A gaming PC is the pride and joy of every gamer. Being able to build it yourself is the cherry on top. If you have been around gamers or if you are one yourself, then you are guaranteed to have heard people talking about how they built their own gaming PC.
Initially it sounds very intimidating. A PC is built out of hundreds of different components that you will have to research, buy and assemble yourself. Despite of this, a lot of people actually manage to build their own PC with no prior experience.
If you know nothing of PC building but you are ready to start building one yourself, then you have come to the right place. Read on and learn about the three things you need to remember in order to start building your own PC.
The right tools
In order to build your own PC, you need the right tools. Luckily you don’t need a lot of tools. As long as you have a good workspace, such as a big desk and a variety of different screwdrivers. A Phillips # 2 screwdriver will be usable for most things, but it is always a good idea to have a few different ones just in case.
Despite the simplicity of the tools needed, you will also need to make sure that you aren’t standing on a carpeted surface. Being outside or on a concrete or wooden floor is preferable.
Decide on a size
Before you actually start building your PC, you need to decide what size it is going to be when it is done. The size of the PC will depend on the elements you want to include in the computer. However, where you want to put it will also dictate its size. Nothing worse than spending hours building only to find out that it doesn’t fit into your gaming set-up.
Get the parts
When you have gotten the right tools and decided on a size, it is time to start gathering the different components for the computer. We will not waste your time going through which parts you need and which you don’t. There are plenty of those lists laying around on the internet.
There are a few different ways to go about getting the computer parts you need. The easiest and least time consuming way is to buy them from a computer hardware store or website. You can, however, save some money by buying computer parts either used or on sale. It is all up to you and the amount of time you want to spend sourcing out the different components.
Getting the right CPU, RAM, OS, GPU etc. is important and there are a few different aspects to pay attention to. The main one is making sure that the PC will live up to the requirements of the games you primarily play.
Some people also prefer buying metal parts that have undergone a surface treatment. Metal that has been surface treated is more durable and more aesthetically pleasing, but what to get is entirely up to you.