If you’ve caught my Twitter feed or follow #Makcast, you probably know that I’ve spent the past couple months building a new PC. This is the first time I’ve built my own computer, from researching and buying the parts to sitting down and plugging the whole thing together.
Now that my computer has been assembled and running for the past week or so without any catastrophic malfunctions, I thought it’d be cool to post some photos of the building process and hopefully encourage others to build their own machines.
My PC also has a name: Tsabo!
Although I had a few knowledgeable friends and family members to help with parts suggestions and troubleshooting, it’s easier than ever to learn how to build your own PC. If a dunce like me can do it, so can you. I won’t lie: the process got stressful at a couple points, but booting up a computer you built yourself is a reward in itself.
Now the juicy part: machine porn photos!
Appendix A: The final parts list:
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler|
|Motherboard||MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory|
|Storage||Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card|
|Case||Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer|
|CPU||Intel i5 6600k (secondhand)|