How to build a pc from scratch
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If you want a PC of your own choice, it is best that you make it yourself right from scratch. Choose each component according to your desire and make a custom made PC. There are few easy to follow steps that will guide you on how to build, configure and set up your personal computer. Before you build your own PC, it is very necessary that you have the right information regarding the hardware and software of the computer. Here you can get a chance to learn about software and hardware and a step by step guide to make a personal computer according to your own specifications. If you assemble the components by yourself, it falls cheaper than buying a manufactured PC. You save money as well as get the best parts.
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Plan out what you want a PC for, if it’s for work purpose or for games. According to that, follow start building.
After you follow these steps you will have a PC which will function to its best and hopefully will meet your needs.
Remove the cover if the computer is new and see that it has guidelines. Fit the motherboard, you will have to be careful with it. Fill in the blanking plate which will be on the rear of the computer and will have cut outs for the other components to be fitted.
Carefully remove the motherboard from it protective packing. Remove the packing of the motherboard.
Then install the processor and the RAM. Follow the guide to do so, and the installing guide will tell you how to cover installing cables. The difficult part is installing the motherboard to the front panel connections. If you don’t have a manual to follow, then you will have to follow the directions of the motherboard itself.
Install the Hard drive, this should be the master drive, then next install the DVD or CD drive. Then after that, install the floppy drive, which is the slot at the front of the computer. Secure it.
Once you have installed all the drives in place, and the data cables are set up too, fit the power cables.
To insert the graphic and sound card, remove blanking plates and put them in the relevant slots, use a flat blade screw driver to help you.
Now start your computer to see if all the components are well set. If the power doesn’t come on, most likely there is a cable not connected, remove the cover and look at the motherboard power connectors.