In search of a enjoyable undertaking to maintain you occupied throughout? Constructing a PC from scratch would possibly appear to be a frightening process in the event you’re a newbie — or in my case, if you have not constructed a pc since highschool. But it surely does not must 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 all the rig your self. As a enjoyable problem, we will construct a beginner-friendly PC in actual time, utilizing the brand new AMD Ryzen 3300X processor.
I’m going by way of the steps on this video. I am joined by CNET Video Producer Oliver Padilla, who’s constructed a fair proportion of PCs in his time. He walks me by way of the method step-by-step so you possibly can observe alongside at house.
All informed, the elements complete round $600, so that is an reasonably priced starter PC. We specced this PC to present a strong 1080p gaming expertise. It may possibly additionally deal with on a regular basis duties and lightweight picture modifying. See the desk under for the elements we’re utilizing. However in the event you’re on the lookout for a extra severe workhorse, don’t be concerned: Now we have 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|