Building a computer can be a daunting task for many. It involves research, planning, and plenty of patience. But once you get past the initial hurdles, you are rewarded with an amazing machine that can do anything you want it to – and it’s yours!
You don’t have to spend money on an expensive pre-built computer. You can custom build your PC using the parts you need and save more money. We will show you how to build your custom pc step by step, in a very easy way… no need for any technical knowledge.
Why You Should Build Your PC?
Building your PC is one of the best things you can do. It allows you to customize everything from the case, to the motherboard, all the way down to the CPU cooler and RAM. You get to pick everything that goes on your PC and build it exactly how you want it.
You’ll learn something by building your PC. You’ll have a better understanding of what goes into PCs, what parts are compatible with other parts, and how to put it all together. This can be helpful if you run into hardware problems later on when you need to troubleshoot. There are so many benefits to building your PC, but here are benefits that stand out when deciding whether or not to build your PC.
1. Save Money
Honestly, this reason is huge. The computer parts you need to build your computer will cost a lot less than if you were to buy a pre-built computer from a tech store.
2. Best Components
Building your PC gives the option to install the components you like within your budget. With prebuilt you don’t get an option to customize your PC. Components within the pre-built machines are not always of the best quality.
In the future whenever you want to upgrade to the latest components, it is as simple as removing the old component and replacing it with the latest component. Sometimes pre-built systems don’t allow upgrading. Keeping your system updated every few years helps in increasing the performance of your system.
Pre-built computer from a retail shop, generally has a warranty for 1 year. This warranty is for the entire computer, if unfortunately, something goes wrong you need to send your entire computer for a repair. But in the case of custom build, most of the individual components have a warranty of two or more years or sometimes lifetime guarantees. If something goes wrong, you can just send the individual component for replacement or repair
If you want to upgrade your PC for gaming then just replacing a few components like graphics card, memory, processor, or motherboard from your existing PC can maximize your gaming experience.
What Parts Are Needed For Custom Build PC?
Once you’ve decided to custom-build your PC, you can begin to research and purchase the hardware you will need.
A motherboard is the first computer part you’ll need to pick. The motherboard is the backbone of your PC. It connects all the peripherals and components together. Without the motherboard, none of the components like CPU, memory, GPU, SSD or hard drive, could interact.
2. Processor / Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The CPU is the core of your computer and decides the performance of your computer. Memory and storage work with CPU and CPU controls every data transaction and program within the PC. Memory stores program operations and data. When deciding on which CPU to install, select the one with higher speed the higher the GHz, the faster the CPU.
3. Memory (RAM)
Adding memory is one of the easiest ways to boost your PC’s performance because it provides the PC with more space for temporary data storage. More the memory,better the performance.
PC stores all the files and data on the storage device. This data is stored on either a hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD). SSDs are a better option since they are 6x faster and 90x more energy-efficient than hard drives but are costly as compared to HDD. SSD’s are super-fast, durable, reliable, so if the price is not a constraint, go for SSD. If you need a very large amount of storage then go for HDD.
5. PC Cases, Fans, CPU Coolers, and Power Supply
Cases are available in different form factors; depending on the size of the PC you wish to build you need to select case and PSU. A good case should have provision for internal airflow and fans to oust hot air. The power supply unit (PSU) is what converts AC to DC power from your home socket to components. 500W is usually good enough power for a basic PC.
How To Custom Build A PC!
Adding the hardware
For instructions on installing the motherboard, the processor, or the power supply, do refer to the component’s owner’s manual for exact steps or just call us (we have helped many people with this step). Installing parts is not very complicated but still extra care is needed since there are chances of errors.
When you start installing components be aware of static electricity as you build – it’s one of the few ways your components could be damaged. Use an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap to protect your system’s components from the static electricity that’s naturally present in your body.
The benefits of building your computer are innumerable. Many people don’t know that they can custom build their machines without a lot of hassle. We hope you’ve learned a thing or two from our article, and we’d be happy to help you out with any questions or concerns you may have about custom build. Feel free to contact us if you want to purchase any parts for your next computer project.