Originally Posted by wbt50
I'm interested in building a PC soon.
I just need to know more about building my own PC as I don't know much.
I will be using the computer for pretty much everything. Gaming, Internet, Movies and on.
Couple of questions -
1) Is it hard to Build a computer ? (I'm only 15 Years old and never done it before)
2)It will be hard for me to get a budget of over £400 - £500 in Total ( Will that be enough for an awsome fast PC) ?
3)How much time would it take to build it?
4)Is it easy to screw it up, Such as brakeing a Peice worth £100 ?
5)What are the Parts I would have to get ?
6) Is it worth it ? What are the advantages/Disadvantages.
Thank you very much for you're time and please answer
1) how hard it seems will depends on your technical ability. Most parts will only go in one way and will only fit in one slot. Most of the time, installations are well documented in their instruction manuals.
2) I built the core of my PC for around £500, its the extras like keyboards, mice, monitors, etc. that add to it.
3) It usually takes about an hour to put it all together, test it, and install windows on it.
4) one or two little precautions can be the difference between a working PC and alot of dead components. in other words, if you're callous with it then, yes it is easy to screw up.
5) gaming rigs are usually defined into these sections:
GPU (graphics card)
HDD (hard drives)
PSU (power supply unit)
Optical drive (DVD/CD drive)
and obviously if you don't already have them, monitor/s keyboards mice.
6) IMHO yes, if you're capable of doing it. IF all goes well, the end result will be as good as most branded £700-800 PCs and will be done and dusted with an hour of your time and £500 of your cash.