Guide to Build Your Own PC (DIY PC)

Here are some guide for you to build your own PC:


Step 1 : Define your purpose of building the PC

First you must know the purpose of your PC. Whether you’re building a high-end gaming PC, a workstation, or a sleek new home theatre system, or anything in between, each build is going to have its own special set of requirements.


Step 2 : Select your CPU

Two main types of workloads to be considered:

  1. Single-threaded : involve simple tasks such as web browsing, word processing, listening to music, etc.
  2. Multi-threaded : involve photo editing, video encoding and gaming.


Step 3 : Select your Graphics Card

Workloads like gaming, watching high-definition content, video editing, and professional 3D modeling all require the use of a separate graphics processor in order to run properly and efficiently.


Step 4 : Select your Motherboard

There are some considerations that you can use when choosing motherboard:

  • What type of socket your CPU will use?
  • What type of chipset do you need?
  • How many graphics cards do you plan on using?
  • How many PCIe Lanes do you need?
  • If on-board graphics are used, how many display outputs are required?
  • If on-board sound is going to be used, how many audio connections will be required?
  • How many fans did your CPU need?
  • How many memory modules will be installed?
  • How many network connections will be used?
  • How many Serial ATA, mSATA, SATA Express, or M.2 drives will be installed?
  • What other internal or external connections might be required?
  • Will RAID be required? If so, what modes are needed?


Step 5: Select your Memory

  • Depends on what type of RAM that your motherboard support (DDR, DDR2, DDR3, etc)


Step 6 : Select your Storage

  • How much memory did you need for your PC?


Step 7: Select your Power Supply

Power supply is actually one of the more important parts of a build. Picking a quality power supply can mean the difference between a well running system and one that suffers from crashes and boot failures.

Two things that need to be considered:

  1. Overall Wattage : measure of how much overall power a system needs in order to function.
  2. Rail Specific Power : measure of how much power certain components in a build draw from the power supply.




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