Parts needed to build a PC

#1 case

It is crucial you pick the case first as not all components be compatible. With so many choices you are wondering how to know? Try pcpartpicker.com. This site gives you the ability to see if any parts are not compatible with the choices you have made to put into the case. Great for first time buyers and long time builders.

#2 processor (cpu)

The CPU allows the computer to run mathematical equations, programs and is the main component when it comes to speed of the computer. Two of the biggest chip makers are AMD and Intel. Deciding which brand can come down to how fast you need the computer and what price you are willing to pay. The more cores and threads the better the performance, especially if you are going to be gaming. These CPU’s can include an integrated GPU that would be enough for any light usage. Still, getting a graphics card is a good idea with technology advancing so quickly.

#3 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)​

The GPU processes video and images. It allows the user to play high definition and 4K on the monitor.

#4 Ram

RAM lets the computer run multiple processes at once. Example including having multiple tabs or windows open. You want to look for at least 8 GB and up to 64 GB for most computers. Some customized computers have 128 GB. For simple computer tasks 8 GB will be plenty.

#5 Motherboard

#6 Hard drive

#7 Cooling

#8 Power supply unit

#9 Operating System

#10 Optical Drive (Optional)