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The Key Basics to Building Your Own Computer


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Often many people believe that creating your own computer is mere rocket science due to the complexity of the technical vocabulary. Once understanding the basics of the vocabulary, it is best believed that creating the entire computer from scratch will no longer seem that impossible. 


Keywords that should be known before completing such tasks are Case, Cooling, Motherboard, CPU, GPU, Power Supply, RAM, Storage and so on.


Starting with the Case and how it will be the shell to your entire project. The size should be determined on the entire set up you wish to create. Bigger cases come equipped with more slots/entries located on the back. Three popular variations are the towers are full tower, mini tower, mid tower.


The Cooling for the CPU is essential to be able to keep your system at temperature running smoothly. According to Extreme tech.com they state that,” Most enthusiasts opt for more prosaic air cooling methods.” The size of the cooler can sometimes layover of the ram slots but is not a major concern.

Motherboards are the brain of the operation and have different potential and capacities in each one. There are three general motherboard types known as the Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX ( maTX), and the ATX being the most popular.


The CPU goes hand in hand with the motherboard and a combination of both is what determines your RAM capability.


Along with hardware to help run the entire system, there is such thing known as the GPU (Graphics processing unit.) This CPU can live without it but is meant for the creation of an image on a display (output).


To bring the energy to the CPU is requires a well-rounded SPU (supply power unit) to be able to distribute the power equally to every component. Extremely recommended to never buy a generic PSU to avoid complications with no name power supplies.


Lastly, Storage is what holds and transmitters all the files saved to your computer. Rule of thumb for Storage units, the larger the storage the slower hard drives and vise versa. 


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