"Building" a computer sounds like quite a nerdy thing to do. But in my defense, I knew almost nothing when I started, and my biggest problem came when I forgot to plug the power cord in.
It seemed more complicated than I thought that it would be. I had expected that most of the parts would have advanced to the point where they would be very simply labeled and obvious to plug in. Maybe they are, but with names like "PCIe" I'm not sure that computer building is as easy as it might be.
In two, or three hours, of over thinking every connection, I had it up and running on my first try, with all connections, that I know of.
I still don't know much of anything about all of the computer parts, so I found some other guy's parts list and approximated his "build" for mine.
My computer's parts were based off of the computer parts from Return of the $750 Gaming PC Build.
Several changes were made, I don't remember them all, but one change was to use this case:
I also watched the following YouTube videos, which helped a lot:
I still know little about computers, but it seemed fairly easy to do. Some things I learned:
- Its not "building" its assembling.
- There are a handful of parts that need to match.
- A modular power supply, whatever that is, might be preferable to my tangle of unused cables.
- Hardware assembly is easier than I was led to believe it would be..
- Cable management is easier than I was led to believe it would be (only the unused excess power cables are a mess).
- I still know little about computer software, and hope to avoid ever needing to.
- I've found another place to waste too much money on things like quieter fans.