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Building a personal computer – thermo paste

I actually found this particular step to be the most intimidating. There are quite a few different methods for applying it. Pea method Line Rice X Spread Different paste methods The process is simply applying a small amount of paste … Continue reading

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Building a personal computer – about fans

There is actually more to fans than big ones can push more air. There are essentially two different styles of fan. The first type of fan is PWM style. PWM stands for pulse width modulation which is a variable speed … Continue reading

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Building a personal computer – cooling

The CPU is going to get hot, really hot and so you need to keep it cool. This was covered above under the topic of CPU Cooler. Yet that is not everything as the GPU will also generate heat and … Continue reading

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Building a personal computer – power supplies

Selecting a power supply is somewhat anticlimatic in comparision to some of the other accessories. It is a matter of getting a supply that is big enough to support your accessories Power supply calculator https://www.bequiet.com/en/psucalculator Power supply calculator https://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/ Power … Continue reading

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Building a personal computer – selecting a hard disk

Any computer needs a hard disk to hold the operating system and any other types of work that you do. As recently as a few years, ok perhaps 10, the only question was how large of a hard disk do … Continue reading

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Building a personal computer – selecting the ram

Selecting ram for the computer is actually very similar to deciding on a graphic card. You need to know what will you be using a computer for and how much memory is needed for that task. Depending on your motherboard … Continue reading

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Building a personal computer – selecting a graphics card

Picking a graphics card depends on what you are planning on doing with your computer. Play games Mine bitcoin Play super intensive fast pace games Surf the internet Watching youtube videos Once you have answered which one or more of … Continue reading

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Building a personal computer – selecting a CPU cooler

I already discussed some about the CPU cooler. There are essentially three different choices you can make Air cooled All in one Custom water cooled The aircooled cooler is pretty much just as it says. It is a fan that … Continue reading

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Building a personal computer – selecting a case

Picking a case is to a certain extent a decision based on your preferences. The CPU or GPU won’t go any faster by having a larger or smaller case. The only limitations are that the case you purchase does support … Continue reading

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Building a personal computer – selecting a motherboard

Deciding on a motherboard is less of a religion than finding something that you can afford and that supports your processor. The question of the motherboard is more complicated depending on how high end of a CPU you are planning … Continue reading

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