How To Build A Gaming PC From Scratch

This is a DIY guide about building a gaming computer. If you want to build a good gaming computer for the first time, you need to know the key factors affecting the performance of a computer. You don't have to be a geek to build a PC from scratch, all you need to do is to learn the basics about computer parts and follow the procedure step by step to put the parts together, well, it might not be as simple as that but it is not a rocket science either.

Building your own gaming PC simply involves buying all your computer parts separately and putting them together. The main benefit of building a PC is that you will end up with a fast and cost-effective gaming computer that is suitable for your gaming needs. When you have purchased and received all the parts for your new gaming PC, you can start build your gaming computer from scratch. Here we will explain how to install each component safely and correctly.

Safety First!

Always make sure the room has adequate lighting and ventilation. Find a small container to hold screws and other parts. Electro Static Discharge (ESD) is the biggest danger for your computer parts. Never touch CPU, graphics card, sound card, RAM and motherboard contacts. To avoid ESD damage, touch the unpainted portion of the computer case or any grounded metal, before installing any other components.

Follow this step-by-step guide to build your own computer:

  1. Prepare the Computer Case

  2. Install the Power Supply Unit (PSU) 

  3. Install the CPU and Heat Sink 

  4. Install the RAM 

  5. Install the Motherboard in the Case 

  6. Install the Hard Drive / SSD

  7. Install the Optical Drive (DVD Burner) 

  8. Install the Graphics Card 

  9. Install the Sound Card 

  10. Connect the Power Cables 

  11. Connecting Data Cables 

  12. Reattach the Side Panel 

  13. Connect External Cables 

  14. Boot the Computer 

  15. Install the Operating System