Comprehensive Gaming PC/Laptop Guide: MK II

90 Blood Elf Paladin
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About the same, or a little more, but offset massively by very expensive shipping cost on pre-built PCs
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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The hard drive firmware is applied within Windows, or you can also choose to burn an ISO on the CD then boot from it. For safety purposes, I would go with the ISO route.

As for the shipping cost, I would say about $50 in difference.

Can you list (sorry, once again) the parts you have right now? I can try to compare it.
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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So the total cost of your computer so far is:

$621

If you were to buy a hard disk, that would add $100
If you were to buy a DVD drive, that would add $19

Total would then be: ~$740

A similar configuration I've done through CyberPowerPC gives me bout $930 with shipping and handling included.
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Oh, forgot to add in RAM, but still below $800.
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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There is pretty much no benefits to getting a new DVD drive. Unlike few other hardware parts, optical drives pretty much reached its zenith a long time ago.
85 Undead Warrior
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ofc i get inside to find out the harddrive is this http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Dell+Teac+CA-200+USB+flash+card+reader&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvnsfd&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=661&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=18323598438770846345&sa=X&ei=s0GkT6-1BZOK6QHxt5CjCQ&ved=0CHkQ8wIwAg hunk of junk i assume so what hard drive should i get
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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* Kelcici:

That's not the hard drive. D:
But if you want to be "safe", you can buy one like the one I recommended on the last page to Breadisfunny, a 1TB drive for $100.

* Breadisfunny:

Not a whole lot. Probably $200 something at maximum.
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Don't wear the usual clothing types that can cause static electricity, like wooly clothing.
You can also not wear socks, and wear shoes as normal.

Always touch metallic side of the computer case or power supply before you begin.
85 Undead Warrior
600
found em i hard 2 of these in here will these work? http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-10-250GB-7200RPM/dp/tech-data/B006K599X8 or must i buy a new one
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Non-polyester / wool shirt should do well. Normal jeans work fine too.

By touching the metallic side of the computer case, you discharge the static electricity built up to it, so it would be safe to work on unless you forcefully try to generate more static electricity.

* Kelcici:

These are the hard drives you have, are you sure?

In this case, you need a new hard drive as these are old IDE-based and will not work with SATA
Edited by Kalganized on 5/4/2012 2:07 PM PDT
85 Undead Warrior
600
yes sadly wana link me to a hard drive thats and alright price i need to buy?
90 Blood Elf Paladin
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* Kelcici:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

If your hard disk used IDE interface, it is very likely your DVD drive is too. Should buy one just to be safe. They only cost like $19:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
85 Undead Warrior
600
http://compare.ebay.com/like/260809740668?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y&cbt=y this is one dvd drive i removed and this is the other one http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-TS-H493-CD-RW-DVD-TSH493/dp/B001870WB6 do i need new lol
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