Where to learn the basics

SIRUSKEY

Well-known Member
Can anyone recommend a book or website for a novice to learn the basics of building a pc.

I have added ram and changed cards etc but that’s about all my ability is at the moment.


Cheers
Craig
 

danoliver1

Active Member
Can you not just google it? Plenty of info on the web. Or read a motherboard manual. It really is quite easy.
 

Berties

Banned
Youtube. Pretty much everything you need to know. Honestly building a PC is so easy now, you think it's hard go back to DOS era.

Trickiest is BIOS setup, but again basic settings are easy (boot options) Memory is a bit more complex as sometimes it may not be set correctly (fine if it's just a office PC but if you buy performance parts want to be sure correct settings)
 

Megaross

Novice Member
It's like building flatpack furniture, I don't believe it's possible for anyone to bugger it up with a bit of help from google.
Youtube videos can take you through it.
 

SIRUSKEY

Well-known Member
Can you not just google it? Plenty of info on the web. Or read a motherboard manual. It really is quite easy.
Yes I could just google it. But how does that answer my question of a recommendation from another member. If we all just used google how would the forum survive and how would we know the information provided was correct?


That’s for all the info guys. I will have a look at the links.

Cheers
Craig
 

Berties

Banned
and forums, FAQ. Plenty of info, it's not that you have to spend months researching it. Go on a forum, ask you want to build a PC from scratch to do x, you'll get list a of base units which are comptable ie

cpu, memory, motherboard
ATI or Nvidia GPU
PSU
Case
Keyboard
Mouse
other bits

Order them, whilst you're waiting watch a few videos on pc building, BIOS setup....that should be enough. Download PDF for motherboard manual, watch video on CPU and memory installation.

Have manuals there whilst you're building it.

If you're unsure post on a forum.

Like I said, easy. Had to figure everything out by myself without any assistance. Couldn't figure out multiple boot in config.sys? Tough had to get manual out and do it by trial and error.
 

Berties

Banned
I'd recommend getting a full tower case ; easier to work in, able to fit a large heatsink, more drives, easier to do things on a completed system.

Had MATX, some are ok but the one I had wasn't a great design.
 

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