The Step by Step Guide to Building a PC on a Budget

You have better chances of knowing how a PC works by assembling it by yourself. There are many things you’ll need, and you can access those things in Also, having access to PCPartPicker will help you know the component to purchase to build your PC.

The important thing is that all you need is quite costly. You can try getting a loan online to be able to afford the tools. You’ll need a case, a motherboard, a GPU, a monitor, a CPU, a memory, a storage unit, a power supply, etc. After putting together all the tools you need (including an operating system), you can build your PC.

·  Stay in a Clean Space:

You need to assemble your component to a workspace with little or no distraction. With the instructions on your manuals, start with the motherboard. You need to use the instruction manual to avoid mistakes and fit each piece the way you should. The first step is installing your CPU.

·  Install Your CPU:

The chips on them mustn’t be touched by your fingertips. There is a possibility of damaging the contacts in the process. Seat your processor by double-checking your manual and confirm each process as instructed. Unlock the processor and find its corner for a small golden triangle. It has a similar symbol with your motherboard’s processor socket. Lower the processor into the socket gently and flip the locking mechanisms. There are other processes to ensure the complete installation of your CPU in the manual. After installation, you need to install your motherboard and power supply.

·  Install Motherboard and Power Supply:

Put the motherboard in your case and use the instruction to screw the holes. Installing the power supply isn’t hard either. At the bottom or top of the case, there is a square spot that perfectly fits the power supply in. All the cables from the power supply must be connected with the motherboard but don’t plug them in yet.

·  Install Your Storage and Memory:

The vertical sockets near the CPU are where you’ll slot the RAM in. You’ll use your motherboard manual for the careful seating of the RAM. After this, the empty bay in the front-facing part of your chassis (case) will hold your hard drive. You can also double check your instructional manual for adherence.

·  Install Your Graphics Card:

The GPU could be big, but it will fit into your case. On your motherboard instructional manual, look for the PCIe slot. The slot is horizontal and you can find the slot in the bottom or middle of your motherboard to insert. Afterwards, screw it.

·  Power Supply Cables:

Take a look at the cables. Some are square in shape; they could also be rectangular. There are spaces to fix it in on the motherboard, and you can consult your manual for this. All your devices must be hooked into the motherboard, including the hardware.

·  Boot the PC and Install Windows:

This stage is when you power your PC. It’s also easy to install windows through the manual provided. After doing these, your PC is set for operation.

With these steps, you’ll be able to architect a PC based on your budget. You can afterwards install the software of your choice and enjoy a PC of your own making.