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Top Tips for Building Your Own PC

Top Tips for Building Your Own PC

1) Before you do anything, determine the purpose of your build.

Firstly, you must determine the reason for building your computer. It is important to understand whether you are building a computer for work or for leisure, as your reasoning behind your build will influence every decision you make when it comes to shopping for components.

2) Pick a side: Intel or AMD.

It is important to do your research before your build because choosing Intel or AMD will determine what kind of motherboard you can get. Both Intel and AMD have excellent processors for gaming and productivity tasks like video editing. However, if you a beginner and you are looking for more entry-level segments of the market, an AMD processor tends to offer better value for money.

3) Make sure all the components you buy are compatible with one another

A crucial elements of building a computer is that fact that not all components are compatible together. Before and whilst you are building your computer make sure that all of the components perform well together.

4) Open each component carefully

Many components are fragile and can break if not carefully handled. When taking components out of the packaging be careful not to tear them open as the last thing you want is the hassle of a broken component!

5) No socks on a carpet.

Did you now that static electricity can destroy components? You can minimise the amount of static by not wearing socks on a carpet and by touching a metal object that is not part of your computer build before you begin.

6) Make sure you have an appropriate workspace

You can save time and frustration by being organised about where you build your computer. A large table with a lighting is a perfect set up for building a computer, making sure you have enough space to lay out all of your components.

7) Keep, or better yet, read the instructions

When you start building your computer you may feel like you do not need to read the instructions. We know that reading instructions is time consuming, but it is highly recommended to give the instruction manual a read through before you start. This means you will be able to solve any problems that may rise whilst building your computer.

8) Try to keep the cables neat as you’re building

To stay organised try to keep the many cables as neat as possible whilst you are building your computer. You can use zip ties to group cables together to give the finished product an overall sleeker and more professional look.

9) Make sure your keyboard and mouse work before hand

The last thing you want is to turn your computer on after many hours of hard work to find out that your keyboard and mouse do not work. To make sure this never happens, we have a range of high quality keyboards and mice with guaranteed reliability. Complete your computing set up by shopping our range of keyboards and mice here.

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