How to Build Your Own VR-Ready Computer
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How to Build Your Own VR-Ready Computer

Get to know what the different components are and how they all go together before building your own computer.
4.5 (2 ratings)
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32 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Pick out the parts they need for a new computer.
  • Build their own computer
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Requirements
  • This course doesn't assume you've bought or picked anything out for building your computer. In fact, you'd benefit more from watching this course before picking out your components so you'll get a better idea of how it all goes together.
Description

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • You should take this course if you're new to building a computer and want to know what parts to pick and how they all go together.
  • You don't need to take this course if you've already built your own computers and understand how computers are put together.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
01:44:00
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Introduction
2 Lectures 08:05
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The motherboard
2 Lectures 08:28
Tips for picking the right motherboard
03:50

Installing the motherboard for our build
04:38
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The CPU
3 Lectures 10:54
Tips for picking the right CPU
01:51

Overview of how to install a CPU and heat sink
05:50

Installing the CPU
03:13
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The CPU's heat sink
2 Lectures 13:38
Tips for picking the right CPU heat sink
04:08

Installing the CPU's heat sink
09:30
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The RAM (memory)
2 Lectures 07:27
Tips for picking the right RAM
04:26

Installing the RAM
03:01
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The video card (GPU)
2 Lectures 10:25
Tips for picking the right video card
05:09

Installing the video card
05:16
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The power supply (PSU)
3 Lectures 12:42
Tips for picking the right power supply
02:28

Installing the power supply
05:35

Hooking up the power cables to the power supply
04:39
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The optical drive (CD or DVD)
2 Lectures 05:24
Tips for picking the right optical drive
02:21

Installing the optical drive
03:03
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The hard drive
2 Lectures 04:57
Tips for picking the right hard drive
02:41

Installing the hard drive
02:16
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About the Instructor
Dan LeFebvre
4.4 Average rating
1,553 Reviews
6,401 Students
8 Courses
Best-selling author and productivity expert

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!

Brian Collins
4.5 Average rating
2 Reviews
32 Students
1 Course
Instructor

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.