How to assemble pcLevel of difficulty: Easy
While assembling your PC keep certain things in mind. Place all the materials on a hard surface. Avoid wearing synthetic clothes as it is a good conductor of electricity. You need an Anti-static wrist strap, set of screwdrivers and pliers, piece of cloth, CPU Thermal compound (recommended), PC components. Using CPU Thermal compound is not mandatory. However, it is good to use it since it will help to keep your CPU cool. Put on your antic-static wrist strap in order to prevent your components from getting affected.
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First you should install the motherboard. For doing this, lay the cabinet on its side, the motherboard should be positioned appropriately. Now drive in all the required screws.
The next step is to install the CPU. While handling the CPU, avoid touching the pins frequently as they may get dirty. The CPU need to be positioned on the dotted white place of the motherboard. Consult your CPU and motherboard manuals. Apply a small amount of Thermal compound on the top part of the processor. Avoid applying it on the parts of the motherboard. If it happens accidentally, immediately clean it with a piece of clean cloth. Thermal compound should be changed once in 6 months for best results.
Now the heat sink should be installed. There are various types of heat sinks which are bundled with the processor. Each of them has a unique way of installation. The heat sink should be placed on the processor. The jacks should be positioned appropriately. Now the cable of the heat sink should be connected on the motherboard.
The RAM should be installed next. The RAM should be placed on the right slot. The clips should hold the RAM properly.
The next step is to install the power supply. It is important to install power supply at this point as the components which will be installed henceforth, will need power cables to connect them.
The Hard disk should be installed now. It needs to be handled carefully as it is fragile. It should be connected to power cable from PSU.
Now the Optical drive should be installed. While installing multiple optical drives be careful about jumper settings. Make sure you make one as primary and other slave by using the jumper (not applicable for SATA drives).
Different cables should be connected. You should start with the internal components first and then get on to the external ones. Your computer is now ready to start up!
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