Build a Computer From Scratch
Today’s episode is part one of a series on how to build a computer. While the internet is full of guides on building a computer from scratch, this guide will stray from the usual type of computer build. My focus is on a computer that would be more appropriate to a prepper, homesteader or survivalist than a power user or gamer. Part one will cover some basics. Part two will be on picking the right parts. Part three will be about putting it together. There may be a part four on installing the operating system but I’m thinking about making that it’s own series with about both Windows and Linux. By the end of this series you’ll have the info you need to build a computer on your own with the following benefits:
- Small and easy to transport
- Low power consumption
- Easy to maintain and upgrade
Build a Computer vs Buy a Computer
So why build a computer when you can buy one already made? There are pros and cons to both. After listening to today’s show I think that you will agree that the pros of building it yourself outweigh any cons. And really there aren’t any! Everybody loves DIY and you don’t have to make an exception just because it’s a computer!
Part 1 of this series is mostly for someone that has never tried to build a computer on their own. Parts two and three (and maybe four) will also be for a beginner, but I’ll be putting my own “prepping” twist on the choice of parts so there may be some good info for even someone that has done this once or twice before.
In today’s show I’ll be discussing the main parts that make up your average desktop computer. Parts like CPU’s and motherboards. The two kinds of “memory”, RAM and hard drives and why they are different. Also covered are power supplies and what some of the specs like “80 Plus” mean.
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