November 27th, 2019 | Updated on June 25th, 2021
Building a gaming PC might seem complicated for a lot of people, but with all the information and a detailed procedure, you can set up a gaming PC on your own.
The first and foremost thing is to decide the budget. The budget should be decided on the basis of your utility and interest. For entry-level gamers, a budget of $400-500 is fine. You can also increase it to 1000 dollars to get the best speed and high-end experience.
The next step after the budget will be to collect, order, or buy all the components required for setting up the PC.
You can also use tools like UserBenchmark to know which processor will be ideal for your computer as it is an essential component of a PC. Here is a list of all the components that you will need:
A gaming PC requires a high-speed processor. If you want to build a budget gaming PC for entry-level, then opt for AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor as it is the best one in performance as well in pricing.
Similarly, you can opt for an intel processor such as i5 CPU for intermediate level and intel core i7-9700 for high-end gaming PC.
Depending upon the type of processor you choose, select the motherboard that is compatible with the processors. For instance, Ryzen processors are compatible with AMD motherboards and intel processors work with an intel motherboard.
3. Graphics Card
Graphics card or the Graphics Processing Unit is the component that provides you with the best gaming experience in your PC. It also depends upon the types of games you play and the processor you select.
Remember this thumb rule, the more the RAM, the better will be your gaming experience. A computer with an excellent memory and good processor can change your entire gaming experience.
Depending upon the processor and graphics card choose RAM from the following options:
- 4 GB: This is for the bare minimum requirements. Modern games or high-speed games will lag in the PC having only this much RAM.
- 8 GB: Excellent for the entry-level and intermediate gamers. It provides good speed for games as well as multitasking.
- 16 GB: The best option for the game-enthusiasts. Your gaming experience will be enhanced by installing this RAM as there are yet no such games requiring this much memory.
- 32 GB: You need this only if you are making into games or using heavy software.
There are two options that you can choose from, which are Solid State Drive (SSD) and Hard Disk Drive (HSD).
SSD performs ten times better for gaming experience as the games are loaded faster, and the system is also relatively more responsive.
6. Power Supply
Select a power supply from the reputed brand and remember to check the efficiency and ratings of the power supply unit.
7. CPU Case
Select the case according to the size of your motherboard. Make sure you choose a durable and compatible case for the PC.
Step-By-Step Procedure Of Setting Up The PC
- Once you have gotten all the components, start with the motherboard first. Take the motherboard out from the package and install the processor into the socket given for it. Be careful while installing the processor; you can also refer to the manual or videos to correctly place the processor.
- Now install the CPU coolers in the sockets or brackets given on the motherboard. Some coolers come with a thermal paste. Make sure to fix the cooler in one go to avoid any damage to the thermal paste. Manuals come with a detailed procedure and diagrams to correctly remove the pre-installed brackets and then install the cooler.
- Further, install the RAM on the motherboard. The RAM slots are easy to find and one can conveniently snap the memory in the slot.
- Mount the power supply in the CPU case and install the motherboard on the given place in the case, leaving a vent for the air to flow. Connect the power supply to the motherboard and do all the wiring properly.
- Once you have fixed the processing system unit, it is now the time to install the graphics processing unit in CPU.
- The last step is to install the storage in the drives. The drives are located near the top of the case. Depending upon what you choose, fix SSD or HDD in the given slots.
- Check all the connections to ensure that everything is in place. Do a quick trial check to see if the CPU is working. Install an operating system and voila your gaming PC is ready!
Setting up a gaming PC on your own for the first time can be a little tedious. Watch some videos and tutorials to get in-depth understanding or refer to the manuals of each component thoroughly.
I hope this article helps you to set up the PC and with practice, you will be soon setting up a gaming PC like a pro.
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