5 Tips to Building Your Own Desktop PC

When you can’t find a PC that suites all of your needs, most people jump to custom PC’s. The only problem with these desktop PC is that they tend to be costly. While it is hard work, some people prefer to build their own Desktop PC. This can be both good and bad, but you can eliminate any horrible mistakes by reading a brief guide before you begin construction.

This article will serve as a brief guide to building a desktop PC. You should keep a few things in mind when buying a new desktop PC. These include the Price of the desktop, the Performance that you are trying to accomplish, and the overall size of the machine. There are also a few different types of cases and cooling methods that you should consider when building your own desktop PC.


1) Choosing what type of PC you are going to build

Before buying your components, you should think about what type of PC you want to build. There are 4 basic categories (These are customized). Average, Low Performance, Gaming, High Performance. These categories define the Hardware and sometimes Software of the machine that you are buying. For example, a High-Performance desktop will feature an excellent processor, while a gaming machine will normally have a high Graphics Card. You shouldn’t be building a Casual or Low-Performance machine. If you are building your own PC, you should be aiming for a High-Performance or Gaming desktop.

You also should consider that each type of desktop PC has its own Strengths and weaknesses. If you are attempting to build a Gaming Desktop, aim for a High-Performance processor.

2) Selecting the components

As I mentioned earlier, try to stick with components made for your type of machine. You should make sure that your components fit your machine, and make sure that you can get a good airflow with all of the components.

You also need to make sure that everything is compatible with your motherboard. Don’t buy a $500 Intel Processor and an AMD Motherboard.


3) Balancing out the components

Don’t go cheap on components! You should try to balance everything out, and don’t go cheap on one component and ruin your whole machine. This mainly applies to Graphics, Processor, and Power Supply. If you buy a $500 Processor, aim for a $450 to $600 Graphics card, and get a good Power Supply. For a High-Performance or Gaming desktop, I would aim for something around 850 to 1250 Watts.

It can be dangerous to cheap-out on components. If you get n awesome graphics card, and a cheap processor, you might not even be able to run the video games that you want to play in Low-Resolution. This is because the Processor can’t support its graphics card.


4) Choosing the right type of case

You should always make sure that your motherboard, graphics cards, and processor fan fit inside your case. While it can sometimes be awkward, try to get a large case for your computer. This will allow you to fit all of your components into your case and still achieve good airflow. That’s the other thing; try to get a good cooling solution. Cases made by Cool-Master and NVIDIA normally provide good airflow, which will help you get the best performance out of your PC.

Another cooling solution that can be found now is liquid-cooling. Liquid-Cooling allows for the best cooling found in desktop machines today, and also helps save energy by reducing the amount of energy consumed by components for cooling.


5) Budget

While you shouldn’t go cheap on certain parts of a machine, you also should consider that you are on a budget. Don’t go spending $3000 Dollars on a Gaming PC when you can buy one for only $2000. Also, look on different websites for components. This will reduce the odds that you are cheated out on your price.

Finally make a budget for how much you will spend on your new PC. Don’t spend more than you thought. You
really don’t need as much as you think. You also should try to limit yourself as to how much time and money you will invest into this new PC.

So, that’s all! I hope that everyone builds a great PC! Subscribe to my page for the latest Tech-Guides and news!

Works Cited:
AMD.com
Nvidia.com