Getting Started Building Your Own PC

Building a custom PC is not difficult, but it does take good preparation and the right tools to insure a smooth installation. One of the first things to think about before getting started is what are you going to be using your new computer for primarily?

So what is it for?

Is this machine going to be used as your daily computer to browse the internet, check e-mails, and do some word processing? Are you going to be doing alot of digital or video editing? Maybe you want a machine that is capable of playing the latest games?

Selecting the right hardware from the beginning is a key part of building your new machine, t is it for?and you really need to have a plan for this.

We will discuss in further detail the types of machines that you can build, and the right parts to choose for each one.

What is your Budget?

You should set a general budget for your custom PC project and try to stick to it. There are many different choices of hardware and you can generally streamline your options to come in under budget.

The nice part about building your own computer, is that you can always upgrade and add parts in the future. Maybe you don’t have quite enough money to buy extra memory now, but you definitely can add it in the future for example.

Relax and Have Fun!

Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax. You can use this guide to learn about building your own custom computer, or have the parts ready and follow along step by step as you put everything together. You will see that building a computer system is a fun hobby.

You can click the links at the bottom of each page to go to the next step.

Now, lets get started…

Preparation

“Failing to Prepare is to Preparing to Fail”

Your Workspace

Selecting the proper workspace for your computer building project is very important. You need enough space to layout all of your parts, and you need good lighting to see what you are doing inside the case.

A large computer desk is a good area to work on, where you can have the parts all to one side.

Another solution is a large kitchen table with overhead lights.

You want to avoid working on the ground, and especially the carpet because of the threat of static electricity.

You will need to have an ESD wrist strap handy and use it at all times when handling your PC parts and building your computer.

Once you have selected your workspace, go ahead and layout all of your tools and parts. We are ready to get started building the PC!

 

Step 2: A List Of Everything You’ll Need