No doubt that the assembly of a computer can become one of the most exciting experiences. While it is a complicated process, it is not necessary to be an expert to carry it out, nevertheless clearly that we must carry on with the utmost care. Here we tell you all the steps to achieve it.
There are several reasons why many users choose to build with its hands their own PC. Note that the assembly of a computer is no longer as difficult as it was years ago, so it is a task that anyone can undertake without practically problems.
Mounting a PC from scratch brings us a lot of benefits. In principle costs, because the fact is that the construction of our own equipment are significantly cheaper than buying one preassembled. In addition with the same budget we can access a truly superior computer to the offered in the store, and we can even choose to purchase high quality components.
On the other hand, a PC built by us can be easily customizable, upgradeable and even upgradeable, which will bring as many years of life of the equipment. Let’s not forget also, when we assemble our own PC, at the same time we are learning a lot about the hardware.
Very well, if you’ve decided to build your computer, here are some tips and steps to achieve your mission properly.
It is noteworthy that before starting to assemble the team, we must put on an anti-static wrist strap to prevent static electricity discharges on the components, which can irreparably damage the parts of the equipment.
We can also discharge any static electricity produced by our body by land, for example, maintaining contact with a metal component cabinet.
Another fundamental aspect is to look after the area in which we will work, since it must be large enough to allow us to move comfortably, and also allow us to place on a flat surface the different elements to be used during assembly. Ideally, work on a wooden surface.
Also is extremely important that before you start assembling a computer, we carefully read all the manuals provided by the manufacturer of each component, so as not to damage them during assembly.
The elements used
About the work area must have not only the cabinet and the various internal components that build up the new PC, but also must have available the following items:
- Multistep screwdrivers and sizes
- Some additional screws
- Cleaning cloth
- Isopropyl Alcohol to clean
- A small plier long tips
- A flashlight (optional)
Before starting the assembly, it is advisable to clean the components and the various surfaces of the cabinet with cloth and isopropyl alcohol, to remove any accumulated dust and dirt.
Choice of accessories
Once we have all the essential elements of the future PC, i.e. CPU, Motehrboard, RAM, video card and hard disk, then it is time to start choosing the cabinet or box containing all these elements.
In general, a variety of very good cabinets at very low prices currently on the market, of course we can also choose to purchase a brand known cabinet, but we must bear in mind that when dealing with high-end products, its value will be much higher.
It is also important that we choose a cabinet that includes plenty of islands to add several hard drives and optical disk drives, because it is possible that in the future we desire to incorporate more than one of these elements.
With regards to the connectors where we will plug the microphone, headphones and speakers, the ideal is that they are located in the front of the cabinet, as this will give us easier access to switch audio devices.
Choosing optical drive
While the DVD drive is not as important today, as they have been replaced by memory cards and pen drives, is likely that we require a CD/DVD drive to install the programs and the operating system.
By acquiring an optical drive, we can also come to consider buying a modern product that includes Blu-ray technology. While it is true that Blu-ray drives are significantly more expensive than DVD, keep in mind that a unit of this type will be a step further in technology, also it will allow us to play movies and other videos in high definition.
It is important to mention that when it comes to external storage, an excellent option is to use memory cards, which although they are more expensive, provide greater physical security to stored content.
In addition we note that today almost all devices we have at home usually include an SD card, so an excellent option is to add to the PC we’re building a 3.5 module with card slots, which can be located in the cabinet spaces available for HD or CD/DVD drives.
The last but not least
It is desirable that in the list of sourcing for our PC we include some more items that will be critical to enjoy the computer. This is where we must choose peripherals and accessories that accompany the computer:
Wi-Fi card or adaptor: We can choose to include in the PC case an Wi-Fi internal board, or add an external device such as dongle. More about that here.
Microphones: According to the use that we think give this peripheral, we can choose to purchase a cheap mic or choose something more expensive that allows us to make high quality recordings. Find more information here.
Speakers: The quality and cost of a pair of speakers depends exclusively on the use we will give, as well as the budget we have available. They are indispensable for videoconferencing, watch videos and play music.
Webcams: is a fundamental device if we use the PC to communicate via video, so we invite you to read more information here.
Another accessory that should not be overlooked is the acquisition of a power stabilizer, as it will help us to protect the computer from fluctuations in the power supply.
Finally, and no less important, is to choose the operating system you install on brand new PC. But for this, we must first assemble the team, so get to work!
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