Thinking about building a computer

Canada
September 14, 2008 8:14pm CST
I was thinking of building a new PC for myself lately. The only problem is I don't know how. I really want to learn how to build one for myself as they probably are cheaper than buying one from stores. I was wondering if anyone here knows some good websites or something where I could learn how to build a computer from scratch. I'm good with computers when it comes to software and stuff but when it comes to hardware I'm really down in the dumps. When replying to this post you can assume I know very little about the inside of my computer. The only thing that I probably did when opening a computer would be installing RAM, which is not too hard. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :D
6 responses
@ruellm (145)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
you can visit howstuffwors.com and learn a lot from that site. Theres even a video tutorials on almost everything.
@ruellm (145)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
Sori All this is a double post! I did not intend to spam, my internet connection is slow, and my browser is also slow to response
@abhiroop85 (2828)
• Scottsdale, Arizona
15 Sep 08
If you already have a PC open it and try to locate how it is inside,I would like to suggest you to take a help from your friend who knows about hardware , placing the processor on the motherboard is somewhat critical , it is always cheaper than buying a branded , but maintainability is a factor ,also keep this thing in your mind.
• Canada
15 Sep 08
I would do that but I don't really have a friend that knows much about hardware, I'm just trying to find a website or something that will explain thoroughly how to build myself a computer, including what parts I'll need to buy, how to do it, etc. I'm really eager to get myself a nice computer and even learning to build it.
@android (895)
22 Sep 08
I was thinking of doing this too, it's actually quite easy. To make it even easier you can also buy motherboard bundles so you have the actual processor (CPU), motherboard & RAM already together. You can install them inside the casing, get all the leads you need then plug in the graphics card, ethernet adaptor, sound card and drives that you need and the power supply. All you need is: CPU Heatsink (to absorb heat from CPU) CPU Fan Case Case Fan Power Supply RAM Graphics card Sound card Ethernet card Any other utilities Drives Leads to connect everything
@ruellm (145)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
you can visit howstuffwors.com and learn a lot from that site. Theres even a video tutorials on almost everything.
@Aiwendel (105)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Putting it together isn't that hard as long as you have the right parts. It's just like putting together a puzzle, well a bit more complicated but if you know a little bit about the inside of a computer its fairly easy. Check out the parts on this site http://build-my-computer.blogspot.com/ They're all selected to fit, you just choose the parts in the price range you're interested in.
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
I once joined a hands-on activity about assembling computers. It's not that hard really. Everything usually fits in place. You just need to know what goes where. Here's a link you might find helpful. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_To_Build_A_Computer Hope this helps!