On the lookout for a enjoyable challenge to maintain you occupied throughout? Constructing a PC from scratch would possibly look like a frightening process in case you’re a newbie — or in my case, if you have not constructed a pc since highschool. Nevertheless it would not need to be.
A custom-built machine is the easiest way to get all of the elements you need, and it is extremely satisfying to know you constructed the complete rig your self. As a enjoyable problem, we’ll construct a beginner-friendly PC in actual time, utilizing the brand new AMD Ryzen 3300X processor.
I am going by means of the steps on this video. I am joined by CNET Video Producer Oliver Padilla, who’s constructed his justifiable share of PCs in his time. He walks me by means of the method step-by-step so you possibly can observe alongside at residence.
All informed, the elements whole round $600, so that is an inexpensive starter PC. We specced this PC to offer a stable 1080p gaming expertise. It might additionally deal with on a regular basis duties and light-weight photograph modifying. See the desk beneath for the elements we’re utilizing. However in case you’re searching for a extra critical workhorse, don’t be concerned: We’ve got atoo.
Newbie PC construct elements
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8GHz quad-core|
|Motherboard||Asus Prime B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4|
|Reminiscence||Essential Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000|
|Storage||Essential MX500 500GB 2.5″ SSD|
|Video card||Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 8GB|
|Case||Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case|
|Energy provide||EVGA GD (2019) 500 W 80+ Gold Licensed ATX|