For the most part it can save a considerable amount of money building your own computer, and as an added bonus is; you get exactly what you want in a computer. Another added bonus is you don’t have to deal with all the unwanted rubbish that comes with a computer bought retail.
Listed here are 5 little known facts about building your own computer, and it is very important that you consider each of these before beginning the task of building your own computer.
1. You don’t have to be a techie
You do not have to have a vast amount of technical knowledge to build a computer. In fact, you don’t have to have much technical knowledge at all. The important things you need to know are, how to read directions and follow instructions; step by step. Do one step before going on to the next step. If you can do that, you should have no trouble building your own computer. There are some really good sites online that are very helpful in helping a newbie in building their own computer. A good one to take a look at is Learn How to Build Your Own Computer.
2. Make sure you can get your money back if needed
Most people look to save money wherever they can, and it’s no different when shopping around for the parts needed in building your own computer. You just need to make sure, when saving money on that part, that you can get your money back if there is a problem with the part.
3. Is there enough juice to power up?
Make sure that the power supply that you choose for the computer that you build, will deliver enough wattage to power the components in your computer. Also, avoid the tendency to play it safe and just buy a high – voltage one. It will cost you more money. This guide will help you choose just the right power supply for the computer that you are building.
4. Make sure you have the right operating system
When deciding on which operating system (OS) to put into the computer that you are building, you will need to determine what your computer is going to be used for; or what you are mainly going to be doing on it. Since the operating system will be running the software in your computer, choose the one that will work best with what you will be using.
5. Electricity can kill
Everyone is aware of the damage that electricity can do, but if you are building a computer you need to be aware of the damage that static electricity can do. Static electricity can ruin, or damage the components in your computer. Until you are ready to actually start putting your computer together, it would be best to keep all your parts in the anti – static bags that they came in. As an added precaution you might consider purchasing and anti – static wristband to wear while assembling your computer.
A good thing to think about, before sitting down to build your computer; all those parts are like ‘kid magnets.’ If you have kids, it might be a good idea for them to spend the night with grandma, so you can get the job done, uninterrupted.