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What are some good tutorials/tips for building your own computer

lukewduncan profile image Luke Duncan ・1 min read

I'm a complete newb when it comes to linux, operating systems and all the rest. Basically I'm dumb as to how computers actually work.

I thought it'd be fun to build my own computer from the ground up. But I have no idea where to start! I thought some of you in the community would have some good tips and tutorials to share. Look forward to hearing from you in the comments πŸ™‚

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Chris Watson

YouTube is your friend. There are thousands of videos of PC builds on there. I'm not saying that you have to follow one of their tutorials exactly, but watching them will be good for understanding how computers work. I highly recommend LinusTechTips and JayzTwoCents.

Besides that PC Part Picker which I saw mentioned is a supurb resource for figuring out what components you want, if they work together, and how much everything is going to cost. Newegg is usually pretty good on prices, as is Amazon.

Just remember when you're building to take good care of the components, especially the PCU, but when it comes to getting that sucker installed you're going to have to push a little.

Good luck!

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Luke Duncan Author

Youtube will be my lover, not just my friend. Checked out a JayzTwoCents and saw he recently built a rig 5 months ago so will most likely be following that. Thanks so much!

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Tim Downey

When I was building my first computer I found the build a pc subreddit helpful for tutorials and general advice, PCPartPicker helpful for picking and choosing compatible parts, and Youtube helpful for actually watching someone put together the case/motherboard/CPU/cooler I selected.

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Luke Duncan Author

Thanks! Will definitely look into all these. Didn't think about Youtube being a resource but now that I think about it, it's obvious that there would be videos on stuff like this.