Introduction: How to Assemble Your Own Personal Computer

Welcome young adults, and adult. This very easy step by step guide on how to build your very own personal computer will be all you need. I myself have just built my own computer this summer, and everything is great! Now it is time to pass down knowledge to those who seek it. Above is a link to a very thorough explanation and visual on a step by step process. I hope these young adults reading this understand the concept of assembling a project, and all the engineering that goes behind to make these components. Assuming you have all the important parts such as; motherboard, CPU, power supply, ssd drive, RAM or also known as DIMM desktop MemoryKit. Now to begin with the building lets go!

  1. Inputting CPU (Processor) Into Your Motherboard To start off we must have the mother board out and ready to go. If anyone is wondering how a motherboard looks life there is an image on the top after the video. With the CPU in hand what ever you do, do not touch the pins at the bottom, nor bend them for this will mess up your processor. Input your CPU into the slot that can open up like a lid and on the CPU there should be a gold arrow indicating the top side up. Most motherboards have an arrow to guide you as well. Do not force the CPU in it should fall into place very easily, and than close the lid, and hook the wire back into the slot to securely close it.

  2. Inputting RAM into Motherboard Each form of RAM has two "sticks". These sticks go into the part of the motherboard next to the CPU. There should be four channels. To optimize performance you can input the RAM into the second and fourth channels. To input the RAM there will be an arrow as well indicating where to insert it and the orientation. In the second phot most RAM sticks have the logo facing away the CPU so that is one way to show you are inserting it correctly. On the channels there is a tab that you must pull down before inserting the RAM sticks. Once you got that down you gently insert the RAM stick into the channel. Once in you will push the stick down a bit till you here a click. Once the click is heard the RAM stick is correctly in.

  3. Inputting SSD Into Motherboard The SSD is a stick type of looking part. Depending on the motherboard the SSD is usually hidden under a layer of the motherboard. You must unscrew this part and underneath will be the place to input your SSD. The SSD usually come with a little screw, and that screw is crucial. In the video above you can go top minute 8:50 and it will show you as well how to input the SSD card. The SSD will be put into a lot as the photo above you must place it into an angle. Once placed into that angle you will than screw it onto the second or maybe first bolt as seen in the video depending on your motherboard.

  4. How to Add Power Supply Onto Motherboard A motherboard usually has a 16 pin connection on it. The power supply will usually go at the bottom of your case, but on the back the power supply will have 8,6,4,2, pin connections as well. The power supply will come with a wire that has 8,6,4,2 pins also known as PCe. You will place the amount of pins that your motherboard has and the back of your power supply has. Above the second video shows hot to input a power supply onto a motherboard.

  5. Inputting Wires and Other Cables From Case Onto Motherboard This next step its totally dependent on your motherboard, and case. The case and mother board will both come with instructions and guides, on how to power up the fans, and input the power from the case onto the motherboard. Also it will show how to input the RGB lighting, and power button from the case onto the motherboard.

  6. Lastly Inputting Motherboard Into Case. Usually a motherboard fits fairly easy into a case, and shouldn't be a problem. The case usually has a big area to the ;eft of the case or the back to input your motherboard. There will sometimes also be little stands to hold the mother board into place. There will be screws you must also input so the motherboard stays put. Above is a video showing visually how a motherboard should be placed.

The next steps are optional to you. The next steps are mostly if you are building a Gaming PC. Or if you would like to add a fan or a CPU Liquid cooling system.

  1. How To Add GPU Onto Motherboard. The GPU is fairly easy to input. On the motherboard there are big line channels, that look similar to the RAM channels, but much larger and usually found under the CPU, and in the middle of the motherboard. Above is a photo showing an arrow pointing on where to input the GPU. The graphics card will be inserted similarly as the RAM stick. A click should be heard and it is securely inserted. Depending on your PCe the graphics card usually has a 12-16 pin slot. The same way you inputted the pins onto the back on the back of the power supply, you will put the pins again as well depending on the wire used you will align the PCe cord to the amount of pins needed. In the first video seen you can go to minute 17:40 and see how to insert the graphics card, and minute 19:10 shows how to plug in the PCe into the graphics card and power supply.
  2. Adding CPU Liquid Cooling System

This step can be fairly complicated due to your case. Most liquid cooling systems come with two fans, and the liquid system that goes onto the CPU. The liquid system usually has thermal paste on it but adding a bit extra will be great. When applying the paste you should either make an X on the top of the CPU, or a dot in the middle. This is when the CPU is already secured onto the motherboard. The cooling system will usually have 4 screws that you must screw onto the motherboard. These holes to screw the screws in usually are found around the motherboard. Once screwed in you must place the fans that is connected to the liquid system on the front of your case. This is where the challenge is presented. According to your case the fan must be placed in a certain orientation, or position. Above is a link to a video on how to put a CPU liquid cooling system onto your PC.

With all these steps you must be done with building your very own personal computer. I hope after this many young adults are curious about all the engineering that goes behind making these components, and the process of assembly. Now all there is to it is to power it up and see if it is up and running.

Some Safety Tips

Some safety tips is before turning off your PC make sure your power supply button is off than safely disconnect the cord from the outlet wall that connects to the power supply.

Another tip is to make sure and double check everything is inputted correctly. Look at other videos on how to build your own computer, and look at other guides.


Motherboard image:

CPU image:

RAM image:

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GPU insert Image: