Step-by-Step Guide: How to Build a PC

Let us build a PC with a step-by-step guide in no time. Then, we’ll execute it as painless as possible and guide you from start to end.

Processors are legitimately more robust now than they’ve eternally been, and there have never been more choices to create something that will shred through the best PC recreations like they were so much paper. But, robust hardware like the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 come at a costly price.

Luckily, if you’re on higher of a budget, you can take something like an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and an Intel Core i5-11600K and have an impossible 1080p gaming machine. And, that will be ready to get some video editing performed on the side too.

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Start with the Box

Your box is just what it appears like. It’s a metal box. It might be incorporated in glass panels and etched aluminum, but within it’s just a big metal box that holds everything together. Please guarantee you pair it up with your motherboard size.

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Motherboard Installation

Before installing the motherboard, you’ll require to check on a few items about your PC case. First, check for pre-installed motherboard standoffs and ensure their number and arrangement conforms to the holes found on your motherboard. Next, lay your motherboard down within the chassis – cautiously lining up its rear ports with the corresponding slots in the I/O shield you just placed – on top of the standoffs established in your chassis.

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CPU Installation

Socket your CPU into the motherboard. First, you should take your processor and match the golden triangle on the corner of the Ryzen processor with the triangle on the socket. Then, as the pins on the bottom of the processor lineup with the holes on the socket, drop it into place and lock it into place.

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Graphics Card (GPU)

If you are playing games on this PC, you’ll need a graphics processing unit. It is a specialized processor designed and optimized for handling visual data like the graphics in games.

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Memory Matters

You push down the latches at either end of the DDR4 slots on your motherboard to install computer memory. You can install the memory by delicately pushing down both edges of the memory into the space.

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Storage Installation

It is your PC’s walk-in closet where you store all your files, games, movies, documents, photos, and everything. But, of course, you can regularly append more storage later.

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Power Supply (PSU)

It keeps the electricity running to every component and determines how quick & powerful your PC can be. Of course, the faster it is, the more power it needs, and you always want to have a little more than you need, just in case. Unfortunately, just like GPUs, PSUs are also in and out of stock right now.

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Tools of the Trade

  • Phillips Screwdriver is needed as an all-in-one tool to construct a PC, and you may want a few more things on hand just in case.
  • Zip ties help tidy up all your PC cables, and fortunately, you most likely won’t need to buy them as they often come incorporated with several distinct types of computer parts. You’ll also require a pair of side cutters.
  • You can’t go wrong with an anti-static wrist strap, either – though you can get away with not having one. Just do yourself a favour and discharge any latent electricity by placing your hand on metal, like your PC case or power supply.
  • It’s an excellent approach to arrange a monitor, keyboard and mouse set up before you begin building, so you have something to plug it into when the building is done. It would help if you also had a power socket and internet connection ready.
  • It’s hard to find a modern build with an optical drive these days, so put the Windows 10 installer onto a USB stick. If you didn’t find a handy thumb drive and a laptop, we would cannibalize an older rig for a CD drive or buy one. 

Operating System (OS)

While you build a PC, you don’t automatically have Windows added. Instead, you’ll have to purchase a license from Microsoft or another merchant and make a USB key to establish it. 

Build a PC: You Did It!

Congratulations on creating your first PC. It’s a bit of a passion, but it’s a fabulous way to spend an evening. Or a few days, depending on how many unexpected problems you fall into. Seeing as the pandemic hasn’t subsided now, you can use your new PC to improve spending all those extra indoor hours productively or just scraping out booty.