User Tag List

First 12

Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: BIOS Modding

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    310

    Default

    Plug n' Play...yes, I associate that term with making everything EASY. If everything or almost everything is Plug n' Play then I know I can connect everything. I'm done with buying over-priced ready-made PC's. My next PC will be a build-your-own kit.

  2. #12
    Mojibake sprinkles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Posts
    2,968

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Werewolfen View Post
    Plug n' Play...yes, I associate that term with making everything EASY. If everything or almost everything is Plug n' Play then I know I can connect everything. I'm done with buying over-priced ready-made PC's. My next PC will be a build-your-own kit.
    Yeah most things are nowdays. Occasionally you still get an odd bit that will not function without the exact drivers - network interfaces are some times prone to this. But even with hard drives and video cards like 99% of the time if you plug the thing in it will at least work when you turn it on. It may not have all the functionality but it's enough to use the computer and get the proper drivers in there.

  3. #13
    Freaking Ratchet Rail Tracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,041

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Werewolfen View Post
    Plug n' Play...yes, I associate that term with making everything EASY. If everything or almost everything is Plug n' Play then I know I can connect everything. I'm done with buying over-priced ready-made PC's. My next PC will be a build-your-own kit.
    Yes, it actually is quite easy. If you have looked at manuals to make something, then building a kit shouldn't be that bad.

    But like Sprinkles said, make sure not to shock some of the components in the kit (especially the CPU.) You might want to get one of these to be on the safe side.

    Also, if I ever do upgrade to a new motherboard and CPU, I might actually start getting an AMD one (looking at the higher end CPU's and they look enticing.. and cheap.) Back then, I loved the XPS 730X because the tower was... a full tower, and the wattage on this thing still allows me to upgrade (up to 1000 watts.) Still love it, but it needs an update soon (or rather, I don't need to update yet, but I want to.)

  4. #14
    Member Crafter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Posts
    32

    Default

    Dell is so overpriced. Building a computer from parts is by far the best solution and usually much cheaper. I upgraded recently with top of the line stuff; gfxcard, quadcore i7 cpu, motherboard and ram for around $1300. It is seriously not hard to put together. Furniture from IKEA is worse lol.
    ----------------------------------------------------
    "I am the bullet, you are the bullseye. When I hit, there's nothing left"

    http://crafter79.mypersonality.info

  5. #15
    Freaking Ratchet Rail Tracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3,041

    Default

    @Werewolfen

    [YOUTUBE="wPB3HcMjf2E"]Gaming PC Build instructions[/YOUTUBE]

    This might help you a little in building your rig.

  6. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    310

    Default

    Yep, there's a lot of How-To-Videos on youtube about PC building. I know I can do this and I'm looking forward to it. I won't be expert but I can find enough online help to walk me through the process.

Similar Threads

  1. Welcome Our New Mods
    By Haight in forum Official Decrees
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 11-15-2009, 03:39 AM
  2. Weed becoming the new bio fuel
    By Sahara in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-30-2007, 11:55 PM
  3. Mod Name Change
    By Totenkindly in forum Official Decrees
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-23-2007, 05:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO