Building a Computer Answered
So, in continuing my series of stupid newbie computer questions, I present: Building Your Own Computer!
As you've heard, I first had a computer that messed up, then I took it to the computer dudes, and they said it was completely FUBAR, then I asked how I should salvage it. Now, after laying my eyes on the beautiful Linux-running $72 Computer, I said to myself that I should make one...
-What I Have-
I stripped my computer tonight, and I came up with a CD drive (doesn't burn, just reads), Floppy drive, hard drive, power supply (how the heck do I understand all those wires?), nice looking heatsink with matching fan, and various other parts from the Windows 98 computer.
-I checked the links provided at the link above, and the prices had either raised, the item is out of stock, or the item had vanished completely...
-I would like to buy a minimum of parts because I am in debt with my parents, and being 13, I don't have a job to pay them off.
-I would like to run Linux, as it is one of the coolest things I've found recently.
-I do know that the link above is thumb-drive booted, and I would like to avoid that, but no biggie if I can't.
-I also don't know that much about computers, so I want to keep the computer sweet and simple.
-The components that I salvaged might not work with the new components (I.E. Motherboard)
-It will be cheap.
-Case mods should be easy.
-Mistakes dont cost much.
-Linux is free.
-Linux looks very nice.
-It shouldn't need much RAM to run (Am I correct here?), so I can run more complex programs without it costing me.
-I have extra parts from the old Win98 computer that died.
-Probably more, but this is all I got right now...
I am saying this right now- I suck at understanding computers, and if possible, comment to me like you would your 93 year old grandpa.