Assembling your own gaming PC is a good way to ensure it satisfies all your personal preferences, and though it may seem intimidating, it’s relatively easy.
Building your own personal computer (PC) from scratch can be daunting for a lot of reasons; it is expensive, it is complex, and it can get messy. However, if you can build an Ikea bookshelf, table, bed or anything that comes in more than one of those deceivingly heavy flatpacks, you can build a PC.
There are multiple guides online which show newcomers exactly how to build their own pc. However, even these guides can seem intimidating, but you might find that it is easier than you think – all you will need is a screwdriver, patience, and the ability to follow simple instructions.
Before assembling the computer, the user will have to purchase the components they want. However, there are some components that every PC needs, such as a case and power supply. The user will need a box to put all the computer parts in. The case typically comes with power supplies, which is the part of the computer that plugs into the electrical socket through a standard power cable. The other components inside the computer draw power from this supply. There are different sizes of cases, so the user should ensure to get one that fits the other components.
The user will also need a motherboard, as this is the base of a computer. The power button on the case is connected to the motherboard, in order to power up the computer when the power button is pressed. Many motherboards come with built-in graphics hardware; however, it is advised for gaming PCs to have separate graphic cards, as this will boost the computer’s display while playing video games.
In addition to the motherboard, the user needs to buy a central processing unit (CPU), as this is the part of a computer that does the calculations and most of the “work.” A PC also requires RAM, which functions as the computer’s memory. Users can purchase RAM in different sizes and speeds and insert it into the RAM slots in the motherboard.
Furthermore, the computer will also need a hard disk, ideally a solid-state drive, to ensure the computer functions at maximum speed. Lastly, the computer needs an operating system, such as Windows, as it cannot function without one.
After buying all the necessary parts, the user can follow a simple guide to put everything together in the case. However, the user will need a display and peripherals in order to use the computer. Items such as a keyboard, mice, speakers or headphones will make the computer more convenient to use.
Building a gaming PC from scratch is the only way to ensure that the user’s system is capable of satisfying all their personal preferences. In addition, a home-built PC keeps the door open for upgrades as technology is constantly changing.