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Building your PC

Introduction

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Now that you have all your components it's time to put them all together. This process is far easier than you might expect and if you follow the steps in this section you should have very little trouble assembling your computer.

Static precautions  IMPORTANT

An anti-static wrist band is the best way to ensure you don't damage components with static electricity from your body.

An anti-static wrist band is the best way to ensure you don't damage components with static electricity from your body.

As you may have heard, static electricity from your body can damage the delicate circuits in PC components. . This is something you must be aware of at all times and be careful to avoid.

The easiest way to avoid static damage is by using anti-static products, such as an anti-static wrist band. However you can still build a PC without any specialist anti-static products.

To remove static electricity (also known as 'grounding yourself') from your body, touch a metallic object that is grounded , for example the outer casing of a PSU which is plugged into the power (it doesn't need to be switched on).

What you will need

The only essentials you will need the before starting are:

  • A phillips screwdriver

  • A grounded metallic object

  • A large flat non-metallic surface (1.5m x 1m or larger)

  • An afternoon of uninterupted time

You you may also want:

  • An anti-static wrist band or mat

  • Cable ties

  • A small torch

  • Some plasters (for little cuts you may get)

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