You want to assemble your own PC, but you don’t know exactly where to start? Here you are at the right place! We give basic tips and show you step by step how to assemble a computer yourself. We also explain what to look for when buying components and give additional alternatives for every budget.
In the video, Marco and Frank first introduce you to the components of our PC – then you can see exactly how the assembly works.
Before we get started assembling, here are the 7 golden rules you should always follow when putting together a PC. If you follow these tips, you’ll always be on the safe side no matter what you intend to do with the PC and which components you decide on.
Just to be on the safe side, here are the three most important basic tips again
- Think about it before you buy, for which you assemble the PC. A high-end Intel CPU has no place in an ordinary office computer. On the other hand, you’ll need more than one onboard graphics card for a fast gaming PC.
- In any case, make sure that all Components compatible with each other are. The CPU has to fit the motherboard socket, and you also need the right DDR3 or DDR3 memory. DDR4 memory modules as well as a sufficiently strong power supply unit. You’ll inevitably have to do a bit of your own research here, and check the manufacturer’s websites to see if the components fit together.
- Put a price limit in advance fixed, e.g. 1000 Euro (for this you already get a very good gaming computer). When assembling your own PC, you can quickly go from the hundredth to the thousands- and you’ll always find a component that can do a bit more, but is more expensive for it. On the other hand, you should not save money in the wrong place invest in a good branded power supply and sufficient cooling in any case.
Table of contents: Assembling a PC yourself
/> Assemble PC yourself: Many advantages, few disadvantages
Assembling a PC yourself has many more advantages than disadvantages and not only if you want to gamble with it. On the one hand much cheaper, order the single components online and screw them into a case, than buying a preassembled computer off the shelf. It is also more efficient, because you only order and install the components you actually need. In addition, you have no bloatware, if you install the operating system itself.
The last point should also not be underestimated: The assembly of a PC is quite fun! There’s no substitute for the moment when you boot up your computer for the first time after hours of tinkering and are greeted by the beeping of the BIOS. So if you are even a little bit enthusiastic about this kind of tinkering, you shouldn’t hesitate a second longer.
The only disadvantage of a homebuilt PC is that the assembly is very time-consuming devours a lot of time. For the choice of the components you read test reports, check performance tables and compare the prices in the net. Then there is the actual installation. With a little experience, the assembly goes quickly, but for a beginner it is not so easy- especially, if something doesn’t work and you have to troubleshoot.
That is exactly why we have compiled this guide! With the following instructions you can build your own computer in no time and you don’t have to worry about anything breaking or the expensive components being wasted.
PC assemble: You need these components
Before you can get started, you first need the various PC components, i.e. the individual parts that make up the computer. are mandatory:
- Main memory (RAM)
- Power supply
A graphics card is optional but advisable: Many mainboards or CPUs have an onboard graphics chip- if you plan to play games or edit videos with the self-assembled PC, you can’t do without a separate graphics card.
In the table, we list for you what we have installed in our current self-built PC and give you an alternative for the smaller purse in each case. Click on the links to each component, such as motherboard or CPU, to learn more about what that component does and how it works.