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Build Your Own PC Checklist

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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

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Case

A box where all the hardware is installed and gives protection to the delicate internal components.

Choosing the right computer case is important so remember to select a case that fits all your components.

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MotherBoard

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.

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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.

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Processor: CPU (Central Processing Unit)

The brains of your computer where all the data will be crunched. Executes instructions from the software performing the arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations.
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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).

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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).

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Cooling: Fans / CPU Cooler

Fans / CPU Cooler draws heat away from the system.

A CPU fan is mounted on top of the CPU.

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OPTIONAL: GPU graphical process unit

Purpose of rendering images.

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OPTIONAL: Sound Cards

Allow the use of audio components.

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OPTIONAL: Ethernet card

Transmit data from the network to your computer.

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OPTIONAL: Water cooling

A cooling radiator.

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