The First Steps in Building a PC

The First Steps in Building a PC

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You’ve seen the advice on how to manufacture computer parts and devices — but now it’s time to put the advice into action and actually do it. DIY PCs are still highly sought after in the sector, and for those people who are serious about their computing and have a real passion for it, it can not only wield real financial success, but can also prove to be a high enjoyable hobby.

You need to, of course, begin by getting in all the necessary parts; head over to Newegg.com to find a whole host of different components and parts in all of the different areas that need to be covered when building a computer. And once this is done and you have all the parts you could possibly ever need when undertaking such a venture, it’s time to get started by devoting your attentions to the ‘brain’ of the computer: the processor. You need to choose a processor that is capable in a number of areas, which include: having a number of cores and threads, having a fast clock speed or operating frequency and having a large cache. What should never be forgotten when it comes to dealing with the processor, however, is how you are going to keep it cool. To do so you should invest in a heatsink, as any processor that is strong enough to work in a modern computer wouldn’t be able to work effectively without one. Having a heatsink will allow your computer’s processor to do what it wants to do: run multiple programmes at one time; however, a heatsink cannot work properly if you don’t apply a heat conductive between it and the processor. What should be applied is thermal paste, of which there are a whole host of options on the market; the Artic Silver 5 AS5-3.5G, which has been ranked the best thermal paste in 2017, is the best option when it comes to this process. It is essential for the heat dissipation between the heatsink and the processor, and make sure to seek advice on how to apply it before you attempt to do so.

You then need to focus your attentions on the ‘nervous system’ of the computer: the motherboard. There are a number of factors to factor in when it comes to choosing and sorting out the motherboard, which include that the socket type must match that of the processor. If this isn’t the case, then problems will occur straight away. Once all of this is sorted, you should then proceed to screw the motherboard into the case into a position where it is safely mounted; once this is done, you should return your attentions to your processor and begin to install that, and everything that comes with it. You can advice on how to do so here.

So, if building your own computer is a dream of yours, then what are you waiting for? Imagine the feeling of being able to surf the web on a device you’ve built with your own two hands?