Start by choosing a clean, flat surface and cover it with a sheet. Silly recommendation at first, but know that electronics do not mix well with the carpet (static electricity destroying some electronic components) or with iron filings.
On the tool side, a medium-sized cruciform screwdriver is necessary to minimize the risks associated with static electricity, and if possible, magnetized. This facilitates the installation of screws, but especially the recovery of a fallen screw in a place difficult to reach. After that, consider putting the screwdriver in regular contact with the case’s frame to unload it from any static electricity during installation. We also recommend many plastic clamps. Finally, as far as the screw driving is concerned, you will find several types, most of which are supplied with the case.
The video game industry is continually evolving, and the number of players is continuously increasing. They are often classified into two categories: PC gamers and those who prefer consoles. Still, others practice both. In this article, we will focus on those in the PC category, which remain the most numerous: in 2017, there were 1.6 billion PC players in the world, compared with 638 million console players.
Having a PC able to provide the best game quality is what all gamers want! The right solution is to mount it yourself, choosing your components. Here we will guide you on the choice of these components and the assembly of your PC so that it can run the latest monsters of the video game industry, and this within the best possible quality.
What components for your gamer PC?
- The processor
Your CPU must at least consist of two cores to be able to execute multiple threads (or tasks) at the same time, as most games require multithread workloads.
If you want to play full HD, your processor frequency must be higher than 2.5 GHz.
- The motherboard
When choosing your motherboard, make sure that it has a socket compatible with your processor. Care should also be taken to ensure that it can support the capacity, frequency, type, format, and number of RAM modules you are going to equip your PC with.
16 GB is enough for a PC gamer.
- 4 Hard disk / SSD
For data storage, you can choose either a hard drive or an SSD. A gaming hard drive must operate at 7,200 rpm, have 250 to 500 GB of space, and be compatible with the motherboard. An SSD is more expensive but will load your games faster. It must also be consistent with the motherboard.
- The graphic map
A nerve of war, the graphics card manages the resolution and graphics of your games. To avoid jerks, it must generate 30 and 60 images per second. It must at least be equipped with 2 to 4 GB of memory.
- The case
It must be able to accommodate all components and be compatible with them. Depending on your PC installation requirements, more powerful fans may be required.
- The screen
For your screen, choose the highest refresh rate you can, as it will determine the number of images displayed per second. 75 Hz is a minimum.
Don’t forget to equip yourself with a keyboard and a gaming mouse that is with additional keys and better comfort.
Editing your PC gamer
- CPU installation
Place your processor in the reserved area inside the motherboard.
- Mount RAM bars
Open the small checkmark at the end of the memory location, and press the bar.
- Place the motherboard
It is a question of attaching it to the housing. For this, put the PC down and open the side of the tower. Place the motherboard, checking that all the screw steps are aligned with those of the housing, then screw.
- Place the graphics card
Remove the iron plates that are on the housing and that block the exit ports. Then insert the graphics card and attach it to the PCI 1 location, then screw to fix it.
- Place the power supply
It stands at the bottom of the tower, with the wires inwards. Positioned against the wall of the housing, the screws will be aligned between the house and the power supply.
- Hard Disk Placement and connection
The location of the hard drive is located at the front of the tower. Once established, insert the hard drive, connect it to the power supply, then to the motherboard.
Don’t forget to connect the power supply to the motherboard, fans, etc.
Check that everything is working, then put the cables away (after you’ve cut the power), so that you have as much room as possible inside the housing, and let the air pass easily.
Setting up your PC gamer: a story of time more than of complication
Setting up a good PC gamer requires some knowledge in the field, but is affordable for everyone, with a minimum of attention and patience. Several components are to be known, and your budget is also to be taken into account during your assembly because the total price can quickly increase.
Stay focused when assembling your PC, as many small details are to be considered. Here we have explained the main features, but do not hesitate to consult your user manuals for more details. Now it’s up to you to create the PC of your dreams that can run the best games of the moment!