A Beginners Guide to PC Building30th April 2021
To anyone not familiar with the term PC Building Simulator, it’s a game that lets you build/modify/redistribute computers from the ground up in 3D. It’s quickly become an Early Access phenomenon, too, which means you can play for free right now! If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about what goes into making computer games, or if you’re looking for ways to branch out into gaming design, this could be your shot. Currently, there are over forty different levels of buildable computer models, and lots more added every month. It would take me forever to describe all of them, but I’ll give you a taste of the main focuses of the game:
When I built my first PC, I wanted something really simple… something that had everything I needed in order to “play” (which is what I did, anyway). As it turns out, there aren’t many resources on the internet that focus on teaching people how to make PCs, so I had to improvise a bit. Luckily, I was able to find a program that teaches PC building in a way that’s easy to follow, and doesn’t require a PhD in engineering or computer science to understand.
After I got a bit more familiar with PC building, I started looking for ways to recreate the experience in real life. I wanted to build a PC, but I didn’t want to buy one–I wanted to learn on my own. The game that I eventually ended up playing was called “Resident Evil Remake”. I chose this game because it’s one of the few titles that allows me to play a lot in the single player mode and build a specific unit and character instead of the typical green or blue stats. I also enjoyed the flexibility of having access to every level in the game; I can play it any time I want and come up with my own strategies for each level.
In order to build a PC, you basically need two things: a PC board and a power supply. You can’t build a PC without the boards or the power supply–they’re the essential building blocks. So I went and bought a few extra pieces to have in my next PC build, so that I’d have everything I needed. I’ll talk about everything inside the PC next.
The first part to building a PC is to choose the right parts. You can use any type of PC building guide, so I recommend trying out “How To Build Your Own PC” by James Scholes (you can also purchase the eBook if you prefer). He provides lots of pictures and instructions so you can figure out what components you need to build your own PC. The three most important components are your CPU, your motherboard, and your hard drive. I highly recommend using an inexpensive motherboard to start out–you can upgrade it later if you’re making a bigger PC.
Another common question about building your own PC is about the power supply. Power supply lines are constantly getting cut–don’t be scared to lose a wire or two. It’s not very difficult to find the right replacement parts. Also, keep in mind that the motherboard is the most fragile component of your computer and you should probably get a good power supply that provides a lot of power for your PC gaming system. I don’t recommend going cheap on the power supply–it can shorten your life expectancy and cost you money in the long run. But it’s important to do research to get the best power supply you can.
After reading the articles on my website, you would be quite likely thinking about the brain behind this information. It will be better to inform that one person could never create, update and maintain such a big website. Although people like to call me as the owner of this information portal, I would like to describe myself as a geek trying to help others.