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Building your own PC: Part 1

by Community Manager ‎06-10-2017 11:51 AM - edited ‎06-10-2017 11:53 AM

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Planning to build your own PC  for the first time? Don’t worry, we’ve got all the tips you need to get you started.

Here are some suggestions on what you should ask yourself before purchasing all of the hardware and add-ons for your new PC to provide some clarity and direction.

 

1. What is the purpose of the PC?

Will it be your main workstation? Will it be used for just basic document-editing or heavier tasks such as photo-editing and video-rendering? Or will it be sole for playing video games at its highest settings?

 

Having a clear idea on the purpose of your PC will let make it easier for you to choose the right hardware and software.

In addition to that, a powerful PC can also be your center for the latest and greatest in PC gaming. Will you be part of the Glorious PC Master Race?

 

2. Who are likely the users of the computer?
Will the computer belong to you or will it shared with many individuals?

 

If you’re building in PC that is shared among others, remember to keep it user-friendly. Investing in long-lasting and robust hardware is encouraged, especially when children are among its users.

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3. How much are you willing to spend on it?
Will you spend the bare minimum so that you may run just “basic” programs for your work? Would you rather spend a larger amount to purchase the bleeding edge of hardware that may last you for a long time? How about an average of both?

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Take a look at this picture above, isn’t it glorious? This is clearly is an example of a pro’s setup that will most likely compute faster than light.

 

Then again, not all of us want to invest so much on a PC, especially if it’s used for simple tasks. The budget to build a basic computer can go as low as RM2,000 (or less!). However, if your needs demand maximum speeds, large storage capacities, and the sharpest images the monitors of today can produce, you may want to spend more on it or change the hardware/software from time to time.

 


4. Are there any other gadgets to complement your PC?
Do you have a powerful smartphone and/or tablet on which you can do most of your “lighter” tasks? Do you have a phone that is “just enough” to get you through a day without having robust multi-tasking capabilities?

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If your smartphone or tablet can handle social media, music/video streaming, document editing, and web browsing (and/or more) without breaking a sweat, maybe you should be looking at more than a ‘basic’ PC since you (assumingly) demand a lot from your daily driver.

 

However, one can still have a powerful smartphone (and/or tablet) while owning a more basic computer if the priority is to get simpler tasks done that your smartphone cannot complete. The combinations are endless.

 

Do you have any questions about PC building ? Drop us a note in the comments down below.

We will be going through choosing the right hardware in our coming articles. Stay tuned for more!

 

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