Building A Gaming PC For Beginners: Which Steps To Follow?

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The advantages of building your own gaming PC is that you get the components you want in your machine, saves you money, and you get to know more about internal pieces.

The best thing about building your own gaming PC is that you decide which components you want and how much you want to spend on it.

For some users, DIY their own gaming PC is such a great idea, in which they can enjoy searching and selecting the internal parts, assembling and adjusting their budget according to their needs and taste. For example, many users love the idea of building from zero a gaming PC because they can have a powerful machine as they want, and have the possibility to build a device that can last longer due to its components (at choice). If you want to take proper care of your device to last longer, we invite you to check our 6 tricks article.

Nevertheless, the idea of building a gaming PC for beginners, may be daunting for many reasons. It can be linked to not having a clear idea from where to start, the lack of experience and the misleading idea that it is complicated to build a gaming PC by yourself. Here, we are going to show you what you need to first take into account, before you learn how to put all parts together. Also, which internals you need, and which are the steps to follow for building a gaming pc for beginners. 

How To Get Started Building A Gaming PC For Newcomers? 

Before jumping into gaming PC-building, you need to know what you want your device for. Do you want a good performance machine that can play some titles on the side? Do you want a best gaming PC to play cutting-edge titles? Or Do you want a high-priced powerful machine to last longer? Once you have set your standards, it’s time to think about your budget. Is my budget aligned with what I want from the machine?. Depending on your budget and taste, you’ll purchase the basic components for DIY your gaming pc. 

The Main Components You Need For Building A Gaming PC For Beginners 

As we mentioned, the choice of the internal parts will depend on the level of gaming titles you want to play. This is the reason why it’s important to know exactly what you want your gaming PC to do. Do you remember that we have already reviewed in depth about what you need to build a Gaming PC in our blog? If you haven’t seen it, we recommend you to have a look. Despite this, below there is a quick resume of the indispensable components to build your own PC. For instance, the CPU, GPU, motherboard, storage, memory, power supply, and case.

  • Graphics card
  • Processor, or CPU
  • Motherboard
  • Memory, or RAM
  • Storage, or SSD/HDD
  • Power supply
  • Case 

Furthermore, take into account in your budget, a monitor, keyboard, mouse and headset.  If you already have a monitor or keyboard, these will save you extra money to spend it in more RAM or into a powerful GPU, for example. 

How To Purchase The Components?

Now, you have informed yourself about the components, and you are ready to buy them. But, which component should I shop first? If I purchase all the basic components, will all fit together? As there are many components, you can easily get lost. We recommend you to start your purchase with the most important internal part, which is the GPU and from there work your way down.  

How To Assembly The Parts?

Assembly may seem the “complicated” part of building a gaming PC for beginners, but the truth is that it is not as complicated as it looks. Here, we have put together a step-by-step guide to building a gaming PC for beginners. 

  1. First thing you need to do is to assemble the motherboard, because it will house other important components. 
  2. In order to install the processor or CPU, you need to take it out from its original case and try to place it in the right socket of your motherboard. 
  3. Install your M.2 SSDs on your motherboard. In order to complete this step, you’ll need to screw it very carefully.
  4. Now, carefully place the RAM or memory, in the correct slots on the motherboard manual. Only two memory sticks need to be spaced.
  5. Your motherboard needs to hold properly, therefore, open your case and screw it correctly.
  6. Place the motherboard, and verify that everything fits adequately.
  7. As there are multiple connections from the case to the motherboard, we advise you to check the motherboard manual.
  8. Set and fix the PSU properly.  
  9. Many cables are very small, be careful where you plug the power and cables on the motherboard.
  10.  Fix the cooling system, install the GPU in the right slot and run the Operating System into the PC.

Conclusion

After reading this quick step-by-step, do you feel ready to build your gaming PC as a newcomer?. We know it might look kind of hard to start, but once you are cleared what you want from your gaming PC, and informed correctly about the components, the process becomes easy. Plus, after all the experience, you’ll gain expertise with computer parts like GPU, CPU and other important functions of your gaming PC. Lastly, if you have any used PC or any other gadget, you can computer trade in for value to get funds to build your DIY gaming PC. 

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