DIY – Build Your Own Desktop Computer

Do It Yourself - Made Simple

In this post, we will discuss how to make a custom built computer. When you buy a computer from a retailer, a lot of the cost is from labor. When you have the skill to put it together yourself, you can save that labor cost. The overall cost of a custom built computer varies based on the performance you are looking for. Prices start at about $400 and go up from there. Purchasing the components of the computer is the most important part of the process. You need to ensure the components you choose are all compatible with each other. We will break down each component below and discuss how they connect together.

Required Components

Optional Components

Computer Case
Motherboard
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Hard Disk Drive (HDD/SDD)
Random Access Memory (RAM)
CD/DVD/BluRay Drive
Operating System
Power Supply (PSU)
Graphics Card (GPU)

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