For more than a decade, I dreamed of one day building my own computer with the exact specification of components I wanted in it. The dream started when I read a tutorial from a now-defunct computer magazine about building your own computer. At the time, this felt like an impossible task, even if I had all the components I needed right in front of me.Continue reading “Foreword”
Having placed the components onto the motherboard, it was time to place the motherboard into the case. This was a bit more fiddly then I expected it to be but not as fiddly as connecting up the wiring to the various parts of the motherboard. Then, I had issues with the motherboard failing to power on properly. At first, I thought it was a fault with the motherboard, but it was because I had forgotten to connect one of the cables to the motherboard. After I did that and connected the solid state drives to the motherboard, the system powered up to the system configuration settings which I had to tweak a little bit before I could install Windows 10. After doing this, it was time to install Windows 10. The installation went well, if a little bit slower than what I expected. After the installation of Windows 10 and the software I needed, I’m pleased to report that the system is running just fine.
I started off with building up the motherboard. I placed the motherboard on top of wooden table to minimize the risk of static damaging the motherboard or any other components.Continue reading “Unboxing and assembling – Part 1”