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How to pick the right motherboard for your custom-built pc

When building a gaming PC, the motherboard is one of the core components you need to acquire. However, if it is your first time selecting a motherboard, it can be quite daunting. There are so many new categories of features and specs that you may know nothing about; this guide will point you in the right direction in making the three big decisions right out of the gate. Throughout this how-to, we will cover sockets, sizes and ports/slots for your new motherboard.

Motherboard: sockets

Our PC editor, Brad Moon shared the analogy that a computer’s motherboard acts like the “glue that holds all the components together.” One of the most important (and expensive) components housed on your board is your PC’s processor. In my experience, most folks select processor first, so as you buy your board, make sure that it is compatible with the processor that you select. This is the essential first step when you start your search.

This ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-E ATX LGA1200 Motherboard, for example, has a LGA 1151 Socket and supports Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processors. If you have an AMD processor or a different generation of Intel processor, you will need a different board to accommodate. Identify your processor socket and make a motherboard match.

Motherboard: size

Beyond the socket compatibility, you’ll also need to consider the desired size for your motherboard. The most common size is ATX, but within that family, there are several different sizes of motherboards including micro-ATX and mini-ATX. There are less common board types as well like the Mini-ITX. The larger the motherboard, the more space that you will need in your case.

Personally, I have a Mini-ITX motherboard (see left); I opted for this board to have a low-power portable machine that could be placed on a desk if required. Outside of that, as you move to larger motherboards, you may get additional features like more PCIe slots or RAM slots. More on that in the next section.

Motherboard: slots and ports

Once you have settled the socket and size conundrum, you can move to selecting the right number of slots and ports based on your other components. For slots, make sure that your new board has an appropriate amount of RAM (or DIMM) slots. Most boards come with two or four slots, but some higher-end boards come with eight. You may need them depending on how much RAM you have. You will also need to take a look at the number of PCIe slots on your board for devices like video cards or PCIe storage devices. Finally, make sure that you have appropriate amount of ports on your board: USB, HDMI and Speaker Ports.

Take a quick inventory of the number of USB connections that you need and check your monitor/speakers before you buy; there may be a slim chance you need a new cable or a USB hub for your setup.

Motherboard: other features

Once you have looked at those three categories, see what other “bonus” features that your motherboard possesses. This includes built-in Wi-Fi, newer port types like USB-C or even RGB headers. This pin connection allows you to connect LED strips directly from your board to create a cascade of colours inside your computer case.

The rest of your build

Once you have selected your motherboard, you will need to check off more items from your new gaming PC checklist. If you need some help planning out your build, start here with Brad Moon’s gaming computer 101. If you’re already comfortable, you can move on to articles diving deep on your new PC’s power supply, case, monitor, RAM and/or graphics card.

If you’re ready to start on your build, check out Best Buy’s full selection of components.

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Motherboards are the most complex component in your computer. Fitted with hundreds of components and dozens of options it can be difficult to choose. Let’s look at the most important factors to help you decide before building your next computer.

Motherboards are the central nervous system of your computer. They are responsible for connecting and communicating between all of the important components inside. Knowing what to look for is key when comparing boards.

Motherboard Sizes

Motherboards come in different shapes and sizes, but luckily there are some standards set in place so that a lot of motherboards and cases can work together.

For the most part these sizes apply to all desktop computers but some computers you buy from manufacturers don’t follow all the rules. This is usually fine when you buy the whole computer as a unit, but it becomes tricky if you want to swap a new motherboard into the case or build one from scratch.

The most common motherboard size is Intel’s Advanced Technology Extended (ATX) and its derivatives. The chart below has some of the most common ATX sizes, but there are plenty more options than just the few shown here.

Motherboard sizes not only indicate the size of the board and placement of mounting screws, but it also dictates the general layout of the major components on the board. Have you ever noticed that almost all motherboards have the CPU, RAM, and I/O ports in the same place? That is because they are determined by the board standard. The components have to be in the same place otherwise case and power supply manufacturers wouldn’t easily be able to sell you something that works with with your motherboard no matter who makes it.

For ATX motherboards the general layout of the board is shown in the picture below.

Intel’s second attempt at standardizing motherboards was with Balanced Technology Extended (BTX). The main focus of BTX was to solve airflow and component placement limitations of ATX. Although BTX was supposed to be the successor to the ATX form factor, it didn’t gain enough traction to take off in the consumer market. Some large computer manufacturers such as HP, Dell, and Apple still use BTX, or proprietary variations of it. The main layout differences can be seen in the picture below.

Because BTX has been abandoned by Intel since 2007, you will just need to focus on which ATX size best suits your needs. Typically the main difference between small ATX boards and larger boards are expansion slots and CPU support.

Processor Sockets

The processor socket you choose is the deciding factor in what CPU you can use in your computer. If the processor doesn’t fit, you can’t use it. Intel and AMD both have their own series of processors and sockets that are compatible with only their chips. The first thing you will need to decide is which processor you want and then you can decide further on which socket you need.

Intel’s sockets usually have a friendly name, like Socket H, and a technical name like LGA 1156. The friendly name is easier to remember while the technical name will tell you about the socket. LGA 1156, for example, stands for Land Grid Array and it has 1156 pins. Because CPUs and motherboards change so often it probably isn’t worth it to describe what processors work in which sockets. Instead you can get that information on which CPU series work with which motherboards from your manufacturer.

For Intel’s consumer sockets they typically have a low power, e.g. Socket 441 for Atom processors, a midrange, e.g. Socket H for Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 800 series processors, and a high end, e.g. Socket B for Core i7 900 series processors. If you are looking to use an Intel processor you will need to find which socket supports the processor you want.

AMD hasn’t been changing quite as frequently as Intel and in the past 5 years they have only had 3 major consumer sockets. The AM2, AM2+, and AM3 sockets support almost all of AMD’s consumer processors currently. The AM2 and AM2+ were mostly interchangeable and the AM3 was introduced to support DDR3 memory.

In either case, it is a good idea to pick your processor first, and your motherboard second. If you buy a socket with no processor support, it isn’t going to do you much good.

Chipsets

The chipset is how your CPU, RAM, video card, and peripherals communicate. It is a combination of your northbridge and southbridge and can add some very nice features depending on your needs.

The northbridge is typically responsible for the very fast communication between your CPU, RAM, and video card. It is where you will get features like SLI/CrossFire and DDR3. With the current Intel and AMD processors the northbridge functions are all included in the processor. This means less complexity for your motherboard and typically less latency for the processor to access the high speed components like RAM.

Integration is great news for performance but sometimes bad news for options. For instance, because AMD owns ATI they could have the ability to lock their latest gaming graphics cards to only having specific features if you are using an AMD processor. This also put companies like Nvidia out of the northbridge market who use to make one of the best northbridge chips back in the Pentium 4 processor days.

The southbridge will give you features like support for the latest PCI-E, SATA, USB 3, and many more future technologies. It is also essential to know what options you need because some southbridges may not support every feature you might expect like RAID and surround sound. With most manufacturers they will clearly state the features available without needing to dive deep into the southbridge chipset features.

Because this combination of features + processors + options is so big and changes multiple times per year it would be impossible for us to list every option here. Instead, just be aware when you are picking your motherboard of what features you need and then look for those options in your boards chipset.

Other options

A lot of manufacturers will try to sell you on a motherboard based on extra features like the amount of on board I/O ports, amount of expansion slots, or the reliability of their motherboards. These can all be requirements depending on the purpose of the computer you are building. Once you figure out the processor and size of motherboard you want, these added features will probably become the next most important thing, especially with smaller form factor motherboards when space is limited.

It is typically easier to use onboard features if they are available than try and expand the computer to have all of the options you need. If you know you are going to need two network cards or HDMI with audio pass-through, make sure your motherboard supports it before buying.

The manufacture’s description may not be 100% clear on if the feature is supported or not. Other places to look for clarification on specific features are device reviews, forums, and wikipedia. You may also want to download the PDF user guide for the motherboard just to see if it is documented on how to enable the features you need.

If you have clear decision for what you need in each category you can quickly narrow down the endless sea of options available. This can greatly ease the stress when trying to decide on a motherboard just by price or maximum memory supported.

When building a gaming PC, the motherboard is one of the core components you need to acquire. However, if it is your first time selecting a motherboard, it can be quite daunting. There are so many new categories of features and specs that you may know nothing about; this guide will point you in the right direction in making the three big decisions right out of the gate. Throughout this how-to, we will cover sockets, sizes and ports/slots for your new motherboard.

Motherboard: sockets

Our PC editor, Brad Moon shared the analogy that a computer’s motherboard acts like the “glue that holds all the components together.” One of the most important (and expensive) components housed on your board is your PC’s processor. In my experience, most folks select processor first, so as you buy your board, make sure that it is compatible with the processor that you select. This is the essential first step when you start your search.

This ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-E ATX LGA1200 Motherboard, for example, has a LGA 1151 Socket and supports Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processors. If you have an AMD processor or a different generation of Intel processor, you will need a different board to accommodate. Identify your processor socket and make a motherboard match.

Motherboard: size

Beyond the socket compatibility, you’ll also need to consider the desired size for your motherboard. The most common size is ATX, but within that family, there are several different sizes of motherboards including micro-ATX and mini-ATX. There are less common board types as well like the Mini-ITX. The larger the motherboard, the more space that you will need in your case.

Personally, I have a Mini-ITX motherboard (see left); I opted for this board to have a low-power portable machine that could be placed on a desk if required. Outside of that, as you move to larger motherboards, you may get additional features like more PCIe slots or RAM slots. More on that in the next section.

Motherboard: slots and ports

Once you have settled the socket and size conundrum, you can move to selecting the right number of slots and ports based on your other components. For slots, make sure that your new board has an appropriate amount of RAM (or DIMM) slots. Most boards come with two or four slots, but some higher-end boards come with eight. You may need them depending on how much RAM you have. You will also need to take a look at the number of PCIe slots on your board for devices like video cards or PCIe storage devices. Finally, make sure that you have appropriate amount of ports on your board: USB, HDMI and Speaker Ports.

Take a quick inventory of the number of USB connections that you need and check your monitor/speakers before you buy; there may be a slim chance you need a new cable or a USB hub for your setup.

Motherboard: other features

Once you have looked at those three categories, see what other “bonus” features that your motherboard possesses. This includes built-in Wi-Fi, newer port types like USB-C or even RGB headers. This pin connection allows you to connect LED strips directly from your board to create a cascade of colours inside your computer case.

The rest of your build

Once you have selected your motherboard, you will need to check off more items from your new gaming PC checklist. If you need some help planning out your build, start here with Brad Moon’s gaming computer 101. If you’re already comfortable, you can move on to articles diving deep on your new PC’s power supply, case, monitor, RAM and/or graphics card.

If you’re ready to start on your build, check out Best Buy’s full selection of components.

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Choosing the Best Motherboard for Your Custom Gaming PC

We will look at the various factors you should take into account when choosing your gaming motherboard, to ensure that you choose the best motherboard for your needs and one that is compatible with all your other components.
If you think of the processor as the brain of a computer, then the motherboard could be described as the heart and/or central nervous system. The motherboard represents the core of a PC and is responsible for relaying information between all the internal components. In other words, it’s the hub of the computer, where all other components connect to.
Since the motherboard is so crucial to your system, buying the best motherboard you can afford is a good investment if you want a gaming system that will last. The following guidelines are here to help you make a more informed decision on your gaming motherboard choice:

CPU Compatability
The first thing you need to be aware of when choosing a motherboard is compatability with the CPU you plan on using. A motherboard will generally only support either Intel or AMD CPUs, and only certain models too.
Checking for compatability between a particuilar motherboard and a CPU is very simple, all you need to do is check to see if the motherboard and CPU both have the same ‘processor interface’.

RAM Compatability
The motherboard you choose will dictate the type and amount of RAM you can have. These days you will want to get DDR3 RAM, and at least 4GB for the best gaming performance to play the latest games. So ensure your motherboard will support this type and amount of memory, but most boards these days will so it’s very rarely an issue.

Ports, Slots, and Other Features
If you need extra PCI ports for other cards then make sure your motherboard has this. You should also consider the number of USB ports you need, and whether you need a Firewire port (used for video capturing and editing).
Also, be sure there’s enough PCI-Express slots for your needs. You will need a PCI-Express slot for your video card, or two slots if you are going to install two video cards in your machine. If you decide on getting a dedicated sound card then you will need another PCI-Express port for that too.

On-board Audio VS Dedicated Sound Card
Most motherboards will come with built-in audio so getting a dedicated sound card is completely optional. I would recommend investing in a sound card if you want the very best experience from your games, or if you want to take full advantage of high quality speakers or headphones.
For music producers and those doing video and audio editing it’s a different story, and a sound card is necessary as the on-board sound provided by typical motherboards won’t cut it. If you want to learn more about choosing a dedicated sound card for gaming or other purposes check out How To Choose The Best Sound Card.

Tips On Buying Your Motherboard
When you’re choosing the best motherboard for your gaming PC it’s wise to think ahead a little. If you want your motherboard to last you a while then I would recommend you choose a decent quality board that has been released recently.
Since the motherboard is such a critical component to your gaming PC, in general I would recommend buying the best board you can afford. Some of the most-trusted motherboard manufacturers for quality and reliability are ASUS, MSI, EVGA, Intel, and Gigabyte to name a few of the best.
If you are looking for specific recommendations on the best motherboards for use gaming, check out the Recommended Custom Gaming Builds. The motherboards picked in those builds are some of the best available right now with both high performance and value for money in mind, and we strive to always keep them updated from month to month.

Introduction: How to Build a Custom PC: the Complete N0ob’s Guide to Building a Computer

This Instructable will take you through the basic steps of building a computer. What you will need for this is:

Power supply (if not included with case)

CD Rom drive/DVD Rom drive/Floppy Drive

Modem/Ethernet card/Wireless card

Extra Fans (if you would like)

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Step 1: Get Your Stuff

I usually get most of my stuff online at New Egg, but you can get them at Tiger Direct or any electronics place. (It’s a topic for another instructable, so I won’t get carried away.)

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Motherboards
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CD / DVD Drives / Burners
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Step 2: Install Components – Power Supply

This step is for those people whose cases did not have power supplies currently residing in their bare abodes.

First, you must switch the power output to your appropriate voltage. For America and Canada, the voltage is around 110 – 120 VAC at 60 Hz, but for Europe, you would set it to 230 VAC at 50 Hz. If you don’t set this correctly, you risk frying your motherboard!

(Thanks to CameronSS and Phesarnion for the input about this!)

There are about four (4) screws you need deal with to screw it into your case. Just make sure that it’s going the correct way (check the outside faceplate) and it’s pretty much self explanatory from there.

Next, we’ll move onto the motherboard.

Step 3: Install Components – Motherboard

The motherboard connects all of the PC together. It is home to the CPU and the interfaces for the disk drives and hard drives.

First, we want to mount the motherboard before we connect any wires or put in the processor. There are most probably four to six screws in the mounting.

After the motherboard is mounted, the next step is to insert the processor. Though it varies with technicalities, all processors generally are locked into place and then the heatsink is put on top of them to, well, remove the heat and prevent the processor from overheating. Instructions for installing both of these components lie inside their boxes, so check there if you need specifics.

Step 4: Inserting the RAM & PCI Components

To install the RAM (Random Access Memory, the amount of space a computer has to function), simply pull up the two fins and slide it in. Again, it varies from machine to machine, but always be gentle with these parts. They will break. A friend of mine broke his motherboard when trying to force the RAM into its slot.

The PCI components range from Ethernet cards to modems. A wireless card and a TV tuner card are being used in my demonstration. To put these in, you either need to take a cover off of the back (see pictures) or simply screw the card in after it’s put in. Once more, be careful with the cards, but also MAKE SURE they are fully inserted.

AGP components are installed just like PCI cards, except in the AGP port. AGP cards are graphics card, while PCI and PCI express cards can be any type of component. You can check your motherboard manual to discern which slots are PCI or PCI express or AGP. Generally there is only one AGP slot.

Step 5: Installing & Connecting the Drives

Any 5.25″ optical disk drive fits into the 5.25″ drive bay, or the front section of the computer case. The hard drive, though, is connected in the lower drive bay (3.5″) as opposed to the upper part where most internal drives are located. If you want to use an old school floppy drive, you’ll most likely need to secure it in the smaller drive bay as well. The most common form of securing these in place is by using screws on either side of the drive bay.

To do this, you will need both case covers off so you can reach both sides of the drive bay. Simply slide the drive into place, whether it be DVD or CD, line up the screw holes with the holes on the drive bay, and tighten the screws in place. In my demonstration, I only use fours screws per drive.

As for connections, the white connectors with four large holes in it them are the power cables that plug into the optical and hard drives. Also plugging into the hard drives are ATA data cables (either serial, which are the small black cables, or parallel, the older wide cables)

Step 6: Extra Ventilation & Finish

In my case, I wanted to make sure my computer was cool enough because there wasn’t any fan blowing in cool air/extracting hot air. I picked up a fan at my local Micro Center and screwed it into the holed area on the back of the case. I then hooked it up to a molex connector with the adapter included and was done.

Finally, you can plug in the rest of the power cables to the motherboard. After this, screw up your case, plug in the power, monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and get ready to install an operating system. (My next Instructable).

Step 7: Your Custom Comps!

blckpythn –
‘”‘i built my first computer a little over a year ago
and im just now upgrading it
i now have 1gig of RAM
an AMD athlon 64-bit x2 4300+ 2.4ghz
EVGA GeForce 8600 256mb
and with the new processor i also got an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro

i also have 240 gig hard drive

hondagofast –
I built a perfectly good computer with:

A Dell Optiplex GX240 mintower case that had a 250W PS and a motherboard with a 1.6GHz CPU (bought at a garage sale)
1gig of DDR memory
A 120GB Maxtor drive (very old and slow) and a 40GB Seagate for backup
A DVD-ROM (now dead)
A DVD/CD burner (dead, don’t buy cheap products people!)
A Creative Soundblaster Audigy
A Nvidia GeForce 4200
A USB 2.0 card
A U.S. Robotics Wireless card

The case I have opens like a clamshell and is easy to work on, it just doesn’t have any space for extra fans.

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I am a bit of a geek overlord myself. My most powerful self constructed computer has 2 quad core xeon processors, 8 gb memory, and 2 tb hardrive(s) 2gb video cache, 12 usb 2.0 ports, 4 dvd dual layer r/w and 2 floppy. It took me 3 years to complete it.
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A motherboard is very important for your computer people also call it the “main board.” It is the primary circuit hub that allows connection between all elements and peripherals hooked to the computer.

It also empowers all the elements like CPU, graphics card, hard drive and the memory to get power from the fixed power supply.

How To Choose a Motherboard

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As there are not many processor manufacturers available in the market, this straightaway segregate the motherboard options to Intel based boards and AMD boards.

For this reason it’s crucial to choose your processor first, because all of the remaining system is going to follow that choice beginning with the motherboard.

It’s not possible for you to install AMD CPUs on Intel based boards, and the other way around. So pick your CPU carefully so that you can find the ideal motherboard with much ease.

Socket Matching

The most crucial thing that you have to do when selecting a motherboard for your custom gaming PC is that you match the socket of the board with the socket of the CPU you pick.

If you have selected an Intel 1151 socket processor, then look carefully that the board you picked has an 1151 socket. This will confirm that the 2 parts are congenial with one another.

When you pick a particular socket build, you will only see parts that belong to that group, to evade uncertainty and compatibility problems.

Other Dominant Factors To Choose a Motherboard:

Definitely the socket is the most crucial factor to ensure the compatible builds; there are some other factors also to ponder, and that includes motherboard form factor (size), chipset and intended use.

Form Factor – This one follows a standard and it is called as ATX and this is the size of the actual board.

The processor has nothing to do with what standard you pick, but it will certainly have an effect on the case you pick.

Some of the cases are not big and only support mATX boards, or mini ATX. And some of them are smaller than the small ones and are called micro ATX.

And the boards that are oversized ATX are typically referred to as EATX, or extended ATX. If you want to build a small system with a small case, then go for the mini or micro ATX boards that will be ideal for you. And if you are interested in building a standard size tower, then you can think about ATX boards.

Chipset:

People usually call the chipset as the brain of the motherboard. As it make the CPU and all the various elements work together flawlessly.

Chipsets provide additional features but sometimes they have restrictions also, so selecting the precise chipset is crucial, according to what you want the system to do.

For instance, some chipsets can also provide on-board video. If this happens, video card is not needed and the video connectors exist on the back of the motherboard, besides all the other ports.

This is a great feature for people who are not interested in having a video card and want to save money.

Onboard video chips are good for providing reasonable performance for your basic tasks, and even light gaming. But when it comes to intense gaming it should be left for dedicated cards only.

Even if you have a dedicated card, sometimes it’s good to have a backup video solution this will help you if the primary video card fails.

Almost all the chipsets comprise onboard video, but some of them like the X79 Intel or P chipset series by Intel do not provide this feature.

There are some other features also which include overclocking, SSD caching, and some. Some of the chipsets support the use of various graphics cards in an SLI or CrossFire configuration, whereas others don’t.

If you want to build a custom gaming PC with collective graphics cards, ensure the chipset and motherboard you pick support that many graphics cards. It’s always better to do proper research when trying to get the chipset that is best for you.

Usually Boards are marketed in a particular way to specify what kind of use it’s intended for. So it’s quite simple.

If you want to build a server or a workstation, then it’s better not to use a gamer motherboard. Inversely, if you’re interested in building an exclusive gaming system,

Then evade building it with server boards or workstation boards. And one more thing, try to evade small form factor boards that don’t support exclusive CPUs.

Things To Look Before You Choose a Motherboard:

So now that we’ve discussed about crucial aspects of motherboards, let’s look at how you select amongst them. Usually, there are 2 deciding factors when it comes to picking between the boards.

After you found number of boards that meets all your criteria from above listed factors, then price and features will determine what to pick.

Price:

The price range of motherboards can vary from as low as $50 and as high as $800. Some of them are even higher than that.

Most of the standard desktop boards normally cost around $100-$200, and if we talk about exclusive gaming boards and workstation boards they can go up from $250 and typically sit around $300 region.

Exclusive boards that support various processors or extra features like server RAID and others, can cost around or above $500.

Features:

When we look at the average boards they usually comprise great deal of features and you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars for them also.

But, as they say “you get what you pay for” it’s true in this case. Because most of the cheap motherboards do support features like RAID, but it doesn’t mean they’re very good at it.

If you are seriously banking on particular features of the board like RAID and others, then you should invest into a particular RAID setup with suitable hard drives and dedicated controllers.

On a regular desktop board RAID is OK, but it’s not great and you can’t always bank on. This is a big issue, as RAID needs to be dependable. Otherwise it’s not worth it.

There is always a standard set of features that you usually see on every board you look at, which include PCI express slots, PCI slots, SATA II and SATA III connectors, fan connectors, eSATA connectors, USB 3.0 support and some.

When you look at these features, you better try to picture your whole system and think about all your needs. If you’re interested in having a 4 SATA III hard drives, and the motherboard supports only 2 SATA III ports, then you have to look somewhere else.

It’s always better to picture your complete system and choose your features accordingly. It’s not a big problem if you exceed them where possible. In fact it will help you when you want to add upgrades, so it’s better to have that extra room so that you can grow and support future expansions.

Conclusion:

Choosing the right Mother Board isn’t very complicated. You just have to do some research and familiarize yourself with all the latest technologies.

There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to abbreviations, so it’s better to learn these and their meaning before picking boards.

As we have mentioned above imagine your complete system, as it will certainly help you find the right board.

If your motherboard is good it will be like the highway that links all of the elements you plan to install, so try to think ahead in terms of affinity, connections and of course features.

Before you build a PC, you’re obviously going to need the right parts and the right direction. That’s why the PC configurator is here to help. Installing and configuring a PC isn’t exactly rocket science, but you need to consider a few primary things. For instance, performing the right steps in order will ensure that the job does right. With that in mind, a PC configurator knows how to put together all the components to build a high-quality PC.

Many beginners could face some real problem while setting it up because building a PC by yourself isn’t just an immensely satisfying experience, but it also means you can tailor your PC to your own needs. Frankly, it’s a heck of a lot of fun, and with our pc configurator, it is even a lot easier to build. So don’t worry, we are here to help. PC configurator will assist you in quickly making a PC.

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The key component you will need

Once you’ve decided what kind of PC you want to build, you can begin to research and purchase the hardware you need to fulfill your plan. First of all, you need a motherboard, secondly, a CPU (central processing unit), storage, memory, a power supply. Finally, monitor, mouse and a computer keyboard. That’s a lot of stuff. When you configure the PC, pay attention to what wishes your new PC should fulfill. Assembling a PC can be so easy!

Step by Step Assemble Your PC with your own choice and Prices you can check on https://cls-computer.de/pc-konfigurator/.

Here are the essential parts:

Motherboard

A motherboard is the first component you’ll want to choose. The Motherboard dictates your PC build’s physical form factor and size, but it also determines what other pieces of hardware the computer can use. It is the main circuit board of your computer. All other components of your computer are a plug with this circuit board. Motherboards have come in different sizes and configurations, and each one looks a little different, but they all have the same functionalities.

Processor (CPU)

CPU is the engine of your PC, and it’s set the performance expectation for the entire build. Usually, It has a socket directly attached to the Motherboard. No doubt, it’s the most crucial component of your PC. However, when it comes to consumer PCs business and data-center rigs are an exclusive beast there’s never been a CPU as potent as AMD’s 32-core, 64-thread Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX.

Memory

You’ll see many of the same terms when you’re looking at memory and storage, but they’re quite different. Memory used for storing data before and after processing. But most important is the memory to retain results temporarily till further processing, for instance, Random Access. It is necessary to choose a faster memory while putting together a desktop PC.

The HDD or “secondary storage” is used to store data permanently into your PC. It is like your PC’s walk-in closet. Here you can store all your files, your games, your movies, your documents, your photos, and everything.

Power Supply

The power supply is another primary hardware component. It looks like a little box that keeps the electricity running to each part of the PC. The purpose of the power supply is to determine how quick and powerful your PC can be.

PC Case

If you want to build a stunning video gaming PC, an attractive PC case is the first thing you should have in your mind. It helps to provide access to controlling your lighting. MSI MPG GUNGNIR 100 Case designs to keep these conveniences in mind.

CPU Cooler and Case Fans:

CPU cooler and Case fans are among the most visible parts of your rig when you use a PC case with a tempered glass window like the MSI MPG GUNNER 100. It provides a specific air cooling solution, ideally for CPU coolers and Case Fan.

Monitor

Now that you’ve picked out the parts for your build, it’s time to talk about everything else you’ll need for a quality PC experience. Let’s start with a monitor. It is an essential part of your PC. Because without it your PC is incomplete you need a proper monitor to run your PC.

Mouse

Is a mouse just a mouse, right? Nope. Like everything else we’ve been talking about, you can get a mouse that perfectly matches your style. The most important thing is probably comfort, so make sure you find a mouse that feels right.

Computer Keyboards:

Even with something as seemingly straightforward as a keyboard, there are a ton of options. Do you want the traditional feel of a membrane keyboard or the precise tactile feedback of mechanical switches? Do you want wired or wireless? Do you need macro keys? How vital is RGB lighting?

There are a lot of great keyboards out there, so you can find exactly what works for you.

Operating System

It is the software that allows you to interact with your computer. Once it’s installed on your storage device (preferably an SSD), you can then start installing all of your programs, games, and whatever else you’re going to use your computer for. The most popular one is Microsoft the window because it provides a straightforward user experience. Secondly, Linux is also popular and has the added advantage of being free, though it also has a bit more of a learning curve.

Putting Together Your PC:

Once you have everything ready to go, it’s time to start building. This is the part that many people find intimidating, but with our PC configurator’s help, you will go through quite easily. As long as you’ve done your research and our PC configurator knows everything is compatible, it is like putting together a fancy Lego kit.

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Before you build a PC, you’re obviously going to need the right parts and the right direction. That’s why the PC configurator is here to help. Installing and configuring a PC isn’t exactly rocket science, but you need to consider a few primary things. For instance, performing the right steps in order will ensure that the job does right. With that in mind, a PC configurator knows how to put together all the components to build a high-quality PC.

Many beginners could face some real problem while setting it up because building a PC by yourself isn’t just an immensely satisfying experience, but it also means you can tailor your PC to your own needs. Frankly, it’s a heck of a lot of fun, and with our pc configurator, it is even a lot easier to build. So don’t worry, we are here to help. PC configurator will assist you in quickly making a PC.

What Is a PC Configurator?

PC configurator is a pc making online tool that helps you to configure your dream PC setup with all the right components you require and at the highest possible quality. With a PC configurator, you only need to buy the parts. Click here for more information.

The key component you will need

Once you’ve decided what kind of PC you want to build, you can begin to research and purchase the hardware you need to fulfill your plan. First of all, you need a motherboard, secondly, a CPU (central processing unit), storage, memory, a power supply. Finally, monitor, mouse and a computer keyboard. That’s a lot of stuff. When you configure the PC, pay attention to what wishes your new PC should fulfill. Assembling a PC can be so easy!

Step by Step Assemble Your PC with your own choice and Prices you can check on https://cls-computer.de/pc-konfigurator/.

Here are the essential parts:

Motherboard

A motherboard is the first component you’ll want to choose. The Motherboard dictates your PC build’s physical form factor and size, but it also determines what other pieces of hardware the computer can use. It is the main circuit board of your computer. All other components of your computer are a plug with this circuit board. Motherboards have come in different sizes and configurations, and each one looks a little different, but they all have the same functionalities.

Processor (CPU)

CPU is the engine of your PC, and it’s set the performance expectation for the entire build. Usually, It has a socket directly attached to the Motherboard. No doubt, it’s the most crucial component of your PC. However, when it comes to consumer PCs business and data-center rigs are an exclusive beast there’s never been a CPU as potent as AMD’s 32-core, 64-thread Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX.

Memory

You’ll see many of the same terms when you’re looking at memory and storage, but they’re quite different. Memory used for storing data before and after processing. But most important is the memory to retain results temporarily till further processing, for instance, Random Access. It is necessary to choose a faster memory while putting together a desktop PC.

The HDD or “secondary storage” is used to store data permanently into your PC. It is like your PC’s walk-in closet. Here you can store all your files, your games, your movies, your documents, your photos, and everything.

Power Supply

The power supply is another primary hardware component. It looks like a little box that keeps the electricity running to each part of the PC. The purpose of the power supply is to determine how quick and powerful your PC can be.

PC Case

If you want to build a stunning video gaming PC, an attractive PC case is the first thing you should have in your mind. It helps to provide access to controlling your lighting. MSI MPG GUNGNIR 100 Case designs to keep these conveniences in mind.

CPU Cooler and Case Fans:

CPU cooler and Case fans are among the most visible parts of your rig when you use a PC case with a tempered glass window like the MSI MPG GUNNER 100. It provides a specific air cooling solution, ideally for CPU coolers and Case Fan.

Monitor

Now that you’ve picked out the parts for your build, it’s time to talk about everything else you’ll need for a quality PC experience. Let’s start with a monitor. It is an essential part of your PC. Because without it your PC is incomplete you need a proper monitor to run your PC.

Mouse

Is a mouse just a mouse, right? Nope. Like everything else we’ve been talking about, you can get a mouse that perfectly matches your style. The most important thing is probably comfort, so make sure you find a mouse that feels right.

Computer Keyboards:

Even with something as seemingly straightforward as a keyboard, there are a ton of options. Do you want the traditional feel of a membrane keyboard or the precise tactile feedback of mechanical switches? Do you want wired or wireless? Do you need macro keys? How vital is RGB lighting?

There are a lot of great keyboards out there, so you can find exactly what works for you.

Operating System

It is the software that allows you to interact with your computer. Once it’s installed on your storage device (preferably an SSD), you can then start installing all of your programs, games, and whatever else you’re going to use your computer for. The most popular one is Microsoft the window because it provides a straightforward user experience. Secondly, Linux is also popular and has the added advantage of being free, though it also has a bit more of a learning curve.

Putting Together Your PC:

Once you have everything ready to go, it’s time to start building. This is the part that many people find intimidating, but with our PC configurator’s help, you will go through quite easily. As long as you’ve done your research and our PC configurator knows everything is compatible, it is like putting together a fancy Lego kit.

Congratulations!

Whether it is your first PC or your fiftieth. Congrats on taking the time to learn how to put a PC together with our PC configurator. There’s always more to learn, but if you’ve come this far, you’re well on your way to becoming a DIY master.