One of the ultimate highs you can achieve as a gamer is sitting back and playing your favorite title on your computer. I don’t mean a store-bought system, I mean your own, well thought out, chose my components, radical design and look dream machine. Unfortunately, that dream never becomes a reality for most. Many gamers think building a computer involves massive technical, mechanical and computer science skills. Nothing could be more untrue!
Believe it or not having the fun and satisfaction of choosing your graphics card, processor, power supply, motherboards, RAM, hard drive and a case will not lead to a final installation disaster.
You won’t need a soldering gun, sophisticated testing devices or worry about a hospital trip via electrocution! Most of the parts in your home-made computer build will quickly snap together. A few screws will need to be tightened, so if you can use a simple screwdriver you are golden.
The most difficult technical task you may encounter could involve applying some thermal paste between your CPU and heat sink unit. If that task gives you sleepless nights, don’t worry. Many CPU’s have the heat sink and fan attached.
You can build a computer in three easy steps.
The first step is developing a budget for a gaming computer. You can create an economical gaming system for $500 or go radical and spend thousands and thousands. A great homemade computer, handling any of today’s most popular games is usually built for right around $1,000.
Once you have a budget, look at what components are needed and the case you want to put them in. Here is where you play the mad scientist. Here is where you will have the most fun by researching the best brands for your dollar, seeking the coolest looking components and making sure they are all compatible and will fit nicely into the case you chose to house them in.
The assembly, which I said is a snap, is the icing on the cake, the achievement of your goal! It’s now time to load your favorite game and soak in the high!!
I hope this article motivated you to build your gaming computer. Now it’s time to research components and join forums that have similar computer builds to share their expertise. Don’t be overwhelmed with how many components you will have because when you finish building your rock solid gaming PC, you will appreciate the knowledge you’ve gained.