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  • Custom Computer Builder

  • Custom Computer Builder¬†Michigan

    Building your own custom desktop computer is a task that even a non-tech savvy person can accomplish. It's not as scary as it sounds as long as you follow the steps and ask questions when you need to. The advantage of making your own computer is that you get to choose everything. From how the case looks to what video card to include and what your budget is, you are in complete control. This is a great opportunity for either advanced computer users looking to build a crazy gaming computer or just the basic office user that wants to save a few dollars.

    The first step is to do your research and order your parts. Here are the relevant components for a basic computer build:

    - Optical Drive/DVD drive
    - Hard drive
    - Case
    - Power Supply (PSU)
    - Processor (CPU)
    - Motherboard
    - RAM (Memory)
    - Operating System

    These are the core components of a computer. However, you can very easily add to the core by purchasing additional parts like a video card or a wireless internet card. As a base, that's all you will need.

    I recommend starting by choosing a processor. The processor is basically the engine of the computer and will determine what sort of motherboard you will purchase. For example, if you are purchasing an Intel E8400 Wolfdale processor, you will need to purchase a motherboard with a LGA 775 slot to accommodate the processor. You can compare price per performance rating for all of today's processors. Generally, you cannot compare the speed rating of two CPUs. That means that just because one processor boasts 3.2 Ghz, that doesn't necessarily mean that it is faster than another processor running at 2.9 Ghz.

    Once your CPU is selected, it's time to choose a motherboard. You need to be mindful of the following compatibilities:

    - CPU socket type.
    - Number and type of RAM slots
    - Number of SATA Connectors (one for each hard drive and optical drive you will plug in. Leave room for expansion!).
    - Number of PCI slots for additional cards (USB cards, modems, wireless network cards, HUBs...)
    - Number of USB ports built in.
    - Presence of on-board video card.

    At The Teck Guy we have Many Packages for every budget to build you the PC of your Dreams! Call us to discuss details Today!