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Have you ever wanted to build your own computer? What components do you buy? Will they fit together? Are they the right ones?
These are all questions that Brian had when he thought about building his own computer. So he approached one of his good friends, Dan, to help walk him through the process.
Over the course of a couple hours, we'll look at how to take some of the scariness out of building a computer. One of the key things Brian found out when building his computer is that there's a ton of different options. Do you pick an Intel processor? AMD? How much RAM do you need on your GPU? How can you make sure your power supply supports everything in your computer?
These are all tough questions that you'll need to answer every time you build a computer. And since every computer is built differently, there's not necessarily a correct answer for every scenario. A huge part of the computers you build is dependent on why you want to build it and what you'll be using it for.
So instead of focusing on the specific parts Brian picked out for his computer, we'll look at why they were picked and talk about how you can start choosing your own.
We've structured this in a way where both Brian and Dan will chat about each component first. We'll start each module with an introduction where we'll look at what the component is, why we picked that particular one and offer some tips and insights for how you can pick your own parts.
From there, in each module we'll take a look at how the components are installed. Again, we'll focus on not only the specific pieces we're building in this course but looking at some more general tips you can use for your own build.
Join Brian and Dan on this journey as they take the stress out of building a computer and help you do the same.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Building your computer onlinePreview
|Section 2: The computer case|
Tips for picking the right casePreview
Looking at the case for our buildPreview
|Section 3: The motherboard|
Tips for picking the right motherboard
Installing the motherboard for our build
|Section 4: The CPU|
Tips for picking the right CPU
Overview of how to install a CPU and heat sink
Installing the CPU
|Section 5: The CPU's heat sink|
Tips for picking the right CPU heat sink
Installing the CPU's heat sink
|Section 6: The RAM (memory)|
Tips for picking the right RAM
Installing the RAM
|Section 7: The video card (GPU)|
Tips for picking the right video card
Installing the video card
|Section 8: The power supply (PSU)|
Tips for picking the right power supply
Installing the power supply
Hooking up the power cables to the power supply
|Section 9: The optical drive (CD or DVD)|
Tips for picking the right optical drive
Installing the optical drive
|Section 10: The hard drive|
Tips for picking the right hard drive
Installing the hard drive
|Section 11: Finishing the build|
Hooking up the case cables to the motherboard
Hooking up the cooling fans
Summary and thanks
Simple computer quiz
Thanks for stopping by. I'm a best-selling author, and a 3D generalist, photographer, podcaster and blogger. For over a decade, I've worked to become more productive in my career while allowing myself time to follow my personal goals on the side. In that time, I've found success in the productivity space as I've written a few books to share my processes. Now, I'm hoping to continue helping you be more productive here at Udemy. Got questions? Let me know!
Having been an instructor in secondary and post secondary education, I've turned my skills and knowledge of education to the internet with the hope of reaching more people around the world. My passions are writing, photography and video editing.