How to Build a Custom Gaming PC

The complete guide to designing and building your own custom PC.
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  • Lectures 42
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Learn how to build your very own custom gaming PC from the ground up! No prior experience or knowledge is required to enroll in this do-it-yourself project course.

My name is Cody Ray Miller, an IT professional and complete computer geek. I'll be walking you through the process of building your own PC step-by-step.

The course covers everything from selecting custom parts, to putting it all together. Plus bonus sections to help you DIG DEEP inside each piece of hardware and understand how it works and why..

Although intended for absolute beginners, anyone can enroll in this course and follow along to build an awesome gaming PC for less than $1,000.

After taking this course, you'll know exactly how to DESIGN and BUILD a computer system of any kind, for any purpose. You'll be fully equipped to create systems for other people, according to their specific needs.

You'll also increase your knowledge of all system components, thereby improving your ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair PC hardware.

All course updates are 100% FREE. Buy this course one time and you own it for life. Not only that, but you will also gain lifetime access to me as your personal instructor. Have a question about building a PC? Just ask! You, as my student, are my #1 priority.

Wait, are you still reading this?! The course comes with a genuine 30 day, no hassles, money-back guarantee. So, there is absolutely nothing to risk here. Enroll today!

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge or experience is required.
  • Basic understanding of computer hardware (CPU, Memory) is recommended.
  • Philips Head and Flat Head Screwdrivers
  • Computer parts may be purchased before or after enrolling.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Design and Build a Custom PC
  • Select Appropriate Parts for Any Build and Budget
  • Install and Remove All PC Component Parts
  • Manage Cables for Proper PC Case Airflow
  • Build PCs for Other People

What is the target audience?

  • This course is primarily designed for absolute beginners who have never built their own PC before. Advanced users are discouraged from enrolling in this course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
Preview
01:39
How to Use This Course
Preview
01:29
Section 2: System Design
Introduction to System Design
Preview
02:26
My Parts List
Article
Selecting Custom Parts
Preview
06:39
System Cooling
04:37
Operating Systems
01:03
Additional Build Components
02:33
Section 3: The Case
JUST THE FACTS: PC Cases
02:42
JUST SHOW ME: Preparing Your Case
02:18
JUST SHOW ME: Case Fan Setup
03:33
DIGGING DEEP: Case Air Pressures
06:20
Section 4: The Motherboard
JUST THE FACTS: Motherboards
05:39
JUST SHOW ME: Motherboard Installation
05:47
DIGGING DEEP: Bios, Overclocking, and More...
04:26
Section 5: Optical Drive(s)
JUST THE FACTS: Optical Drives
04:12
JUST SHOW ME: Optical Drive Installation
07:06
DIGGING DEEP: Bluray Players, Encryption, and Copy Protection
02:35
Section 6: Hard Disk Drives (HDDs)
JUST THE FACTS: HDDs and SSDs
04:56
JUST SHOW ME: Installing the SSD
01:21
DIGGING DEEP: RAID Arrays
05:45
Section 7: The Power Supply (PSU)
JUST THE FACTS: Power Supply Units
05:04
JUST SHOW ME: PSU Installation
05:32
DIGGING DEEP: Modular Designs
02:09
Section 8: The CPU
JUST THE FACTS: CPUs
11:18
JUST SHOW ME: Installing the CPU
08:40
DIGGING DEEP: Thermal Paste
06:01
Section 9: RAM (Random Access Memory)
JUST THE FACTS: RAM
04:23
JUST SHOW ME: RAM Installation
01:37
DIGGING DEEP: Latency, Bus Speed, and Timing
03:37
Section 10: The GPU (Graphics Card)
WAIT! Before connecting the GPU and PCIe Cards
01:27
JUST THE FACTS: GPUs
04:29
JUST SHOW ME: Installing the GPU
03:35
DIGGING DEEP: SLI and Crossfire
03:33
Section 11: PCI/e Cards
JUST THE FACTS: PCI/e Cards
03:21
Connecting the Front Panel Audio to Card
00:36
JUST SHOW ME: PCIe Sound Card Installation
01:00
DIGGING DEEP: PCIe Lanes (x1. x4. x8. x16, x32)
03:12
Section 12: Finalizing the Build
Power Connections
11:05
Additional Cable Management
00:54
Closing Thoughts
01:51
Troubleshooting (If Things Aren't Working...)
03:25

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Instructor Biography

Cody Ray Miller, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and IT Professional

Hello, my name is Cody Ray Miller and I love teaching valuable skills to motivated students! I am passionate about helping you achieve your life goals, whether that means advancing in business, acquiring the technological skills needed to excel at work, or improving the quality of your personal life.

I have a diverse set of certifications, interests and experiences—including a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology—which enable me to teach a variety of powerful courses, from computer server administration to marketing psychology and stargazing.

As my student, you are my #1 priority. Each and every one of my courses are carefully designed to accommodate a wide variety of learning styles and personality types. If something is unclear, or you need help understanding anything within my course, just send me a message and I will be happy to spend some one-on-one time with you in order to clarify the course material and make sure that you both learn and retain the subject matter.

Thank you for your interest in my courses, and in me as an instructor. I look forward to seeing you in one of my lectures very soon!

Blessings,
Cody Ray Miller

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