This is everything I used to build my own personal computer. The first thing I started with, was the mobo(motherboard)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130252. This is the piece of hardware that will hold all of the other components. The next thing I picked out was the “brain of the computer,” you could say, the CPU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116076 Yes I didn’t get the biggest, baddest processor you could get, but for what I am doing this runs fine. Next on my list, was the memory I was going to put in it… I choose http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211450, because of the nice ratings it had. Only got 2gigs to start with, but I got another 2gigs later on. Thinking about getting 4 more in the future, since Windows 7 maximizes all of the memory you put in it. Next thing I looked at was a graphics card. This is where I spent most of my money.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339 This wasn’t the exact one I wanted because the one I wanted went off sale the day I went to buy all of the parts >.<… This one was actually a little more expensive than I wanted to spend, but it was cheaper than the other one after it went off sale lol. Next thing I got was the HDD(harddrive):http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136456 Next two things I had to get were the case, and the power supply. For my power supply I went with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341019… Cheaper than the original one I wanted, but better. The other one had a pretty blue light to it. =) The case I choose was the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121096. Bought the nicest mid-tower I found, and had a cool LED fan on the front of it, along with the power button. Couple other things I have, those being input/output devices are, the mouse:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153054; the keyboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126087; the monitor:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102; and my speakers:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121044( Mine are actually the older version of these).
Now that I have pretty much explained all of the parts that are needed to build one. I believe its time to actually put it together… First thing you are going to want to do, is to put your mobo in to the case… You mobo and the case too, sometimes, comes with all of the bolts needed to mount it to the case. Make sure that every hole on the mobo lines up with the bolt slots on the case, and they are all fastened with a bolt. Now the next thing to do would be to insert your P/S (powersupply). (This step may be done before putting the mobo in. I just like to have the mobo in place first .) Now after you have gotten the P/S in, go ahead, and get your HDD into place.. This component will go in the slots in the front of the case, and will be mounted by either two screws in the side, or the case will have some other type of mounting device. Next thing you are going to want to do is place the graphics card and sound card if you purchased those…(Note: Some motherboards will have built in graphic and sound devices, and the need for the cards is not necessary.) Next thing on the list is to place the processor on the mobo. Make sure you are placing this the correct way, by aligning up the notches on the CPU slot, and the CPU itself. Now place the heat sink, which is supplied with the CPU on top of the CPU, this will usually have four turn locks that lock into the mobo. Now that you have all of the main components into place you can begin to hook all of the P/S cables into the mobo, and other pieces of hardware.. The 24pin, the biggest cable will attach to the corresponding mobo port. There are some cables labeled PCI-E/PCI… Those will go the Video card, and w/e other pieces of hardware you might have. Next thing you’ll want to do is connect the power to your HDD, and take one of the sata/ribbon cables and attack that to the corresponding hookups on the mobo. Oops.. Almost forgot to mention what you do with the memory sticks… Those will go into the long slots on the mobo… After you have hooked all of the cables that you need into your mobo, you can start the boot-up sequence, and start loading your OS! That is pretty much in a nutshell the basics to building your own computer from scratch..