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I have become very interrested in hardware, since the last time I had to have hardware installed from another person I ordered WinXP Pro with it where he re-formatted my harddrive without taking backup wich pissed me off :angry:

So 3 questions:

1 :Wich manufacturers should I buy from, if I want to be sure I don't get any clone cards?

2: Anyone know a good tutorial for installtion of hardware? The only book I have is "the indispenceable pc hardware book", wich is a little too difficult for me right now.

3: Anyone know how i should clean and maintain my hardware, to assure I don't get any problems with warmth and so on(dust is a terrible thing). A tutorial would be nice.

Thanks a lot in advance.

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well, i learned by just doing stuff like a flaming idiot. I just put the stuff together and see what happens. I learn a lot of stuff by doing that. now for cleaning, i use nothing more than a can of compressed air to keep dust off. The only thing i ever read up on when i first tried to make a computer was the power issues, stuff like compatability and and colling i leaned by frying things.

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well, i learned by just doing stuff like a flaming idiot. I just put the stuff together and see what happens.

oh yeah, the skills are just running off you aren't they? ^_^

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The reason I had to get it repaired somewhere else is because I screwed up some of the hardware (my cooler went down and I made sure the rest went down too).

I learned a little from my hardware book, but it's way too complex.

For cleaning I got a cd drive cleaner cd, wich has some funny child music, and looks like a DOS/Win 3.1 program ^_^

I got it cause some guy at the university (who repaired my comp), said it would burn down if I didn't clean it every 14 day, but on the package of the cd it's mentioned I should use it for every 10 hours use!!!

/me wished it didn't have copyright so I could upload the music.

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go read up on building your own pc...that will give you a lot of info

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buy from newegg.com

thats where i built my pc from and it was great, very low prices and they dont rape you on the shipping and handling like other *cough*tigerdirect*cough* sites.

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well, i learned by just doing stuff like a flaming idiot. I just put the stuff together and see what happens.

oh yeah, the skills are just running off you aren't they? ^_^

yes, its an unstopable stream, like gummy worms.

But really, thats how i learn alot, by messing with the stuff untill it works. I'm going to build a box of all diffrent types of stuff so i can experiment. They only time i read is stuff like my cisco book, or programing, which i still am yet to read.

BTW, you know how i learned to to put your tongue on a lantern battery???

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oh yeah, the skills are just running off you aren't they? ^_^

yes, its an unstopable stream, like gummy worms.

ROTFLMAO....

But seriously, sometimes you gotta break a few eggs to learn how to make a good omelette.

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I was thinking about a good book for setting up my box, and stuff like that. If I didn't wanna mess with it, I just bought a Dell Inspiration (or wtf they're called) :P

But seriously, sometimes you gotta break a few eggs to learn how to make a good omelette.
Yeah I know, but still, hardware is very expensive, not like eggs?

BTW, nice forum.

*edit* wrote yeha instead of yeah.

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You don't need to pay for hardware when you dumpster dive, or find the ones that people through away. Now that i think about it, i was in a B&N reading a comp mag( don't remember what it is) but they took computers off the sidewalks and still found things on the hard drives like credit info, accounts #s and such.

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Do you think I can dumpster dive in such a little country as Denmark?

hacknslash: Yeah inspiration is their laptop line, so I should say this:

If I didn't wanna mess with it, I just bought a Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop...

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well, my handle is hacnslash no k, not to worry tho, it doesn't really matter. and fuck yeah you can dd!! why not?! i do it in a small town and ive got shitloads of stuff!!

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if theres a dumpster (and no securety and stuff) theres a way.

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thats the philosophies of PhreakBlaze, available for a limited time on hard and paper copies! :lol: BTW, cr4x, like hac said, newegg.com is the shiz! I would also recommend dumster diving while on vacation, or drive around if your really desperate...

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or ride your bike around, its easier to push it behind a dumpster to ensure a fast getaway if spotted, and its not so suspicious as a car.

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thats the philosophies of PhreakBlaze, available for a limited time on hard and paper copies! :lol: BTW, cr4x, like hac said, newegg.com is the shiz!  I would also recommend dumster diving while on vacation, or drive around if your really desperate...

For three one time easy payments of $19.99. Pay with Creditcard only.

Fine Print reads- Your creditcard information may be used to track you and send advertisments to you, there is no escape. You are not safe. See that van out front, yep, thats right.

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add to the above:

remember that time you got out of the shower and you had that strange feeling of someone watching you?! yeah, i am a psycho, i watch naked ppl getting out of showers, how you ask?! why with their credit card information of course....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Adding more to the avobe:

Ya know that time you had the that nice bean burrito out on the table and you turned around to get a drink and turned back around and the burrito was gone, yes, thats right, exactly, now you got it.

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YOU BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT THE BEAN BURITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hey, its all in the fine print.

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I proberly wouldn't drive around since I am only 12 :P

Anyway I am living in the secound larges city in Demark (wich dosen't say very much...), but I am living outsite of town, actually it's nearly in the country, so I'll take a while for me to get there:(

The gaming comunity is pretty big here, but unfortunatly they sell there computers instead of throwing them away.

hacnslash: Sorry.

Y0ungBra1n: My name is Cr4X :P My brain is like Linux -- case sensitive.

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aight, nice to see someone younger than me on the boards :P i'ze is 14 in october

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Allright I know this is a stupid question but, what will happen if I install a broken piece of hardware, can it damage the other components...

If it matters it's some plugin card to add 2 xtra USB ports.

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