Introduction: KCTC Instructions to Computer Build

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Instructions on how to build personal computer

Step 1: Step 1: CPU and RAM

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You start with the motherboard and slowly insert the CPU into the respected slot. Next, you insert the RAM into the RAM slot.

Step 2: Step 2: Fan and Video Card

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Now you will need to put some thermal paste on top of the CPU, then slowly lower the CPU fan onto the thermal paste. Once it is on the CPU, lock the fan into place so it doesn't move around.

Next, you will want to add the video card into the slot. Making sure the ports are facing the same way as the other ports on the motherboard.

Step 3: Step 3: Speaker and Power Supply

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You will want to connect the speaker to the motherboard to make sure the motherboard boots up. After that you will want to connect the power supply cords to the motherboard which we will use in the next step.

Step 4: Step 4: Testing the Motherboard and Video Cable

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Now, you'll want to test if the motherboard will work before you put it into the case. You'll want to plug in the power supply and connect a VGA cord to the video card.

Now, take a small nail or screwdriver and touch the power pins on the motherboard. The CPU fan and power supply should turn on. If done correctly, A message saying there is no bootable device.

Step 5: Step 5: Putting the Motherboard and Power Supply in the Case

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Now it is time to put the components into the case. Disconnect all cords from the motherboard, and put the motherboard into the case. Next screw the motherboard into place, so that it doesn't move or fall out of place.

Put the power supply into the slot, so the fan and port are facing the outside of the case.

Step 6: Step 6: Plugging in the Cords From Power Supply to Motherboard

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Connect the plugs you had previously connected. Once you have these plugged in, you can perform some cord management. Make sure its all neat and tidy.

Step 7: Step 7: Hard Drive and Connecting LED Cords

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Put the hard drive into place and screw it in securely. Plug the SATA cord into the motherboard. Next, you need to plug in the LED and front plugs into the motherboard as well.

Step 8: Step 8: Put Case Back Together

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Finally, put the case side back on and test out the system. You have now complete your computer build!

Comments

wold630 (author)2016-03-03

How long did this take you to build?

Garthreynolds (author)wold6302016-03-04

This build took about 2 hours. This is mainly because I am new to computer building. I estimate it would take around 30-45 minutes for an experienced builder.

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