How to build my own computer Level of difficulty:
Building your own PC is becoming extremely popular these days. It not only saves money it gives you tremendous satisfaction as you can build your computer the way you want it to be. It is also helpful for you as you get accustomed to your system and when there is a problem with the computer you know exactly what to do. When you build your own PC, you can understand your PC better and choose each component which you want to go with your PC. Materials Needed:
- Specialized hardware
Tools which you need for the process include, a screwdriver, screw extractor, flashlight, tweezers. The hardware you will require are, PC Case, Floppy Disk Drive, Hard Drive, CD-ROM Drive, Processor, Processor Cooling Fan, Motherboard, Memory Modules, Power Supply, Video Card, Keyboard & Mouse.
Most electrically sensitive hardware comes in static bags which are designed to protect the electronics from static electricity shock. The hardware should be kept in these bags until you are ready to install them.
Software which are required for building your computer include, System Disk, Device Drivers (these usually come with the hardware), Operating System, Cables.
Once you have arranged all the components carefully, remove the case cover. If it is a standard case, you need to use a screwdriver to remove the four or six screws which are located around the edge on the back of your case. Keep these screws carefully in a place from where it can be easily found. As you remove them, the entire case cover comes off in one piece.
Now prepare the case. If the case has been used before, you need to clean it properly before you use it. Inspect the Power Supply to ensure it is tightly attached to the case. It should be dust free. It should be set to the proper voltage of the area. Then install Feet. These are little tabs inserted into holes at the bottom of the case. The case sits on these tabs when on your desk. Now install Case Fan.
Next you should install the CPU. It is a simple process. Go through the manual for best results. The CPU should be handled with care. If you do this task carelessly it can result in damaging the processor. Now you should install Heat Sink/Fan. This will help in keeping the processor cool. When you are done, install Memory. Configure the motherboard, read the manual for instructions for further help.