So, if you haven’t noticed the influx in PC Part reviews on my website, then here’s my explanation if you haven’t caught on. I’ve built my own (first) PC. What’s it like building your own PC? Well, it’s easier than the general public think. Whenever I tell somebody that I built my own PC, people think of me as some sort of computer genius for doing so. Although, despite the general consensus, you don’t really need that much knowledge to build it. Stuff goes into other stuff.
How PC Building Is Getting Easier
Recently, more than ever, the chances of you messing up your build are really low, even for an inexperienced rookie. There are sites like PCPartPicker, which suggest parts in whatever price range you are looking for, and tell you if all of your parts are compatible or not. There are 100’s upon 100’s of videos on YouTube to help guide you with your first build, and what you should buy.
Planning Out Your Build
Some tips would be to plan out your build. Think what you need your PC for. If you need your PC for 4K video editing, then you will definitely will need to invest into a better CPU, but if you are building a PC for gaming, then you should spend more towards the video card. DON’T go straight into your build as well, make sure the reviews are good, and that you are getting the best price on the internet, which PCPartPicker does for you.
What was it like for me? It wasn’t hard. With the plethora of YouTube videos out there to help me, it didn’t take more than a few hours to build. All you need is literally a Phillips Head screwdriver, that is, only if you are taking the simple route of PC building. But as a novice, custom water cooling seems extremely out my reach, however, with time, I will maybe think about doing one.
Building The PC
With the tutorials out there, it’s pretty hard not to find a good, in depth tutorial on YouTube to help you out step by step, and in fact, after watching a few tutorials, you start to feel like you know what you’re doing. PC parts go into the motherboard. Everything plugs into something. It’s as simple as that. A little research to get yourself familiar to an inside of a PC will help significantly.
Finally I will end this post with some building tips. One thing you must take into account is not to rush, and to be careful of static. If static gets onto your components, that could potentially fry parts of your computer. So, just to be careful, discharge static onto metal such as your case, or even use an anti-static wrist strap, if you really want to go to the extreme. In regards to your PSU, make sure you are getting at least an 80 Plus bronze certified PSU. Don’t forget to make sure you enjoy every step of building your first computer, as it is generally a lot of fun.