How to build a PC? Finding the best Hardware. For DUMMIES!

How to build a PC? Finding the best Hardware. For DUMMIES!

Want to build a PC - or even buy a preexisting one- and don't know how to find the right hardware to provide you with optimal performance? In that blog we will guide you how to choose the parts, even if you are not experienced.

 

What do you actually want?

Pause for a moment and think about what you'll primarily use your PC for. Are you diving into gaming or graphic design? Or perhaps it's mainly for educational purposes? Understanding your needs upfront will guide you in choosing the right components and could save you a bundle. For instance, if you're mainly using it for light tasks or education, splurging on a separate and pricey GPU might not be necessary.

What does a PC consist of?

A PC consists of:

Central Processing Unit(CPU)
Motherboard
Random Access Memory(RAM)
Graphics Processing Unit(GPU)
Storage
Case and cooling system
Other Peripherals(Monitor, Mouse, Operating system, etc).

 

Central processing Unit(CPU).

CPU is there brain of computer, the faster it is, the best experience you will have. The Speed of a CPU is measured in Gigaherz. If you want a PC for a mid-gamming experience, a CPU with 3.0 to 4.0 Ghz is enough. However, if you are a Pro-Gammer, a CPU more than 4.0 GHz is important. If you are not interested in gamming and want the CPU for educational purpose, 2 to 3.0 Gigaherz would be enough.

Motherboard.

The motherboard is like the boss of your PC. It decides what kind of processor you can use, the type of memory you can install (like DDR5, DDR4, or DDR3), and even what kind of storage slots you have (like 2.5-inch, mSATA, or m.2). Plus, it also determines how fast your storage can talk to the rest of your computer, whether it's through SATA or PCIe. So, it's pretty much the big shot that sets the stage for everything else in your PC! That's why Motherboard is the first thing you should consider buying.

 

Main Memory/Random Access Memory(RAM).

As everyone knows, the higher the RAM, the faster the computer. Which is true. But you should know that there is a limit of RAM space that the computer can handle. If your computer could handle 16 GB of RAM, then getting 64 GB will waste your money, as there are 48 extra GB of RAM which will not be used. That is why you should first ask yourself, what type of RAM should I buy? And how much could I efficiently add without buying redundant RAMs and waste money? To answer those questions, please refer to that useful article. 

 

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).

If you are not using your computer for heavy gamming purposes which requires complex graphic computation or for graphic designing, then and external gpu is not necessary, and you could rely on the GPU integrated on the CPU. If you are, then you should buy one. Before thinking about buying the best GPU out there, you should consider having the right monitor that suits your GPU. The GPU should much the monitor resolution and the refresh rate. Let's say that your monitor refreshment rate is 60Hz, and you bought a GPU that offers refreshment rate of 120 Hz, you will be unable to experience that high refreshment rate due to your monitor, and the refreshment rate will remain 60Hz.

 

Storage.

If you are looking for high storage space for the lowest price, without caring much about the performance, you could buy Hard Disk Drive(HDD). However, Solid State Drive(SSD) is the best and most common choice, as Solid state drive(SDD) is 9X times faster and reliable, which made HDD outdated. In the other hand, SDD is more expensive and offers lower storage. (My personal advice is to buy SDD, as HDD is too slow).

 

Power supply, Case and cooling system.

When you're putting together your PC, the type of computer you're aiming for will shape the gear you need. If you're going all out for a super powerful setup, you'll want a tough power supply to handle it all. And don't forget about keeping things cool! A good case with lots of airflow and some fans to push out the hot air will keep your system happy and running smoothly.

Other peripherals

You should look for the stuff that suits you and make your PC more efficient. For instance, find the GPU that suits you monitor power and resolution. Make sure that you leave some money for the operating system. You don't have to buy fancy looking mouse and keyboard if you don't have enough money, you could invest that money on improving and upgrading your PC.

And finally, don't make things over complicated, I have personally enjoyed building my PC, SO MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAVE FUN!

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