When you build your own computer, you need to start someplace. I like to call it the “base”. Just as a structure needs a strong foundation to make it last, when you start building a computer you should be thinking about your needs and what foundation will make it happen – and what will make it last.
Every computer consists of a standard list of parts. Even your smartphone requires certain parts to be present to work as the mini-computer that it is.
The following will provide you with a parts list to build a PC, as well as addition items and accessories you might want to consider for your build.
Keep in mind these parts are not to view, hear or see what our computer is doing, but rather the necessary pieces to build a complete, but basic working computer.
Just as a computer you purchase at a local store usually has a list of product specifications on the box or near the display counter, computer component specifications should accompany every part you put into your build.
When you do a DIY computer project, you want to make sure you research your computer components. There are a few steps you should consider to make sure your research is thorough so that there should be no doubt once everything is put together, your new build will power up and work without flaw.
So you are ready to make a decision about purchasing your next computer. Making the best computer purchase decision should not be considered an easy task for most people, but many take it for granted. Hey, it’s just a computer, what’s the big deal?
Hopefully you will make a conscious thought about it and not just go out on a buying binge with a thousand bucks in your pocket.
You’re probably wondering what we mean by that statement – know what you need from your computer. It’s simple really. In other words, what will you be doing with your PC?
The more you know what purpose your computer will serve, the closer you are to getting a PC build that suits your needs. Be honest with yourself and your requirements for the job.