Terry Crews is not only a huge gamer, but someone who is always down to try new things. When he decided to build his own gaming PC, he wasn't paid by any electronics companies.
He just wanted to "experiment, learn about and see about" how it all came together with his son. And the experience "blew him away." As always, Terry shared his happiness with his fans:
Maybe you watched this video, saw the joy on Terry and his son's face, and thought this was something you might want to do. Isn't it super expensive and really complicated?
Actually no, it isn't. With PC parts cheaper than they have been in a long time, and 4K gaming within reach for most people, this is a wonderful time to head down the PC building road.
You can definitely build a decent rig for fairly cheap (definitely cheaper and more powerful than anything at an electronics store), but it all depends on what you plan to do with it. If you want the cutting edge, you'll have to spend. Make sure to do your research on what kind of machine you want to assemble, and be sure all your parts are compatible.
Regardless of your price point, you'll need to pick up a:
- Graphics Card
- Power Supply
- Hard drive (or SSD)
- Cooling (fans or cooling unit)
When you get down to putting it all together, you'll want to make sure to beware of static (never build on a carpet and always use a grounding strap). You'll also want a quality screwdriver, and a whole heap of patience.
The first thing you'll almost certainly do, is slot your CPU into your motherboard:
Then you'll install your motherboard into your case. This is where your screwdriver savvy will really come into play. Once that's done, you'll want to insert the power supply.
Check out PC Gamer's in-depth tutorial on this part:
Still with us? We're very impressed at your commitment! Next, you'll want to install the CPU cooler and dab just a bit of thermal paste on the CPU.
Then you're going to screw in the hard drives or SSD, slot in the graphics card (your most expensive component generally), plug in a bunch of cables, your power supply and voila! You're done!
Obviously this wasn't a very intricate guide, but we just wanted to show you that coming at a bunch of parts and ending up with a working computer just requires your focus and positivity!
Check out the above guides for more detailed instructions, or check out this Business Insider guide that features a sandwich recipe too!