Build A Full Size Atx Amd Ryzen Pc

Jimmy/ July 15, 2022/ how to build a computer

Then you just need to install an OS and you’re all set. One of the more time-consuming parts of assembling any build is the process of installing your CPU cooler. Unless you’re using an included box cooler , you’ll need to first add the appropriate mounting bracket to your motherboard, then install the cooler itself. We’re using a large 240mm AIO cooler, which has a big radiator with two 120mm fans.

Now’s the time to put that precision screwdriver set away and hit the power button to see if it works. If nothing happens always check your power cables are in the right place and that you’ve installed the latest version of your BIOS. It might not be obvious but when you build a PC you don’t automatically have an operating system such as Windows 10 included or pre-installed. You’ll often have to install from a USB, so just plug it into the PC and boot up. Hopefully your new PC will recognise it, if not open your BIOS and set the USB drive so it is the boot device.

That said, you should probably install the graphics card drivers manually, especially if you have a gaming PC. Both NVIDIA and AMD offer interesting and useful applications with such features as fan control, streaming apps, or game optimisation. In the past, finding the right drivers for individual components was often a monumental task, but today the situation is very different.

As noted above, the Kraken X62 we’re using blocks access to the EPS12V connector on the motherboard, so we had to connect that before installing the radiator. The power, reset, and LED connections are more difficult, because they are tiny and you need to match the appropriate power and ground connectors to the correct pins. The power and reset switches can be reversed, but the LED leads have to be installed properly or you won’t get any lights. Your case should’ve come with a box or bag full of screws, zip-ties, and other odds and ends you’ll use for installation. Find the motherboard standoffs—these are often gold, and the bottom halves of the standoffs are threaded, while the top halves are screw holes that you’ll be screwing the motherboard into. (Note that some cases have built-in standoffs that allow you to skip this step.) Now is also a good time to find the correct screws for the standoffs that will hold the motherboard in place.

Alternatively, consult Reddit or Tom’s Hardware, both of which have “critique my build” options in their forums. It’s worth mentioning that at the time of writing, the RTX 3070 is still a few weeks away from release, and it’s probably going to sell out quite fast. However, AMD will also release a new GPU shortly, so it’s probably best to just be patient and catch a restock. With that in mind, the first part of our “How to build a PC” series focuses on picking parts. In a broad sense, we’ll cover the hardware that makes a PC tick.

16 GB of RAM is enough for running Microsoft Office and other not so demanding programs and apps. With 16 GB of RAM, you won’t have problems streaming TV shows and movies or playing less demanding games. The amount of RAM determines your computer’s speed and performance.

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