Build Your Own PC Checklist
Build your own pc to get your perfect computer. Every part tailored to your needs whether for gaming, design, sound or because you are a serious coder
Never built a PC from scratch before? Here is a checklist of parts you will need to build your dream PC.
Build your own PC tools
- Thermal Paste
- Watchmakers screwdrivers
- Grounding Tool
Build your own PC Checklist
Choosing the right computer case is important so remember to select a case that fits all your components.
The heart and backbone of every computer. A circuit board containing the principal components of a computer where the processor and RAM live. The motherboard coordinates everything that happens inside your computer.
Also, you plug in your other parts like SSDs, hard drives, and peripherals.
Power: PSU (Power Supply Unit)
PSU (Power Supply Unit) converts power from the wall socket which is alternating current AC to low-voltage regulated DC power that your motherboard and processor needs.
Decide on the other components first so you know what power supply will need.
Processor: CPU (Central Processing Unit)
Memory: RAM (Random Access Memory)
Temporary, short-term storage of information for rapid retrieval without it a computer can’t perform simple tasks.
RAM performs two jobs, handling the main memory and the memory for graphics
ROM (read-only memory).
Storage: Hard drives (HDDs) solid-state drives (SSDs)
Long-term storage like operating system, software programs, and personal files.
Size determined by megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB), and terabytes (TB).
Cooling: Fans / CPU Cooler
Fans / CPU Cooler draws heat away from the system.
A CPU fan is mounted on top of the CPU.
OPTIONAL: GPU graphical process unit
Purpose of rendering images.
OPTIONAL: Sound Cards
Allow the use of audio components.
OPTIONAL: Ethernet card
Transmit data from the network to your computer.
OPTIONAL: Water cooling
A cooling radiator.