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How to Build a Computer


Have you decided to buy a computer? You might have chosen all the necessary additional devices and set your feet to the digital store. But after a long walk through the stores you might have faced the disappointment as none of the ready computers suits your demands. Some computers have a wrong central processing unit, others have small memory, third ones have the stock graphic controller of the brand you wouldn't like to use. What should one do in that case? The only logical decision is to buy all the separate units and build the computer by yourself. Of course that task seems to be extremely difficult for those who nave never done that before. But once you have tried to build your computer you will find it to be quite a comprehensible task in the future. The things are much easier than you may suppose them to be. This article will help you to make it clear how your personal computer works and eve build your own one. So you have just returned from the computer store with all the necessary units and devices and are eager to build the computer of your dreams. It's time to get started!


  • First of all make sure that you have enough space for building the computer. Smooth surface such as floor or the large table will suit. It will be more convenient to build the computer if all the details lie on the horizontal smooth surface.
  • You will also need a piece of foam rubber to prevent the surface from scratches and protect your computer details from the exposure of the static electricity. If you don't have any foam rubber you may also take a piece of carton as well. You may use the box from some of the units for that purpose.
  • Generally the process of building a computer consists of the four steps. At first you will need to connect the CPU and RW memory to the mother board. After that you will have to install the mother board into the metal body of the computer. After you carry out this step you may proceed with installing the hard drive, CD-ROM, extension cards (graphic controller, audio controller, TV tuner and so on). Finish the process with connecting the cords and the wires.
  • Remember that before you take in your hands any unit you need to make sure that you doesn't carry the static electrical load. Touch the metal radiator or any other metal object. If you were carrying the electrical load it will transfer to the metal object.
  • Start with unpacking the CPU. Remove the protective cap from the socket. -Hold the edges of the CPU. Insert it into the socket. Press it against the pins tightly until you hear the specific click.
  • Proceed with installing the RW memory. Hold it edges. Remember that installing the RW memory requires some more effort that the installing of CPU. Insert it into the necessary socket and press against the edge tightly. You will hear the click.
  • Now insert the ready mother board into the computer case. Insert the DVD-ROM, CD-ROM into the coordinate sockets. Connect all the necessary wires to the sockets and install the outer units.


  • Don't touch the pins of the CPU. The skin oil stains may prevent it from the proper functioning and cause excessive warming.
  • Don't touch the units if you are carrying the static electric load. They may burn down as soon as you switch the computer on.
  • Don't install the units with the wrong side. In the best case the computer won't simply work.



You have just built your own computer. Now switch it on and proceed with installing the OS. Make sure you have plugged your computer in. Building computer sure gives you the main benefit - you are free to build it from those parts you want which means its power is only limited by your demands but not by the choices that store made when you buy a ready one.

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