PC Configurator - A step-by-step guide to building a gaming PC
Posted by CLS Computer on January 4th, 2021
What do you need to build a PC?
To build a PC, you need to put together all the pc components. First, when choosing the parts to build your PC, make sure that all of the parts are compatible with each other (CPU, RAM, motherboard).
Here is our gaming PC spare parts list with all the components you will need:
1. Processor (CPU)
A screwdriver is the only important PC configurator tool that you need here. However, if you want to keep your cables organized, you may want to invest in zip ties as well. Don't forget to be on the safe side. You should also invest in anti-static equipment.
The CPU is the second most important component of a gaming PC, but right after the graphics card, it is the most important for creating content. The processor executes instructions and is an important component in every PC.
To ensure you get the best performance and your setup is future-proofed, you should always buy the latest CPU that your budget can afford.
Intel processors are widely known for their strong single-core performance, which means they have always been considered the best gaming PC around. While this is correct, it is not a factor that should influence your decision to buy games because Intel CPUs have come under heavy criticism for being overly priced.
AMD processors are known for their powerful multi-core performance and affordability, making them great for multitasking and heavy-duty tasks. With recent developments, AMD's single-core performance has also improved, making it a serious competitor in the CPU market and bridging the gap with Intel.
To better understand the current CPU market, you should read our article on CPU hierarchy to see how the various processors relate to each other.
So you've decided on a processor. Now you need a compatible motherboard. When looking at motherboards, the main difference between low and high-end boards is usually in overclocking capabilities and premium features.
If you are planning to overclock your CPU:
• For Intel CPUs, you need a K-series processor and a Z-series motherboard
The motherboard doesn't have to be fancy, it just has to be reliable, so buying from a reputable manufacturer is important. ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte, and MSI are our recommended options.
Graphics card (GPU)
Imagine playing a multiplayer shooter to better understand how a GPU works. During the game, the CPU is responsible for keeping track of the physics like players and objects, as well as their location on the map. However, the GPU uses this information and renders the graphics it displays at the resolution and settings that you set them to.
The GPU is without a doubt the most important component in a gaming computer, but it still requires the CPU to function. If the CPU isn't processing what's happening in the game fast enough, your GPU's visual output will be in a bottleneck as it will have to wait for the CPU to catch up.
A GPU is made up of various components to perform quick calculations that result in a rendered image. Let's go over some terms you might find in a graphics card's specifications.
Whenever you buy RAM, you can refer to our best RAM guide to make sure you are getting the best possible kit for the job.
Storage (SSD / HDD)
Power supply unit (PSU)
CPU coolers can also cause problems in certain cases. So check this when purchasing. Also, if you want to increase airflow with fans, check to see if the case comes with it or how many mounting options there are if you need to buy some.
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