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NEVER BUILD A COMPUTER ON CARPET. IT CAN SHORT IT OUT.
To begin you will want to gather all of your parts together.
The basic computer is built from:
Motherboard - Make sure the Mobo is compatible with the processor. It provides all of the pathways connections and lines to everything.
Processor - It is like the Human Brain. Everything that goes through your computer goes through the CPU at some point.
Power Supply - A PSU converts the alternating current power from a wall outlet into a direct current power source that the devices within a computer system use. Power supplies also serve to regulate and control the distribution of this power across several voltage levels.
Memory - Random Access Memory, or volatile memory, is used by the system to store data for processing by a computer's central processing unit (CPU)
Disk Drive - Is used for reading and writing Cd's or DVD's.
Hard Drive - Used to store data and operating system.
Operating System - It manages the hardware and software resources of the system.
Computer Case - It houses the whole lot of it. It should already come with fans but you can swap them out for lighted if there not already.
Those are the fundamental things you need for a computer.
Next A little about the Motherboard.
Step 1: Going Over the Motherboard.
Please make sure all parts are compatible before buying them. Google it. or go to Eggxpert and ask them to tell you what you should buy within your budget.
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Step 2: Installation of Parts.
Remember NEVER DO THIS ON OR CLOSE TO THE CARPET. Static can jump up to 2 feet.
Pictures go with steps.
Step 1 Lay case on its side with a light above it so you can see well. Most of the time you will have to screw the studs for the mother board in your self. See pix 1 and 2.
Step 2 After studs are in place. Lay the mobo on top of them and make sure everything is aligned in the back. See pix 3 4 5 and 6.
Step 3 Carefully place the PSU in to position and screw it in tightly but do not strip the screw holes or it could make your computer restart if bumped. See pic 7.
Step 4 Insert the memory into place. Be careful as not to damage the memory. See pic 8.
Step 5 Insert Hard Drives and Disk Drives into there appropriate bays. And screw them in place. See pix 9 10 and 11.
Step 6 Place fans in there appropriate spots and make sure there in good.
Step 7 Make sure you have no screws left over. If you do find where they go now and put them in.
Next up Wiring.
Step 3: Wiring the Computer.
Step 1 Connect the main power connector the the motherboard. Make sure the clip is on the outside and the arrows are lined up. See pic 1
Step 2 Plug the four pin square connector into its slot you will feel it click. Normally in the upper left corner of mobo. See pic 2.
Step 3 Plug in the disk drives and hard drives. With Your Sata or Pata/Ide Cables. Also go ahead and connect the power cables to them. They are the flat 4 pin connectors for Pata or flat black connectors for Sata. See pics 3 4 and 5.
Step 4 Make sure you have you Motherboards Manual for these cables. They are your Power Button/Led, Reset Button/Led, Internal Speaker and Front usb ports/audio ports. Very important to do these right. Make sure you keep all manuals and boxes. See pic 6
Step 5 Go ahead and connect fans to the power wires or mobo ports. Like so. See pic 7
Step 6 Double Check all connections twice. See pic 8
Step 7 Repeat step 6.
Step 8 After checking connections and tidying up wires. Go ahead and put on your side panel. But before make sure no fans have wires touching them. Pic 9
Next up Rear Connections.
Step 4: Rear Connections
Things you will need:
Usb Cords to usb accessories.
Step 1 Examine the back of your computer to make sure you have everything. Pic 1
Step 2 Examine all wires that are to be plugged into the computer and make sure you have everything. Pic 2
Step 3 Start plugging in the components. I start with the Keyboard/mouse plug. Pic 3
Step 4 Plug in the monitors cord and screw it into place. Pic 4
Step 5 Plug in all Usb plugs that you want in the back. Also plug in the audio for the back.
Step 6 After making sure you have everything plugged in and right. Plug in the Power cord to the back. Make sure the power cord is plugged into a wall outlet. Pic 6 Make sure power switch is on.
Next up FINISH