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    Yeah you can build one in less than an hour if you know what you're doing, but installing the operating system, all the drivers and applications take an age. Thats the boring bit. Back in the Windows 98 days, formatting a 6 GB hard drive took me half an hour.
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    Depends, if you have a pair of drives in RAID and all the data to hand, it wont be too long.
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    (Original post by FPS Doug)
    watch out for static shocks which could lead to components frying and in extreme cases your death (sorry if that scares you)!
    Static shocks which kill you from a carpet? Not too likely really.

    If you were fudging about in the PSU with a screwdriver then fair enough, but thats not static.
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    I find static not much of a problem. You don't need the strap thing, just work barefeet, gives you a good ground. Rubber soled shoes/wellies are a no, no! I've never had any fried parts so far.
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    (Original post by bassamband)
    Has anyone here learned to built a PC? Where did you learn it from?
    Also how time consuming is it to built a PC?
    Thanks for you help.
    It's not that difficult. I learnt everything on my own - it just takes time and dedication. You need to learn about a lot of things, and be brave enough to try it. The thing you need to understand is that one short circuit, and hundreds of pounds worth of material will become useless. I'm not trying to discourage you, just state a fact. I would suggest the following website though:

    www.guru3d.com
 
 
 
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