Build Complete: My Gaming Rig
March 27, 2012
This is the 3rd post in a series. Check out the first and second entries for information on planning and building your own PC. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to build myself a new desktop, despite not having had one for many years. I set out to build a machine that was reasonably competent at playing games; I also wanted it to be fairly small and quiet. Lastly, I wanted something that would handle future upgrades with a minimal amount of part replacement. This wasn’t going to be a crazy complicated build since I didn’t want to sink a ton of money into it. I ended up with a bit more than I expected…
Building a new Desktop (Gaming) PC: Step 2 – Building
March 22, 2012
At this point, I’m assuming that you’ve got your plan all worked out for the desktop PC you’re going to build (if not, go read my last post). I spent about 2 days in the planning stage; it isn’t hard; it’s just a matter of getting all the research done. After all is settled, it’s time to get to the fun part… buying components and building! I’m not going to talk much about the buying step since that should be fairly self explanatory (and fun! boxes in the mail! it’s like Christmas!). Today’s entry will cover some tips and tricks about the actual assembly of your computer.
Building a new Desktop (Gaming) PC: Step 1 – Planning
March 20, 2012
In all my 20+ years of computer experience, I have never bought a prebuilt desktop PC (for personal use). In the early days, my desktops were hand-me-downs that I upgraded. Later when I had the money, I built or rebuilt machines to fit my needs/wants. About 5 years back or so, I gave up my desktop PC and switched entirely to laptops. My gaming had migrated primarily onto the Xbox, my desktop was outdated and I had brand new laptops (plural) from work. A few weeks ago, I decided that this needed to change. I wanted needed a desktop of my very own again. Of course, the idea of buying something prebuilt didn’t even occur to me.