Things to consider before building your own PC

Things to consider before building your own PC

Building your own PC may seem like a risky business to people who have never done it due to various reason. It might be from lack of knowledge on building a PC or they might not want to take the risk of messing something up. After reading our Guide, you will be able to get the general this and that about building PC and will be able to determine is it worth the risk. So here are some important things to consider before building your own PC.

The Basics:

Building a PC has some key basic pointers that can be used in any PC builds whether it is for general purpose or gaming.

The Processor

In short, the processor is the main core of your computer and will perform all the calculations or computing in your system. There are two kinds of processor available in the market for you to choose from AMD or Intel. Selecting the type of processor will determine what other parts you will require to complete your build.

CPU is priced based on three factors. Core, Threads, and Speed. You should select the processor based upon the performance you require to do your work. If you are building your PC for gaming or content making then a CPU with higher core count, threads and speed will perform better. For normal purpose slower CPU is fine. CPU prices increases as the Core and Thread count as well as clock speed increases so always consider the price of CPU and the work that you perform using it and select the CPU that matches your needs without paying for unnecessary speed or core and threads. You never want to pay for something that you are not going to use.

The Motherboard

The Motherboard is like a house that houses all the parts of your PC and the CPU or Processor is the VIP. The type of CPU you select will determine the type of motherboard that you need to use. The CPU and Motherboard need to be compatible with the build. For an Intel CPU you require a motherboard of Z390 chipset and for AMD CPU you require B350 chipset motherboard.

Also, Motherboard comes in various sizes or form factor: Micro ATX, Mini ATX, and ATX. The motherboard form factor also determines some parts of the system like you will need a smaller case for micro ATX than ATX. An ATX houses more expandability options than a Micro or Mini ATX.

The RAM

Things to consider before building your own PC

RAM is volatile memory required for your computer to run applications. The more RAM you have the more applications you can run simultaneously and without any problems. Selecting a RAM for your system depends upon two factors: Size and Speed. The size of RAM is the capacity of RAM to hold the application files and the bigger the size of RAM the more expensive it is. The speed of RAM determines the performance of your system directly and the more speed your RAM has the better your system performs.

Storage

Things to consider before building your own PC

Storage units hold all the files in your system so you should select the right capacity of the storage unit for your system. There are two types of storage unit available: HDD and SSD. The SSD is faster than HDD but is expensive. You should select the type of storage unit based upon the type of work you are going to do on that system. If you need fast read and write speed then SSD is better than HDD if you are only going to use it for general purpose HDD is fine.

Power Supply

 

Selecting the power supply for your system is one of the important steps in building your PC. The power supply provides power for all of your components so you have to select a power supply that can provide enough juice for all of your system components. The major power consuming units are the CPU and GPU so having a power supply unit with a capacity higher than that of both CPU and GPU combined always keeps you in a safe spot.

Casing

Things to consider before building your own PC

 

The casing is the protective layer for your computer and holds all your system components. While buying the case you have to determine whether it can hold your component or not. The size of the case is primarily determined by the size of the motherboard. You should also consider the airflow in your case so that the system gets enough air flow to maintain a low temperature.

This could be a total new learning for you. Failing can be option but do not ever give up. So, do you have any such  experience of trying to build something by yourself? How about Building your own PC? You can share your experiences and queries in the comment section.

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