Guides to Building a Computer

Case fan installation

Preparing a computer case

Installing a CPU

Installing a hard drive

Installing memory/RAM

Installing memory into a laptop/netbook

Installing a motherboard

Installing an optical drive

Installing a power supply

Installing a video card

Installing a Network Card

Setting Up Computer Speakers

Installing an Operating System

Whether you are building a gaming computer or just a computer for your everyday needs, these guides will show you how to properly install all the important parts without the need for you to read several long and wordy instruction manuals. Rest assured, I have built computers for over 10 years now and have gained lots of experience in the process.

Building your own computer serves several purposes.
  • First and foremost, building a computer saves quite a bit of money versus purchasing one from a manufacturer. Pre-built computers generally cost quite a bit more compared to assembling the components yourself.
  • Another great reason is you get to pick the components you want in your computer. For example, if you have used a brand of memory you really liked in the past, you can use it again for your next computer build.
  • The third reason to build a computer is the hands on experience you get while you put the computer together. It gives a great sense of accomplishment that you correctly assembled the computer and it is customized to your liking.

Building a computer may seem scary at first but it really is not that difficult. The guides listed below provide step by step instructions and lots of images to assist in the assembly process.

If you've ever wanted to build your own computer but were unsure of how to do it, you've come to the right place. These guides were designed to be easy to follow, provide step by step concise directions, and show you exactly how to properly install the components of a computer.

It is very easy to tell someone how to build a computer, however, I believe pictures truly are worth 1000 words. Seeing the process in action can save much time and effort as you are trying to assemble the computer.

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