Building your very own PC can be quite overwhelming, especially for a total newbie. There are a lot of factors to take in for consideration. One of the important things to remember is that prices of computer parts increase fast and you shouldn’t fall victim to wrong choices leading to wrong purchases.
Indulging yourself with some basics on PC building, can really help a lot and doing some homework is the key to successfully building a cost-effective personal computer. Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself before building your own PC:
The Kind of PC you need
There are different kinds of PC’s for every kind of person. The type of PC you would need would determine how powerful and expensive the parts would be. Are you the casual, laid-back type of user that only needs a PC that can handle the basic, day-to-day tasks such as office applications, browsing, and video watching? Do you want a a powerful gaming desktop that won’t falter up when you’re streaming on Twitch? If your considering the latter kind of PC, you’d need to have a bigger budget with that one.
As mentioned previously, the more powerful, expansive and versatile you want your PC would be, the greater the cost of building it. It also goes with how rare the parts are, what type of material are they made from etc. the list goes on the pickier you are as a user, the greater your expense. If you’re opting for a standard or basic type of desktop system, it is s significantly cheaper than a beastly computer built for gaming. It may be able to play games, but it won’t be able to perform at the same tier as the more specialized gaming rig.
Going for a Pre-built or an Assembled one
It is a matter of your choice, whether you want to build a computer from scratch or skip the hassle in putting the parts together and buy a pre-built one. If you’re satisfied with everything put together, but then don’t forget to do your homework on which hardware to buy, and how to install the parts properly, you’re good to go.
If you’re not comfortable with handling electronics, you can purchase a custom, pre-built computer. With this option you’ll have to shell out a few extra pennies for the shipping service, but you’re free from the of buying parts and manually assembling your rig.
Purchasing Computer Parts
The most convenient and easiest method is going online, looking at retailers like like Newegg. Amazon also has its fair share of hardware vendors. You can also check out eBay for deals and discounts on refurbished or used hardware. But if this is your first time, try looking for brand new parts instead.
Depending on where you live, you can also visit your local PC parts distributor, like Micro Center. General retail stores like Walmart also sell computer components.
The best hardware parts
Choosing the best hardware parts will still base up on your needs as a user. Diligence will come to play as you regularly check up on the latest news, tech guides and reviews online. Technology moves at a breakneck speed, so what may be “best” this month might not necessarily be true for the following month. You’ll have to keep up and be updated with the benchmarks and parts that are obsolete or not in production anymore. The hobby can get very technical, but it’s fun and fulfilling when you’re in the thick of it.
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