Computer Assembly

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Introduction: Computer Assembly

Page 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Introduction

Page 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Procuring Parts

Page 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gather Tools and Supplies

Page 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Open the Case

Page 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prepare the Case for Assembly

Page 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ground Yourself

Page 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Install Motherboard

Page 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Install Hard Drive

Page 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Install Optical Drive

Page 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Install the CPU

Page 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Install RAM

Page 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Install the CPU Fan

Page 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Install Case Fan

Page 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Install Power Supply

Page 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connect Cables

Page 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wrap-up

Step 1: Introduction

This set of instructions will help you assemble a PC made for your needs of running certain software's. This guide will show how to build a PC, the tools required to build a PC, as well as a in depth description of the parts required.

Step 2: Getting Parts

In order to build a PC, you must have certain parts in order to have your PC work. If any of the parts were missing, the PC would not run as it works just like the human body, where every part has a playing role in order to work. A list of the parts required are listed down below.

- PC tower

- Motherboard

- CPU (processor)

- Hard Drive

- RAM (random access memory)

- Power Supply

- Case Fan

Step 3: Gathering Tools/ Supplies

Once you have your parts gathered, you will then need tools and supplies to install the parts. A list of tools and supplies is provided below.

-Screwdriver (for slotted and Phillips head screws)

-Needle-nosed pliers

-Utility knife -Small flashlight

-Adjustable wrench

-Small container to hold screws

Step 4: Preparing Case for Assembly

The case is the part that stores all of the parts to keep the users work area organized. The case is also a template for the user when they are building their PC so they know where every part goes. The first step of building a PC is to slide off the side PC cover. Once it's off, remove any packaging outside and inside the Case. Once the packaging is off, you are ready to start the next step.

Step 5: Install Motherboard

Now you are ready to install the motherboard. The motherboard is essentially the brain of the computer. The motherboard commands all the other parts to do their role in order for the PC to work. Grab the motherboard and place it into the place the case says to install it. Next grab the screws and put them in one by one and screw them in. Be careful when putting in screws since they are very small and easy to lose. Also make sure you have the correct screw drive to ensure that you don't ruin the screw head by accident. Once the motherboard is securely in place you are ready to move onto the next step.

Step 6: Install Hard Drive

The hard drive is a device that stores all of a user's data. To install the hard drive, all you have to do is slide the hard drive into place where you can see the screw holes and then screw the screws in.

Step 7: Install the CPU

The CPU is essentially the brain of the computer. To install the CPU, find the corner marking that designates pin 1 of the CPU, once you have found that, Lift the small metal rod and place the CPU in designated area.

Step 8: Install RAM

The RAM is a temporary location for memory that the processor works from. When installing the RAM sticks, line them up perfectly and then push down firmly on them until the are in place.

Step 9: Install Case Fan

The case fan's purpose is to keep the PC from overheating mainly because overheating can cause it damage parts inside of the PC. When installing the fan, Align the mounting holes by holding the fan to the mounting pad on the inside of the case, then use the screws to secure it in place.

Step 10: Install Power Supply

The power supply converts currents into low power voltage which is then sent out to all PC parts to keep them running. To install the power supply, Align the mounting holes in the case and power supply, then insert screws and tighten until it is firm in place.

Step 11: Connect the Cables

In order for the PC to work, every device that has been installed needs power. Each Part is connected to the power supply which gives each part power so that they can run when the PC is on. The parts are given power through the cables. If you are still confused about the cables, there are many videos that can help you out.

Step 12: Wrap Up and Test

Now that all of your parts are put together and are connected to wires, it is time to test the PC out. Slide the case panel back on and plug your PC into a wall and plug the PC into a monitor as well. If it does not work, you might have to go back and look at the steps again to make sure you aren't missing anything but if it works, the congratulations, you have just successfully built a PC.

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