Building a computer for the first time might seem a little intimidating at first but proves to be an easy process. It might take up a little bit of your time, as it is a well and truly, detailed and step by the step building process.
Before we move on to fixing all the parts in the case, we need to have all the components available to build a computer.
The parts required to build a computer case are CPU, Motherboard, Storage Space, Memory, GPU, Power Supply, and a computer case. If you have all of these parts on board, then you can assemble a PC in a matter of a few hours.
To fit all the components, you require a simple screwdriver, a nose plier, and a pair of scissors. With all the parts and assembly together, you can build your PC in quick time, as in this article. We will guide you through the whole process of building your very own computer case.
How to Connect Computer Parts Together
There are different ways to go about building a PC, but we will follow a more general pattern so that everyone can benefit from the same process with ease.
In order to pursue building a computer, ensure you have a proper workspace to perform the building process. You will need a big enough area to carry out the whole process. Once you build it up, you need a simple USB installer of Windows to deal with the operating system.
Do not lose your mind looking into the instruction manuals of each part of your computer. As it is daunting, but keep them with you to deal with any technical issues for later. So, let us get started.
1. Connect the CPU
There are usually two types of CPUs in the market. One being AMD and the other Intel, both of these are leading companies.
One side of each process type is very delicate with either Golden tips or little pins. Be sure to use it with utmost care as if any pin gets damage, your expensive CPU is history.
Fix your processor into the motherboard. Before that, just quickly check if your CPU socket is set up and has a lever and a few holes available.
If it is not the case, open your motherboard instructions manual and go through the process of unlocking the socket.
Now, turn the processor to determine which section contains a golden triangle shape. Fit it into the same area of the motherboard processor socket, and flip the button, and you are good to go.
Now comes the part of the thermal glue that came along with the motherboard. The processor once, fit, will have a square in the center for the installation of the heat sink.
The heat sink will have a copper circle section that will directly align with the square center of the processor. But before that, be sure to apply a hot drop of thermal glue.
After the alignment, press it into the motherboard and fix the screws. Near your processor socket, you will need to install and assign an area for the cooling fan.
The cooling fan needs installation as close as possible to the CPU to perform its cooling function. Congratulations! You have crossed the first hurdle.
2. Connect The Power Supply to Motherboard
The first thing to do after fitting the processor is to place and fix the motherboard in the computer case. Just locate the screw holes of the case and place the motherboard, align the screws onto the holes, and attach them properly.
Now refer to the back of the case and look at the empty area (Square) available. That is where you need to connect the power supply and where the wires will connect the computer. Just assign that area and fix the screws. Voila! You are good to go to the next step.
3. Connect Graphics Card to Motherboard
GPU is a relatively larger component than the other components installed in the computer case. It gets installed to cater to the needs of Graphics, Gaming, etc.
The GPU gets connected to the motherboard through the PCIe slot. PCIe slot gets generally located either in the middle of the lower part. Fix the GPU in the PCIe slot in such a way that the USB ports side of the GPU is towards the back of the case to make necessary connections.
Fix the GPU permanently by fastening screws. Now attach the wires of the power supply on the slots available in the GPU, and your good to go.
4. How to install RAM
One of the easier things to fix in the case is the RAM or memory. Fix the sticks to the vertical sockets and press them in the sockets behind the CPU.
Once connected, the memory will lock in. You need to go through the instruction manual. as it will have the information of which slots to use and which not to use.
The front part of your case gets assigned mostly for the hard drive or storage. Attach the hard drive through screws in front of the case as you did with the power supply. In order to connect the SSD, there is a slot in the motherboard that directly attaches the SSD.
5. Install Windows
Once everything is at its place, connect all the necessary ports, supplies and turn the PC On. If it opens, then you have successfully installed all the components. otherwise do not sweat it, go through the instruction manuals that come with your parts for any further guidance.
After the necessary Boot up, turn off the computer and connect the Flash drive that contains the operating system (Windows). You can check how to install windows on your PC on different platforms.
You have successfully assembled a workable PC by keeping in mind all the technical details involved. The time required to build a PC varies from three to four hours to even a whole day. depending upon the issues you face in connecting the components. However, once in proper working, you are good to perform your daily tasks.