Gaming has become a big eSports in youngsters. Even the older ones are more or less interested in this sport. But to play any game on a computer, you will need to have a gaming PC. You can easily buy all the parts and computer components by looking online at what you need and why. But as a beginner, you will suffer setting up your first gaming PC, especially when there is no one around for help. So, we have come up with this blog post. We are going to tell you step-by-step how to build a gaming PC?
First of all, you will need to know about Gaming Ivy what to look for while building a gaming PC? Then, once you go and buy everything lined up, you have to follow all the steps mentioned below, and Boom! You’re good to go.
Installing Motherboard and CPU
Take your motherboard, and the best practice to assemble a motherboard is to do it outside the case because it is effortless to assemble a motherboard on a flat surface instead of in a PC case where you sometimes can’t reach a certain point.
But be careful not to assemble it on a carpet because of the static electricity mixture, resulting in any of the components’ damage. Also, try to help from the instruction manual as much as possible because it is always written according to that specific product and not a general process.
Experts prefer to do this on a laminate or hardwood surface. First, you have to take out the motherboard from the box place it on a plain surface like that packaging box not to get it scratched. Then you have to remove that plastic piece from the CPU socket of the motherboard so that you can take out the tray.
Once the tray is open, attach the processor to it. Again, please do not pose any direct pressure to the processor. And at last, when everything is done, close the tray making sure that the metal arm is latched.
Integrate M.2 SSD and RAM
To integrate the M.2 SSD, you should first notice if there is any thermal guard on the M.2 slots. If there is any, remove it and install M.2 card on the slots. You will need to press the M.2 gently, and it will get into the place. Then you will notice that the other end of it is diagonally up. A relevant screw or the same thermal guard can fix that side on its position.
When you install the RAM, you will need to slide down the plastic clips. You will see there are four RAM slots on the motherboard. And if you have only two RAMs, place the RAMs in the slots in intervals, like one RAM at the first slot and the second RAM at the third slot. Experts say that this way, the CPU works better. When you install the RAM sticks at the slots, you may need to push it a little bit. But at first, press it gently and then gradually increase the pressure until you hear a click sound. When that click sound is heard, that means the RAM has been installed correctly at the slot. Then flip the plastic clips up to lock the RAM in its place.
Install The Case and Power Supply
There are standoffs to fix the motherboard in the case. It is effortless to fit the motherboard at the standoffs. Once you fit the motherboard at its position, there are places to tighten the screws. Tighten the screws at their positions but not so tightly you might damage the motherboard. Then you will see the input/output ports at the back of your case.
To install the power supply, first, take the case’s mounting bracket and use a screwdriver to attach it to the back of the power supply. Next, determine the power supply orientation and mount it to the mounting bracket.
SATA Hard Drives Connections
Once you successfully install the power supply and the case. Then install the SATA hard drives if you got any. There is always a unique space reserved on the motherboard for such drives. So you can easily install them, but if you don’t get it, you can read the manual to do that.
Plug the Case and Power Cables
Now plug your power supply unit into the board and attach the EPS12V and 24-pin ATX cables in their dedicated places on both the PSU and the motherboard. Similarly, plug all the wires’ other ends into the power supply unit.
Upgrade the GPU
To add the GPU as support, find where the PCIe×16 slot is on the motherboard. Usually, there is a more extended slot than the other with a different color than the rest. If you don’t understand more than one slot on your board, read the instruction manual to see which slot will be the best for your best graphic cards.
Install The Operating System
Once you complete all the hardware installations on the board and PC, you need to install an operating system, and you’re good to go. It will be best to upgrade at least to Windows 10 for better performance. For that, you will need a license from Windows. Once your Windows is ready to use, you’re good to go for gaming.
Finally, if you have done everything right and completed all the integrations and installations of your PC by strictly sticking to the steps mentioned here, then you should be able to use your PC right away. All the steps instructed here are taken from the user manual to fit the component onto the motherboard properly. Still, if you are confused or did anything wrong, please carefully read all the steps and follow them to do it properly.