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It has become increasingly popular to build ones own computer In many cases it saves money and guarantees that you get what you want Building your own computer also assures that you avoid the proprietary designs many companies use to utilize to keep the customers coming back for new parts Most importantly having built the system you become very familiar with your system and with computers in general There is no reason not to tackle the project of building your own computer A very basic knowledge is required and you can learn as you go Materials and Tools Needed Upon having researched the quality of the parts you want to use to build your computer you will need the following basic items to assemble your processor CaseTower Motherboard CPU central processing unit Heat sink and fan Floppy drive Hard drive and CD-ROM Video card optional but very recommended The accessories needed to put together your processor should come with each of the components purchased However the basic screws that will be required are the following Chassis screws Smaller screws these are just like the chassis screws but have a smaller diameter Standoffs Washers Spacers snap-in and standard There are a variety of different tools you may need while building your system Here are a few of the most common ones Flat head screwdriver Magnetized Phillips head screwdriver Regular Phillips head screwdriver The entire installation process of the components should take approximately an hour but this all depends on the level of experience and knowledge of the builder Precautions and warnings There are a few things that you should be aware of when you are building your computer so you dont hurt yourself or damage any of the components Wash and dry your hands Make sure you ground yourself by touching an uncoated part of your computers chassis prior to touching any of the components It is recommended to
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