard, and if not satisfied, can upgrade sound by a card later.
Speakers must be headset or external USB or 120V amplified. The sound of any other is no good.
Surge Protector is what you plug your PC into. It protects power surge from lightning.
Much better if you are ethernet hardwired. If you have to go wireless, you need to match your wireless router to some extent, but dual band on both with gigabit switching would be nice. Email if you need a lookup. Use pcpartpicker as a baseline if possible.
Hello, I live down here in Cali. And unfortunately the only way to get a quality AR is to build one. I'm new to this and am wondering if there is a place that I can go to find a sort of checklist or if you can supply me with some good information on what the best way to start would be. What's the first part I should buy and build. Do these parts like receivers and all that, do they usually fit on to most AR's? Any and all help will be very appreciated! Any advince at all would be helofull. Like the best websites for parts and what not.
Edit: ha, thanks glacier. Well I wanted to build it because i figured its cheaper and the only ARs you canfind legaly in California are .22s and priced like they are collectors items or something. If I remember correctly, the only way to legaly obtain a good quality AR is to build it in a kit. I know a few people who have built their own ARs so I would most likely use a lot of their help. Or rather, I would buy it and they would build it ha. They are gun finatics and would enjoy it more then anything else.
You can build one at home – but – it aint gonna be better than a store bought model unless you have graduated from a police or miltiary armory school. Fact is it will probably be a total piece of crap since you dont have the jigs, tools, and experience to perform a proper assembly. The trigger will be squshy, sloppy, either too hard or too soft, with creep and drop. Unless you know how to properly stone the hammer, sear and disconnector – you only have a 1:20 odds of putting a parts kit in and actually like the trigger. Better odds with Daniel Defense and Rock River parts.
What is wrong with the AR's in the stores, or, what is it you do not like? You can always order a $1800+ Service Match AR from Olympic Arms or drop $2260+ on their Serice Ultra Match – these are designed for 200, 300 and 600 yard competiton with iron sights – no scope.
The idea that someone who has never owned an AR – installing a barrel to a receiver and then pulling the trigger at the range – is a great way to loose some fingers, an eye, and the top of your skull. Go google 'blow up AR' and check out the pics.
The first thing you need – Excellent Medical coverage. And be sure the medical and life insurance policy that does not disqualify you for acts of self inflicted injury.
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