6 general PC building tips

Compatibility

There are so many processors and every processor needs motherboard, but not every motherboard is made for every processor mainly because of CPU socket size, which makes them incompatible and this compatibility thing also implements on other parts of your PC.

Lets just roughly understand it, there are different socket sizes of every processor and motherboards which makes them compatible with each other. For instance, Intel’s second- and third-generation Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge chips requires a motherboard compatible with the LGA 1155 socket, while the fourth-Gen Haswell chips use LGA 1150 and the ultimate Extreme Edition processors require pricey socket 2011 motherboards.

If all this is still confusing for you then you can go to PCPartPicker.com on this website just select CPU, which you want to buy and then you can start building your PC around it with parts which are compatible with each other. Compatible parts will perform much better than the incompatible once.

Check Product Manual

If you get confused and don’t know how to put a particular part or wire into place do a search on the YouTube, but if you still don’t find it, then do check your product manual it is filled with information about that particular part.

check product manual

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Check every Part

Check each part works well before assembling your PC It is really important. Firstly, it will let you know whether you have bought a faulty product or not and other benefit will be you won’t have to deal with the frustration to take out the part later.

Check every part

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Ground Yourself

Use an antistatic wrist-strap cable to prevent Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) which can be deadly to computer electronics. If you don’t have an antistatic wrist-strap cable, plug your grounded power supply unit into an outlet (but don’t turn it on), and keep your hand on the grounded unit whenever you touch any ESD-sensitive part.

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Good Air Flow

Imagine yourself working in a hot summer and somebody serves you a cool beer how would you feel? Probably good until and unless you don’t drink beer. In the same way when your PC components get hot and they get served by cool air flow, they will work more efficiently and even their life expectancy will also extend. So do a favor to your PC and put some fans with good air flow not one with more air pressure pressure fans are required mainly for radiators.

positive air flow

Never push it Hard

Computer parts are delicate and can get damaged easily, so always take care of that. Never put the parts in excitement. If something is not getting into place double check whether you are putting it right or not because all the parts are designed to fit easily if still the problem occurs that means the part is not compatible with each other or something else is causing the problem.

I hope these 6 PC building tips will help you in some way and wish you a happy and safe PC building. Do share this with your friends and if you have any other tips, please post them in the comment section. I would love to update this post with your tips and tricks.

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