Today I'll be showing you how to put together an awesome gaming rig. Granted, it's not much different than building a regular PC but there are a few tips & recommendations I have for you guys. Before we begin, let's discuss what you'll need.


-CPU (Central Processing Unit, or processor)
The single most important part of your machine. This is the brain of your computer, computing everything from word processing the the physics in your hardcore shooter games.
-RAM (Random Access Memory)
This stores everything that is being used in real-time. When the computer is off, RAM is empty.
-Graphics Card
For a gaming PC, you will need a discrete (seperate) graphics card. Using the onboard chipsets of motherboards and integrated graphics of processors just won't cut it when slaughering dragons in Skyrim.
-Hard Drive
This is where the operating system (Windows), your games, music, and videos are stored! You need this (kinda.)
-PSU (Power Supply Unit)
Pretty straight forward, this supplies power to every component in the computer.
-Optical Drive
This is for your DVDs and CDs
Everything connects to the motherboard in some way. It connects components the way roads connect people.

For recommendations regarding the above parts, I recommend visiting the tomshardware.com forums.
NOTE: This list does not include the OS (Operating System)


Step 1: Tools

All the tools you need, if any, is a standard Phillips-head screwdriver.
<p>Im using this for a How-To... Speech... Is this the original content?</p>
<p>Very good Instructable. I am very impressed!</p>
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<p>AA fan?</p>
Thank you
<p>The screwdriver is THE MOST essential piece of kit! Have a look at <a href="http://www.buildingagamingpcsite.com/" rel="nofollow">www.buildingagamingpcsite.com</a> for tips on building a gaming PC.</p>
Cool! Very helpful.
That is a lot of GPU's in the cover photo!
Really, austin evans
Youtube vid link?
this is how to build a computer and not how to build a gaming computer
useless you don't talk about different sockets cpu and graphics makes what speed of parts or anything that is really needed
So these are all screen-shots from someone else's video? Did you get that persons expressed consent to post them here?

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