Friday, September 15, 2017

How to Build A Gaming PC


First, and the most important thing in order to build this project is money. Depending on the parts and off course the quality, size, storage of some parts may require more money than others. This gaming PC will be anywhere between $500 - $1500.


All that is really needed is a screwdriver, with or without the magnetic tip and if wanted a tray to place the screws but not really needed.


This can be the first or last thing to get, this is an optional since there is various ways the builder can choose to wither mount the whole PC or actually encase it. Any case to the liking of the creator is completely fine to use. 

With any gaming PC or hardware a motherboard is needed in order for it to actually function. A motherboard I would recommend is the ASUS Z97-C to start of the project. This will run about $100 - $150.

The CPU or processor is a must. Whichever CPU the creator wants to get will work for this build. I would recommend a Intel Pentium G3258 but there can also be i5 or i7 processors subbed in for this one. To install the CPU to the motherboard, there will be a small tab in the center with a latch that will have to be unlatched in which case the CPU can be placed in with the small triangle on the CPU correlating with the small triangle fit in the slot, in order to be installed correctly. The last thing to do is retract the latch and its set. 

Video Card

To install the video card, based on the case, will require to remove two screws in the front of the case at which point the card can be set and placed. The final thing to do is place the screws back and its done.

With the cooler any stock one can be used. Along with the CPU they can be bundled but any cooler can be used. To install the cooler is fairly simple. The cooler is going to be placed on top of the CPU once set on top all that is left to do is push on the cooler up until there is a click to ensure it is set. 


For the RAM, the person building can pick as much as he or she wants to implement on the build. For this build I would recommend Corsair 16GB. To install the Ram, on the motherboard there will be four parallel slots in which are located next to the CPU. The hinges on the ram slots must be pushed back at which point the ram can be placed and secured. This build will only have two but can have up to four. Depending on the motherboard there can be more ram slots.

Power Supply

To install a power supply on the case, the supply will be facing up to help fan the hardware inside. to connect the supply a cable will run to the motherboard in which it will be plugged in to the motherboard place that will be labeled power. 


To install the SSD on the case there will be a part in the corner that will have to be unscrewed.  At this point the SSD can be from any brand, there is no preference. Place the SSD on the rack, screw it in place and connect the sata cable.


Any storage can be used whether it be a 500 gigabytes or a terabyte of storage. Depending on how much storage the person wants will result in a bit more money but this part is entirely up to the builder. These will similarly be installed like the SSD, connected and there set.

Mouse, Keyboard, Pad, Monitors 

If the storage was heavily based on the builder, the mouse, the keyboard, the monitors, the pad and any other accessories to be able to use the PC are completely up to the builder of the project. 

Alas, there is so many options for whats parts to put in your PC.  This PC build is based on a general rundown of what will be needed and the affordability to build such project.


  1. As someone's who's always been curious in building a gaming PC or in electronics in general, I found this post very insightful. I knew what the parts are I just didn't know what parts I needed, nor did I know how to assemble it. Overall the post seems well constructed, some recommendations is perhaps providing some different options for parts that vary in price. Another recommendation that could be implemented is to give a brief description of what the parts are. I noticed that some parts were given a description, but giving all the parts a description can help someone who may be completely new to the whole experience understand a bit more.

  2. It is clear that you are writing this blog from a place of knowledge, which is appreciated.

    On the other hand, there are persistent errors in the sentence structuring and a general lack of purpose. While Alavez noted a lack of description of the parts, I noted a lack of description of the project overall. Why would somebody want to build their own PC?

  3. It is clear that you know what you are talking about, which is a good thing, but I wonder if you did enough work imagining the reader and what she needs to know in order to understand your descriptions.

    Also, I noted a general lack of purpose (why would anybody want to build a PC?) and persistent grammar errors.