To build a PC, you don’t need to be an expert. All you need is a little information and some patience. A computer is like any other device in your life that requires maintenance, but unlike other devices, it’s not something you can just pick up and use when it doesn’t work anymore. That’s why it’s important to know what components are required for the computer to function properly. It starts with the motherboard, which holds all the essential parts of the PC. From there on out, everything gets broken into smaller pieces that make up the rest of the PC. This guide will teach you about these components so you can build your own PC with ease.
What is a PC?
A PC is a personal computer. It’s the computer you use at your desk or on your lap, and it’s the one that you bring out when you want to do something on it, like watch movies or play games.
The 5 Components You Need to Build a PC
The motherboard is the first component you need to build a PC. It’s the foundation of your computer, so it should be the most important piece you choose.
The processor is the second component you need to build a PC. There are many different types of processors with multiple cores and speed levels, which makes it difficult to know what’s best for your needs. Generally, the more cores and faster they are, the higher-end your computer will be.
The RAM is the third component you need to build a PC. This is how much memory your computer has available at any given time. The more RAM you have in your computer, the more frequently it can access information and carry out tasks simultaneously without having to wait for a part of it to finish before proceeding with another task.
The hard drive is crucial for storing all of your data and documents that make up your operating system and applications. The bigger its capacity is, the more room there will be for storing data or programs that users may download from companies like Microsoft Store or Steam.
The graphics card is an important part of building a PC because it provides visuals for games and other applications. The higher its performance level, generally speaking, the better it will be for gaming purposes.
Buying Components for Your PC
First, you will need to decide what components you want your PC to have. The main requirements for choosing components are the power supply and processor. This includes the motherboard, memory, hard drive, video card, cooling fan, and more. In order to make this decision, you will need to know what kind of performance your PC will need.
Once you have a general idea about what components you want, it’s time to start shopping! The best place to start is online through retailers such as Newegg.com and Amazon.com (or any other retailer). There are also many smaller electronic stores that can help if you don’t find exactly what you want online (although they might not carry all of these parts).
Once you have all the parts, it’s time to assemble them. You should have everything in one container and organized with labels so that each part can be easily identified.
First, place the motherboard in its designated slot in the case. Then, insert all of the necessary RAM (random access memory) into their slots as well. Next, connect the power supply to an outlet and plug it into a power cord on the back of your computer case. Then install your hard drive, CD/DVD drive, or Blu-ray drive into their respective slots on the motherboard. Finally, install your CPU and cooler by sliding them onto their respective posts on top of the motherboard.
Once this is complete, it’s time to put your PC case together using screws provided by the manufacturer or ones you find nearby until they are all secured tightly around the case with no loose pieces that could fall out when you move it around or bump it against something.