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The best part about building your own PC is that you can make a system that's tailored just for you. The two most important questions when planning your build are what you'll be using it for and how much money you can spend on it.

For productivity use and only light gaming, for example, you can build around an attainable CPU with integrated graphics and a motherboard with the essential ports and expansion slots you need. Enthusiast and high-end builders with more to spend, especially gamers and content creators, will want to plan around pricier and higher-performance CPUs, fancier motherboards with cutting-edge connectivity and distinctive style, and powerful, quiet-running graphics cards that can game with realistic image quality and high frame rates. The sky’s the limit.

When it's finally time to put together your PC, be sure to find a workspace that's clean and spacious enough for you to lay out all of the components you’ll be assembling. Seek out a hard, non-conductive surface, to serve as the foundation of your workspace. Avoid standing on or building on carpeted surfaces that might cause static build-up and discharge, as a static zap could damage your expensive components. Make sure that you have all the tools you need, including small and medium Philips screwdrivers, at hand to tighten the various screws that secure components to one another and to the PC case.

If you're not sure how to assemble your system, carefully read the included manuals for each one, especially the motherboard, before beginning to understand how the various components go together. For extra help, you can even consult online communities like the ASUS PC DIY Facebook group for more specific questions.

With those checks complete, connect a monitor, mouse, and keyboard to the appropriate ports on your PC and plug the power cable into your power supply. Once that's all done, press the power button on your PC. If all has gone well, you'll be rewarded with a power-on self test (POST) screen and enter into the motherboard's firmware interface.

Once you've installed your operating system, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor with a PC that's not just tailored to your unique needs, but also a project you can feel proud of completing on your own. Planning, picking parts, and putting them all together may have seemed intimidating at first, but once it's all done, we think you'll agree that building your own PC is as easy as 1-2-3.

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  • John Mayer
  • Larry Chen
Build Details

"For Henry’s Build was inspired by color texture. The pistachio color for the radiator is what drew me in once he shown me what color scheme he wanted for his computer to be. Creating something very unique industrial looking and using the latest techniques when it comes to water calling a PCs. So everything was custom-made from the the chassis to the distribution block and also the painting of the case so I was mostly impacted by just combination of metals, texture and color for the thyme of the build. My goal was to create something very unique in a sense it’s a limited edition computer build that you won’t see anywhere else. So, basically a 1 of 1 piece. The whole thing was design based off what he was inspired by so it was a combination between what he liked and what I liked and it turn to be stunning piece."

"For Justine Custom PC I was inspired by one of my favorite architects Roman Vlasov which he loves to use vertical or horizontal stack shapes to give it that organic feel when it’s set into environment. So I took basically the same concept created a custom front and side frost panels designed them horizontally and stack them together to give it more of that organic feel from a minimalistic design case and added lighting to the front panel so you can see the shaped and shadows from each panel as the light peeks out. The whole inspiration wanted to mix between minimalistic and organic feel to the build. Keeping it white and silver so it all ties in together that will stand in the test of time."

"The inspiration came from his love of guitars and taking the silver string look and using brass nickel plated tubes as the strings would appear in a guitar. Keeping the build clean and industrial just as a guitar is minimal but has chrome accents that pop."

"The inspiration came from his Datsun 240Z Car which has an orange paint job. So I took his car paint code to match his car. Also, for the radiator I had it exposed to mimic a car engine where you have the tubes going into the radiator just has a car would. I think it made more sense having the tubes being shown. To top it off, I added some carbon fiber tubes to go with the same theme for his Datsun 240Z."

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Essentials For Your Builds

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To form a complete PC, a CPU has to be paired with a motherboard—a large printed circuit board that provides power to the CPU and connects it to all of the other components that make up a system. A motherboard makes these connections by providing standardized slots for components and a number of external connectors, like USB ports, that you may already be familiar with.

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To output video signals to a monitor, modern PCs use a graphics processing unit, or GPU. Unlike the CPU, which is a general-purpose processor that can perform most any kind of mathematical operation, the GPU greatly speeds up certain types of calculations that are necessary for basic display output and video playback. More powerful GPUs can perform those calculations quickly enough to run the 3D simulations necessary for gaming in real time.

Closed-loop liquid cooler or all-in-one liquid cooler, circulates water-based coolant through hoses that run between a pump head and a radiator like the one you'd find in your car. The pump head has a copper plate on its base that contacts the metal cover of the processor and transfers heat into the liquid sealed into the system that's circulating on the other side. Fans mounted to the radiator then transfer heat from the liquid to the surrounding air.

Power supplies come in fully modular, semi-modular, and non-modular varieties, each of which refer to a type of cabling system. Fully modular units don't have any fixed cables running out of their enclosures. Instead, you install only the cabling you need using sockets on the front of the unit. Semi-modular units might have fixed cables for the highest-current wiring, but let you customize the remainder of the cables for storage devices and peripherals. Non-modular PSUs come with all of their cabling hard-wired.

If you’ve never given much thought to the gear you use to control and hear your gameplay, or you’re just getting by with the keyboard, mouse, and headset that came with your last desktop PC, it’s time to rethink whether your peripherals are doing all they can to raise your game.

PC chassis are enclosure that physically holds, protects, and helps to cool the various components that make up your PC—specifically build their products to fit motherboards using those form factors.

To make use of the pixels your GPU produces, you’ll need to add a monitor to your build list. It's important to keep in mind of size, reponse time, panel type, resolutions, color accuracy and resolution to choose a monitor that's right for you.

The number of wireless devices in our lives is multiplying at a torrid pace. Tech-savvy households can easily include over a dozen devices between smartphones, tablets, PCs, game consoles, smart TVs, digital assistants, and an expanding array of IoT gear. That’s a lot to manage under one roof, especially during prime time, when concurrent streaming, surfing, and gaming sessions all want their share of available bandwidth. With this in mind, we’ve deployed it across a family of new routers capable of keeping up with your appetite for digital devices.

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