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You can build your own PC, you don’t always have to buy a new and readymade computer from the stores. Most of the computer savvy people love to assemble their computer parts by selecting the best options available in the market. If you are one of them and wondering how to build your own computer, here are some tips that you may find helpful. In order to build your own PC, what you need is some basic understanding of the computer and finding the perfect store to buy the computer accessories.

When you begin to build your own PC , you need to start by assembling all the required accessories. They include the case, the motherboard, the processor, memory, video card, floppy drive, hard drive, CD-ROM, the mouse and the keyboard, fan or the heat skin, cables for the drive, cables foe audio, and screw to properly fix them. While selecting these accessories, you must check them out individually to make sure that they fit into each other since they are mostly interrelated.

While selecting the case, make sure that it fits in well in the space you have chalked out. Similarly, the motherboard should fit in well inside the case. While selecting memory, check if the motherboard supports it fully. Opt for a cache module if your motherboard lacks it. If you are in favor of 3D games and business programs, you can opt for the PCT Video card. While opting for the CD ROM, buy one with a driver installation disk. Check out if the heat skin is already fastened with the CPU. While selecting the screws, check twice to make sure that they are the exact size that you were looking for.

Process Required to Build Your Own PC

The first thing you need to do to build your own PC is to remove the cover of the case. Clean the case, check for the power supply, check the power switches, and install the fan. If it is a new case, you may have to install a power supply to it. But if it an old one, it may already have an existing power supply. In the next step, you have to install the CPU. This step may be a simple one, but you need to do it with care so as not to damage the processor. For this you need the slot and the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket. Open the ZIF socket, familiarize the chip, insert the processor, avoid leaving a gap between the socket and the bottom of processor, and close the ZIF socket.

To cool down the heat given out by the processor, you can install a heat skin. On the top of the processor core, you can apply a thin patch of heat skin. You have to attach the fan to some source of power. Then the memory modules have to be installed. Hold the memory modules by the edges and place it over the appropriate slot having a small bridge of plastic. Fit the slot bumps with the lines in the RAM. Before installing the motherboard, you need to configure it properly. The three basic things that require to be configured in a motherboard are the speed of the CPU, the speed of BUS and the voltage setting of the CPU. The motherboard can be installed into the case once the configuration is over. Locate the motherboard mounting case, place it properly on it, match the lines of the plate with the holes on the motherboard, screw them up properly, place it on the standoffs, and tighten down the board with screws.

Apart from these essential things, you need to connect the motherboard with the case, configure the CD ROM and the hard drive, and install floppy drive, CD-ROM, Video card, and the operating system. Next you need to test the whole system to make sure that all the parts are working perfectly.

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