Have you wished you had a better computer? Do you want to understand what is inside your computer? Building a computer is not as hard as you may think. With some shopping and attention to detail, you can build a better computer and be proud of what you have done.
The first thing you need to do is decide what kind of computer you want to build. You need to read some computer magazines and decide which central processor you want to use. You will also need a motherboard that holds all the components. You will need to select a case and a power supply. You will need to purchase new memory cards. You should also purchase an antistatic wrist band. This is needed during the building process.
After anxiously waiting for your deliver, the big day is here. After you have received the parts, you are ready to build it. The biggest concern to every computer builder is static electricity. A surge of static electricity can ruin many of the sensitive computer components without you feeling anything. Find a large table where you can spread out the parts. Find the instruction booklet for the motherboard. It will be invaluable to you.
When you open the new case, you will find a bag of screws and other parts. Follow the instructions and put the brass stand offs in the case where the new motherboard will go. Attach the wrist strap to the case and your wrist. Place the new motherboard in its place and make sure that the stand offs are all visible when you look through the screw mounting holes. If you see a blank hole you need to move the appropriate stand offs so they are aligned with the holes. Attach the motherboard with the enclosed screws.
Now, remove the new central processor unit from its box. Carefully align it with the mount on the board and secure it per the instructions that came with the motherboard. Next install the fan on the chip, following the instructions in the processor box. Now, install the memory cards per the instructions with the motherboard. Install the power supply and plug in the appropriate ends onto the motherboard as described in the instructions. Install and attach the hard disk another devices per the instructions. Finally, install the video card, sound card and any other peripheral cards. Close the case and you are ready for a test run.
Set the computer where you want it and attach the monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers. Plug it into the surge protector and turn it on. If, in a few seconds, you see information appear on the screen, hear a beep and see your operating systems start, you have successfully built a better computer.