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Have you always wanted to build your own computer but lacked the know how?
Would you like to save money on a kick-ass custom built computer while learning all about how computers function along the way?
In this course, you'll not only learn how to assemble your very own computer from scratch, but you'll learn all about the functions of the various components and hardware that make up a computing system.
You've come to the one and only place that has ALL the information you need to;
- Learn about the basic functions of a computer system
- Pick out appropriate hardware for your build
- Assemble all hardware needed for a fully functional computer
- Wire everything within the case like an expert
- Install an OS (Operating System) onto a computer
Stop settling for those store bought PC's that never seem to have all the features that you want, or even need. It's even more economical to build your computer, as opposed to buying one pre-made! (you'll be paying a lot more fees; i.e assembly fees)
Go ahead and click "Take This Course" and be on your way to building your very own custom built computer!
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This is the first step in assessing your needs. Determine what kind of user you are and what you'll demand from your build!
This is a very important step in planning for your computer.
In this section, you'll learn about all the functions of computer hardware.
In this lecture I'll be over-viewing all the different components and pieces of hardware it takes to run a computer.
The Motherboard -- The foundation of every computer
The CPU, the "brains" of your build.
This lecture covers RAM sticks, the "short-term memory" of your computer.
Let's go over the component that's going to power your computer, the Power Supply.
This lecture covers storage devices; Hard Drive Disks & Solid State Drives
This lecture will overview the Graphics Processing Unit.
Optical drives are devices for reading media devices such as CDs, DVDs, and SD cards.
In this lecture you'll learn how to implement proper airflow within your case.
Let's see how well you remember the functions of computer hardware
We're going to start this section off by finding the best place to buy all of the hardware needed to build a computer.
Let's go through some of the aspects that make a Motherboard unique.
Let's take a look at two of the leading CPU manufacturers!
Let's start shopping!
The Motherboard is always a great place to start when thinking about possible components for your computer. When building, always start with the foundation!
We're going to find a CPU that'll fit in the motherboard you just picked out.
Finding the right case for your computer is important, because this is what you and everyone else is going to look at when you show them your "very own custom built computer". If you care about such a thing, make sure you get a case with the right 'character' to fit your needs.
Please refer to the document below for a better detailed guide to find the perfect case for your needs!
Make sure to get enough RAM sticks for your computer needs.
Let's find the perfect storage device for your build.
Make sure you purchase enough wattage to cover all of your components. It's always better to opt for a little extra power if you think you may be just "getting enough." Components tend to draw more power when they're running at 100% load (the component is at max speed/freq).
-- Please download the my pre-picked list of video cards for a better idea of which card will suit your individual needs. --
This lecture is to help you If you think you'd be better off choosing your own video card that's more to your liking.
Let's take deeper look into aftermarket CPU's. This will be a great solution for those who intend on performing more CPU demanding tasks, such as; gaming, audio/video rendering, software/app development, or just running several programs at once.
It's very important to keep a good airflow going in your case.
I'll be covering the functions of certain Input/Output devices, along with how a computer system works with data.
There are various kinds of monitors out there, It's important to learn about the specific functions each one.
Let's talk about our primary input devices, the Keyboard and Mouse.
Check and double check this list before starting to assemble your computer!! The last thing you need is to find something missing halfway into your build.
Are you really ready to start putting everything together?
This video will brief you on all the hardware it takes to run a computer. Each component will be mentioned by name, along with a short description of its functions.
In this lecture we'll be getting our computer case ready for installation.
In this lecture we'll be installing our first piece of hardware, the Motherboard.
This lecture will show you how to install the CPU to your Motherboard
A Quick note on Installing your Aftermarket cooling device.
In this lecture we install the RAM sticks.
Make sure the storage device is nice and secure, free from the possibilities of moving (even just a little).
Let's secure the PSU
The video card should always go in the PCI- Express slot closest to the CPU.
In this lecture I will go over all of the wiring you have to do in order to get your computer up and running.
Wiring the PSU can seem difficult at first, make sure to review this lecture to make sure you havn't missed any connections.
Wiring the case can sometime's be very difficult your first time, this lecture takes you through everything you need in order to get those case buttons in the right places!
In this lecture we connect the storage device to the motherboard, and the heatsink & fan to a power source.
It's always important to review!
Let's test the build you worked so hard to create!
Don't worry, if your computer didn't turn on, review your steps, check the process. If all else fails, I'm always open to questions!
In this section we cover installing the Operating System.
This lecture will go through the steps needed to install an operating system onto a computer.
Thank you for taking this course!
I'm a tech fanatic with a passion for computer hardware and an extensive background in the professional IT field.
Naturally, I've loved tinkering with computers my whole life, building and upgrading various systems along the way. I can honestly say I've learned a lot, I've acquired many skills that really take hands on experience to learn. Skills developed through numerous failures. These, are the most valuable. Know why? Because there's no such thing as failure! You either win, or you learn from the experience.
Nothing makes me happier than passing on my expertise onto those out there willing to learn and expand their skill sets. I believe knowledge should be applicable, understandable, and most importantly, useful. If you take any of my courses, you'll see how detailed I get in breaking down every idea. You won't miss a thing!