Building a gaming PC can be daunting. In fact, many companies like MSI and Asus have entire departments dedicated to building gaming PCs for their customers. So if you want to build a PC yourself but aren’t sure where to begin or what parts will work best for your needs, follow these 8 tips before you start building your gaming PC:
1 – Purchase the right parts.
You will want to buy the right parts. The most important thing is that you buy good quality parts and also from reputable vendors, stores, and brands. If you do this right, then your gaming PC will be quite impressive!
The next step is to check reviews of each part before buying them so that you can make sure it’s compatible with everything else in your build, as well as check for other things like compatibility issues between different parts themselves.
You also need to check if there are any requirements that go with the parts you want to buy. For example, some motherboards require a certain type of CPU, and others may only work with certain RAM types.
2 – Prepare your workspace.
A clean, well-lit workspace. To make sure your PC will run smoothly and won’t have any issues with dust or dirt getting inside the case, it’s important to make sure there are no obstructions in your workspace.
You will also need a Phillips head screwdriver and a rag. You’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the side panels on any of your cases—and if they’re not removable, then a rag will be necessary to wipe them down before putting them back on again!
3 – Install your processor and heatsink.
- Install your processor, heat sink, and fan into the motherboard.
- Attach the heat sink to the processor with the four screws that came with it. Make sure you have enough thermal paste on your processor for proper contact between it and the heat sink so that there is no gap between them when installed correctly! Don’t forget to connect any cables from your motherboard or power supply unit before proceeding with installing this step!
- Start at one corner of each side panel where they meet at an angle (about 15 degrees), then slide them back into place by aligning one side panel against another until they lock together securely; repeat for both sides until all panels are secured.
4 – Install your RAM and graphics card.
Now that you’ve decided on the components of your gaming PC, it’s time to install them. RAM is the memory your PC uses to store programs and data while they’re running. It can be installed in two places: on the motherboard or on a stick.
RAM is measured in gigabytes or GB. A 1 TB hard drive will hold roughly 1 trillion files! To know how much RAM you need, first, divide 4GB by 1024—that’s how many megabytes each gigabyte equals. If you have an AMD graphics card with 2GB of DDR5 graphics RAM, then put 2GB into each x4 slot for a total of 8GB for both memory types; if you have an NVIDIA graphics card with 3GB DDR5 graphics RAM, put 3GB into each x1 slot for a total of 6GB total between both types.
Once everything has been installed properly, restart your computer so it can recognize all new hardware changes made during the installation process.
5 – Install your motherboard.
Now that you’ve assembled all of your parts, it’s time to install the motherboard. This can be a simple process if you have an old laptop or desktop PC to work from, but if not, it’s best to follow these instructions:
- Unplug any cables connected to your case before removing them from its box.
- Remove all screws from inside the case and set them aside for later use.
- Lift off the side panels of your computer case so that they’re facing down. Be careful not to damage anything, as this process may require some extra force!
Once this step is complete, take out all other components like memory modules, expansion cards, etc., which should now be lying flat on top of each other in their respective slots/slots within their respective spaces in which they belong, depending on how large or small those spaces are relative with respect to each other; however long-term durability should still hold true regardless if there’s an issue arise after several years down the road.
6 – Connect wires to the front panel of the case.
You should now be able to connect all of the wires from your motherboard. The case will have a number of holes in its front panel, which you should use for connecting various components. For example:
- The power button should be connected to one of these holes
- The reset button should be connected to another hole
- The LED lights on the front panel can be plugged into any unused holes
7 – Install storage and optical drives.
Now that you have the parts in place, it’s time to install them. Installing a hard drive is simple—just plug its cable into your motherboard and connect it with screws. It’s best to install the HDD before installing an optical drive or SSD since they are connected via SATA connections, which can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing.
SSD drives are somewhat more complicated than HDDs because they require different methods of connecting them to motherboards: some require two cables while others only use one! You’ll also need an adapter cable at least one inch long, if not longer, depending on how far away from your motherboard’s USB ports this particular model might draw power through its SATA data line.
8 – Use the best, most up-to-date parts.
The best parts you can afford are always going to be the most up-to-date, but you also want your PC to be easy to upgrade as well. You might need a new power supply after five years of use, or maybe you have an old graphics card and would like to replace it with a newer model that supports higher resolutions and faster frame rates. Whatever happens, don’t skimp on quality—you’ll appreciate having the right components in place when things inevitably break down or become obsolete.
Using proper airflow is essential when building a gaming rig; keeping heat away from sensitive electronics will keep them running smoothly for longer periods of time than if they were exposed directly by air vents or fans blowing directly at them. A good case also helps prevent overheating by allowing plenty of room for airflow around each component within its enclosure—and make sure it has enough space inside so there’s enough room for cable management too!
Once you have all your parts and are ready to install them, it’s time for the fun part! You’ll be surprised at how easy it can be. You can even do a few simple tasks at once, such as running an installation utility or configuring your system settings in Windows. Even if you’re not a computer expert, building a PC shouldn’t be too difficult for anyone who has basic knowledge about electronics and hardware parts.