Building a PC can be quite difficult at times especially for those who haven’t build a PC before. we often get a lot of questions from our viewers regarding building a PC. We really can’t reply to each of those questions individually. So we decided to compile a list of some of the most frequently asked questions and answer them once.
Here we are with our post on Common Questions while building a PC [FAQ]. So without wasting any more time, let’s get straight into it, should we?
Common Questions while building a PC [FAQ]
Q1. Do I have to build my PC myself?
This totally depends on you, you can build your PC on your own, it would be a fun time for you. If you think that you may mess it up then you can go to the local PC hardware shop and let them build it for you.
Q2. How much does it cost to build a gaming PC?
Depends on how much power you want it to be. You can choose the components according to the purpose you are building a PC for. For example, if you are building a PC for office purposes, then it does not make sense to buy an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 4 GB Graphics Card which you may need if you are going with a powerful Gaming PC build. The cost for a Gaming C ranges from $700- $2000 on an average.
Q3. How hard is it to build a gaming PC?
We must say it is not too hard. But you need to be very careful about it. Just follow all the steps carefully and you are good to go. You can find the installation guide on the PC’s components manual. If you want to look at a practical way to build a PC, then you can any time go to the websites like YouTube and search for same. You could easily find a good Video explaining everything carefully.
Q4. How long does it take to build a PC?
If you are someone who is building a PC for the first time ever, then it may take around 3 hours or longer to build a PC successfully. But once you get used to it, it should not take longer than an hour or so to build a Good PC. We would recommend you to collect the pre-requisites before starting building so that way you don’t waste much time in finding the tools and components.
Q5. What tools do you need to build a PC?
Not many. You literally need all your components and a good screwdriver to get the job done. you don’t need any special tools to build a PC. You can grab some of the thumbscrews as well, it would come handy at times.
If you want a more safety, then you can invest in some tools like an anti-static wristband, an anti-static mat which would help you from getting shocks. But again these are not necessary and totally depends on you.
Q6. Does building a Gaming PC cost more than Gaming Console?
Well, one can’t really answer this question universally. It can be but need not be. it totally depends on the budget that you have and the parts you are going with. That’s the versatility of building a Gaming PC on your own. You choose the budget, the parts according to the money have in your pocket and your needs. There is not much difference between the cost of a Good Gaming PC and a Gaming Console. This might be slightly less or more cost difference.
Q7. Is it necessary to buy Windows?
No, it is not necessary to buy Windows for your PC. You can go with other open sources Operating Systems like Linux, Ubuntu. Linux has a great gaming experience.
Q8. What can I replace?
Literally everything, you can replace any of your PC component on the future according to your needs, that’s the beauty of a Custom PC Build. Don’t forget to call Microsoft so that way you get to keep your Windows license.
Q9. What parts do I need for building a PC?
This is one of the most common questions that a lot of newbies ask. Well, here is a list of components that you would need to build a PC.
- Case or Cabinet
- CPU (with a Cooler)
- RAM (Random Access Memory)
- Power Supply
- HDD (or an SSD)
Other parts which are completely optional:
- Disc drive
- Graphics Card or GPU (recommended for a Gaming PC)
- Sound cards, extra storage drives, etc.
Q10. Do I need to buy all my parts at once?
Not necessary, however, we would recommend you to buy all the necessary components at once. You must check the compatibility like the socket of the CPU and Motherboard to make sure that they match else you’ll end up scratching your head.
Once you have successfully bought all the necessary components, you can buy the optional components.
Q11. Should I buy extra case fans?
You can. Although it’s not necessary especially when you are going with a cabinet that has enough fans. but if you are still worried about the System’s temperature, then you can go with an extra case fan whenever you want.
Q12. Do I need to buy a disc drive?
A Disc Drive is completely optional. We see a lot of users buying the disc drive just so that they can install the Operating System on their PC and once that’s done they don’t use a disc drive ever. Well, if you are one of those users who is thinking the same, then let us tell you that you can install an Operating System on your PC using a bootable Pendrive as well.
Q13. Do I need a liquid cooler?
No, unless you have overclocked your PC components you don’t Even if you have overclocked your PC components like CPU or GPU you don’t need it if you have a good Air Cooler installed. Although if you want a quieter build then we would recommend you to go with a liquid cooler instead of an air cooler as the air cooler is quite noisy at times.
Q14. What do I need to overclock?
You can overclock your CPU (Central Processing Unit) and GPU (Graphics Card). Although you need to check whether your CPU or GPU supports overclocking or not. For instance, the Intel “K” series CPUs and the AMD’s Ryzens line of CPUs supports overclocking. You can google it about your CPU or GPU.
Q15. Where to buy a gaming PC?
There are a lot of places where Gaming PCs are available. You can buy them online from sites like Amazon, eBay, iBuyPower and more. If you wish you can also get a custom Gaming PC build from your local shop.
So that’s it guys, those were some of the most frequently asked questions about building a PC. We hope that you found this post on Common Questions while building a PC [FAQ] helpful. If you still have some questions, then let us know about them in the comments section down below.