The Step by Step Guide to Building a PC

This guide deals with putting parts together to build a working machine. If all the appropriate hardware has not been chosen and bought, ensure that you do that first. Resources found at suggest that it’s a smart idea to buy your case at the last minute to make sure it suits it all. If you love learning online and trying DIY projects, you will find this article very helpful. Below are the steps to build a custom PC.

Open the case

The simplest part is to strip the PC down. Instructions for the particular case you have purchased should present your simple design and list special instructions on installation of the components.

Step 1: Power Supply installation

The power supply should be the first item to join the case (PSU). It is normally situated in the lower or top corner at the rear of the box.

In case of questions, the slot can be conveniently placed in at least two corners by looking for a square opening with a screw hole. If you have issues identifying the right location, check your case manual.

Step 2: CPU installation

Then, by mounting the CPU and RAM before fitting in the shell, ready the motherboard. You can install now even more quickly than after the machine motherboard resides

Step 3: RAM installation

There are only two significant considerations to pick a compatible RAM: the path and the slot selection.

Installing it is very convenient. It faces the direction just above the slot and the two holes. Spin it 180 degrees if it doesn’t line up.

Step 4: motherboard assembly

The direction of your motherboard depends on the condition. You can see a rectangular cut-out on the back or top. This is the section containing USB, video, and Ethernet connections for the I/O panel of the motherboard. Your board is fitted for this rectangular cut-out with an I/O Shield. You can see the motherboard screw holes in line with your stand-offs if you mount this cover, and then align your motherboard I/O plate.

Step 5: mount the CPU heat sink and/or cooler

Now you can wipe the sweat off your forehead with the motherboard attached to your case. It’s now time for the heat sink or cooler CPU!

For different brands and generations, the process is different. For further information, you must refer to the included instructions. The same refers to coolers from third parties that have an assembly bracket. The directions included are important for the success of your PC.

Step 6: Mount the graphics card

Not all devices need a particular graphics card (discrete GPU). Installation cannot be easier if you choose a self-sustaining chip for graphics, like PC gaming. We also expect the card you have selected for your case size, capacity and supply of power to take this move.

Step 7: Set up your drives

You are likely to find three different hard drive sizes and they all install and attach differently. The size of hard drives (HDDs) typically is greater than 3.5 inches; although the size of the smaller solid-state (SSD) drives is less than 2.5 inches. Even, the format M.2 and PCI-Express drive are much smaller, with sticks of about 1×3 inch with bare chips.

Step8: Make the final ties

To make sure everything is correctly seated and linked, it is worth running back through the device before you get too excited and press the power button.

Step9: Power on

Now that you have tested everything twice, turn on the power supply and press the front power button. There are a lot of devices that don’t get booted right for the first time, so don’t be disappointed if you have to go back and boot it again. After everything is fine, it is now time to install an operating system.

The steps above are only discussed briefly.    You can as well check out more detailed online resources with picture illustrations on how to build a PC from scratch if you desire effective results.